TCC gets national recognition for growth
Parking lots were crowded and classes full when Tulsa Community College welcomed another large group of new and returning students for the first day of the spring semester. TCC reports a 16 percent increase in enrollments this spring over the same semester last year.
There are 2,002 more students attending the college this spring than spring 2009 with a total student body of 18,600 enrolled this semester.
A recent report from "Community College Week" named Tulsa Community College among the top 50 fastest growing community colleges nationwide. TCC was named 32nd fastest growing two-year college of those with enrollments of 10,000 or more students based on data and analyses for academic year 2007-2008. TCC has had steady enrollment growth since that period.
Each year, "Community College Week" releases a Special Report featuring The Fastest-Growing Community Colleges based from analysis of U.S. Department of Education data. Rankings are based on percent change in the student body.
"It is clear the demand for quality, affordable higher education continues as our citizens search for solutions to difficult economic times," said TCC President Tom McKeon. "With state budget reductions, we are searching for creative ways to serve this growing population of community college students," he said.