Columbia College and Tarrant County College leadership recently announced some new features of their existing partnership. TCC employees, spouses and dependents at all six of its campuses in proximity of Fort Worth, Texas, are now eligible for a 15 percent discount on tuition to pursue their degree at Columbia College. Graduates of TCC are also now eligible to receive a 10 percent Associate Degree Transfer Grant when transferring to Columbia College.

“We are thrilled to strengthen our partnership with Tarrant County College and offer members of its community an affordable and convenient path towards completing their higher education aspirations,” said Senior Regional Director of Columbia College Jeannie Simmons.

TCC offers online courses for its current and prospective students. The institution serves more than 46,000 students and offers five types of transferrable degrees.

“On behalf of Tarrant County College District (TCCD), we are pleased to expand our 12-year partnership with Columbia College,” said TCC Coordinator of Articulation and Transfer Services Gaston White. “As advocates for student success for both current TCCD students and alumni, we hope students will be able to benefit from this expansion of our partnership with CC.

Columbia College offers six sessions lasting eight weeks each, allowing students to complete their degree quickly. Students can earn an associate degree in 20 months, a bachelor’s degree in three-and-a-half years, and a master’s degree in only 12 months. The college is very transfer-friendly and also features the Truition® program, which offers a transparent look at the cost of college by eliminating all fees and providing books at no cost.

About Columbia College

Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Missouri, Columbia College has helped students advance their lives through higher education for more than 170 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. The college, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, features 40 locations nationwide and offers day, evening and online classes. Columbia College has more than 95,000 alumni worldwide.

About Tarrant County College

Serving more than 100,000 students each year, Tarrant County College is one of the 20-largest higher education institutions in the United States and boasts the second-lowest tuition of Texas’ Top 10 community colleges. As a comprehensive two-year college with six campuses in the Fort Worth, Texas, surrounding communities and online, TCC offers a wide range of opportunities for learners of all ages and backgrounds that include traditional programs, such as Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees; workforce and economic development programs; technical and skilled trades programs; and customized training programs for area businesses and corporations. Students also may take advantage of Weekend College through which they can complete an associate degree in 18 months or less by attending class full-time through weekend and online classes.