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 Tacoma Community College

Tacoma Community College - Tacoma, WA

6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, Washington 98466-6100

General information:(253)566-5000
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:No
Student population:7,501( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,827 $3,019 $3,350 -10%
Out-of-state $8,011 $8,209 $8,541 -4%
Books and supplies $972 $972 $972 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,460 $8,460 $9,000 -6%
Other $3,216 $3,216 $2,928 9%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,018 $3,018 $2,802 8%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,799 $3,991 $4,322 -25%
Off Campus $15,475 $15,667 $16,250 -6%
Off Campus with Family $6,817 $7,009 $7,124 0%
On Campus $8,983 $9,181 $9,513 0%
Off Campus $20,659 $20,857 $21,441 -5%
Off Campus with Family $12,001 $12,199 $12,315 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,350
In-state fees $116
Out-of-state tuition $8,541
Out-of-state fees $116
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 303 67% --
Grant or scholarship aid 234 51% $1,352,901 $5,782
Federal grants 208 46% $893,291 $4,295
Pell grants 206 45% $875,578 $4,250
Other federal grants 13 3% $17,713 $1,363
State/local government grant or scholarships 163 36% $342,041 $2,098
Institutional grants or scholarships 64 14% $117,569 $1,837
Student loan aid 97 21% $560,437 $5,778
Federal student loans 97 21% $560,437 $5,778
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,845 33% $15,677,657 $5,511
Pell grants 2,486 29% $10,253,027 $4,124
Federal student loans 1,552 18% $9,380,994 $6,044


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $7,210 $4,455 $4,980
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,162 $3,486 $4,095
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,321 $5,236 $5,543
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,764 $6,664 $8,578
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,227 $7,867 $10,379
$110,001 and more $11,304 $7,717 $10,112

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 7,501
Undergraduate enrollment 7,501
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,675
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 14 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 26-
Basketball 1213
Soccer 2123
Volleyball -14


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities12/01/1967 Accredited


Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

03/01/1974 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1990 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations10 0
Liquor law violations034
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 201
Motor vehicle theft 962
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate16.8%
Number in default153
Number in repayment906

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00379600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General1420-
Category total1420-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--5
Category total--5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping891823
Business Administration and Management, General29-10
Business/Commerce, General--91
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry-3-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies1--
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services119-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General27--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management5-3
Office Management and Supervision--2
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations113--
Retail Management11--
Retailing and Retail Operations726-
Category total35946129
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Support Specialist83--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications14323
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General238-
Category total1075123
Education Colleges
Elementary Education and Teaching--16
Teacher Assistant/Aide22-8
Category total22-24
Engineering Colleges
Chemical Engineering--2
Electrical and Electronics Engineering--1
Mechanical Engineering--11
Category total--14
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General4--
Category total4--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician--12
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)26--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-224
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-2830
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary9259
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller-15-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist--9
Medical Reception/Receptionist40--
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist-6-
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other138-47
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant--2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--143
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant--12
Category total21396268
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-110
Category total2110
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal7-18
Category total7-18
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--422
Category total--422
Physical Sciences Colleges
Physical Sciences--9
Category total--9
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Fine and Studio Arts Management--1
Category total--1
Grand total728214923