Tacoma Community College

6501 S 19th St, Tacoma
WA, 98466-6100
Tel: (253)566-5000
7,131 students
Public institution

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Tacoma Community College shall provide quality educational programs in a dynamic learning environment. The college shall be accessible, comprehensive and flexible, and shall address the personal, professional and social needs of its diverse community.
School Highlights:
Tacoma Community College serves 7,131 students (55% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 28%.
Tacoma Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Pierce County, WA.
The nearest community college is Bates Technical College (3.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Tacoma Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 7,131 teachers has grown by 30% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,131 students
1,287 students
Tacoma Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,931 students
832 students
Tacoma Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 3,200 students
1,021 students
Tacoma Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Tacoma Community College sch enrollment Tacoma Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
7%
2%
Tacoma Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
7%
7%
Tacoma Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
10%
12%
Tacoma Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
67%
66%
Tacoma Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
7%
2%
Tacoma Community College More (2008-2012)
Tacoma Community College sch ethnicity Tacoma Community College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.53 0.45
Tacoma Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,726 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,915 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,726 $5,845
Tacoma Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,915 $10,047
Tacoma Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Tacoma Community College is one of 34 Washington community and technical colleges, serving Tacoma-Pierce County. The college Offers 44 state approved professional/technical programs. TCC offers a variety of professional/technical programs designed to prepare you for the workforce. These programs can lead to a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree, or a program certificate. TCC also offers a variety of freshman and sophomore-level courses, transferable to a four-year college or university. TCC traces its roots to 1962, when residents of the Tacoma-Pierce County area elected to fund and build a local community college. Directors of the Tacoma School District No. 10 applied for authorization to build the college in 1961. TCC received state approval to begin construction in 1963 and opened for class on Sept. 28, 1965. The college's main campus offers a range of academic and occupational degrees, continuing education classes, and developmental learning opportunities. About 8,400 students come to our 150-acre campus each quarter. Since TCC's opening in 1965, more than 400,000 people have attended. The college is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities.

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    Tacoma , WA , 98402
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  • Lakewood Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
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    9401 Farwest Dr SW
    Lakewood , WA , 98498
    (253)964-6500
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  • Puyallup Pierce College at Puyallup
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    1601 39th Ave SE
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For Pierce County, WA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,208 per year for in-state students and $8,378 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,736 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Pierce County, WA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.51, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Pierce County, WA is Everest College-Tacoma. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.