Truckee Meadows Community College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $5,000—$10,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Computer Science, Engineering, University Transfer

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 6+, TOEFL: 61+, iTEP: 3.7, Duolingo: 90+

  • Social Media

About Truckee Meadows Community College

Established in 1971, Truckee Meadows Community College is located in Reno, Nevada, the beautiful American West, overlooking the Sierra Nevada Mountains. TMCC is a two-year institution serving over 15,000 students. TMCC offers more than 160 degree programs with Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Transfer degrees as well as Associate of General Studies and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

Truckee Meadows Community College is an affordable alternative to the university and many students choose to begin their academic program at TMCC before transferring to University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) or other four-year institutions across the United States through the TMCC 2+2 transfer agreement program. TMCC is continuously developing partnerships with universities throughout the United States - you can start at TMCC and go anywhere!

Truckee Meadows Community College promotes student success, academic excellence and access to lifelong learning by delivering high-quality education and services to our diverse communities. International Student Services works with each student one-on-one to ensure achievement of academic, professional and personal goals.

Why Study at Truckee Meadows Community College?

  • Competitive tuition
  • No up front application fee
  • University Transfer agreements with numerous universities, including the University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Small class size, average 20 students
  • No minimum GPA entrance requirement
  • Regionally accredited institution
  • Individualized attention from advisors, instructors, counselors and staff
  • On-campus student resources: Mental health counseling, tutoring in all subjects, MathLabs, Fitness Center, and much more!
  • Student activities and clubs

Why Come to Reno, Nevada?

  • Affordable education, half the cost of most universities
  • Free public transportation with TMCC student ID
  • Small city with a population of 260,000 with a safe and welcoming environment
  • Over 300 days of sunshine per year
  • Located four hours from San Francisco, California
  • Less than an hour from Lake Tahoe
  • World-class skiing and snowboarding
  • Hiking, boating and camping
  • Over 15 golf courses in the local area
  • Annual events like classic car shows, air races, hot air balloon races, food festivals, and arts and culture festivals that attract people from around the globe

Major Areas of Study

  • Architecture Design
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Biology
  • Business (Accounting, Economics, Information Systems, Logistics, Management, Marketing)
  • Computer Networking, Programming, Web Development, Cyber-Security
  • Construction Management
  • Culinary Arts (Entrepreneurship and Baking and Pastry Arts)
  • Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene
  • Education (Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary)
  • Engineering
  • Fine Arts
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Graphic Communications
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Paramedic
  • Psychology
  • And many others…

Admission to Truckee Meadows Community College

TMCC admits students each fall semester and spring semester terms. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis prior to each semester. The following are TMCC’s admission requirements.

  • High school transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL score of at least 61 (iBT), Duolingo with a score of 90, IELTS overall 6 or higher, or other acceptable test, or completion of the equivalent at a U.S. college or university (more options available)
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Application available at:

Estimated average cost for one academic year

Tuition and fees: $11,500
Living, personal expenses, and health insurance: $13,800
Other (books & supplies): $1,000
TOTAL (estimated): $26,300


Truckee Meadows Community College

International Student Services
7000 Dandini Boulevard RDMT 114
Reno NV 89512-3999
P: 775-337-5605
For more information: Truckee Meadows Community College