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TCC focuses on studying, not partying

Playboy magazine’s top 10 list of party colleges is out, and Tarrant County College is not on the list. Surprise, surprise.

While some colleges may use those statistics as a recruiting tool, we think students, especially full-time ones, should spend nearly every waking moment studying. There is nearly no time left for partying.

Two Texas colleges landed on Playboy’s list of elite party colleges: The University of Texas at Austin came in at No. 4, and Texas Christian University at No. 9. While UT Austin’s ranking was not too surprising, TCU’s placement on Playboy’s list may have raised a few eyebrows.

No one expects an entire campus to be teetotalers, regardless of its name. And just because a college did not make the top 10 list does not mean their students aren’t partying. They may just be a little more inconspicuous about it.

Tarrant County College may never rank in the top tier of party schools because rather than one large college atmosphere, TCC is split into five separate campuses, which causes a bit of disconnect within the whole potential party scene. Plus, there are no dorms or sorority houses for students to congregate and party in, which is probably a good thing because many TCC students struggle to maintain good grades as it is. And if there were a party going on next door, well, you know.

And we know that partying is not what we are here for. It should not be what other students attend college for either. If students stay out all night partying and fail to study, they may end up failing their classes which would be a huge waste of those students’ time as well as their [or their parents’] money.

That might not be a big deal for those who have lots of money to start with, but for many TCC students, the whole reason for choosing to attend a community college is to save money. Whether TCC was a good party college or not did not factor into the decision-making. And if it had, according to Playboy, there are much better colleges around for that.

Some TCC students may be eyeing the potential party barges as future transfer options if the tuition costs can be afforded. However, with the substantial price increase, more than likely, not many transfer students from TCC would be willing to waste too much time partying once there.

Colleges, on the other hand, would not be affected as much as hard-partying students because if students have to retake a class, then they would also have to pay the college again.

No doubt, college students everywhere are going to party. Always have, always will. And while partying itself may not be such a bad thing, drug use and arrests are.

It seems if universities are going to charge students such steep tuitions to attend their campuses and have high expectations of them as students, then those universities should aim for higher standards as well.

After all, some may read the articles in Playboy.

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