Location & Contact Information

711 Wiley Avenue
Marshall, Texas 75670
Main Phone: (903) 927-3300
Main Contact: Jamecia Murray

Campus Queens

Student Members

Alumni Members

Wiley College

     Founded in 1873 in Marshall, Texas by the Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Wiley College is an historically black, primarily liberal arts, residential, co-educational, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church.
     The College employs a faculty committed to excellence in teaching, advising, scholarship and service and provides a challenging curriculum, administered in an atmosphere of academic freedom with its corollary obligations, that prepares graduates for work, professional or graduate studies and viable careers in selected fields. The College also fosters an intellectually stimulating environment that encourages and supports spiritual, ethical and moral development, an appreciation for the arts, global awareness and concern for the common good in the global society in which it exists. Achievement of these superordinate goals will result in demonstrated student competence in various forms of communication and critical/analytical thinking, and exhibited confidence and facileness functioning in a technological environment.
     Committed to the principles of educational access and opportunity, the College serves traditional and non-traditional students of diverse academic, social, geographic, economic, cultural, and religious backgrounds who demonstrate a desire and potential for learning in a Christian environment that is sensitive to the myriad of student needs. In recognition of its covenant relationship with The United Methodist Church, the College affirms the ideal of social responsibility and seeks to contribute to the welfare and revitalization of the community in which it is located.
     Wiley College is committed to shared governance, fiscal soundness and exemplary stewardship of its resources. The College utilizes innovative techniques and strategic planning in all its administrative processes, modern pedagogy and employs cutting-edge technology in the delivery of services to its clientele.

Quick Facts

Undergrad Population: 1302
Graduate Population: 0
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $16652
Out of State Tuition: $16652
Room & Board: $7500
Applications Due: Sept 15th ($25)
Conference: Red River Conference (RRC)
Mascot: Wiley the Wildcat
Accreditations: SACS,
Online Classes: no
Percent Men: 41%
Percent Women: 58%

Online Admissions Application:

Majors Offered

Social Sciences
-Criminal Justice
-Mass Communications

-Early Childhood – Core Subjects (Grades EC–6)
-English Language Arts & Reading (Grades 7-12)
-History (Grades 7-12)
-Life Science (Grades 7-12)
-Music Education Grades EC-12)
-Physical Education (Grades EC-12)
-English Language Arts & Reading
-Life Science
-Music Education
-Physical Education and Health

-Computer Information Systems
-Business Administration Management
-Organizational Management


Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Civic Organizations, Cultural Organizations, Dance, Faith-based Organizations, Fraternities, Honors Program, Intramural Sports, Jazz Band, Professional Associations, Radio Station, Social Clubs, Sororities, Television Station
College History
     Named in honor of Bishop Isaac T. Wiley, an outstanding minister, medical missionary and educator, Wiley College was founded in 1873 during turbulent times for Blacks in America. Wiley College opened its doors just south of Marshall with two frame buildings and an overwhelming desire to succeed in a climate fraught with racism and Jim Crow laws. So entrenched was their desire to succeed that in 1880, rather than moving Wiley College farther out of town, the founders of the College moved nearer to Marshall on 55 acres of wooded land where the College stands today. Land was cleared and four additional buildings were constructed as student enrollment soared to 160 students with seven full-time faculty members. Wiley College had effectively become the first Black college west of the Mississippi River.
     Among the visionaries of that era were presidents revered in Wiley College history. Individuals who persevered in a climate of hostility in the South and in the face of great personal sacrifice were Wiley’s first presidents: Rev. F. C. Moore (1873-1876), Rev. W. H. Davis (1876-1885), Rev. N. D. Clifford (1885-1888), Rev. Dr. George Whitaker (1888-1889), and Rev. Dr. P. A. Pool (1889-1893). It was their strength of character in the face of hardship and acrimony that forged the early foundations of this bastion of academic excellence. Their labors were rewarded in 1888 when the first graduate of Wiley University (for so it was called at the time) was awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. H.B. Pemberton would lead the way for generations of Wiley College graduates to come.
More Campus Photos
Unique Programs
News and Upcoming Events at Wiley College

Wiley College is host to the 2017 National HBCU Speech and Debate Championship Tournament in January 2018
Wiley College is set to host the 2017 National HBCU Speech and Debate Championship Tournament on January 26-27, 2018. Currently, there are 33 teams vy ...
From Academic Probation to Dean’s List: Wiley senior turns it around, earns UPS Scholarship
(Marshall, Texas) Wiley senior Jamyron Bee has been selected to receive a scholarship from UPS in partnership with the Independent Colleges and Univ ...
Free classes - First-ever HBCU-created MOOC Offers Context for Understanding World Religions
Although Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been shaking up higher education since 2012 by offering free courses to students anywhere in the wor ...
Souza wins RRAC Setter of the Week
After recording a double-double against NCAA Division I school Alcorn State University, Alexia Souza (JR/Taubate, Sao Paulo, Brazil) wins Red River At ...
Wildcats News: Wiley College Voted Best HBCU Choir
Congratulations to the Wiley College 100 Voice A Cappella choir. We challenged the Tom Joyner Foundation supporters to vote on the best HBCU Choir in ...
The Wall
Future spot for testimonials, comments, pictures, video