Lake Tahoe Community College

Lake Tahoe Community College


Mountains, deep blue water, and sheer rugged beauty -- Lake Tahoe.

At 6,229 feet above sea level, Lake Tahoe Community College, set in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, is the highest college in California.

Opened in 1975, approximately 3,000 students come through the doors each quarter. Beyond the classrooms and labs, the 164-acre wooded campus features a 192-seat black box theater, extensive art labs and a demonstration garden. A 26,000 square foot gymnasium with a dance studio and fitness education center and a student center, which includes a café and teaching kitchens for the culinary arts program were opened in 2002. In 2006, the college opened a new 27,000 square foot library and adjoining art gallery. The campus is equipped with wireless internet access for students.

The University of California, the California State Universities, and other accredited colleges and universities give full credit for equivalent and transferable courses satisfactorily completed at Lake Tahoe Community College.  The college is also approved for veteran's benefits.

The college calendar is based on the quarter system, each quarter being twelve weeks long.   Following the three quarters there is a six week summer session.  For dates and deadlines, go to the Academic Calendar.


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Cost of attendance

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$6,642
Books & Supplies$1,746
In-State Tuition & Fees$1,221
Part-Time Tuition (Credit/hr)$31

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