Colleges Near Tacoma

Colleges and universities near me in the Tacoma, Washington area

There are 6 colleges in Tacoma and 37 colleges within 50 miles enrolling a total of 187,292 students. These are the closest colleges.

Located in Washington with a population of 198,397, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from Tacoma. Driving time to these schools from Tacoma should be less than 1 hours. The top rated college in the area is University of Washington Seattle Campus in Seattle which is ranked #75 in the nation by CollegeSimply. The largest college in the area is University of Washington Seattle Campus enrolling 48,149 students. In terms of affordability, Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the area at $2,947 per year.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near Tacoma.


37 results

Bates Technical College
B
Tacoma, WA
 
Bates Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,369enrollment
  • $6,869net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

1 miles from Tacoma

University of Puget Sound
P
Tacoma, WA
University of Puget Sound

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

 

  • 2,130enrollment
  • $38,127net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

1 miles from Tacoma

University of Washington Tacoma Campus
W
Tacoma, WA
University of Washington Tacoma Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,364enrollment
  • $10,113net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 960-1180SAT range
  • 16-24ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

1 miles from Tacoma

Tacoma Community College
T
Tacoma, WA
 
Tacoma Community College

Public 2 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 5,823enrollment
  • $6,240net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

3 miles from Tacoma

Faith Evangelical College & Seminary
F
Tacoma, WA
 
Faith Evangelical College & Seminary

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 318enrollment
  • $19,502net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

3 miles from Tacoma

Clover Park Technical College
C
Lakewood, WA
 
Clover Park Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,591enrollment
  • $7,046net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 30

6 miles from Tacoma

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
P
Lakewood, WA
 
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 8,329enrollment
  • $8,147net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

8 miles from Tacoma

Pacific Lutheran University
P
Tacoma, WA
Pacific Lutheran University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

 

  • 2,907enrollment
  • $25,368net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

7 miles from Tacoma

DeVry University Washington
D
Federal Way, Washington
 
DeVry University Washington

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 972enrollment
  • -net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

9 miles from Tacoma

Highline Community College
H
Des Moines, WA
 
Highline Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,829enrollment
  • $8,114net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

12 miles from Tacoma

Pierce College at Puyallup
P
Puyallup, WA
 
Pierce College at Puyallup

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,453enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

11 miles from Tacoma

Green River Community College
G
Auburn, WA
 
Green River Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 7,493enrollment
  • $9,245net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 25

14 miles from Tacoma

University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus
P
Tukwila, WA
 
University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 11enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

18 miles from Tacoma

Renton Technical College
R
Renton, WA
 
Renton Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,214enrollment
  • $7,595net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

21 miles from Tacoma

Seattle Community College South Campus
S
Seattle, WA
 
Seattle Community College South Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,324enrollment
  • $9,159net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

21 miles from Tacoma

Saint Martin's University
S
Lacey, WA
Saint Martin's University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 1,638enrollment
  • $23,824net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

22 miles from Tacoma

Olympic College
O
Bremerton, WA
 
Olympic College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,357enrollment
  • $8,416net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

24 miles from Tacoma

Cornish College of the Arts
C
Seattle, WA
Cornish College of the Arts

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 482enrollment
  • $39,440net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

26 miles from Tacoma

FAQ's

The closest community college is Bates Technical College and is 0.6 miles from Tacoma. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Bates Technical College are $6,628 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Bates Technical College has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met.