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Terra Community College, located in Fremont, Ohio, was founded in 1968 as Vanguard Technical Institute. The school received degree granting status in 1969 and expanded the schools facilities in 1970. By 1973 the school changed its name to Terra Technical College. Over the next decade a new campus was built and new facilities added to the school. In 1994 the school received another name change, this time to Terra State Community College. The school again began groundbreaking on new facilities to modernize and upgrade the school, and the name was once again changed, this time to the current. The school has grown from its original roots, adding more programs and students, and offering a more diverse selection of degrees. The school is a public two year institution dedicated to the betterment of the community through educational, cultural and economic development.
Terra Community College offers over 60 programs of study that may be used for transfer or for career development. Transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education at a low cost, then apply for transfer to a four year institution in order to pursue the final two years of a bachelor's degree. Career programs result in certificate's or associate degrees, and provides students with the skills and experience necessary to perform professionally in a work environment related to one's field of study. Graduates of such programs are immediately eligible to obtain entry level positions and perform the tasks and duties asked of them without error.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
As an open enrollment institution students who meet the minimum requirements for enrollment are eligible for admission. Students interested in attending the school should complete the application and provide all pertinent documents and scores, followed by making an appointment with a counselor to discuss program enrollment, classes and registration options. Students may also be required to take a placement exam in order determine which general education courses he or she must take.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work study programs and scholarships. Student must obtain a federal PIN and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order for the school to be able to determine need, eligibility and awards. The financial aid office may ask students to supply additional information in order to have a more complete picture of a student's financial situation and to properly assess that students needs and to disburse awards.
Clubs and Organizations
Terra Community College supports a number of clubs and organization on campus to allow students to gather and relate to one another over shared interests. Students are encouraged to participate in clubs as they assist in the social process, and allow for individuals with like minds to meet and form bonds that may be beneficial in the future. Additionally, clubs offer the opportunity for students to explore new ideas and interests that may have not appealed to them in the past.
Clubs and organizations include:
- Astronomy Club
- Student Veterans of America
- Phi Theta Kappa
- Student Nurses Association
- Math Club
Students may also form their own club if a club does not exist that appeal to their interests.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,800. 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: $3,800-$4,600
- Out-of-State: $6,200-$7,487
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $140-$170 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $220-$270 per credit 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||85%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||76%||$4,838|
|Receiving Student Loans||63%||$5,172|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 33%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Terra Community College may offer student services including:
- Online course work available
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities
Many students from Terra Community College may transfer-out and continue their education at the following four-year colleges & universities:
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Terra Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Terra Community College.
- Owens Community College in Perrysburg, OH (26 miles away)
- Bowling Green State University - Firelands in Huron, OH (30 miles away)
- Monroe County Community College in Monroe, MI (42 miles away)
- North Central State College in Mansfield, OH (48 miles away)
- Marion Technical College in Marion, OH (53 miles away)