23 to 1
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
International Students
Top 5
community colleges in Washington State

Why TCC?
Discover Tacoma
Academic Programs
University Transfer Success!
International Student Services
Student Life

Why TCC?
• No TOEFL/IELTS required
• Low cost, high quality, transferable education
• Easy online application
• I-20 issued in 2 business days
• Free tutoring services
• Excellent student support
• Safe, beautiful location ideal for studying
• Ranked in the top 50 US colleges since 2010 - Washington Monthly

Fast Facts

• Established in 1965
• 11,000 Students / 500 International Students from 40 countries
• Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
• Costs: Click Here
• Important Dates: Click Here
• Climate: Tacoma has four distinct seasons with mild winters and warm summers
“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
Discover Tacoma

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, terfront restaurants, outlet malls, and a vibrant international district.
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.
• 45 minutes south of Seattle
• 20 minutes south of Sea-Tac International airport
• 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

Academic Programs

TCC offers:

• 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.

University Transfer Success!

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
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

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

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
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
International Student Services

International students have access have to all of TCC’s services & facilities:

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

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.

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
Student Life

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 (IFO)
• 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!

Inquiry Form


Tell A Friend

Contact Student