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1500 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX 76102-6524
p. 817-515-5100
w. www.tccd.edu

Tarrant County College District

Tarrant County College District Rating: 3.9/5 (7 votes)

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Tarrant County College (TCC) is currently one of the largest colleges or universities in Texas. This school is a junior college located in Fort Worth, Texas. Enrollment has been on the rise each year and continues to grow at a steady pace. This school was opened up in 1965 under the name of Tarrant County Junior College, but the name changed much later on in 1999.


Tarrant County College (TCC) offers degrees and certificates in a variety of fields including aviation maintenance technology, advanced networking and railroad dispatching.

The Associate of Arts program offers courses in English, government and health/wellness. The Introduction to Anthropology course includes the study of ancestry, linguistics and cultural diversity.

This school also offers an Associates of Applied Science degree in postal service administration. Courses offered in this degree include communications, chemistry and philosophy.

The Certificate Program in Surgical Technology offers a wide range of courses for students including biology and general surgical technology. This program covers many topics in surgical technology, from surgical procedures to “soft” skills like professional success readiness.

The Continuing Education Program at Tarrant is geared toward adults and offers many programs including English as a second language and GED courses. The program also offers classes in sewing and needlework, music and drama and computers. The Corporate Services Department offers customized training for area businesses in computers, leadership and maintenance.

The school offers an early high school enrollment program that gives high school students a chance to earn college credit. To qualify for the program students must be a high school junior or senior, meet GPA requirements, have written permission from the student’s home high school and receive the appropriate placement test scores applicable to the courses of interest.

This college also runs a distance learning program that offers many of its classes online or televised.

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Students must complete an official school application either online or by mail. International students are advised not to apply online and to contact the school for further information.

Transfer students must list all colleges that were previously or are currently attended.

It is encouraged but the school that all students who wish to register for classes, to do so at least two weeks prior to the start of classes. This will allow students ample time to take any required testing, registering or advising in preparation to starting classes.

Financial Aid

Students must complete the FAFSA form to be considered for aid.

To apply for financial aid students must be enrolled in an associates degree or certificate program.

Grants offered at the school include the Pell Grant, the Texas Public Educational Grant and the Toward Excellence Access and Success Grant. Loans include the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans. Students may also apply for scholarships online. All scholarships are administered through the TCC Foundation Office.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6028th for the average student loan amount.
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The school offers many intramural sports including baseball, basketball, indoor soccer and a sprint triathlon.

Additional School Information

Interesting facts about TCC student activities and special programs:

  • This college offers several student clubs and organizations, including the Dance Club, Jazz Group and the Organization of Latin American Students.
  • The school’s official newsletter is The Collegian.
  • The Northeast campus offers a workout facility that includes two weight rooms, six tennis courts and a 25-yard indoor swimming pool.
  • There are a total of four campuses with easy locations in Tarrant County: Northeast, Northwest, South and Southeast.
  • All four campuses offer a job placement and career center to help recent graduates find work in the area.
  • Tarrant County is home to Fort Worth and Arlington, two of Texas’ largest cities.

Information Summary

Ranks 168th in Texas and 2946th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 2,904 0.38
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 48 0.01
Forcible Rape 350 0.05
Robbery 1,267 0.17
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 10,058 1.33
Larceny 22,617 2.99
Vehicle theft 2,442 0.32

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Fort Worth, TX 76102-6524
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population8,432 (8,432 urban / N/A rural)
Households2,279 (2.15 people per house)
Median Household Income$20,000
Families1,049 (3.25 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4812

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4440th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,320 $2,064 $4,920
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $55 $86 $205
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 $2,819 $3,563 $6,419
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $13,682 $14,426 $17,282
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,153 $7,897 $10,753

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,224 $1,296 $1,776 $1,994 $3,984 $4,512
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,426 $1,476
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,208 $6,428
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,121 $4,267
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,121 $4,267

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1924th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $63,449 ($64,649 male / $58,182 female)
Number of FT Faculty 672 (295 male / 377 female)
Number of PT Faculty 2,013
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $17,174,392

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