FORT WORTH, Texas (October 19, 2016) – Tarrant County College has been named one of the nation’s top associate degree producers, according to a recent report released by Community College Week. Entitled “Top 100 Associate Degree Producers,” this annual report is based on data collected from the U.S. Department of Education.
TCC ranks #5 among all community colleges in the total number of associate degrees awarded in all disciplines. When combined with four-year schools, TCC ranks #9 among all U.S. colleges that confer associate degrees, up 12 percent from 2015.
TCC also ranks as a top certificate producer, ranking #27 in conferring one-year certificates in all disciplines and #75 in conferring two-year certificates in all disciplines. The College has consistently ranked among the nation’s top 100 community colleges for the past decade.
Rankings among Diverse Populations
Among all U.S. community colleges that award associate degrees to diverse populations, TCC ranks:
#10 Hispanic students
#12 All minorities
#15 African-American students
Among all U.S. community colleges that award Top 50 Associate Degrees, TCC ranks:
#5 Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies & Humanities
#37 Computer Information & Support Services
#38 Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
#46 Health Professions & Related Programs
Community College Week ranks colleges based on the number of associate degrees granted annually. The overall rankings are based on a combined list of two- and four-year colleges; as such, the rank overall may differ from the rank among community colleges. The data are collected by the National Center for Education Statistics through the Completion Survey of their Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set, known as IPEDS.
A comprehensive list of community college rankings is available at ccweek.com.