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  • International Student eBrochure

  • Why TCC?

    • Established in 1965
    • 11,000 Students / 500 International

      Students from 40 countries
    • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
    • Costs:
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    • Climate: Tacoma has four distinct

      seasons with mild winters and warm


    “TCC provided me with endless opportunities from working closely with the international department to becoming involved with extracurricular activities and serving on the Student Senate.”
    Jennifer Yu – China

    • No TOEFL/IELTS required
    • Low cost, high quality, transferable

    • Easy online application
    • I-20 issued in 2 business days

    • Free tutoring services
    • Excellent student support 
    • Safe, beautiful location ideal for

    • Ranked in the top 50 US colleges

       since 2010 - Washington Monthly

    Fast Facts
  • 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, 
    terfront restaurants, outlet malls, and a vibrant international district.

    Discover Tacoma
    Located near Seattle,
  • Discover Tacoma

    • 45 minutes south of Seattle
    • 20 minutes south of Sea-Tac International
    • 10 minutes away from:
         - Titlow Beach
         - Point Defiance Park, Zoo & Aquarium
         - University of Washington – Tacoma
         - University of Puget Sound
         - Chambers Bay Golf Course 

    2 hours from Portland, Oregon & 3 hours from Vancouver, Canada


    Located near Seattle,

    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.

  • • 2 + 2 University Transfer Degrees
    • English for Academic Purposes
    • High School Completion 
    • Customized Short-Term Programs
    • Professional/Technical Programs

    TCC has over 50 college transfer areas of study. 


    TCC offers:

  • TCC Graduates have been accepted to:

    Arizona State University - #129
    Binghamton University SUNY - #86
    Brigham Young University - #68
    Columbia University - #5
    Cornell University - #15
    Drexel University - #96
    Emory University- #20
    Georgia Institute of Technology - #34
    Indiana University - #86
    Michigan State University - #82
    New York University - #36
    Northeastern University- #39
    Ohio State University - #54
    Oklahoma State University - #152
    Oregon State University- #143
    Pennsylvania State University- #50


    University of Kentucky - #133
    University of Maryland - #60
    University of Michigan - #27
    University of Minnesota - #71
    University of Nebraska - #111
    University of North Carolina - #30
    University of Oregon - #103
    University of Pennsylvania - #8
    University of Utah - #111
    University of Washington - #54
    Washington State University- #143

    …and many more!

    US News & World Report 2017 
    College Ranking Index

    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
    University of Oregon

    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, China
    Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
    University of Washington

    Purdue University - #60
    Saint Louis University - #96
    Stony Brook University SUNY - #96
    Texas A&M University - #74
    Texas Christian University - #82
    Tulane University - #39
    University of Buffalo SUNY - #99
    University of California Davis - #44
    University of California Los Angeles - #24
    University of California Riverside - #118
    University of California San Diego - #44
    University of California Santa Barbara - #37
    University of Connecticut - #60
    University of Florida - #50
    University of Illinois - #44
    University of Iowa - #82


  • International Student Services
    International students have access have to all of TCC’s services & facilities:
    The International Programs team

    access to all college facilities, programs and free services including:
    • State-of-the-art Library  
    • Writing & Tutoring Center
    • Reading & Study Skills Center
    • Business Education Center
    • Math Advising Resource Center (MARC)
    • Computer Assisted Learning Lab (CAL) 
    • Cafeteria and Web Café
    • Fitness Center
    • Campus Book Store
    • Checkout TCC’s International Newsletter 


    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. 

    Our international student housing office offers many services to help with your move to Tacoma and finding accommodation:

    • Homestay program 
    • Apartment and House rental referrals
    • Assisting with parent and relative visits
    • Airport pickup
    • New student orientation


  • International Student Services

    Our international student housing office offers many services to help with your move to Tacoma and finding accommodation:

    • Homestay program 
    • Apartment and House rental referrals
    • Assisting with parent and relative visits
    • Airport pickup
    • New student orientation


  • Campus activities are a great way

    for 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

    Get Involved!

    • International Friend Organization

    • Environmental Club
    • Phi Theta Kappa
    • Engineering Club
    • Business Connections Club
    • Student Nurses Organization (SNO)
    • Black Student Union
    • Pride and Allies
    • Muslim Student Association
    • Christians on Campus
    • Secular Student Alliance
    • Pacific Islander Club
    • Filipino Cultural Club
    • Anime Club
    • Figure Drawing Club
    • Clay Club
    • Tea Club
    … and many more!

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