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Why TCC?

Why Should Your Student Consider TCC?

Because we are committed to giving students every opportunity to reach their goals with a low-cost, high-quality education. We create a positive learning environment that will give your child the confidence to succeed. That's why TCC is the #1 community college in Washington state and #17 nationwide.

  • High quality, affordable education
    A college start at TCC is an affordable alternative to tuition at a 4-year institution. Wonder how TCC’s tuition and affordability ranks up against other WA colleges and universities?  Learn more: Cost Factors
    Worried about college costs and quality? Nearly 40% of WA bachelor’s degree graduates are community college transfer students! Also, nearly 50 percent of TCC’s students benefit from financial aid. Learn More: Costs & Aid 
  • College Transfer & Career Training
    Students can earn a certificate or 2-year associate degree and enter the work force with valuable career training OR earn the equivalent of the first 2 years of a bachelor's degree then transfer to a 4-year institution. Learn more: Transfer FAQs

We have degrees that transfer to almost any major school, or your student can choose from more than 40 professional and technical degrees and certificates. Learn More: Areas of Study

  • Diverse culture and active campus life
    As part of our 9,000 member Titan family (approximately 400 international students) students will participate in athletics, student government, student media and community involvement. Learn More: Campus Life
  • Personal attention
    By choosing a 2-year school like TCC, students who benefit from personal attention from instructors will find the small class sizes at TCC to their advantage; TCC’s average class size is 25, compared to several hundred at the freshman and sophomore level at a university. At TCC, professors’ focus is teaching, rather than being split between research/teaching responsibilities. Learn more: TCC Faculty

Contact Us

We'll be glad to talk with you about how TCC can help your child reach their educational goals. Give us a call, email, or stop in to say hello!

Outreach & Recruitment Services
Location: Bldg. 7, Room 225 (upstairs in library)
Contact: 253.566.6042 or outreachservices@tacomacc.edu
Summer hours of Operation: Monday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. (TCC is closed on Fridays)
School Year Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.

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