Tacoma's Museum of Glass and loft apartments down the street

Off-Campus Housing

Living in Tacoma, WA 

Tacoma is a mid-sized city of about 220,000 people and a total area population of about 260,000 when you include the nearby smaller cities of University Place and Fircrest.  TCC sits at an intersection of these three cities.  

It is important to know that Tacoma Community College does not currently have a residence hall or other on-campus housing.  TCC does offer a homestay program that is managed by the International Programs Office.  Students who do not live in homestay either make arrangements with local friends or family or they rent an apartment, home or condominium on their own.


Airport Transfer

There are many options available for students who are arriving on a different day or plan to arrange their own transportation. The best options for transportation from the airport are generally ride share such as uber or lyft; although, there are many taxi services as well.  Depending on where you are staying, there may be a shuttle available.  The website for the SeaTac airport has some good information and links to different options:

Off-Campus Housing Search

Apartments and other Housing Resources in Tacoma


Have questions?

International Housing
Tacoma Community College
Building 11, 2nd Floor
Phone/Fax: 253-566-5190
Email: international_housing@tacomacc.edu