Tri County Community College

tri county community collegeTri-County Community College is a small two-year, public school with 1,185 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1964 and is the only college located in Murphy, North Carolina. In July 1965, the Cherokee County Board of Education negotiated a lease agreement with the State of North Carolina for the Center to occupy the abandoned Cherokee County Prison Camp. Newly constructed buildings soon joined the original prison facilities. Most of Tri-County’s present buildings on the Murphy campus were built in the sixties and seventies. Holland McSwain, Tri-County’s first President, found support from the Appalachian Regional Commission to construct a new classroom facility and to assist in the purchase of the existing property in Cherokee County. Read more…

  • Address: U.S. 64 4600, Murphy 
  • City: Murphy 
  • State: North Carolina 
  • Postal Code: 28906 
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  • Avg. Tuition: $7,800 
  • Phone: (828) 835-4247 
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