|Updated: 5/10 3:53 pm
||Published: 5/10 3:52 pm
Tulsa Community College anticipates the largest graduating class in the college’s history to end the 2012-2013 year.
In addition, TCC expects to award a record number of degrees/certificates to students. Many of those students, along with their families, will be on hand for TCC’s 43rd annual TCC Commencement Exercise on Friday evening.
2012-2013: 2,672 (estimated)2012-2013: 2,915 (estimated)
2011-2012: 2,4372011-2012: 2,618
TCC has seen a steady increase in the number of graduates and degrees awarded since the federal Complete College America (CCA) Program was enacted in 2009. Oklahoma is part of the CCA Alliance of States that has pledged to make college completion a top priority. TCC works with Governor Mary Fallin and state leaders on the higher education initiative.
TCC’s Grad Blitz campaign is designed to encourage more people to finish college degrees and certificates. TCC faculty and staff called students, close to graduation requirements, to remind them about the importance of filing for graduation and the benefits of having a degree for employment.
TCC is Oklahoma’s largest two-year college and ranks 27th in the number of graduates among 1,150 community colleges nationwide.