Tacoma Community College

6501 South 19th Street, Tacoma, Washington, USA | Public University | Established 1965

About us

Tacoma Community College (TCC) is ranked among the top 50 schools in the nation according to Washington Monthly Magazine. With more than 65 degrees and certificates, small class sizes, and the latest technology, TCC offers a high-quality education without the high price tag. An open door to success. An engine to rev up the economy. A part of the Tacoma community for more than 50 years. There’s a lot to get to know about Tacoma Community College.

Tacoma Community College has grown up in the past half-century, with a modern campus, relevant program offerings, a clear mission, and strong leadership. The results are documented in contributions to the economy and the community. TCC changes a student's life. People move up, regardless of where they start at TCC. More than a half-million people have attended TCC since it opened in 1965.

TCC is recognized as a spirited leader in emphasizing and documenting student learning. TCC is known for its commitment to innovation and excellence, inclusive community, and technology integration. This is achieved through the collective dedication and recognition of the college family and the generous support of the community.

TCC is built on the gifts, resources, talents, and successes of students and employees. TCC believes that seeking out and celebrating these assets both sustains and energizes the school community, helping the college contribute to society.

Why Tacoma Community College

  • Location: Tacoma is a big city with a small-town heart, teaming with arts and theater, vibrant neighborhoods, great restaurants, cultural diversity, booming business, and beautiful parks and trails. Tired of an urban scene? Students are minutes away from kayaking on Puget Sound, hiking through a lush forest, or camping at Mt. Rainier. A solid bus and train system makes it easy to navigate around the city—and out of it, when the mood strikes.

  • Diverse student body: Tacoma Community College’s diverse student body is part of what makes the college great. The students vary in age, life experience, and educational goals. Once they complete their TCC experiences, they move on to four-year universities or head into the workforce, ready for their next career chapter.

  • Facilities: The Tacoma campus includes a Health and Wellness Centre, Japanese Friendship Garden, an Art Gallery, playing fields, walking trails, computer labs, study areas, food court, and more.


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