Tulsa Achieves — a gap-funding program — provides up to 100 percent of tuition and fees to Tulsa County high school graduating seniors who enroll at Tulsa Community College the fall after they graduate. The program pays for up to 63 college credit hours or up to three years of college, whichever comes first, for every high school graduate, including public, private or home-schooled, with a 2.0 or higher grade-point average. The program began five years ago and has become a nationally recognized model being replicated in other colleges across the country. Through Tulsa Achieves, students have the opportunity to achieve their educational goals, debt-free.
Tulsa Community College showed an 11 percent increase in Tulsa Achieves students in the Fall of 2015. Since 2007, about 12,000 high school graduates have entered college as part of the Tulsa Achieves initiative.
The man who led the creation of Tulsa Achieves, former TCC president Thomas McKeon, was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2015.