Tri-County Community College


Highest Degree Offered: Associates

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: North Carolina


Tri-County Community College serves Cherokee, Clay and Graham counties from two convenient campuses, as well as through hundreds of online classes by providing college transfer, vocational, technical, and adult education programs. Established in 1964, the College is a public, two-year institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. TCCC offers 22 curriculum programs along with a full slate of continuing education offerings.

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1267

Undergraduate Students: 1267
Faculty: 33

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 38:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 38:1

Contact Information

21 Campus Circle
Murphy North Carolina 28906


Main Email:

Main Phone: 828-837-6810

Additional Campuses:
Graham County Center
145 Moose Branch Rd
Robbinsville, NC 28771

Admissions Contact:
Jason Chambers
Director of Admissions, Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Kathryn Lea Temple
Coordinator/Instructor, Student Services

International Admissions Contact:
Jason Chambers
Director of Admissions, Admissions

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Minimum GPA for Applying:
There is a minimum GPA of 2.0 (from 4.0) requirement for transfer.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The miniminim grade required for transfer credit is "C."

Credits (Min/Max):
A student who transfers to Tri-County Community College must be enrolled at the College for at least one semester and earn at least 25% of their credit hours from TCCC before a degree or diploma will be conferred.

Test Scores for Applying:
Applicants must have taken the SAT or ACT in the past five years to be excused from placement testing. Students must have SAT scores of at least 500 verbal and 500 math or an ACT composite score of at least 21

Letters of Recommendation Required:
TCCC does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
TCCC does not publish a requirement for an essay or personal statement, nor do they ask for the submission of one with your application.

Application Fee:
The application process is free.

Other Requirements:
You are required to take the College Placement Test. Testing requirements for specific programs of study are available from the Admissions Office.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfer-Out Rate for Community Colleges:

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Tuition and Fees – In-State:

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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
The purpose of financial aid at TCCC is to help remove the financial barriers standing in the way of a student's education. We are committed to the philosophy that high-quality education should be affordable and accessible to everyone in our community.

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