Tacoma Community College has recently been listed as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just south of Seattle. TCC is a diverse, creative and engaging institution - recognized nationally as an Achieving the Dream “Leader College” – and enrolls approximately 18,000 students annually (6,000 FTE) and is located on a 150-acre site in west Tacoma. The Tacoma-Pierce County area, located on beautiful Puget Sound and framed by the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, offer residents and visitors a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities. The city of Seattle is located 35 miles north of Tacoma.