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Established in 1965, Tacoma Community College (TCC) is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges as a 2-year public college. For the past 5 years, TCC has ranked in the top 5 community colleges in Washington State and top 50 community colleges in the United States.Fast Facts
Jennifer Yu – China
Located near Seattle,
Tacoma is the 3rd largest city in Washington. The area is rich with cultural diversity and many recreational activities. Our climate allows for visits to the beach, boating and hiking in summer as well as skiing and snowboarding in winter.
TCC's campus puts you near Downtown Tacoma, close to theaters, museums, cafés, waterfront restaurants, outlet malls, and a vibrant international district.
4th safest city
in the US
Forbes Magazine 2009
2 hours from Portland, Oregon & 3 hours from
The Tacoma-Seattle area has one of the strongest economies in America and is home to companies like Amazon, Boeing, Google, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Starbucks.Click Here to learn more
TCC has over 50 college transfer areas of study.Click Here to see the full list
TCC Graduates have been accepted to:
Arizona State University - #139
Cornell University - #15
Drexel University - #83
Georgia Institute of Technology - #36
Indiana University - #83
New York University - #32
Ohio State University - #56
Saint Louis University - #92
Stony Brook University SUNY - #92
Texas A&M University - #65
University of Buffalo SUNY - #106
University of California Los Angeles - #24
University of California Riverside - #101
University of California San Diego - #38
University of Florida - #54
University of Illinois - #46
University of Kentucky - #125
University of Maryland - #58
University of Michigan - #29
University of Minnesota - #68
University of Nebraska - #101
University of Oregon - #115
University of Utah - #125
University of Washington - #46
Washington State University - #125
…and many more!
US News & World Report 2013 College Ranking Index
(Note: Results include tied rankings for some universities)
"At TCC, I learned about American culture and met people from all over the world. The advisors at TCC were happy to assist students with their academic and professional plans. This support helped me transfer to the University of Oregon and continue my studies."
Kristina Logvinenko - Khabarovsk, Russia Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance Tacoma Community College, Class of 2011 University of Oregon, Class of 2013
"TCC embraced me with many resources, knowledgeable staff and faculty, and friendly peers. In this environment, I became more confident, proactive, and goal-oriented, which helped me focus on my studies and eventually transfer to UW Seattle."
Yu Yao (Jennifer) - Weifang, ChinaBachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Tacoma Community College, Class of 2013 University of Washington, Class of 2015
The International Programs team
is dedicated to giving you every opportunity to reach your goals at TCC and beyond. Our warm, friendly, and highly trained staff is here to assist you with class selection, advising, adjusting to life in America and advocating for your future success.Meet our International Programs Staff Check out TCC’s International Newsletter
Our international student housing office offers many services to help with your move to Tacoma and finding accommodation:
Campus activities are a great wayfor international students to make friends, learn about American culture and gain new experiences outside the classroom. There are many opportunities to participate such as clubs, sports, student government, school newspaper and community service projects