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444 Appleyard Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895
p. 850-201-6200
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Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee Community College Rating: 3.3/5 (10 votes)

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Introduction

The Florida College System is an extensive collection of Florida community colleges and universities. One of these colleges, the Tallahassee Community College, was commissioned by the government of Florida in the 1960s to provide a cost-effective post-secondary school option for the large number of Florida graduating high school seniors.

Because the Tallahassee Community College is an affiliate of the Florida College System, students are able to pursue degrees at other Florida institutions while taking courses at Tallahassee Community College. Students who achieve an associate’s degree at Tallahassee Community College may also transfer their credits easily to a four-year post-secondary institution that is affiliated with the Florida College System. This allows graduates of Tallahassee Community College to easily go on to pursue a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree.

Academics

Tallahassee Community College offers courses that can be taken to achieve an associate’s degree, achieve a career certificate, or simply add to or supplement an existing education. The school also offers degree completion courses and adult courses offered at night or on the weekends.

The school offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs for all of its students. Many students opt to complete transfer associate’s degrees. These degree programs are specifically designed so that the student can transfer his or her credit hours to a four-year institution immediately after graduating from Tallahassee Community College.

For students who do not wish to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution, other associate’s degree programs are offered. Students who seek an Associate in Science degree can choose from subjects such as Health Care, Education, Criminal Justice, Business Management, or Engineering. Often, students who choose this academic pathway have specific careers in mind that only require an associate’s degree in their specific field.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

Tallahassee Community College also offers career certification programs for students who cannot afford to attend school full-time or for a lengthy duration. Career certification programs can often be completed in only one year. These programs provide students with specific knowledge and industry understanding that will provide them with the necessary skills to pursue a career immediately after leaving Tallahassee Community College

Degree completion coursework is also offered for adult students who would like to finish their college degree by returning to school. In these programs, an academic advisor will carefully evaluate a student’s college transcripts and help the student choose the minimum number of courses necessary to provide the required credits for graduation. These courses are often offered on a night or weekend schedule to accommodate adults who must work full-time.

Admissions

Admission to Tallahassee Community College is most easily completed by filling out the online application that is available on the college’s official website. This application guides the student through the admissions process and prompts them to provide the necessary materials for admission. A student is required to submit official high school transcripts if he or she has graduated from high school. If the prospective student is over eighteen years of age and has not graduated from high school, he or she may be required to take the GED before being accepted to Tallahassee Community College.

While a personal essay or letters of recommendation are not required for acceptance at Tallahassee Community College, they are greatly encouraged. A personal essay allows the admissions board to understand a student’s purpose in choosing the school and also helps an academic advisor understand a student’s goals regarding post-secondary education and career intentions.

Financial Aid

The state of Florida is determined to see that all students who desire to attend a post-secondary institution are provided with the financial assistance necessary to make that dream become a reality. The Tallahassee Community College is no exception. Students who require assistance financially can find it at the Financial Aid Office on campus.

Students seeking financial aid from the United States government are required to fill out the FAFSA. This form allows the government to estimate the cost of post-secondary education and evaluate a student’s expected family contribution. Using these estimates, the government will then inform a student about the options available for financial aid.

Students who do not receive enough government assistance can contact the Financial Aid office on campus. Helpful staff will assist a student in applying for personal loans and scholarships that are available for residents of the state of Florida and out-of-state residents. Students can also receive helpful information at Tallahassee Community College about loan repayment and financial responsibility.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5001st for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Florida.

Athletics

Students at Tallahassee Community College can take their physical health into their own hands by becoming involved in varsity sports, intramural sports, or club-related sports activities. Intramural sports are available for all students throughout the academic school year. Students can play on coed teams or gender-specific teams and compete for school pride and admiration.

The varsity teams at Tallahassee Community College are known as the Eagles. Men and women can compete in sports such as basketball, baseball, track and field, volleyball, and even cheerleading. The coaches and trainers at Tallahassee Community College take a student’s academic performance into consideration, and with the help of the Student-Athlete Success Program, a varsity athlete’s academic performance will never suffer because of sports involvement.

Local Community

The student body at Tallahassee Community College is dedicated to giving back to the surrounding community by participating in several volunteer programs. The American Red Cross visits the campus several times a year to sponsor blood drives. Students at Tallahassee Community College also participate in mentorship programs. These students travel to local Florida elementary schools and high schools and offering tutoring and positive role modeling for deprived students.

The city of Tallahassee is one of the largest cities in the state of Florida and is the capital city of the state. Here, students can find a wealth of recreational and educational opportunities. Museums and art galleries are available for students, and most of these venues offer discounted rates for college students. Many instructors at Tallahassee Community College organize class field trips to the city of Tallahassee for instructional exploration. The city also provides, concert venues, sports arenas, shopping centers, movie theaters, and dining establishments.

Bibliography

  • FLDOE Home. FLDOE, 2011. Web. 20 May 2011. <http://www.fldoe.org>.
  • Health Care Education & Associates Degrees in Tallahassee FL. 2011. Web. 20 May 2011. <http://www.tcc.fl.edu>.
  • TCC Tuition Going up 10.5 Percent.” Tallahassee Democrat 17 May 2011. Tallahassee.com. 17 May 2011. Print. 28 May 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 121st in Florida and 3146th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Florida and 63rd overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.01
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 4 0.03

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,033 0.56
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 10 0.01
Forcible Rape 107 0.06
Robbery 511 0.28
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3,252 1.77
Larceny 5,748 3.13
Vehicle theft 363 0.20

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population38,765 (38,344 urban / 421 rural)
Households15,202 (2.10 people per house)
Median Household Income$14,826
Families4,204 (2.79 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1202

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4032nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,002 $2,002 $7,982
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $22 $22 $69
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $99 $99 $376
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $2,824 $2,824 $8,851
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $10,624 $10,624 $16,651
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $4,824 $4,824 $10,851

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,017(N/C) $2,017(N/C) $2,017(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $800(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,800(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,000(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 33 783 306 48 6 1,804 116 3,166
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 2 1 4
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Business Administration and Management, General 1 9 4 1 15
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry 1 1
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 1 5 6
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 2
Computer Graphics 3 1 4 8
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 1 4 1 7
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 1 1 2
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4 2 6
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Corrections 2 42 4 1 29 79
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 8 5 14
Criminal Justice/Police Science 1 24 11 3 113 3 157
Dental Assisting/Assistant 3 4 1 8
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 2 5 1 15 3 26
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 1 4 6
Digital Arts 1 1
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 1 5 6
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1 25 2 22 51
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrician
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 5 9 1 78 4 97
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 4 1 1 6
Environmental Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 5 2 42 1 52
Forensic Science and Technology 2 3 5
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 4 1 1 6
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Homeland Security, Other 2 2
Information Technology 5 2 5 14
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 4 2 17 23
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 21 587 260 36 5 1,324 93 2,382
Mason/Masonry
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 2 12 14
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 1 6 1 10 19
Office Management and Supervision 5 3 8
Operations Management and Supervision 1 1
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 1 1 2
Physical Fitness Technician 1 7 8
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 5 4 2 70 5 88
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 2 10 1 1 15 29
Security and Loss Prevention Services 7 7
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 3 4
Welding Technology/Welder

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2482nd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $58,203 ($60,164 male / $57,725 female)
Number of FT Faculty 194 (78 male / 116 female)
Number of PT Faculty 613
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $3,353,598

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