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Tarrant County College, located in Fort Worth, Texas, was founded in 1965 as Tarrant County Junior College. Currently the school is comprised of five campuses and is the sixth largest college in Texas. The five campuses include Northwest Campus in Hurst, the Southeast Campus in Arlington, and the Northwest, South and Trinity Campuses in Fort Worth. The school serves over 44,000 students annually. The school was established to provide postsecondary and higher education opportunities to residents of Tarrant County, and as a result has formed several services, programs and facilities dedicated to reaching the widest number of students possible. In addition, the school offers study abroad opportunities which are normally unavailable at two year institutions. TCC takes pride in its role in assisting students achieve their goals, and works hard to ensure that it will continue to be able to do so by anticipating student needs for both current and future students.
Tarrant County College offers students the choice between academic transfer and career development programs. Students wishing to pursue academic transfer will enter a curriculum that completes the first two years of a four year education. Once completed students will apply to a college or university to continue their education over the following two years in order to earn a bachelor's degree. Students applying to public colleges and universities in Texas will find transfer made easier through the completion of a specific set of courses that guarantees admission. Individuals wishing to apply to out of state or private institutions will have to meet the transfer requirements of the individual school.
Career training programs provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce as a qualified professional. Students will take both classroom and practical courses, with the former providing theory and the latter providing a forum for skill development through supervised practice. Programs take between one and two years to complete and provide the student with a certificate or diploma that demonstrates one's competency in the studied field and assists in seeking employment at the entry level.
Programs offered include:
In addition, the school offers continuing education and adult education courses. Continuing education courses are designed to update specific skills and knowledge for professionals, and are often required to renew a license or certification. Adult education courses are for individuals wishing to return to school and complete the equivalent of a high school education through study and examination.
Admissions and Financial Aid
TCC is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual that wishes to enroll to do so through the completion of the application and the payment of all fees by the end of registration. Students should meet the minimum requirements of the school for entry, which are being eighteen years of age or having an equivalent of a high school diploma. Student s should also supply transcripts and test scores which may be used in lieu of a placement exam if scored high enough. Students should also participate in new student orientation and meet with a counselor prior to registration to discuss options and curriculum.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the school to determine the student's needs and aid program eligibility when completing the financial aid packet. Students must reapply for financial aid prior to the start of each academic year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $1,300-$1,600
- Out-of-State: $4,900-$5,904
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $55-$66 per unit
- Out-of-State: $210-$250 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||66%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||62%||$4,854|
|Receiving Student Loans||12%||$3,487|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Tarrant County College may offer services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for Tarrant County College, versus those community colleges in Texas, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Northeast Campus
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1971)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1971)
Campus: Tarrant County College
- Dietetic Technician Program
- Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1974)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1976)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Texas
Campus: Trinity River Campus
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1970)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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