Tacoma Community College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Below AverageQuality:Education Quality Rating - BadSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - FairCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Excellent
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Tacoma Community College is a large two-year, public school with 7,205 students enrolled. This college was founded in 1965 and is one of the 9 schools located in Tacoma, Washington.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
43
Fair
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are available at Tacoma Community College.

Tacoma Community College implements a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and has 43 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Medical Assistant, Business, Medical, and Accounting and Finance. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
61%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Tacoma Community College student retention rate is relatively low at 61% (below Washington average). Considering this statistic, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
18 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Tacoma Community College is very low: 28%. About 34% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Tacoma Community College is reasonably decent: 18:1. Find out more details about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$9,500
Medium
Average tuition pricing is close to the nationwide median, about $9,200 annually. The additional fees at Tacoma Community College not covered by tuition are nearly $300; this makes it a total of $9,500 annually.

Read the details about Tacoma Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The college will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at Tacoma Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (253) 566-5000 or check Tacoma Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
C+
Dicey
Tacoma Community College provides a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Tacoma Community College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Presently there is no on-campus housing at Tacoma Community College.

Based on the college crime numbers, Tacoma Community College appears to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Tacoma Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Tacoma Community College, 6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, Washington 98466-6100, USA
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