Tacoma Community College
  • United States
  • Tacoma, Washington, United States
    • School Type: College

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As the community’s college, we create meaningful learning, advance equity, and strengthen student and community success.



Tacoma Community College (TCC) offers 25+ areas of study for students to complete the 2+2 Bachelor's degree. Beyond the Associate Degree, students can also study English for Academic Purposes or pursue a certificate. TCC provides high-value education in a diverse, thriving learning environment, where students can achieve a wide range of educational and career goals. TCC provides a cost-effective way for students to start their college careers by offering various financial support and high-quality education at an affordable cost.


  • Tacoma Campus: Located on a 150-acre site in west Tacoma, Tacoma campus houses 28 buildings, including a health science center, computer center, learning resource center, art gallery, gymnasium, student center, and Early Learning Center. Tacoma campus offers credit and non-credit courses.


English is NOT required for admission. However, for direct placement into college-level coursework, we ask for the following scores:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL: 65 (iBT or iBT Special Home Edition)
  • Duolingo: 90
  • SAT: 470 Reading Score
  • ACT: 19
  • Pearson: 46
  • Cambridge A & O Level Scores: A, B or C in English 101
  • U.S. High School: Completion of two years at a U.S. high school with a 2.5 GPA in English


Area of Interests

TCC has more than 60 different degree and certificate programs. In total, over 103 programs are available for students to choose from.

  • Arts and Communication
  • Business
  • Health and Wellness
  • People and Communities
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)


Tuition and Fees (2020-2021 Tuition and Costs)

Tuition costs below are based on a standard course load of 15 credits. International students must take a minimum of 12 credits per quarter. Costs noted exclude personal expenses or travel costs since they vary from person to person.  

Expenses / Term

One Quarter

(3 months)

Two Quarter

(6 months)

Academic Year

(9 months)





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