September 1, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (September 1, 2017) – Tallahassee Community College has been ranked No. 1 in Florida and No. 10 nationwide for the number of associate degrees in education awarded to African-American students.
The College also ranked No. 11 nationwide for the number of associate degrees in Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies and Humanities awarded to African-American students. The rankings were based on 2015-16 data.
When Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine released the 2017 edition of its Top 100 Producers of Minority Degrees listing, TCC ranked No. 11 in the United States for the number of overall Associate in Arts degrees awarded to African-American students and No. 24 nationwide for A.A. degrees granted to students from all minorities. The A.A. degree enables students to transfer into a four-year university.
In the same report, Florida A & M University was ranked as the No. 1 historically black college or university for awarding bachelor’s degrees to African-American students. Tallahassee Community College is the top feeder school for FAMU, and approximately 1,500 TCC students have transferred straight into FAMU to earn bachelor’s degrees since the 2007-08 academic year.
Tallahassee Community College awards more than 2,000 Associate in Arts degrees and more than 250 Associate in Science degrees annually and has produced more than 70,000 graduates in its 50-year history.
In May, TCC was one of only 11 community colleges nationwide to be designated a Most Promising Place to Work by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. That research-based designation recognized TCC for its commitment to professional development opportunities, equality, workplace diversity, inclusion, salary and benefits, and family friendliness.
Tallahassee Community College won the same award in 2015 and is one of only seven community colleges nationwide to be recognized multiple times on the annual list of Most Promising Places to Work.
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