Tacoma Community College

Tacoma, WA 98466

Located in Tacoma, Washington, Tacoma Community College is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The institution is part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges that operates 10 campuses in Tacoma, Bellevue, Bellingham, Moses Lake, Bothell, Centralia, Vancouver, Lakewood, Pasco, Lynnwood.

Tacoma Community College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Tacoma Community College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $3,476 and fees $210. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,820 and $210 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN

    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

    Admissions Requirements:

    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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Certificate 0
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 89

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Tacoma Community College

Clover Park Technical College
5.04 miles away
Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom
5.64 miles away
Highline College
14.16 miles away
Green River College
16.69 miles away
South Seattle College
22.23 miles away
Renton Technical College
23.14 miles away
Olympic College
23.32 miles away
Seattle Central College
27.21 miles away
Bellevue College
29.1 miles away
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
29.92 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1967 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1980 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$4,844
30k to 48k$6,553
48k to 75k$7,560
75k to 110k$10,976
Over 110k$11,557
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $105.00 $282.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th St
Tacoma, WA 98466

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