Tacoma Colleges and Universities

Tacoma, Washington, a suburb of Seattle, attracts college and university students who are seeking a prestigious education in a laid-back setting. Tacoma rates as one of the most livable areas in the country, and the downtown area is very pedestrian-friendly. Students at any of the Tacoma colleges and universities have opportunities to explore the local theater, glass and ceramic and gay and lesbian communities.

The University of Washington is one of Tacoma's most prominent colleges and universities. Its campuses in Tacoma and Seattle are highly ranked in medicine, nursing, engineering and social work. The University of Puget Sound, a distinguished liberal arts college, offers bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees to a relatively small (around 2,000) student population. Puget Sound awards degrees in teaching, education, occupational and physical therapy; a full range of 40 majors are offered for degree studies.

Tacoma Age Demographics



Cultural Diversity in Tacoma



Medium Schools

Tacoma Community College

Small Schools

Bates Technical College
BJ's Beauty & Barber College
Pacific Lutheran University
University of Puget Sound
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Faith International University
Everest College-Tacoma
Summit Salon Academy