- Lake Tahoe Community College promotes learning and enrichment for our students and community through exemplary educational experiences provided in a uniquely supportive environment.
Lake Tahoe Community College serves 2,332 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
- Enrollment: 2,332 students
- In-state tuition: $1,221
- Out-state tuition: $6,642
- Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
- Minority enrollment: 53%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The teacher population of 168 teachers has grown by 107% over five years.
Lake Tahoe Community College
(CA) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Lake Tahoe Community College has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Lake Tahoe Community College diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $1,221 is less than the state average of $1,993. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,642 is less than the state average of $7,120. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2011)
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- At 6,229 feet above sea level, Lake Tahoe Community College, set in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, is the highest college in California. Opened in 1975, approximately 4,000 students come through the doors each quarter. Beyond the classrooms and labs, the 164-acre wooded campus features a 192-seat black box theater, extensive art labs and a demonstration garden. A 26,000 square foot gymnasium with a dance studio and fitness education center and a student center, which includes a caf?, Internet terminals, and teaching kitchens for the culinary arts program were opened in 2002. In 2004, the college will break ground for a new library and art gallery. The college offers certificates and associate degrees from culinary arts to computer studies. With our 49 full-time faculty members students come first. Outdoor recreation can be found all year in South Lake Tahoe, a town of about 24,000 residents. Students are within minutes of three ski resorts. There are 14 resorts in all around the lake. Summer brings water sports, fishing, hiking, camping and an extensive network of mountain biking trails. The sun shines an average 75 percent or 274 days each year giving students plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the Sierra Nevada. Lake Tahoe Community College promotes learning and enrichment for our students and community through exemplary educational experiences provided in a uniquely supportive environment. Lake Tahoe Community College will provide outstanding educational opportunities for every student in a personal learning community. The college is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Lake Tahoe Community College cost?
Lake Tahoe Community College's tuition is approximately $1,221 for In-State students and $6,642 for Out-State students.
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