Having paid my way through school, I chose TCC for the very reasonable tuition as well as the small class sizes. At TCC I never had a class that was more than 35 people and even had a class that was just the teacher and 5 other students. I felt like the level of attention that was paid to the students was very good. A lot of the bigger schools have huge introductory class (like 200 people) and they never even get to talk to the professor. At TCC, most instructors knew you by name. I am now working on a Ph.D. and feel like my beginning at TCC was a good start. Besides, you can't beat the price!!