Tacoma Community College

Tacoma Community College

Tacoma Community College, also referred to as TCC, is a coeducational, public, community college located in Tacoma, Washington, United States. It was established on September 28, 1965, to serve the population of Tacoma-Pierce County, Washington. The College is organized into the main campus in west Tacoma, Gig Harbor Peninsula Campus, Washington Institute for Service Excellence at the Tacoma Mall, Madison School, The Evergreen State College-Tacoma, Washington Corrections Center for Women, and Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women. The College presently offers admission to more than 14,000 students every year. It offers a number of courses in liberal studies to its students.

The divisions at Tacoma Community College include the following:

  • Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Business & Technology
  • Health, Justice & Human Services
  • Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering
  • Workforce Education

The college's sports teams are called the TCC Titans. The official mascot is the Titan. The College offers basketball, baseball, and soccer for men and offers basketball and volleyball for women.

Please note that Tacoma Community College no longer offers a pharmacy technician program.

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Contacting Tacoma Community College

Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th St
Tacoma , WA 98466-6100
General Phone: (253) 566-5000

Tacoma Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts384liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine163EMT ambulance attendant, EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Business and Management144business, business management, logistics, accounting technology, human resources, retail
Medical Administration49medical records tech, medical transcription, medical receptionist, medical billing, medical secretary
Therapy and Counseling47mental and social health services
Medical Support and Technology45medical coding, pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech
Education and Teaching38teacher aide
Landscaping and Horticulture32applied horticulture
Computer Science and Engineering19computer programming, computer networking, computer support
Office and Administration18data entry, office management, receptionist, general office occupations
Security and Law Enforcement15criminal justice and administration
Engineering Technician13electronics tech, drafting
Science12physical sciences
Law12legal assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Tacoma Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year24320
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years469
Associate's degree70222

Tacoma Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Tacoma Community College had a total enrollment of 5,811 students (4,682 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 9%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 21%
20-21 13%
22-24 11%
25-29 15%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Tacoma Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 45 %

Tacoma Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Tacoma, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Tacoma Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,654
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,830
Books and supplies $ 924

Financial Aid:
Tacoma Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 379600)

Tacoma Community College Faculty

Tacoma Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track711
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1026

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year1*8$61,223
All faculty totalcalendar year1*8$61,223

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year60$59,21666$56,614
All faculty totalacademic year60$59,21666$56,614

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Tacoma Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports141731

Tacoma Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Logistics and Materials Management
Retailing and Retail Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
Medical Reception/Receptionist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other

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Tacoma Community College Highlights

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What Sets Tacoma Community College Apart:

% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Tacoma Community College % of degrees in medical administration
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Tacoma Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Tacoma Community College Number of students
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Tacoma Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Tacoma Community College Number of degree programs
Female % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 20%Tacoma Community College Female % of student body

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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