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Study in Tacoma (Thai)

Who are we?

Located in the Pacific Northwest United States, Tacoma Community College offers a low cost, high quality education to students looking to begin their Bachelor’s degree, learn English or study abroad. Our most popular degree programs include business, computer science, engineering, biology, and nursing (search all programs here). We have a dedicated international staff committed to serving you from application to graduation.

Associate degree programs (2+2): 28 academic areas of study
Students: 3 Thai students; 250 international students; 4,000 full-time students
Admission requirements:

  • Age 16 (by first day of classes)
  • Online application
  • Transcript 
  • Passport photocopy
  • Bank Statement (showing sufficient funds for a year of study)
  • OPTIONAL: IELTS/TOEFL (minimum score of IETLS 6.0 or TOEFL 65 for ENG 101 placement)


I was invited to join the Happy Hour for international students. I met so many friends at that event, [and now] I have a group to sit with in the cafeteria. People message me about eating lunch and hanging out. I feel less lonely.”

Jay Panklinphut (Udon Thani, Thailand)

Why choose Tacoma?

Tacoma is a beautiful, multicultural city where students can feel safe and comfortable. Even though the Thai populations at Tacoma is small, they represent an important group on our campus and in our city. We hope these students can find a piece of home by visiting some of the below places:

  • Galanga (Downtown Tacoma)
  • Golden Teak (next to campus)
  • Loak Toung Thai
  • Royal Thai (next to campus)
  • Silk Thai Cafe
  • Thai Pepper (Downtown Tacoma)

Cost and Fees

Cost listed below are in U.S. Dollar (USD) and represent estimated expenses for a 15-credit term.

  Tuition Course Fees Health Insurance Books Homestay with meals ALL EXPENSES TOTAL
1 Quarter (3 months) $3,524 $100 $495 $500 $2,850 $7,469
2 Quarters (6 months) $7,049 $200 $990 $1,000 $5,700 $14,939
3 Quarters (Academic Year) $10,573 $300 $1,485 $1,500 $8,550 $22,408

Terms and Deadlines

Tacoma Community College offers rolling admission, which means we will review and process your application within two-business days of applying. With that said, students must still submit their application prior to our application deadline.

  Application deadline Plan to arrive Quarter ends
Spring February 15 Late March Mid June
Summer  May 15 Mid June Mid August

Educational partners

Tacoma Community College has a dedicated international admissions team available to answer your questions and assist you through the admissions process. However, if you are looking to work with someone locally, we have partnerships with the following educational agencies in the region:


International Admissions

International Programs
Tacoma Community College
Building 11, 2nd Floor
Phone/Fax: 253-566-5190
Facebook/Instagram: @tacomaccinternational