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College Overview
Tulsa Community College has served Tulsa and the surrounding communities since 1970. Since its inception, TCC has established a tradition of offering students a personal approach to higher education, an education that is designed to be practical and useful. When the College first opened its doors in September 1970, initial enrollment was 2,796 students. In the 40 years that the College has served the Greater Tulsa area, TCC has provided quality educational services to more than 450,000 people.

TCC is consistently ranked in the top two percent of more than 1,150 community colleges nationally in the number of associate degrees awarded in all disciplines. TCC serves more students in higher education in northeastern Oklahoma than any other public college or university. The College is regularly among the state’s top three institutions in first-time college freshman enrollment.

The largest two-year college in Oklahoma, TCC serves approximately 35,000 students per term in college credit and continuing education classes. Of the first-time freshmen enrolling in a public college or university within the Oklahoma State System for Higher Education in recent years, sixty-five percent (65%) of the Tulsa County students begin their college education at Tulsa Community College.

TCC has four campuses in operation: the Metro Campus, located in the heart of downtown Tulsa; the Northeast Campus, located at Apache and North Harvard; the Southeast Campus, located at 81st and Highway 169; and the West Campus, at 7505 W. 41st Street. In addition, the Education Outreach Center at 21st and Garnett provides a variety of services to students in that neighborhood.

Tulsa Community College is recognized as the leader in Oklahoma in the offering of distance learning classes, with more than 7,000 students enrolled in online and distance learning courses. The primary reasons for TCC’s growth are:

  • Wide variety of courses
  • Qualified and dedicated faculty
  • Emphasis on student learning
  • Low cost
  • Day, evening, and weekend classes
  • Located close to home and/or work
  • Career guidance and advisement program
  • Job placement service
  • Comprehensive services for part-time as well as for full-time students

The College provides programs of study for people who are:

  • Preparing to transfer to the junior level at a four-year college or university
  • Preparing for specific occupational careers
  • Retraining or updating in specific career skills
  • Seeking continuing education opportunities
  • Needing developmental or remedial programs in basic skills

Tulsa Community College programs are designed to prepare students for advanced studies or careers in their chosen fields of interest. For many students, the College remains an ongoing source of continuing education.

Why Should I Go To Tulsa Community College?
You don’t have to leave home or friends to get a good college education. You can find it right here. Tulsa Community College, one of the largest and most comprehensive community colleges in the country, has a reputation for offering academic quality at a reasonable cost. Our faculty members dedicate themselves to teaching and offer students the individual attention needed in any academic pursuit. Our many choices in courses give you flexibility to explore your interests.

How Much Does It Cost?
The combined tuition and fees for Oklahoma residents is approximately $106.00* per credit hour. Costs could range from approximately $106.00* for a one-credit course to $2544.00* for tuition and fees for a full-time student (12 credit hours a term) for a full academic year. For example, if you enroll in a three-credit history course, the cost would be approximately $318.00*.
*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Course fees, admission fee, international student fee, and book costs are not included.

Can I Get Financial Aid?
Financial aid is designed to supplement the financial resources of the student and student’s parent(s). Financial aid is available through grants, scholarships, loans and part-time employment from federal, state, institutional and private sources. At Tulsa Community College, the Financial Aid and Scholarships office is available to assist qualified students to meet the costs of their education. TCC offers tuition waivers and/or scholarships to eligible students. For more information visit the financial aid section of TCC’s website:

What Degrees Are Offered?
Tulsa Community College awards three degrees: Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science. Each degree requires the completion of a program of study totaling a minimum of 60 credit hours. A full-time student can complete degree requirements in two years or less, but many of our students are employed and take longer. Certificate programs are designed for students who are not currently studying for an associate degree but who want certification that they have completed a program of study.

Who Can Attend?
You are eligible to enroll at Tulsa Community College if you are a graduate of an accredited high school or at least 18 years of age and capable of benefiting from the courses offered. Enrollment Services may grant special permission to others. Prior to registration, your official transcripts should be sent to any Enrollment Services Office directly from the high school or college you previously attended. Also, appropriate placement exam scores, ACT, SAT or a similar battery of tests should be taken before you enroll. It is, however, the student’s responsibility to be sure that unwanted courses are dropped. Students meeting the criteria can enroll at TCC while in high school as a high school concurrent student.

What If I Enroll and Then Can’t Attend?
Students who enroll at Tulsa Community College and do not make authorized payment arrangements will be removed (dropped) from courses. See drop procedures and academic calendar.

Will My Courses Transfer?
All state-supported four-year colleges and universities in Oklahoma have an articulation agreement with Tulsa Community College. This means that if you earn the Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Tulsa Community College, you automatically satisfy the general education requirements of these four-year colleges or universities. The articulation agreement does not apply to out-of state colleges/universities or to private Oklahoma colleges/universities. Any student who wants to be assured that a specific course, group of courses, or degree program will transfer for equivalent credit should work with a TCC academic advisor or contact the senior transfer institution for academic advisement. Many courses in workforce development Certificate of Achievement or Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree programs will also transfer. Again, students who want to be assured that a specific course, group of courses, or workforce degree program will transfer for equivalent credit should work with a TCC academic advisor or contact the senior transfer institution for academic advisement. Students may find copies of signed articulation agreements with four-year colleges or universities at

What About Student Activities?
Student Activities provide a multitude of programs in the areas of education, recreation, entertainment, discounts, and services. Students can participate in league sports, free movies, family events, lectures and discount theatre tickets — just to name a few. The Student Union on each campus provides a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Students can also get involved in student government or join any of the student organizations offered on each campus. Most activities are free and designed to enhance the social, recreational, and educational aspects of your college life. Each campus has a Wellness-Fitness Center where students may take classes or engage in independent fitness activities.