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About Tallahassee Community College

Located in the Capital City of Florida and known as a “College-town”, Tallahassee hosts students from all over the globe to live, work and study. Since 1966, Tallahassee Community College (TCC) has offered high-quality post-secondary education for the citizens throughout the state of Florida, in the US, and abroad.

TCC offers 70 different degree and certificate programs that encompass a variety of fields from Business Management to engineering, from nursing to law enforcement. Students can also pursue an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree for transfer to a state university for those who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree or higher. 79 percent of TCC graduates transfer to a 4-year institution in Florida after graduation.

A TCC education is about more than just learning about a subject, it is preparation for life.

Tallahassee Community College

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Why TCC?

Ranked 8th out of 1,200 US Community Colleges, TCC was named one of the Top 10 community colleges in the nation based on student success rates, return on investment and low cost of attendance. At TCC, students receive a superior education at half the price. With low tuition, expert faculty, vibrant student life, smaller classes and campuses, TCC offers students a great value in their education and academic career. Whether students want to go straight into the workforce or transfer to the University, our students are supported all along the way. Some of our students take advantage of our 2 + 2 programs (ie. TCC2FSU or TCC2FAMU Program), where students start the first 2 years of their college career at TCC and then transfer with transferable credits into the next 2 years at the University with guaranteed admission, to complete the total 4 years of their Bachelor’s degree.

From the start to the finish, TCC prepares students to easily transfer to the next phase of their academic life or career.

Student Life at TCC

For nearly 30 years, Tallahassee Community College has been renowned for its active participation in international education and dedication towards making strides in globalizing its campus. TCC has worked to help provide global learning experiences for its students – TCC campus is full of life. Concerts, cultural events, athletics and intramural sports, festivals, theatre productions, art exhibits, and more make TCC a fun and enriching college. Plus, TCC has a variety of student clubs and organizations for all types of interests.

TCC also has the Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement (SLICE) office. SLICE is a hub for all campus activities, programs, and volunteer opportunities which includes intramural field sports and a multicultural variety of student clubs and organizations such as the International Student Organization, Model United Nations, Honors, Forensic Team, STEM, etc.

Tallahassee Community College has seven campuses in Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties with our main campus located in Tallahassee, Florida.

Tallahassee is a college town, uniquely situated in the state’s capital, and was named All-America City two years in a row. From state parks and skate parks to fine dining and food trucks, there is something here for everyone. Between classes, explore areas such as Gaines Street, the hub of arts and culture in Tallahassee, or College Town, Tallahassee’s newest district that features a vibrant nightlife.

TCC is also just two miles from FSU and five miles from FAMU. Our location, so near our partner universities and other Tallahassee’s attractions, allow our students the opportunity to be in the heart of game day, fine dining and year-round festivities.

Support Services

ISS -- The office of International Student Services (ISS) advises, counsels, and assists international students beginning with the admissions process through graduation and transfer. The ISS staff is experienced in working with diverse populations, in offering comprehensive and thorough academic, career and immigration advising, and hosting international students on campus. The ISS is a valuable resource for any current or prospective international student looking to study at TCC from more than 50 countries around the globe.

Learning Commons – Provides FREE tutoring and workshops, study rooms, and presentation equipment

Honors Program offers scholarships, early registration, personalized advising and smaller classes

Career Center – explore your major, career path and future. With countless internships and other opportunities, international students can test drive their career in business, engineering, computer technology or many other fields.

Programs of Study

TCC provides two separate degrees: an Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree, and an Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree. The A.A. Degree is a two-year program which prepares students to transfer to four-year universities, where they will receive a Bachelor’s Degree. The A.S. Degree equips students with skills needed to move directly into the workforce in various fields such as Healthcare, Engineering, Computer Technology, Criminal Justice and Business. Taking your first two years at TCC allows you to take the same classes you otherwise would take at a four-year university at a significantly lower tuition rate.

Fast Facts

Fast Facts on TCC:

  • Tuition 50% less than a state University
  • 24:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
  • Students from more than 80 countries
  • 30 clubs and organizations
  • $33 million in scholarships and grants awarded per year
  • 14,000 students
  • 70+ Programs
  • #1 Transfer school to FSU & FAMU
  • Top 10 Community College in USA
  • Guaranteed Transfer to a Florida University

2+2 Transfer Programs

Through Florida’s higher education system, students who earn an Associate in Arts degree from TCC are guaranteed admission to one of the 12 state universities.

Start your Bachelor’s degree with an Associate of Arts (AA) degree which counts as the first 2 years of study of any Bachelor’s degree. From the beginning, students complete the prerequisites for their Bachelor’s program and then easily transfer to finish their last 2 years at a university.


TCC Students in these programs are setup for successful admission to Florida State University, Florida A&M University, or the University of West Florida or other Florida University when they complete their Associate of Arts degree. Our 2 + 2 Program is an excellent pathway for TCC students who wish to attend a 4 year University in the future. Students who stay on track and meet all transfer requirements are guaranteed admission to FSU, FAMU or UWF for example.

Estimated Costs

The annual estimated international student cost of attendance is $23,850:

Tuition $11,200 (30 semester hrs) Books and supplies $ 1,000 Living expenses* $10,700 Health insurance** $ 950

*Oversees transportation is not included in required funding.

** This is an estimated cost of required health insurance. The State of Florida requires all international students to have adequate health and accident insurance. Proof of insurance is required prior to registration for classes at TCC.

English Language Program Studies

TCC has partnered with FSU’s Center for Intensive English Studies to waive the English Language Proficiency Criteria such as TOEFL and IELTS test scores, for English Language students at the Florida State University (FSU) Center for Intensive English Studies (CIES) who have completed the 6th level of intensive English studies at CIES, all in-person courses with a passing score of B and is recommended for academic study. This articulation agreement between the FSU CIES English Language Program and TCC helps create a seamless pathway for English Language Learners looking to enter an academic degree program of study. Students interested in a degree at TCC who need to improve their English can start with the CIES and then transfer into a TCC degree seeking program.


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