• Lake Tahoe Community College promotes learning and enrichment for our students and community through exemplary educational experiences provided in a uniquely supportive environment.

School Highlights

Lake Tahoe Community College serves 2,577 students (26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,577 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,221
  • Out-state tuition: $6,642
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 58%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 168 teachers has grown by 110% over five years.
Lake Tahoe Community College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
168 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lake Tahoe Community College has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Lake Tahoe Community College diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,577 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
670 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,907 students
6,350 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
30 students
140 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
7%
12%
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% Hispanic
30%
47%
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% Black
7%
6%
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% White
42%
23%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
7%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.72
0.70
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College Completion Rate
28%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,500
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,221 is less than the state average of $1,997. 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 $7,123. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,221
$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,642
$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
76%
79%
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Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2011)
$3,500
$4,658
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • 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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,577 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,221
  • Out-state tuition: $6,642
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 58%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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