College History

Tulsa Community College has served Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma as a valued educational resource for more than four decades. After opening in the heart of downtown Tulsa at 9th and Boston in 1970, TCC has become Oklahoma’s largest, multi-campus community college serving 35,000 students in credit and continuing education programs annually. Four fully equipped campuses – Metro, Northeast, Southeast and West – populate the Tulsa area, along with several community campuses in the suburban areas.

As one of the nation’s premier community colleges, TCC consistently ranks among the Top 35 of the nation’s 1,150 community college associate degree producers. The College serves more students in higher education in northeastern Oklahoma than any other public college or university and regularly ranks among the state’s top three institutions in first-time college freshman enrollment.

As students’ needs change and technology evolves, TCC’s innovation in academics has gained momentum.

  • The Center for Creativity at Metro Campus houses TCC’s distance learning, journalism and broadcasting, digital and graphic design and fine arts programs.
  • The Center for Excellence in Energy Innovation at TCC’s Northeast Campus focuses on alternative energy, with instruction in wind energy, solar energy, biodiesel fuels, electric transportation, and home energy audits.
  • The Health Sciences and Biotechnology Learning Center at Southeast Campus provides education and training for professionals in the biological, medical laboratory and nursing fields.
  • The Veterinary Technology Center at West Campus prepares graduates to enter the veterinary health care field equipped with education and training in intensive nursing care, clinical laboratory procedures, radiology, anesthesiology, dentistry and surgical assistance.

TCC students have access to more than 200 associate degree and certificate options ranging from bioscience to tomorrow’s technology, a thriving honors program and a vibrant global education perspective with opportunities to study abroad throughout the year.