Truckee Meadows Community College

7000 Dandini Blvd
Reno, NV 89512-3999
Tel: (775)673-7000
  • 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 11,106 students (25% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 37:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 53%.
  • Truckee Meadows Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Washoe County, NV.
  • The nearest community college is Career College of Northern Nevada (4.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 289 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Truckee Meadows Community College(NV) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty289 staff40 staff
Truckee Meadows Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 11,106 has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment11,106 students3,024 students
Truckee Meadows Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio38:137:1
Truckee Meadows Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,823 students919 students
Truckee Meadows Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students8,283 students2,105 students
Truckee Meadows Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Truckee Meadows Community College Enrollment Breakdown NV All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Truckee Meadows Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Truckee Meadows Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Truckee Meadows Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Truckee Meadows Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Truckee Meadows Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Truckee Meadows Community College Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Two or more races
Truckee Meadows Community College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
Truckee Meadows Community College Non Resident (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
Truckee Meadows Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NV All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.550.70
Truckee Meadows Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Truckee Meadows Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,100$32,800
Truckee Meadows Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,700 is equal to the state average of $2,700. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% 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 stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,700$2,700
Truckee Meadows Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,345$9,345
Truckee Meadows Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%75%
Truckee Meadows Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,591$11,833
Truckee Meadows Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$6,195
Truckee Meadows Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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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 $15,288 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Nevada community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Nevada is Kaplan College-Las Vegas. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.