Agreement with Tarrant County College to streamline transfer to Tarleton

Tarrant County College

Tarleton State University

Thursday, June 14, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas—An agreement signed on June 12 between Tarleton State University and Tarrant County College (TCC) will ease the transition for students from the community college to Tarleton and help to facilitate the transfer of coursework for the completion of a bachelor’s degree.

Officials from both institutions gathered at TCC’s Trinity River East Campus earlier this week to formalize the partnership that includes dual admission to TCC and Tarleton, reverse transfer and the development of program specific agreements. The agreement also streamlines numerous TCC course credits that will transfer to a Tarleton bachelor’s degree program and, allows students to transfer their workforce coursework into one of several applied degree programs at Tarleton.

Additionally, the agreement benefits the Fort Worth and Tarrant County community by providing low-cost options for students to complete a bachelor’s degree at any of Tarleton’s campuses, including the Southwest Metroplex Center and the main campus in Stephenville, as well as classes in a distance learning format.

“This is an important day for the citizens of the Metroplex,” said F. Dominic Dottavio, president of Tarleton. “The partnership between Tarleton and Tarrant County College furthers the commitment of both the college and the university to personal, affordable and accessible educational opportunities for students in and around the Fort Worth community.”

Tarleton, currently the lowest-cost university with a presence in Tarrant County, will now offer nursing courses at TCC’s Trinity River East Campus while continuing to offer coursework for degrees in nursing, business, accounting, education, criminal justice, social work, psychology, engineering and industrial management, and computer information systems at the Southwest Metroplex Center’s Hickman Building in Fort Worth.

With an expected fall 2012 enrollment of 1,300 students at its Southwest Metroplex Center, Tarleton now offers 21 undergraduate and 10 graduate degree completion programs in Fort Worth, as well as five certification programs and courses towards the university’s doctorate in educational leadership.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Kurt Mogonye

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