TCC Sees an Increase in Enrollment
Tulsa Community College reports more first time freshman students attending this fall than any other state college or university with 3,786 first time freshman students. Enrollment reports from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education show 698 more freshmen at this fall than in fall 2008, a 22.6 percent increase.
also has the highest number of high school students attending with 1,014 concurrently enrolled for fall. provides about 25 percent of the total concurrent credit for high school students in the state. Concurrent headcount enrollment of high school students increased across all colleges and universities from fall 2008 to fall 2009.
Of the 698 first time freshman increase over last year, 100 students were part of Tulsa Achieves. The largest percentage of the enrollment increase was in non-Tulsa Achieves students.
saw a 12 percent increase in semester full time equivalent enrollments this fall based on students enrolled in 15 credit hours per semester. also reports the third highest number of total enrollments of any college or university with 19,198 for fall. This growth comes at the same time colleges and universities are experiencing state budget reductions due to a challenging economy. “We are very pleased that more students in the Tulsa area are starting college and that these students will transfer to a university or become skilled members of our workforce with college degrees,” says Dr. Tom McKeon, president of Tulsa Community College.