Founded in 1966, the public two-year Tallahassee Community College initially opened to serve the counties of Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla.
Since its founding, the college has continued to grow, and today, nearly 15,000 students, including out-of-state and international students, attend TCC. TCC has developed a mission “to provide a learning environment that prepares students for success in a global economy by offering higher education pathways, workforce opportunities and civic engagement experiences.” Students can pursue associate’s degrees, certificate programs, and workforce training. Tallahassee Community College is accredited by Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, Dental Assisting and Hygiene, and the Emergency Medical Services Technology and Respiratory Care programs also retain programmatic accreditation.
Campus life at TCC incorporates a variety of extracurricular activities. Athletic programs include intramural and club sports, outdoor recreational activities, in addition to the Lifetime Sports Complex hosting wellness and fitness programs. TCC also competes in National Junior College Athletic Association intercollegiate sports, including basketball, baseball, and softball. The Department of Campus and Civic Engagement sponsors a variety of student clubs and organizations, such as the Student Government Association, Theatre TCC, and Service Learning and Civic Engagement.
TCC offers more than 80 associate’s and certificate programs of study. TCC offers an Associate in Arts for university transfer students and general transfer pre-professional students, and the Associate in Science program supports more than ten fields of study ranging from Computer Technology to Graphic Design Technology. Certificate programs include fields, such as Advanced Manufacturing, Drafting and Design Technology, Healthcare, and more. And though TCC only offers two-year programs, many students can transfer into four-year programs and complete bachelor’s degrees on-campus through articulation agreements with other Florida state higher education institutions, including Flagler College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Barry University, Saint Leo University, and Thomas University. TCC also sponsors a Global Gateway Program preparing students for careers in a global economy, as well as a ROTC Program. Furthermore, workforce development trainings give working professionals the opportunity to further enhance careers and offer personal enrichment. Programs focus on fields in business, corporate solutions, construction and trades, environmental programs, information technology, and manufacturing. TCC maintains an open admission policy and the student-to-faculty ratio is 25:1.
DISTANCE AND ONLINE EDUCATION
Students can attend on-campus day and evening classes, in addition to enrolling in online coursework which is housed in the Center for Distance Learning. More than 500 online classes are offered at TCC annually, including three online degrees. Online degree programs include the Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Science Degree in Early Childhood Development and Education, and the Associate of Science Degree in Paralegal and Legal Studies. These programs can be completed fully online or students can opt for blended learning. Online degrees mirror the standards of traditional on-campus counterparts with added flexibility and convenience.
COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID
Tuition at Tallahassee Community College is charged by the credit hour and based on state residency. In-state students pay $98.83 per credit hour and out-of-state tuition is $375.99 per credit hour. Students enrolled in a minimum of twelve credit hours are considered full-time.
TCC supports financial aid opportunities for eligible students including scholarships, grants, loans, and Federal Work Study. Grants include the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. Program-specific institutional scholarships, Florida state scholarships, and additional outside scholarships are also available for qualifying students. And, federal loan programs include Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, and the Federal PLUS Loan. Eligible veterans, dependents, and military personnel may also apply for benefits supported through Veterans Affairs.
Tallahassee Community College is accredited by Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:At least 2, but les than 4 academic years
Adult Age Enrollments:3,986
Percent Admitted:Open Admissions
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