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TEXARKANA COLLEGE RANKS FIRST AMONG ALL TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN STUDENT GRADUATION RATES

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-Texarkana College Trustees learned at their board meeting today that TC has the highest 3-year full-time student graduation rate of all 50 community colleges in Texas. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) released the information earlier this month as part of an annual statewide accountability report. TC President Dr. Jason Smith said this announcement underscores TC’s commitment to the state’s 60x30TX strategic plan of 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 earning a college credential by the year 2030. “We are so proud to make this official announcement about the success of Texarkana College students,” Smith said. “The reports show that TC’s student graduation rate is double what the state average is for completion of a degree or certificate within three years.”

According to the THECB report, TC’s 3-year completion rate is 45.8 percent compared to the state average of 22.8 percent for full-time students who began college in 2015. Continue Reading →

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Student Debt – A Dose of Reality for College Grads

Happy Graduate (Student Debt Looms)

Smiles are all you see in pictures of students from all across the Four States area as they graduate from their perspective colleges and universities.

But those smiles will likely fade as the first of their college loan payments are due, smacking them back into reality as they now must start paying down on the debt they have amassed during their four years of university education. Continue Reading →

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