A community college located in Tacoma in Washington, Tacoma Community College first opened its doors to enrollees in 1965. For over 40 years, TCC is committed to creating a dynamic academic community that supports not only the needs of the students but also the community that surrounds the campus as well.
Today, TCC offers a wide variety of associate degree and certificate programs on different disciplines including accounting, business, allied health services, information technology and human resources. Aside from teaching knowledge to students, TCC also offers workforce training to local businesses within the community as well as non-credit program and workshops to those who want to learn something new.
For this academic year (2013-2014), the tuition fee of in-district student is fixed at $110 per credit hour. Non-resident students have to pay $281 per credit hour but they can get a waiver to get almost 50% discounts on their tuition fees.
Since Tacoma Community College offers mostly associate degree programs, students who wish to enroll in a four-year course can take advantage of the transfer program of the school. TCC is accredited with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities thus students can easily transfer to any four-year college or university. Universities supported by the transfer program of TCC include the University of Washington Tacoma, Evergreen State College, Central Washington University and Eastern Washington University.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $4,000-$4,800
- Out-of-State: $9,100-$10,970
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $110-$130 per unit
- Out-of-State: $280-$340 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||58%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||49%||$6,596|
|Receiving Student Loans||15%||$5,249|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Tacoma Community College may offer student services including:
- Distance learning
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how this school compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Pierce County and community colleges in Washington in total.
|Tacoma Community College||Pierce County||Washington|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1990)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Washington
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1973)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Tacoma Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Tacoma Community College.