Our Students

Our Students

TBCC served 1,081 students in 2020-2021, many of whom (418) participated in non-credit courses, community/continuing education courses, or adult basic education. 313 high school students earned credit in dual credit courses taught at area high schools, or took undergraduate courses at TBCC. Another 350 students earned credits toward an undergraduate transfer degree, career technical degree or certificate. 

2020-2021 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Students

FTE or ‘full-time equivalency’ is a single value that provides a meaningful combination of part-time and full-time students. FTE is calculated by multiplying the number of students enrolled in a course by the contact hours for that course, divided by 510. The totals below aggregate course FTE by ACTI (activity) code, which defines the course content, level, and credit-earning status. For example, the 82.9 FTE earned in CTE last year is in courses categorized as CTE courses (ACTI Code 210), even if the students taking those courses are not majoring in a CTE course of study.

FTE Earned in 2020 - 2021

Nearly half of FTE is earned from students enrolled in Lower Division Courses.

2019-20202020-2021Change
Lower Division Courses231212-5%
Developmental Education Courses2316-21%
CTE Courses48528%
Workforce Courses5340-22%
Apprenticeship Courses36100%
ABE/GED/ESOL Courses243343%
Community and Continuing Education Courses8366-21%
Total FTE453423-7%

2020-21 Credit Seeking Students

A total of 663 students enrolled to earn credit at TBCC.

Dual Credit Students:

In 2020-2021, 313high school students earned credit through TBCC. 63% participated in dual credit courses at local high schools (earning high school and college credits simultaneously). Of these students, 23% also took courses directly at TBCC. An additional 43 students (14%) only took courses through TBCC, most of these were students who enrolled in the spring term, during high school closures.

  • 63% are women and 36% are men.
  • 67% are white, 22% are Latinx, and the remaining 11% includes students of other races.

Undergraduate Transfer Students:

In 2020-2021, 244students enrolled in credit courses in pursuit of a transfer degree, including 104 who were new to college, and 144 continuing students.

  • 70% are women and 29% are men.
  • 67% are white, 23% are Latinx, and the remaining 11% includes students of other races.
  • 36% of these students are 17-21 years old, 27% are 22-29, 21% are in their 30’s, and 16% are over 40 years old.
  • 43% received a Pell grant during the academic year.

CTE Students:

In 2020-2021, 106 students enrolled in credit courses in pursuit of a Career-Technical certificate or degree.

  • 40% are women and 60% are men.
  • 74% are white, 13% are Latinx, and the remaining 12% includes students of other races.
  • 25% of these students are 18-21 years old, 29% are 22-29, 29% are in their 30’s, and 17% are over 40 years old.
  • 34% received a Pell grant during the academic year.

Student Majors in 2020-2021

CTE Student Majors in 2020 - 2021

2020-21 Non-Credit Seeking Students

A total of 418 students enrolled in non-credit courses.

Community and/or Continuing Education:

A total of 338 community members participated in these courses, which is down from 565 the previous year. This drop is due to the cancelation of these courses during spring term.

  • 82% are women and 18% are men.
  • 86% are white, 7% are Latinx, and the remaining 7% includes students of other races.
  • Nearly 80% of these students are over 50 years of age, 9% are in their 40s, 5% are under 30, and 6% are 30-40 years of age.

Adult Basic Education:

This area of instruction includes adult basic education (designed to improve reading, writing and math), ESOL courses to improve English, and GED preparation, with sections taught in English and in Spanish. In 2020-2021, 40 students enrolled in these courses, down from 102 the previous year. These courses were canceled in spring term.

  • 63% are women and 38% are men.
  • 38% are white, 55% are Latinx, and the remaining includes students of other races.
  • 43% of ABE students are under 30 years of age, 20% are 30-39 and 38% are 40 or older.

Non-Credit Training Certificates:

TBCC has expanded the non-credit certificates (NCTC) available, which include certificates in phlebotomy and truck driver training. In 2020-2021, 40 students enrolled in these courses.

  • 28% are women and 72% are men.
  • 78% are white, and 18% are Latinx.
  • 40% of NCTC students are under 30 years of age, 13% are 30-39 and 48% are 40 or older