University description (as per official university website)
Tarrant County College was established by a countywide election on July 31, 1965, as Tarrant County Junior College, the name change coming in 1999. The South Campus opened in 1967, followed by Northeast (1968), Northwest (1976), and Southeast (1996). The newest facility, the Trinity River Campus in downtown Fort Worth, opened in fall of 2009. The College District is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees elected for staggered six-year terms in single member districts.
Enrollment growth has been steady and sometimes spectacular. The South Campus, at 4,772, had the largest opening-day enrollment of any community college in the nation up to that time. Overall credit student enrollment passed the 20,000 mark in 1980 and exceeded 44,000 in the fall of 2009. As of 2009, TCC is the sixth-largest college or university in Texas.
Tarrant County College's Mission Statement:
Tarrant County College provides affordable and open access to quality teaching and learning.
Role and Scope
The College implements its mission through a clearly defined set of programs, services, and partnerships that include:
* University transfer programs
* Workforce education programs
* Technical programs
* Developmental courses
* Adult literacy courses
* Continuing education and community services
* An extensive curriculum
* A commitment to institutional effectiveness-an ongoing process of self-examination, self-improvement, and an unending pursuit of excellence.
Every person has an opportunity to get a college education. The goal of Student Financial Aid Services is to help connect students with available resources to pay for college. We encourage you to begin your application process early.
TCC's financial aid school code is 003626. Submit your FAFSA by the priority deadlines to ensure funding.
* Fall - May 1
* Spring - October 1
* Summer - April 1
Apply Now for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Sign up for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to receive your Financial Aid refund more quickly.
Automatic payment plans and third-party sponsorships are also available.