- 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.
Tacoma Community College serves 5,823 students (60% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 50%.
- Enrollment: 5,823 students
- In-state tuition: $4,194
- Out-state tuition: $9,354
- Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
- Minority enrollment: 52%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The teacher population of 643 teachers has grown by 141% over five years.
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The student population of Tacoma Community College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Tacoma Community College diversity score of 0.71 is equal to the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat 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
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 $4,194 is more than the state average of $4,105. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,354 is more than the state average of $7,359. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Tacoma Community College cost?
Tacoma Community College's tuition is approximately $4,194 for In-State students and $9,354 for Out-State students.
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