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. 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. 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.