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TCC earns national recognition in awarding associate degrees to African Americans

Tidewater Community College is a national leader in awarding degrees to minority students.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education annually publishes the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor’s and graduate degrees for minority students.

TCC ranks 18th in conferring associate degrees to African-American students. More than 25 percent of the college’s graduates are African Americans.

Among all minority groups, TCC ranks 42nd. That includes placing 5th in awarding associate degrees in social sciences and 31st in awarding associate degrees in business, management, marketing and related support services.

The magazine used U.S. Department of Education data from 2014-15 for its Top 100 lists.

For a complete list along with more information on the methodology used, visit