Lake Tahoe Community College
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 2,052
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Lake Tahoe Community College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Lake Tahoe Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $7,059 and in-state students paid $1,209.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 55% of Lake Tahoe Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 28% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,904 (which is 10.6% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Lake Tahoe Community College in 2016-2017, was 0, which is -- of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was -- (which is 100% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Lake Tahoe Community College has enrolled a total of 2,052 students (697 students full-time and 1,355 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,052 students, 271 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 48% men and 52% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 606 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 56%

Hispanic: 27%

Two or more races: 5%

Black/African American: 5%

Asian: 4%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Lake Tahoe Community College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 12% 90
Social Sciences 12% 84 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 11% 82 18
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10% 76 24
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 7% 48
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 5% 36 0
Mathematics And Statistics 4% 28
Health Professions And Related Programs 4% 27
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 3% 19
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 3% 19

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Lake Tahoe Community College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Lake Tahoe Community College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $25,600. Last year, out of the total 248 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 196 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 270 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 194 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $25,600 $25,000
Employment Rate 79% 72%
Total Graduates 248 270

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Lake Tahoe Community College.

Folsom Lake College
64.8 mile away
Columbia College
65.9 mile away
Sierra College
67.4 mile away
American River College
76.4 mile away
Cosumnes River College
84.8 mile away
Yuba College
85.2 mile away
Sacramento City College
86.1 mile away