Newsweek names TCC one of “America’s Top Online Colleges”

Tarrant County College was named one of “America’s Top Online Colleges” by Newsweek and Statista. TCC is ranked #107 out of only 150 colleges and universities on the Newsweek list.

Overall, TCC is one of three Texas community colleges recognized on the national list.

The increase in online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic led to Newsweek and Statista partnering to recognize colleges and universities providing online learning for adult learners.

TCC Connect, Tarrant County College’s fully accredited online campus, offers two modalities: eLearning and Weekend College, which provides students an opportunity to earn an associate degree in 18 months or less in a flexible format that includes online and face-to-face classes.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, as of 2019, the latest year for which figures are available, 79 percent of U.S. colleges offered either standalone courses or entire degree programs online. That figure included about 96 percent of all public two and four-year colleges. By one recent estimate, the number of students enrolled exclusively in online programs had jumped 93 percent from 2019 to 2020.

The rankings are based on an online survey among U.S. residents who have used online learning services to obtain an academic degree of acquire knowledge and skills for their job (professional development) or hobbies (personal development).

Between July 26 and September 13, 2021, Statista surveyed more than 9,000 individuals in the United States. Survey respondents indicated which institutions they used to obtain an online degree or where they attended an online course. In the next step, respondents shared their experiences by rating the institutions regarding several criteria. Finally, respondents could indicate how satisfied they were with the organization and to what extent they would recommend it to others.

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