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Tulsa Community College 50 years

50 years of making our community stronger.

In almost five decades, Tulsa Community College has served nearly 450,000 Tulsans, awarded more than 70,000 degrees and certificates and had nearly four million course enrollments.

In the late 60s Tulsa’s aerospace industry was booming and there were opportunities for expansion, but the workforce wasn’t available. In April 1969, state lawmakers addressed the lack of a public post-secondary institution for Tulsa area residents by chartering Tulsa Junior College.

TJC’s doors opened to a first class of 2,796 students on Sept. 14, 1970. The original campus consisted of three floors of leased space in the Sinclair Oil Building at 909 South Boston. TJC opened its doors with 50 classrooms, 48 full-time and 106 part-time instructors and 15-hour class days.

Today, Tulsa Community College enrollment is almost 17,000 per semester, with 280 full-time and 536 part time faculty. We have 105 associate degree programs and 40 certificate programs.

TCC 50 Year Timeline

50 years of making our community stronger.

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Share memorabilia

If you’re a TCC graduate and have memorabilia from your time at TCC, we’d love to share it! Send us your photos, stories and interesting artifacts to be considered for our Tulsa Historical Society exhibit.

Share Memorabilia

Nominate alumni

Do you know a TCC graduate? Nominate them for special recognition during the yearlong celebration which kicks off in September 2019. Nominations are open now through June 2019.

Nominate Alumni