Tulsa Community College Profile
Tulsa Community College is a comprehensive community college that serves 28,000 students annually on four campuses situated throughout the city of Tulsa. Established in 1970, today TCC is Oklahoma’s largest community college with more students and more degree earners than any other community college in the state. We offer students a choice of 228 associate degree and certificate of completion programs of study.
TCC students come from diverse backgrounds, and our graduates work in all sectors of business and industry to build a stronger, more diverse economy. Professionals already working in the field also come to TCC to update their skills through TCC’s enriching Continuing Education programs.
The mission of TCC is to better the community through academics and creative energy and promote responsible citizenship in ways that transform and enrich lives. The College prides itself in being an inclusive, life-long learning institution that empowers learners to achieve their goals.
The College operates on four campuses in Tulsa: Metro Campus, Northeast Campus, Southeast Campus and West Campus. There are two TCC community campuses in nearby suburban cities—Glenpool and Owasso. TCC has a separate facility for administrative offices located in Midtown Tulsa.
TCC faculty and staff specialize in teaching and helping our students reach their educational goals. Our campuses feature outstanding instructional resources like the Center for Creativity, Health Sciences and Biotechnology Learning Center, Center for Excellence in Energy Innovation, Veterinary Technology Center and the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education, which is home to the Signature Symphony at TCC.
Tulsa Community College betters its community through the intellectual achievement, creative energy, and responsible citizenship of its students, faculty and staff by their engagement in teaching, learning, and service opportunities that transform and enrich lives. Tulsa Community College commits to innovative, flexible, and affordable public higher education that responds to a dynamic global environment.
TCC will excel as an inclusive, engaged center of life-long learning that transforms the world by empowering learners intellectually, culturally, and socially.
Learning—for students, faculty, staff, and community members—comprises the heart of our institutional mission, and our core values ensure the primacy of learning. An aspiration without end, learning must be undertaken with passion, tended with reason, and shared with integrity. A collaborative endeavor, learning reveals the possibilities of our world, thus making our lives more meaningful and more productive.
As an educational institution charged with providing lifelong learning opportunities for its students and its community, Tulsa Community College identifies integrity and quality as the cornerstones upon which all other values rest—shaping both priorities and decision making throughout the institution.
Student Success is the reason TCC exists. We strive for all students to be successful in their educations and we strive for the education to effectively prepare students for their lives. Learning is the focus because it is the essence of an institution of learning.
Excellence drives us. We strive to provide excellent education to our students, excellent resources to our community, and excellent administration and management for our employees.
Stewardship guides our daily decision-making. We investigate community needs and expectations and then respond by providing quality education that is responsive, convenient and affordable.
Innovation sparks our creativity and ensures that the hearts and minds of our students, faculty, staff and administration are actively engaged in acquiring learning, increasing our knowledge, and leading the community forward.
Diversity is our common bond. Sincere appreciation for and cultivation of differences enriches our lives, the community, and the education we offer. It is a source of our pride and integral to our success.