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South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
p. 530-541-4660
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Lake Tahoe Community College

Lake Tahoe Community College Rating: 5.0/5 (125 votes)

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Lake Tahoe Community College, or LTCC, is a two-year college that focuses on exemplary education in a friendly and safe environment. With a faculty of 42 full-time teachers, this is a college where all of its students get a hands-on, integral, and personalized education. This this is made possible by keeping classrooms small, with an average of 17 students per class. LTCC’s efforts pay off, as its student transfer rate to four-universities is the fourth highest in the state and its student GPA is consistently above the state average.

Apart from its sophisticated and integral campus, LTCC also prides itself in offering certificates and associate’s degrees in a wide variety of program majors of the highest quality, including business, economics, psychology, mathematics, and liberal arts and sciences (which is the school’s top program).

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Students interested in attending LTCC are welcome to apply. There is generally no application deadline, but students are encouraged to fill out their applications as early as possible. There is no kind of screening done to applicants; no SAT or ACT scores are required, and all that any person needs to do is fill out LTCC application form. LTCC applicants are required to have a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma. If an applicant does not have a diploma or GED, special accommodations may be made if the applicant is over the age of 18 and ready to benefit from the education that the college has to offer.

Financial Aid

Lake Tahoe Community College does not offer on-campus accommodation for its students, so costs associated with room and board and transportation may vary depending on whether or not you live close to campus or whether or not you live on your own. LTCC offers a wide variety of programs, including free waivers (only available for residents of the state of California), grants, scholarships, and student loans. LTCC tries to assist all of its students in getting the financial aid they need. All aid is given on a need-basis, but it is also given on a first-come first-served basis, so it is recommended that all students in need of financial aid fill out their applications and get the process underway with time to spare.

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LTCC has a student body comprised of over 3,000 students; given that the college offers no dormitories for students, none live on its 164-acre campus. LTCC offers its students many other facilities including a 192-seat black box theater and a 26,000 square foot gymnasium fully equipped with a dance studio, a student center, internet terminals, teaching kitchens, and a fitness education center, among other commodities.

Given that LTCC is located in Lake Tahoe, students have access to a multitude of recreational sporting activities including skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and climbing. There are a number of student clubs that help students have fun, such as the Performing Arts League, Geology Club, International Club, and Rotoract. Other recreational activities sponsored by LTCC include the Welcome Back BBQ, PAL movie nights, the pumpkin carving contest during Halloween, and many others.

Student Enrollment Demographics


In the mid-1990s, LTCC had men’s and women’s cross-country running teams competing in the Golden Valley Conference. Following the success of these two teams, LTCC added women’s volleyball and a Nordic ski team. Unfortunately, due to lack of support and resources, LTCC’s athletics program was cancelled and there are presently no LTCC athletics teams available.


LTCC started presenting the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009 to honor past graduates who have managed exemplary achievement in their professional careers. The two alumni that have received this award are:

  • Jory John – writer, columnist, cartoonist
  • Carl Young – meteorologist; Program Director of the League to Save Lake Tahoe

Additional School Information

LTCC is a school that prides itself in providing high-quality education and guidance for anyone interested in and capable of learning. LTCC welcomes international students and special college courses are available for high school students in grades 9 through 12. High school students interested in taking college courses at LTCC can do so by following a process that is called Special Admission.

LTCC has a Student Services office to assist students in achieving their individual academic goals. The LTCC Foundation also works for the student body’s benefits, procuring resources for improving the school’s campus and for providing further financial assistance to those who need it.


  • About LTCC, http://www.ltcc.edu/about.asp, web, 25 July, 2011
  • Academics, http://www.ltcc.edu/about.asp, web, 25 July, 2011
  • Admissions, http://www.ltcc.edu/prospective.asp?scatID=7&catID=135, web, 25 July, 2011
  • Alumni, http://www.ltcc.edu/parents.asp?scatID=30&catID=190, web, 25 July 2011
  • Financial Aid, http://www.ltcc.edu/studentservices.asp?scatID=17, web, 25 July 2011
  • Prospective Students, http://www.ltcc.edu/about.asp, web, 25 July, 2011

Information Summary

Ranks 289th in California and 2990th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.03
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 102 0.47
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 5 0.02
Robbery 22 0.10
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 153 0.71
Larceny 260 1.20
Vehicle theft 16 0.07

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population33,024 (31,705 urban / 1,319 rural)
Households13,063 (2.52 people per house)
Median Household Income$40,076
Families7,978 (3.08 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District604

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4123rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,209 $1,209 $6,630
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $12 $12 $12
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $31 $31 $170
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $2,931 $2,931 $8,352
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,222 $18,222 $23,643
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,954 $6,954 $12,375

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $948 $1,221 $948 $1,221 $6,369 $6,642
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,656 $1,665
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $11,406 $10,962
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,059 $4,014
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,185 $4,014

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 662nd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $81,508 ($82,479 male / $68,592 female)
Number of FT Faculty 40 (19 male / 21 female)
Number of PT Faculty 164
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $1,562,599

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