• Truckee Meadows Community College provides access for lifelong learning opportunities to improve the quality of life for our diverse community. TMCC creates a supportive, intellectually and culturally dynamic environment.

School Highlights

Truckee Meadows Community College serves 10,249 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,249 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,700
  • Out-state tuition: $9,345
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 45%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Truckee Meadows Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Nevada for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 662 teachers has grown by 129% over five years.
Truckee Meadows Community College
(NV) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Public
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
662 staff
90 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Truckee Meadows Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The Truckee Meadows Community College diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,249 students
843 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,882 students
1,062 students
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# Part-Time Students
7,367 students
2,710 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Truckee Meadows Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
629 students
229 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,882 students
1,062 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
14 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
7,367 students
2,710 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
16 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
100 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
6%
9%
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% Hispanic
28%
29%
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% Black
3%
7%
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% White
55%
41%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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% Two or more races
4%
6%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NV.
Diversity Score
0.61
0.73
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
28%
58%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
4.12%
1.97%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,100
$32,800
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,700 is equal to the state average of $2,700. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,345 is equal to the state average of $9,345. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,700
$2,700
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,345
$9,345
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
82%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,763
$9,763
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,438
$4,749
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
90%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • In 1969, the community college system was established by the Nevada State Legislature. In 1971, Governor Mike O'Callaghan dedicated Western Nevada Community College as one of three community colleges in the Community College Division of the Nevada System of Higher Education. In 1979, the Board of Regents split Western Nevada Community College and established Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC). TMCC became the fourth community college within the Nevada System of Higher Education. Truckee Meadows Community College is continually growing and finding new ways to prepare students for the real world. Offering academic and university transfer, occupational training, career enhancement workshops and classes just for fun, TMCC is the fastest growing college in northern Nevada. TMCC serves over 12,000 students with programs leading to associate degrees and certificates in more than 40 academic and occupational areas. TMCC's Dandini Campus houses the administrative functions of the college as well as a wide variety of academic and occupational programs. Students have access to a wide variety of student services on the main campus, including the Elizabeth Sturm Library, open computer laboratories, career and job placement advisement, drop-in child care, academic assistance from The SOURCE and Writing Center, cultural awareness workshops and special events.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Truckee Meadows Community College cost?

Truckee Meadows Community College's tuition is approximately $2,700 for In-State students and $9,345 for Out-State students.

What schools are Truckee Meadows Community College often compared to?

Truckee Meadows Community Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Western Nevada College by visitors of our site.

What is Truckee Meadows Community College's ranking?

Truckee Meadows Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Nevada for: Least expensive tuition and Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,249 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,700
  • Out-state tuition: $9,345
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 45%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Nevada public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,700 per year for in-state students and $9,345 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,315 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Nevada community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Nevada is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Las Vegas. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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