Tacoma Community College


Tacoma Community College

Tacoma Community College


Tacoma Community College is one of the best community colleges in Washington State and is a two-year state university accredited by the Association of Western Universities in America. Tacoma was named the No.4 safest city in the United States by Forbes magazine in 2009. The school is located in Tacoma, the scenic Northwestern Pacific coast, the second largest city in the state of Washington. Seattle is a safe, comfortable city for study and education, home to Intel Corporation, the world’s largest chip-maker. Here are also the origins of many internationally renowned companies: Microsoft, Starbucks, Boeing and Amazon.

The Basics

Setting45 minutes from downtown Seattle
School TypeUSA Community College
TuitionApprox. US$10,500
School Website http://www.tacomacc.edu
Nearest CitySeattle
Year Founded1965
Admission Requirement16 years old and over
Academic CalendarFall, Winter & Spring
Level OfferedAssociate degree, 2-year University Transfer Program, High School Completion
Enrollmentapproximately 13,700 students
International Studentsapproximately 519 students
Student-Teacher Ratio30:1
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Student transfer records

Guaranteed entry to the University of Washington

In addition, students may transfer to Ohio State University, Purdue, State University of New York, University of California, University of Michigan, University of Texas, University of Southern California, etc.

Campus facilities

TCC has newly-built information technology buildings, playgrounds, student centers, fitness centers and gyms, art galleries and learning resource centers for students to use.


TCC offers more than 60 courses, including architecture, art, business management, computer science, engineering, environmental science, psychology and more. In addition, there are a variety of professional, technical degree and certification courses. The school’s most popular university transfer programs include business management, engineering, computer science, nursing, pre-math, mathematics and so on. The small class teaching provided by the school helps students to have more opportunities to communicate with their classmates and teachers. Tucker Community College offers a wide range of academic support services to students, including Orientation Day, free English, math and writing counseling, academic advice and guidance, and facilitation to transfer to university.