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 13,000 students. TMCC offers more than 90 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) or the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Transfer agreements with UNR and UNLV make the process of transferring to Nevada state universities easy upon completion of the first two years of education. After completing 24 credits at TMCC, students may also choose to transfer to other American universities in the U.S. TMCC is continuously developing partnerships with universities across 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 and personal goals.

Why Study at Truckee Meadows Community College?

  • Affordable tuition
  • University Transfer agreements with University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Small class size, average 20 students
  • No minimum GPA requirement
  • Regionally accredited institution
  • Individualized academic advising each semester
  • Individualized attention from instructors, counselors and staff
  • Free e-mail accounts and Internet access
  • Free tutoring and writing assistance
  • Student activities and clubs

Why Come to Reno, Nevada?

  • Affordable education, half the cost of most universities
  • Low cost of living
  • Affordable public transportation
  • Small city with a population of 260,000 with a safe environment
  • Over 300 days of sunshine per year
  • Located four hours from San Francisco, California
  • Located one half hour from Lake Tahoe
  • World-class skiing and snowboarding
  • Hiking, boating and camping
  • Over 15 golf courses in the local area

Major Areas of Study (Almost 90 programs)

  • Architecture Design
  • Biology
  • Business (Accounting, Economics, Information Systems, Logistics, Management, Marketing)
  • Computer Networking, Programming, Web Development
  • Construction Management
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene
  • Engineering
  • Fine Arts
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Graphic Communications
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Logistics 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
  • International TOEFL score of at least 61 (iBT) or 500 (PBT), 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
  • Original financial documents
  • Application available at:

Estimated average cost for one academic year

Tuition and fees: $10,600
Living and personal expenses: $9,500
Other (books & health insurance): $2,200
TOTAL (estimated): $22,300


Truckee Meadows Community College

International Student Services
7000 Dandini Boulevard RDMT 114
Reno NV 89512-3999
P: 775-673-7042
For more information: Truckee Meadows Community College