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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
Tarleton $4,864
TAMU $5,821
TWU $4,980
UTA $5,984
UT $5,429
UNT $5,997
Texas Wesleyan $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:

  • 69 Associate of Applied Science Degrees
  • 134 Certificates of Completion
  • 17 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 2020)

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
Hispanic 34.9%
White 33.3%
Black 17%
Asian 6.5%
Other 8%
American American/Alaska Native 0.3%

Student Gender

(Fall 2020)

A pie chart showing that TCC has 60.8% female students, and 39.2% male students

Part-time vs. Full-time Students

(Fall 2020)

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

Total Headcount Enrollment

TCC has 51,850 students enrolled in the 2018-19 academic year



Tarrant County has 2,102,515 residents. 1 in every 23 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 7 TCC locations, with 12 routes.

Average Student Age

TCC students have an average age of 24

Class Size

The student-teacher ratio at TCC is 26 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 155 Student Clubs at 6 campuses

Student Support

There are over 37 labs and tutoring programs at TCC

General Facts

Degrees and Certificates


TCC awarded 6,134 degrees and 1,668 certificates in the 2019-20 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 1,684 scholarships valued at $1,768,336.

Transfer Agreements

TCC has 48 transfer agreements with Texas 4 year colleges

Recognition & Rankings

  • TCC’s licensed vocational nursing program was ranked #13 in Texas by Nursing Schools Almanac. (September 2021)
  • TCC ranked #5 for community colleges with the highest enrollment of Hispanic students for 2018–2019 and ranked #10 in the number of associate degrees awarded to Hispanic students in 2019 by Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine. (February 2021)
  • TCC was named one of the top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute. (November 2019)
  • TCC Connect, Tarrant County College’s online campus, was ranked among the 2019 Best Online Community Colleges in Texas by SR Education Group. (March 2019)
  • TCC was ranked #9 out of 24 of the best colleges for an associate in automotive technology and the top in Texas. GradReport’s ranking is based on graduates having the highest median salaries. (May 2020)
  • TCC is ranked 9th in’s Top 25 Most Affordable Online Human Resource Programs. (2021)
  • TCC Trinity River Campus ranked #3 on the Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 2-year schools list produced by Military Times.
  • named TCC's Diagnostic Medical Sonography program as one of 63 most affordable, accredited sonography programs in the nation. (May 2019)

Updated September 16, 2021