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Tri-County Community College 21 Campus Circle Murphy, NC 28906 Phone: (828) 837-6810
  • General Information
    About Tri-County Community College

    The mission of Tri-County Community College is to help students succeed and to enrich the communities we serve. To accomplish its mission, the College must and will: 1. Provide a current, supportive, holistic, and challenging learning environment that is accessible and equitable to all students, and is effective in promoting personal development and the acquisition of essential career knowledge and skills. 2. Foster academic excellence through effective teaching and academic assessment, faculty development, and ongoing evaluation of program effectiveness in helping students succeed. 3. Maintain a positive work environment characterized by collegial governance, academic freedom, just compensation, fair treatment, and an unqualified willingness to innovate. 4. Support all academic and community service programs with the resources and technology needed to achieve intended learning outcomes, promote client satisfaction and efficiency, and adhere to generally accepted professional norms and/or academic standards. 5. Expand opportunities for cultural, intellectual, and economic development for all segments of the College’s three-county service area. 6. Partner with the public schools, public and private senior institutions of higher learning, businesses, government, industry, and service agencies to strengthen the local economy and enhance the prosperity of the people. 7. Develop and update regularly a three-year strategic plan, and use it systematically as a basis for assessing overall organization performance and making corrections if needed.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Rural: Remote
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 61%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,850
    Native American 52
    Asian 5
    African American 17
    Hispanic 22
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 685
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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