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Tallahassee Community College

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About Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee Community College (TCC) is a public, 2-year institution in Tallahassee, Florida's state capital, which is also home to several other colleges and universities; in all, the city is home to more than 60,000 students alone. In addition to its main campus, TCC operates nearby education service centers, including the Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education, the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy at the Florida Public Safety Institute in Havana, FL, and sites in Quincy and Crawfordville. The school's Center for Distance Learning offers more than 500 online classes and three degree options. Additionally, students can earn a bachelor's or master's degree at TCC through its University Partnerships program with other colleges and universities.

TCC opened in 1966 and has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1969. It was created to serve residents of Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties. The college has earned additional accreditation for its dental assisting and dental hygiene programs. Student clubs and organizations include a Model UN team, a jazz band, and a literary magazine.


Tallahassee Community College offers more than 90 academic and career programs and more than 600 courses in 19 areas of study. About 75% of TCC's associate's degree recipients transfer to Florida's state universities. In 2010-2011, the most popular programs of study completed were in health professions; homeland security, law enforcement, fire fighting, and protective services; and liberal arts and sciences.

In fall 2011, TCC had 868 faculty members (187 full-time and 681 part-time). With 15,090 students, the student-to-faculty ratio was about 27 to 1.


Tallahassee Community College has an open admissions policy and accepts online or paper applications. There is no application fee. Applicants must submit their official high school transcripts, any college transcripts, and any placement test scores they have. SAT or ACT scores are not required for admission, but can take the place of TCC's placement test. There are additional admission requirements for some programs, such as corrections and law enforcement. The preferred application deadline for fall 2012 admission was August 13, 2012; the preferred application deadline for spring 2013 admission was December 10, 2012. Programs offered through the Florida Public Safety Institute have different deadlines.

In fall 2011, 49% of the students attended TCC full-time, and 51% attended part-time. Fifty-four percent were female, and 46% were male. The racial make-up of the student body was 48% White, 34% Black/African American, 8% Hispanic/Latino, 1% Asian, and 9% other.

Tuition and Financial Aid

In 2011-12, tuition was $2,017 for Florida residents and $8,366 for non-residents. The cost of books and supplies was an additional $800. TCC offers a tuition payment plan and accepts Florida Prepaid College Plan funds.

Eighty-two percent of TCC students received financial aid in 2010-11. Students who want to be considered for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students can also search and apply for TCC scholarships separately online. The preferred deadline for submission of financial aid applications for students taking classes in the fall 2012 semester was August 6, 2012; the preferred deadline for students taking classes in the spring 2013 semester was December 3, 2012.

School Type Public, 2-year*
Degrees Offered Certificates and associate's degrees*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semesters**
School Setting Midsize city*
Student Body (Fall 2011) 15,090*
Student Housing No on-campus housing*
Programs More than 90 academic and career programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 27 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-11:
Certificate (less than one year): Corrections (153)
Certificate (less than two years): Dental assisting/assistant (16)
Associate's: Liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies (2,424) *
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 37% graduated within 150% of normal program completion time*
Admission Rate Open admissions policy*
Entering Class Size 3,473 students in fall 2011 (2,546 full-time, 927 part-time)*
First-Year Retention Rates (2010-2011) 56% of full-time students returned; 50% of part-time students returned*
Average SAT or ACT Score of Admitted Students Scores accepted in lieu of placement testing; not required**
Application Due Date Preferred admissions deadlines: August 13 for fall 2012 semester; December 10 for spring 2013 semester (varies for some programs)**
Decision Notification Date Not specified; students can check application status online**
Tuition (2011-12) In-state: $2,017; out-of-state: $8,366*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of First-time Full-time Students Receiving it) In 2010-11: grant or scholarship (77%), federal grant (59%), Pell grant (58%), other federal grant (24%), state or local grant or scholarship (30%), institutional grant or scholarship (12%), federal student loan (44%), other student loan (1%)*
Percent of First-time Full-time Students Receiving Some Form of Aid In 2010-11: 82%*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Tallahassee Community College.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32304
  • Phone: (850) 201-6200
  • Website: www.tcc.fl.edu

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