Diversity continues to climb at TCC

Tulsa Community College is committed to increasing diversity, and recent numbers show that traditionally underrepresented groups is at the highest it has ever been. In 2012-2013, 35.2 percent of TCC’s student population was comprised of minority populations.

The representation included:

  • African American--2,917
  • Native American--2,322
  • Hispanic or Latino--1,896
  • Asian--1,023

The American Association of Community Colleges reports that the average percentage of diversity in Oklahoma community colleges is 29 percent; nationally, the average is 31 percent.

TCC is a leader in attracting and graduating minority students, having numbers that reflect targeted actions to attract students from minority populations. Events such as Day of Vision, which is Nov. 2, invite Tulsa area high school seniors and their parents to the TCC Northeast Campus where they get information about financial aid, career choices, academic programs and more.

The focus at TCC is broader than attracting minority students, however. The goal is for students to graduate, which is why TCC has numerous initiatives aimed to increase graduation numbers. The efforts are working. In fact, the 2013 Top 100 Community College Week reports that TCC ranks second in the nation in granting degrees to Native American students.

To read more about TCC’s commitment to diversity, read the TCC Strategic Plan.