Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) is a two-year college nestled in the valleys of Reno, Nevada in the United States. The school has five campus locations and offers its 25,000 students certificates and associate degrees in a variety of different programs. With high-quality education at an affordable cost, many international students attend TMCC as the beginning of their higher education abroad.

Truckee Meadows Community College should be at the top of your list for places to study! No matter your goal - a one year certificate, university transfer, or technical training, TMCC and the 'Biggest Little City' delivers a top-quality education at an affordable price. Along with this also comes with a lively downtown, diverse restaurant offerings, and outdoor recreation activities. And just a short drive away from Lake Tahoe and San Francisco, TMCC is ideally situated to become THE choice for students choosing to study in the United States.

- Natalie J. Brown, Ph.D., Director Academic Advisement, Transfer Center, & International Student Services, Truckee Meadows Community College

A Great Place to Live and Study

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Reno is a small, safe city boasting a population of about 400,000 people. The city is famous for its numerous casinos and hotels, but what you may not know is that it is a wonderful place for those who like to take part in outdoor or cultural activities. Sitting at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains and only about 35 kilometers from scenic Lake Tahoe, students will find plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Hit the ski slopes in Lake Tahoe or Mount Rose or enjoy the day on the Truckee River rafting, kayaking, fishing or just walking along the riverfront. If it's woods that you enjoy, then head over to nearby Tahoe National Forest to discover one million acres of trees, camping and hiking.

Students can even go on short road trips to nearby San Francisco and Yosemite National Park or book a quick flight to Las Vegas or Los Angeles to further explore this amazing region of the United States.

Reno is a city that loves organizing festivals to celebrate all of its diversity and culture. The month-long Artown Festival is a famous event on the city’s roster, along with the Reno River Festival. There are also music festivals galore celebrating jazz, blues, bluegrass and pretty much any other genre of music you can think of! Do not miss out on the hot air balloon tradition that is the annual Great Balloon Race – it is a wondrous sight to see! The Nevada Museum of Art, the National Automobile Museum, the Nevada Opera and the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra are also all must-visit locations.  


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TMCC places a high value on its students and it constantly strives to find new and innovative ways to prepare students for their future. TMCC offers everything from program and university transfers and occupational training, to career enhancement workshops and classes to deliver useful information in a way that students can easily understand. TMCC is the fastest growing college in northern Nevada and with its commitment to teaching and learning excellence along with emphasis on critical thinking and creative thought, it is also one of the most popular community colleges in the state.  

The strong sense of community on campus is evident, with teachers showing genuine interest in their work and students coming together to build a fun, lively and supportive living and studying environment. All of the classes at TMCC are taught by experienced faculty members, not teaching assistants, and the average class size comprises 25 students, making it easier to get to know not only your professors, but also your classmates.

TMCC has many focuses that are all interlinked. The school delivers a quality education at an affordable cost to students to ensure their future success in their careers and also in their personal lives, enriching their overall quality of living along with having a positive impact on the people and environment that surround them.

Rankings and Recognition

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Truckee Meadows Community College was ranked among the 30 best community colleges in the country by in 2018. TMCC is also proud to have been awarded the title by Best Choice School in 2017 of one of the 5 best culinary schools in the state of Nevada. TMCC’s registered nursing program is also highly rated by

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TMCC has been recognized as one the most scenic community colleges in the country with one of the most pristine campuses in America. For all this and more, "The Biggest Little City in the World," the great city of Reno, is also well-known as one of the best small cities in the United States.

Transferring Schools

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Whether you are transferring in or out of TMCC, you can rest assured that you will have guidance at every step of the process. Transfer services are provided by TMCC’s Academic Advisement department and they ensure that you receive the personalized guidance and advice that you are seeking. They help students decide which path they want to pursue in their professional futures by aiding them with academic planning, class selection and availing of academic and social services at the college.

Many international students choose to transfer to a four-year college or university after attaining their degree from TMCC. Academic Advisors will help you decide which university program best suits your interests and which college provides the services and facilities that you require. There are also international transfer agreements in place that guarantee admission to universities in Nevada, California, Oregon, Montana, Utah, Hawaii and New York. Academic Advisors are helpful and informative and are there to guide you to achieve your personal and academic ambitions.

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