Tulsa Community College
|Tulsa Community College|
|President||Leigh B. Goodson|
|Location||Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA|
|Colors||Blue and White|
Tulsa Community College, formerly known as Tulsa Junior College, was founded in 1970 to serve Tulsa, Oklahoma and the surrounding community. It is the largest two-year college in Oklahoma and serves approximately 30,000 students per semester in credit and continuing education classes. TCC consists of four campuses and a conference center situated throughout the Tulsa metropolitan area with an annual budget of approximately $112 million. The college employs about 2,712 people, including 275 full-time faculty and 843 adjunct faculty. For the sixth consecutive year, TCC is ranked in the top three percent of more than 1,150 community colleges nationally in the number of associate degrees awarded in all disciplines.
More than 36 percent of TCC students come from underserved underrepresented communities. TCC ranks first in the nation in granting associate degrees to Native American students. TCC provides multicultural experiences for students such as the Red Fork Native American Film Festival, Global Festival, Hispanic Luncheon, and Day of Vision, as well as a multicultural curriculum emphasis. TCC students, through the College's community outreach and service learning programs, have made service contributions worth $1.5 million to the Greater Tulsa community over the past three years.
The Signature Symphony at TCC plays throughout the year at the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education on the Southeast Campus, offering classical and pops. The TCC Theater Department at the Center usually offers at least two plays per semester, with much impressive talent on display.
TCC nursing graduates have a first-time 93 percent pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. TCC’s veterinary technology graduates maintain a 98 percent national and 100 percent state pass rate on credentialing examinations. TCC’s 2005 graduates rank the highest in Oklahoma and surpass the national averages in all testing categories. Approximately 1,100 students are enrolled in Honors classes. TCC ranks 18th in the nation among 1,150 two-year colleges in the number of associate degrees granted. TCC ranks among the top 30 colleges nationally in granting education degrees. In fall 2005, TCC had 940 education majors. Twenty percent of the state’s nurses are graduates of TCC’S nursing program, which is committed to helping meet the critical shortage of nurses in Oklahoma.
Tulsa Community College is accredited by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission. The College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the North Central Council of Two-Year Colleges and is also approved by the federal government to offer education under the Veterans and Social Security laws.
- Randy Blake - basketball player; professional kickboxer
- Shannon Cross - BCM Director; bass player; and GCFL career leading receiver