Tacoma Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Tacoma, Washington

There are at least 9 colleges in Tacoma, listed and described below. These schools represent 20,776 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 17,595 full-time students, and a reported 3,276 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Tacoma Community College, Bates Technical College, Pacific Lutheran University and University of Puget Sound.

We also provide an extensive list of Washington Colleges.

Education Institutes in Tacoma
Total Number of Educational Institutes
9
Total Enrollment in all institutes
21,659
Number of Public Educational Institutes
3
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
2
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
4
Graduation Rate
25.81%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
1,177
On Campus and Online Programs in Tacoma
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
N/A
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
1
Number of Institutes Offering both
8
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2017-18, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Tacoma
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesNumber of Programs Offered
Pacific Lutheran University3,122Four or more years$40,72268
University of Puget Sound2,701Four or more years$48,09053
Summit Salon Academy108At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A2
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus5,162Four or more years$11,04655
Faith International University288Four or more years$7,2365
Altierus Career College-Tacoma270At least 2 but less than 4 years$11,2749
Tacoma Community College6,496Four or more years$4,14654
Bates Technical College3,448At least 2 but less than 4 years$4,677124
BJ's Beauty & Barber College64At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A4
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2017-18, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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