Tarrant County College Ranks 8th in Texas for Best Part-Time Employment Compensation

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 14, 2016) – Tarrant County College has been named one of the state’s top colleges or universities offering part-time employment (PTE) opportunities to its students, according to a two-party study featured at The Student Loan Report. The study entitled “University Part-Time Jobs: A State and National Analysis,” was based on data licensed from Peterson’s Financial Aid for the 2015-2016 academic year.
“College students reap multiple benefits when they take advantage of on-campus employment, including college work-study. In addition to reducing reliance on student loans, students reduce the time, expense and frustration spent in transit between campus and an off-campus job,” said Peter Jordan, Ed.D., president of Tarrant County College South Campus in Fort Worth.
All numerical information in the study was self-reported by each institution, which included schools from 46 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC. Only 490 higher education institutions from a total of 4,236 institutions in the United States fit these criteria. Additionally, only colleges reporting up-to-date data and provided part-time job opportunities to its students were analyzed for this study.
Among all public two- and four-year institutions providing part-time job compensation students across Texas, TCC ranks #8 offering 87 opportunities and $361,920 in total compensation. In the same study, TCC ranks #3 across Texas for average earnings per worker, providing an average of $4,160 per student. Throughout the academic year, the Tarrant County College District provided an additional $1.25 million in federal and state work-study funds for part-time jobs. PTE compensation refers to the total dollar amount awarded to the student body for working part-time jobs provided the institution.
The Student Loan Report first ranks the top colleges and universities in each state according to part-time employment compensation. Second, a nationwide breakdown of all surveyed schools was completed to outline the distribution of university-provided part-time employment.
“The rate of pay for most positions on campus is generally better than most minimum wage jobs in the community. The College also benefits in terms of higher retention among these students, a part-time workforce to support more ‘seasonal’ work, and these students often form a rich recruitment pool for vacant full-time academic and administrative support positions,” Jordan continued.
According to L. Joy Gates Black, Ed.D., vice chancellor of academic affairs and student success, “Offering part-time jobs to students is another example of our commitment to student retention and completion. Students are better prepared for advanced studies or entering the job market sooner by gaining life and job skills, building their work résumé, and reducing the amount of debt owed later.”