Tacoma Community College
Tacoma, WA 98466
Tacoma Community College is one of the 35 public 4-year colleges in Washington. Its campus is medium in size and located in Tacoma. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.
Every year 25% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
Tacoma Community College's in-state tuition for 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|
|Student to Faculty Ratio17:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Nursing Programs Offered
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|
NCLEX-RN Passrate History
NCLEX-RN passrate history of Tacoma Community College as reported by Washington state board of nursing.
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|
|In State Students||$105|
|Out of State Students||$282|
|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/year
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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These scholarships are available to full-time student in selected regions of the U.S. Eligibility is determined by applicant's school/college of nursing's zip code. Applicants for ...
Applicant to this scholarship has to be graduate or undergraduate student and/or trainee in the field of nursing. Candidates for this award must be a child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a ...
This scholarship open to all students attending accredited nursing program in selected regions such as Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and ...
The Washington State Nurses Foundation annually award scholarships to qualified candidates enrolled in an approved program leading to an associate or baccalaureate nursing degree in ...
Applicants must be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington. Students must be members of the LGBTQ and allied community and display leadership either within the LGBTQ community ...
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.