Tacoma Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,127
2.51% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,127
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.9%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
6,095
60.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
24.9%
96 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 (7 degrees awarded).

In 2019, 1,992 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tacoma Community College. 63.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (993 degrees), 3.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (285 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tacoma Community College is $4,127, which is $−3,697 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tacoma Community College is $4,127, which is $−3,697 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,127.

In 2019, 37% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 16% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,127
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Tacoma Community College was $4,127. The cost of tuition at Tacoma Community College is $−3,697 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,127
2019 Value
16.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Tacoma Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,127. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Tacoma Community College grew by 16.9%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,870
Room and Board
$870
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tacoma Community College was of $9,870 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $870. The cost of room and board increased by 1.86% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.57% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
16%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Tacoma Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 8.82% with respect to 2018, when 34% 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.
13.9%
2017 Default Rate
156
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Tacoma Community College was 13.9%, which represents 156 out of the 1121 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 6,095 students. The full-time enrollment at Tacoma Community College is 3,708 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,387. This means that 60.8% 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, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.96% Two or More Races, 7.35% Black or African American, 6.99% Asian, 0.919% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.623% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Tacoma Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.1%), followed by White Male (16.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tacoma Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,095 students. The full-time enrollment at Tacoma Community College is 3,708 and the part-time enrollment is 2,387. This means that 60.8% of students enrolled at Tacoma Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% 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
    2,723
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    661
  3. Two or More Races
    546

The enrolled student population at Tacoma Community College is 44.7% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.96% Two or More Races, 7.35% Black or African American, 6.99% Asian, 0.919% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.623% 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 44% White, 26.9% 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, 974 students (16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 524 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 (993 degrees awarded). There were 3.48 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (285 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tacoma Community College is Health Information & Medical Records Technology (7 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 (100 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (714 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (95 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 (514,472 people), Other managers (162,626 people), Social workers, all other (161,442 people), Computer & information systems managers (108,613 people), and Computer occupations, all other (99,875 people).

The most specialized majors at Tacoma Community College are Agriculture (100 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (714 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees), Legal (46 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (136 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 Dentists, Physicians, Public relations specialists, Architectural & engineering managers, and Radiologic technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Tacoma Community College are Agriculture (100 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (714 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees), Legal (46 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (136 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 (543,170 people), Elementary & secondary schools (245,075 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (158,281 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (126,027 people), and Individual & family services (113,757 people).

The most specialized majors at Tacoma Community College are Agriculture (100 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (714 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees), Legal (46 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (136 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. 7 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tacoma Community College was Health Information & Medical Records Technology with 7 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

734
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,258
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 734 degrees were awarded to men at Tacoma Community College, which is 0.583 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,258).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 261 degrees were awarded to men at Tacoma Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.576 times less than the 453 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 453 degrees were awarded to women at Tacoma Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.74 times more than the 261 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (39.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tacoma Community College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (39.1% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 6.25% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    993 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    285 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    162 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tacoma Community College is white (993 degrees awarded). There were 3.48 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (285 degrees).

14.3% of degree recipients (285 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    656 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    337 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    106 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tacoma Community College is white female (656 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (337 degrees).

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Operations

Tacoma Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.89M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $413k (7.02%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Tacoma Community College had a total salary expenditure of $76.2M. Tacoma Community College employs 143 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Tacoma Community College are Female Instructors (77), Male Instructors(66), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tacoma Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 84 employees, Management, with 69 employees, and Service with 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.89M
2019 Endowment
1.12%
decline from 2018

Tacoma Community College has an endowment valued at about $5.89M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Tacoma Community College declined 1.12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.59M 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. $813k - Federal
  2. $3.19M - State
  3. $11.9M - Local

As of 2019, Tacoma Community College received $813k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.19M from state grants and contracts, and $11.9M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$35.7M
2019 Salaries
8.05%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Tacoma Community College paid a median of $35.7M in salaries, which represents 46.9% of their overall expenditure ($76.2M) and a 8.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.71% growth from 2017 and a 1.32% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.2M
Instructional Salaries
143
Number of Employees

In 2019, Tacoma Community College paid a total of $10.2M to 143 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
143 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
84 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tacoma Community College were Instructor with 143 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tacoma Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 84 employees; Management with 69 employees; and Service with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tacoma Community College was Female Instructor with 77 employees, Male Instructor with 66 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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