Tacoma Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,458
0.624% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$7,789
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.26%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,502
61.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
32.7%
295 Graduates

About

Tacoma Community College is a higher education institution located in Pierce County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Tacoma Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (624 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (88 degrees), and General Business (52 degrees).

In 2022, 1,717 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tacoma Community College. 69.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (870 degrees), 3.99 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (218 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tacoma Community College is $4,458, which is $−3,654 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Tacoma Community College is $4,458, which is $−3,654 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,789.

In 2022, 39% of undergraduate students attending Tacoma Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 12% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,458
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Tacoma Community College was $4,458. The cost of tuition at Tacoma Community College is $−3,654 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,789
2022 Value
9.49%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Tacoma Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,789. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Tacoma Community College grew by 9.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,650
Room and Board
$942
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tacoma Community College was of $10,650 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.43% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $942. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.29% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

39%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
12%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

39% of undergraduate students at Tacoma Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 11.4% with respect to 2021, when 35% 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.
2.26%
2019 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Tacoma Community College was 2.26%, which represents 21 out of the 929 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Tacoma Community College had a total enrollment of 5,502 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Tacoma Community College is 3,399 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,103. This means that 61.8% of students enrolled at Tacoma Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tacoma Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.7% White, 17.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.8% Two or More Races, 10% Asian, 8.62% Black or African American, 1.18% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.691% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Tacoma Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.3%), followed by White Male (16.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tacoma Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,502 students. The full-time enrollment at Tacoma Community College is 3,399 and the part-time enrollment is 2,103. This means that 61.8% of students enrolled at Tacoma Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2015 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 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Tacoma Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,350 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    962 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    647 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Tacoma Community College is 42.7% White, 17.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.8% Two or More Races, 10% Asian, 8.62% Black or African American, 1.18% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.691% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 252 students (4.58%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 685 more women than men received degrees from Tacoma Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Tacoma Community College is white (870 degrees awarded). There were 3.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (218 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Tacoma Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (624 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (88 degrees) and General Business (52 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Liberal Arts & Humanities (624 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (127 degrees), and Legal (31 degrees).

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 Accountants & auditors (1,042,226 people), Other managers (795,207 people), Software developers (660,907 people), Financial managers (505,520 people), and Chief executives & legislators (406,996 people).

The most specialized majors at Tacoma Community College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (624 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (127 degrees), Legal (31 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (43 degrees), and Business (341 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Tacoma Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (624 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (127 degrees), Legal (31 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (43 degrees), and Business (341 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (1,036,247 people), Elementary & secondary schools (677,239 people), Banking & related activities (539,741 people), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (457,924 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (450,090 people).

The most specialized majors at Tacoma Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (624 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (127 degrees), Legal (31 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (43 degrees), and Business (341 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 624 degrees awarded
  2. 88 degrees awarded
  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Tacoma Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 624 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

516
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,201
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 516 degrees were awarded to men at Tacoma Community College, which is 0.43 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,201).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 214 degrees were awarded to men at Tacoma Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.522 times less than the 410 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 410 degrees were awarded to men at Tacoma Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.92 times more than the 214 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Tacoma Community College is Male and Asian (40% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 16.6% of graduates (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    870 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    218 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    172 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tacoma Community College is white (870 degrees awarded). There were 3.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (218 degrees).

3.73% of degree recipients (64 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    606 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    264 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    150 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Tacoma Community College is white female (606 degrees awarded). There were 2.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (264 degrees).

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Operations

Tacoma Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.55M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−5.84%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Tacoma Community College had a total salary expenditure of 82.6M. Tacoma Community College employs 133 No academic ranks. Most academics at Tacoma Community College are Female No academic rank (76), and Male No academic rank (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tacoma Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 74 employees, Management, with 55 employees, and Service with 39 employees.

Endowment

$5.55M
2022 Endowment
19.4%
decline from 2021

Tacoma Community College has an endowment valued at about $5.55M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Tacoma Community College declined 19.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $338k 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. $2.7M - Federal
  2. $3.27M - State
  3. $10.5M - Local

As of 2022, Tacoma Community College received $2.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.27M from state grants and contracts, and $10.5M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$37.9M
2022 Salaries
11.6%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Tacoma Community College paid a median of $37.9M in salaries, which represents 45.9% of their overall expenditure ($82.6M) and a 11.6% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.6M
Instructional Salaries
133
Number of Employees

In 2022, Tacoma Community College paid a total of $10.6M to 133 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
133 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
74 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tacoma Community College was No academic rank with 133 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tacoma Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 74 employees, Management with 55 employees, and Service with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tacoma Community College was Female No academic rank with 76 employees, and Male No academic rank with 57 employees.

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