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Why TCC Is Right for You

Academic Facts

Education You Can Afford!

A table comparing the cost of TCC to other area colleges. At just $960 per semester, TCC is far less expensive than other college options in the DFW area. Screenreader users, please reference accompanying table for full details.
College Cost per Semester
TCC $960
Tarelton $4,864
TAMU $5,821
TWU $4,980
UTA $5,984
UT $5,429
UNT $5,997
Texas Weslyan $17,206
TCU $25,830

Top Honors

TCC was selected as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation. This honor is based on strong and improving student outcomes including learning, completion rates and earnings, and equity.

Explore some of the many accolades TCC has received from publications and organizations.


TCC has 6 campuses in the Fort Worth, Arlington, and Hurst area, plus an online campus as well.

Degrees We Offer

TCC offers degrees and certificates in more than 40 different occupational/technical programs, 66 Associate of Applied Science degrees, and 133 different Certificates of Completion. Screenreader users, please reference accompanying text for full details.

Prepare for high skill, high wage, high demand careers. Plan to earn a bachelor’s degree or higher? Explore our 5 transferable degrees:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Music
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Science in Engineering

Interested in occupational/technical programs? Choose a program that’s right for you from our:

  • 68 Associate of Applied Science Degrees
  • 132 Certificates of Completion
  • 18 Occupational Skills Awards

Specializations and fields of study are also offered within degree plans for the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science.

Student Population Facts

Student Diversity

(Fall 2019)

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Ethnicity Percentage of Student Population
Hispanic 36.6%
White 33.7%
Black 16.9%
Asian 6.5%
Other 6.0%
American American/Alaska Native 0.3%

Part-time vs. Full-time Students

(Spring 2019)

A pie chart showing that TCC has 73.1% Part-time students, versus 226.9% Full-time students

International Students

697 International Students (Spring 2019)

TCC Has students from 65 countries (image shows a map of the world)

Our international students come from 65 countries, including:

  • Angola
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Congo
  • Colombia
  • India
  • Iran
  • Kenya
  • South Korea
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Vietnam

Total Enrollment


TCC has 98,612 students enrolled in the 2018-19 academic year

Student Gender

(Fall 2019)

A pie chart showing that TCC has 58.7% female students, and 41.3% male students



Tarrant County has 2,084,931 residents. 1 in every 22 residents takes a class at TCC each year.

Student Life Facts

Free Public Transportation

The EasyRide Program provides free public transportation for TCC students taking at least 3 credit hours or 4.8 CEUs. It serves 8 TCC locations, with 10 routes.

Average Student Age

TCC students have an average age of 24

Class Size

The student-teacher ratio at TCC is 22 students to 1 teacher

Career Services


Helped over 21,624 students with career planning, resume, cover letters, interview workshops, job searching, job fairs, and recruiting.

Clubs and Organizations

TCC offers over 173 Student Clubs at 5 campuses

Student Support

There are over 50 labs and tutoring programs at TCC

General Facts

Degrees and Certificates


TCC awarded 6,002 degrees and 2,850 certificates in the 2018-19 school year

Total number of degrees and certificates TCC has awarded:

  • Associate of Arts: 64,201
  • Associate of Applied Science: 36,555
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching: 1,152
  • Associate of Science: 1,440


TCC Foundation administered 1,457 scholarships valued at $1,538,387 for the 2017-18 academic year.

Transfer Agreements

(Texas common course class transfers)

TCC has 52 transfer agreements with Texas 4 year colleges

Recognition & Rankings

  • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine named TCC one of the nation’s Top 25 Community Colleges for Hispanics. TCC ranked #5 for community colleges with the greatest total enrollment of Hispanic students for 2018–2019 and ranked #10 in the number of associate degrees awarded for Hispanic students in 2019 (February 2021).
  • TCC ranked #11 on’s Top 50 Community College for 2021 list with the distinction of Best Short-Term Certificates. TCC also earned the top spot in Texas (March 2021).
  • TCC was ranked #34 on Business Degree Central’s list of Most Popular Online Business Schools. TCC also earned the #1 spot for Most Popular Online Business Degree Schools in Texas and the #2 spot for Most Popular Online Accounting Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southwest Region and the #18 spot for Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Associate Degree Schools (February 2021).
  • TCC was named among the nation’s 24 Best Degree Programs in Teaching (November 2020).
  • TCC has been recognized for having one of the top schools for students interested in pursuing careers in mental health nursing. TCC’s nursing program was ranked #4 in Texas for Mental Health Nursing Programs and ranked #39 in the U.S. for Mental Health Nursing Programs by PLEXUSS (March 2021).
  • TCC ranked #3 on the Best for Vets: Colleges list produced by Military Times (October 2018). It was the second consecutive year TCC ranked in the top 5.
  • The automotive technology program at TCC was ranked #9 out of 25 nationally and tops in Texas by GradeReports (May 2020).
  • TCC earned 61 different awards in’s 2021 Best Value Trade School rankings. TCC was ranked #1 in several categories, including Construction Engineering Technology, Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, Mechanic & Repair Technologies, Electronics Engineering Technology, Drafting & Design Engineering Technology, Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services and Dental Support Services.
  • TCC’s online Associate of Applied Science of Human Resource Management Degree is ranked 9th in the’s Top 25 Most Affordable Online HR Programs.
  • TCC ranked #1 on’s list of U.S. community colleges and trade schools that offer degrees in the trades. Overall, TCC earned 24 awards on the organization’s 2021 Trade College Search ranking (January 2021).
  • TCC was named one of the top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute (November 2019).
  • The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at TCC was named one of the 63 most affordable, fully accredited sonography programs by (May 2019).
  • TCC Connect, Tarrant County Collee’s online campus, was ranked among the 2019 Best Online Community Colleges in Texas by SR Education Group (March 2019).
  • ranked TCC #35 on its list of the top community colleges offering the best online learning environments in the country. More than 3,500 institutions were evaluated (October 2018).

Updated April 28, 2021