A Place for Every Student
TCC offers a welcoming campus environment with numerous opportunities. A comprehensive state-supported community college serving more than 720,000 residents of the Tacoma-Pierce County area, our service district includes all of Tacoma and the Pierce County portion of the Olympic Peninsula and serves the Tacoma and Peninsula school districts.
Our mission is to provide meaningful and relevant learning, inspire greater equity, and celebrates success in our lives and in our communities. We do that by offering transfer degrees, professional and technical skills certifications, and specialty programs that serve diverse educational needs. Because we believe college should be open, accessible and affordable for everyone.
Whether TCC is your first step toward a four-year degree, or you need technical skills to prepare you for the workforce – you’ll discover that no matter who you are or where you want to go, TCC welcomes you.
Meet Our Students
More than 500,000 students have attended TCC since we opened our doors in 1965. Our student body represents a range of ages, life experience and educational backgrounds and goals.
Students served in 2016-2017
Enrolled in an academic/transfer program
Enrolled in a professional certificate or degree program
Students of color
Median student age
Female: 60 percent
Male: 40 percent
Balancing Life and School
TCC students and staff understand the school-life-work juggle, whether it’s managing classes and a job, or going to school while raising a family.
What’s your dream?
TCC offers programs in a variety of subjects, and for all kinds of students. Choose from 26 associate degrees, 29 professional certificates, two Bachelor of Applied Science degrees and more.