Tacoma Community College
|Type||Public community college|
|Colors||Blue & White|
Tacoma Community College (TCC) is a public community college in Tacoma, Washington and with satellite operations in Gig Harbor and the Bridge Program in partnership with The Evergreen State College. It serves the city of Tacoma and the Pierce County portion of the Kitsap Peninsula.
TCC's creation was authorized by voters in 1962, and it opened in fall 1965. As of 2009, nearly 1/2 million students have attended TCC since its opening. TCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and is currently in the process of continued accreditation with NWCCU's current cycle of standards. TCC's average student age is 28 years old with over 15,000 students enrolling each year. TCC offers 46 state-approved vocational and technical programs with the average placement rate of 86% for students in their chosen field as of 2009/2010 data.
TCC offers 73 associate degree programs, 3 bachelor's degree programs, and 24 professional and technical certificates.
Tacoma Community College "creates meaningful and relevant learning, inspires greater equity, and celebrates success in our lives and our communities."
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