Tacoma Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,936

13.2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$5,959

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

14.3%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

6,496

59.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

25.4%

106 Graduates

About

Tacoma Community College is a higher education institution located in Pierce County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Tacoma Community College were Health Information & Medical Records Technology (0 degrees awarded).

In 2017, 1,894 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tacoma Community College. 65.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (971 degrees), 3.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (259 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tacoma Community College is $3,936, which is $-3,478 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tacoma Community College is $3,936, which is $-3,478 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,959.

In 2017, 36% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 18% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,936

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Tacoma Community College was $3,936. The cost of tuition at Tacoma Community College is $-3,478 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$5,959

2017 Value

6.28%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Tacoma Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,959. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Tacoma Community College grew by 6.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,780

Room and Board

$1,050

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tacoma Community College was of $9,780 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

36%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

18%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

36% of undergraduate students at Tacoma Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.26% with respect to 2016, when 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

14.3%

2016 Default Rate

195

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Tacoma Community College was 14.3%, which represents 195 out of the 1363 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Tacoma Community College has a total enrollment of 6,496 students. The full-time enrollment at Tacoma Community College is 3,883 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,613. This means that 59.8% of students enrolled at Tacoma Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tacoma Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.7% White, 9.21% Hispanic or Latino, 7.74% Two or More Races, 7.27% Black or African American, 6.62% Asian, 1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.862% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tacoma Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27.3%), followed by White Male (16.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.92%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tacoma Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,496 students. The full-time enrollment at Tacoma Community College is 3,883 and the part-time enrollment is 2,613. This means that 59.8% of students enrolled at Tacoma Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%

N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Tacoma Community College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Tacoma Community College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,906

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    598

  3. Two or More Races

    503

The enrolled student population at Tacoma Community College is 44.7% White, 9.21% Hispanic or Latino, 7.74% Two or More Races, 7.27% Black or African American, 6.62% Asian, 1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.862% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,142 students (17.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 602 more women than men received degrees from Tacoma Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Tacoma Community College are white (971 degrees awarded). There were 3.75 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (259 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tacoma Community College is Health Information & Medical Records Technology (0 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Tacoma Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (102 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (664 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (99 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tacoma Community College are Software developers (418,296 people), Social workers, all other (163,601 people), Other managers (151,187 people), Computer occupations, all other (130,279 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (119,388 people).

The most specialized majors at Tacoma Community College are Agriculture (102 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (664 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (99 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (168 degrees), and Legal (38 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tacoma Community College are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Dentists, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Tacoma Community College are Agriculture (102 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (664 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (99 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (168 degrees), and Legal (38 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tacoma Community College are Computer Systems Design (478,841 people), Elementary & secondary schools (246,346 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (156,873 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (131,322 people), and Individual & family services (101,230 people).

The most specialized majors at Tacoma Community College are Agriculture (102 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (664 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (99 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (168 degrees), and Legal (38 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Tacoma Community College.

Most Common

  1. 0 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tacoma Community College was Health Information & Medical Records Technology with 0 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 646

  2. 1,248

In 2017, 646 degrees were awarded to men at Tacoma Community College, which is 0.518 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,248).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 234 degrees were awarded to men at Tacoma Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.544 times less than the 430 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 430 degrees were awarded to women at Tacoma Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.84 times more than the 234 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tacoma Community College is Male and Asian (40% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 8.49% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    971 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    259 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    175 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tacoma Community College is white (971 degrees awarded). There were 3.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (259 degrees).

13.7% of degree recipients (259 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    647 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    324 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    110 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tacoma Community College is white female (647 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (324 degrees).

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Operations

Tacoma Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.61M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $61.8k (1.1%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Tacoma Community College had a total salary expenditure of $72.7M. Tacoma Community College employs 139 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Tacoma Community College are Female Instructors (77), Male Instructors(62), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tacoma Community College are: Management, with 71 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 68 employees, and Service with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.61M

2017 Endowment

7.79%

growth from 2016

Tacoma Community College has an endowment valued at about $5.61M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Tacoma Community College grew 7.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.96M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $858k - Federal

  2. $7.64M - State

  3. $5.43M - Local

As of 2017, Tacoma Community College received $858k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.64M from state grants and contracts, and $5.43M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$32.2M

2017 Salaries

1.32%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Tacoma Community College paid a median of $32.2M in salaries, which represents 44.2% of their overall expenditure ($72.7M) and a 1.32% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.9% growth from 2015 and a 5.24% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.13M

Instructional Salaries

139

Number of Employees

In 2017, Tacoma Community College paid a total of $9.13M to 139 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.51M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

139 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

71 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tacoma Community College were Instructor with 139 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tacoma Community College were Management with 71 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 68 employees; and Service with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tacoma Community College was Female Instructor with 77 employees, Male Instructor with 62 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Tacoma Community College.

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