University description (as per official university website)
Since 1908, Texas Chiropractic College has been at the forefront of patient-centered health care. Visionary programs. An unwavering commitment to students, service, and professionalism. A keen focus on the future. Taken together, all of these things are a direct result of our rich history and heritage in chiropractic health care.
The fourth-oldest of all chiropractic colleges in the U.S., TCC was founded more than a century ago in San Antonio, Texas. With a strong emphasis on high admission standards, TCC established itself as an innovator through programming that included anatomical instruction by dissection, laboratory instruction in pathology, and training in x-ray and dietary interventions.
In 1965, due to substantial growth, TCC moved from San Antonio to Pasadena, Texas, a suburb of Houston. In 1976, TCC launched the first-of-its-kind Preceptorship Program, offering students a distinctive field practicum experience. In 1985, the College further positioned itself as a first-choice institution when it initiated its Hospital Rotation Program, placing TCC interns together with experts in sports medicine, family medicine, surgeons, orthopedists, and neurosurgeons in area hospitals, including the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.
TCC’s impressive growth continued through the 1990s, and the College embarked on an ambitious plan to expand facilities, constructing four new academic buildings within an eight-year period.
TCC Mission Statement
The mission of Texas Chiropractic College is to provide qualified students a patient-centered educational program leading to the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. The curriculum promotes the development of the student's attitudes, knowledge, and skills required of a chiropractor serving the public as a primary care physician. Operating within the highest levels of professionalism, the college is also committed to serving the needs of the students, the profession and the public through leadership, scholarship, research, patient care and service activities in the field of chiropractic.
To be recognized for excellence in education, patient-centered chiropractic care and scholarly activity that produces ethical and successful graduates who are prepared to improve the health of society.
Financial aid at Texas Chiropractic College is based on the philosophy that students have the primary responsibility to pay for their education, to the extent that they are able. Financial aid is a supplement to their resources; it is not meant to be the sole source of income or financing to students, nor is it meant to be an inducement for enrollment. It is meant to minimize financial barriers to a professional career in chiropractic, and to enable students to reach their educational goals.
Financial Aid Mission Statement:
The primary mission of the Financial Aid Office is to serve as a resource for students choosing to improve life through education. The FAO is committed to providing financial assistance to students who would otherwise be unable to pursue their educational goal. Our employees will be student focused and our office environment will be distinguished by providing efficient and effective service. In all areas of our fund distribution, we shall be fair and honest. While the principal responsibility of financing an education rests with the student, there are programs to help cover the costs. Our employees will guide students through the complexities of forms, academic progress monitoring, and debt management skills. The competent and trained staff, functioning within a fully effective environment, is a vital component of Texas Chiropractic College's overall mission.
Code of Conduct For Staff In The Office Of Financial Aid
Students and families should note that staff members working in the Office of Financial Aid at Texas Chiropractic College have not been implicated in any of the current investigations into practices in the student loan industry.