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Why TCC Is Right for You

Academic Facts

Education You Can Afford!

(Fall 2018)

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 $4,145
TAMU $4,346
TWU $4,684
UTA $5,206
UT $5,200
UNT $5,757
Texas Weslyan $15,150
TCU $23,475

Strength of Size

TCC is one of the 20 largest colleges in the United States


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, 61 Associate of Applied Science degrees, and 132 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 career & technical programs? Choose a program that’s right for you from our:

  • 66 Associate of Applied Science Degrees
  • 133 Certificates of Completion
  • 18 Occupational Skills Awards

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

Student Population Facts

Student Diversity

(Fall 2018)

A chart showing the breakdown of student ethnicity for Fall 2018. Screen reader users, please reference accompanying table for full details
Ethnicity Percentage of Student Population
White 35.1%
Hispanic 35.4%
Black 16.9%
Asian 6.4%
Other 5.9%
Native American 0.4%

Part-time vs. Full-time Students

(Fall 2018)

A pie chart showing that TCC has 73% Part-time students, versus 27% Full-time students

International Students

710 International Students (Fall 2018)

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 99,513 students enrolled in the 2017-18 academic year

Student Gender

(Fall 2018)

A pie chart showing that TCC has 59.1% female students, and 40.9% male students



Tarrant County has 2,054,475 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 23 students to 1 teacher

Career Services


Helped over 14,300 students with career planning, resume, cover letters, interview workshops, job searching, job fairs, and recruiting.

Clubs and Organizations

TCC offers over 190 Student Clubs at 5 campuses

Student Support

There are over 50 labs and tutoring programs at TCC

General Facts

TCC Begins

TCC was founded in 1965. South Campus, our first campus, opened in the Fall of 1967.

TCC Mascot

TCC's mascot is Toro the Trailblazer, a large, blue bull, who was adopted as the mascot in 2011

Degrees and Certificates


TCC awarded 5,771 degrees and 2,256 certificates in the 2016-17 school year

Degrees Awarded

TCC ranks #5 among all community colleges in the total number of associate degrees awarded in all disciplines. When combined with four-year schools, TCC ranks #9 among all U.S. colleges that confer associate degrees.


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 53 transfer agreements with Texas 4 year colleges

Updated March 20, 2019