Tacoma Community College

Tel: (253)566-5000
7,053 students
Public institution
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:
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Tacoma Community College serves 7,053 students (61.02% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 45%.
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Tacoma Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Pierce County, WA.
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The nearest community college is Bates Technical College (3.78 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 249 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Tacoma Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 249 staff
61 staff
Tacoma Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,053 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is equal to the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,053 students 1,294 students
Tacoma Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
21:1
Tacoma Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 4,304 students
822 students
Tacoma Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,749 students
1,025 students
Tacoma Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Tacoma Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Tacoma Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
6%
2%
Tacoma Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
Tacoma Community College Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Hispanic
8%
7%
Tacoma Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
9%
12%
Tacoma Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
49%
57%
Tacoma Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
9%
2%
Tacoma Community College More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
13%
3%
Tacoma Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
4%
2%
Tacoma Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Tacoma Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.53
Tacoma Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,726 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,915 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,726 $5,694
Tacoma Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,915 $10,252
Tacoma Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 62%
89%
Tacoma Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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Did You Know?
For Pierce, 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. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Pierce, 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 0.48. The most diverse community college in Pierce, WA is Everest College-Tacoma. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.