Tacoma Community College
Tacoma Community College is one of the thirty-five public 4-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in an urban area, in Tacoma.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 6,496 students attend the school. Every year 25% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Tacoma Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,936, and fees were $210. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,354 and $210 respectively.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Number of Students6,496|
|Student to Faculty Ratio17:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
The Tacoma Community College Associate Degree in Nursing Program is designed to prepare students for careers in nursing. The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Students who successfully complete the program are awarded the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree and are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination.
The program is divided sequential with core requirements and program courses taken over a period three years of full time study.
There are four options for entry into the nursing program:
- RN Generic full-time ADN option for students who have no nursing background
- RN Generic part time AAS Degree for students who don’t have a nursing background
- RN Advanced Standing full time AAS Degree for LPNs
- RN Advanced Standing part time AAS Degree for LPNS
Applicants are expected to meet all pre-requisite courses as well as meeting language and academic requirements. A minimum of a B grade (3.0 Grade Point Average) is required for all general education requirements.
The program has six levels based on the option that a student is enrolled in which will determine how long it takes the student to complete all levels.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities|
12/01/1967 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
06/01/1980 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$105/credit|
|In State Students||$105/credit|
|Out of State Students||$282/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 44% of Tacoma Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||6%||$1,361|
|State Grant & Scholarships||25%||$2,989|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||9%||$1,638|
|Federal Student Loans||15%||$6,042|
$5,959Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$4,611|
|$30,001 to $48,000$5,719|
|$48,001 to $75,000$7,670|
|$75,001 to $110,000$10,167|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.