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About Tillamook Bay Community College

About the Area

Tillamook Bay Community College (TBCC) is located 85 miles west of Portland on the beautiful North Oregon Coast in Tillamook, Oregon; the county seat of Tillamook County. The County has a population of 26,000 and TBCC serves over 2,060 students per year.

Employment Opportunities

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TBCC History

Tillamook Bay Community College was founded in 1981 and has proudly been serving the Tillamook community for more than 35 years. Prior to gaining independent regional accreditation in 2014, TBCC was managed by Portland Community College. The College is governed by a seven-member Board of Education. Members are elected to four year terms and represent each of the seven service district zones in Tillamook county. For more information please view the TBCC History at a Glance document.

TBCC Mission

Tillamook Bay Community College creates bridges to opportunity by providing quality education that serves the needs of our diverse community.

Annual Budget

2020-21 Adopted Budget2019-20 Adopted Budget2018-19 Adopted Budget

TBCC Board Policies and Administrative Rules

Board Policies – The policies adopted by the College Board of Education have been written to be consistent with the provisions of law, but do not encompass all laws relating to the College’s activities. Board policies will be reviewed by a Policy Review Committee every two years with changes approved by the Board.

Administrative Rules – The College has a number of procedures and operational rules that are implemented operationally on a daily basis. These procedures are policy driven and are approved by the College Council as “Administrative Rules.”  A complete review of the Administrative Rules takes place every other year.

Board Policies and Administrative Rules are available to the public at the link below and by clicking public site. A password and username is not required.

Board Policies and Administrative RulesGovernance and Leadership

2019-2020 Data Snapshot

This summary has 3 sections – a definition and summary of FTE for 2019-2020, a summary of noncredit students (including community education, adult basic education and those earning noncredit training certificates), and a summary of credit students (including dual credit students, undergraduate transfer students, and undergraduates earning CTE degrees).

Full 2019-2020 Data Snapshot Report

2019-2020 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Students

FTE earned by the college in 2019-2020. FTE or ‘full-time equivalency’ is a single value that provides a meaningful combination of part-time and full-time students. FTE is calculated by multiplying the number of students enrolled in a course by the contact hours for that course, divided by 510. The totals below aggregate course FTE by ACTI (activity) code, which defines the course content, level, and credit-earning status. For example, the 82.9 FTE earned in CTE last year is in courses categorized as CTE courses (ACTI Code 210), even if the students taking those courses are not majoring in a CTE course of study.

2019-20 FTE graph









2018-19 2019-20 Change
Lower Division Courses 229 231 1%
Developmental Education Courses 21 23 7%
CTE Courses 45 50 11%
Workforce Courses 31 53 73%
Apprenticeship Courses 4 3 -21%
ABE/GED/ESOL Courses 36 24 -33%
Community and Continuing Education Courses 113 85 -25%
Total FTE 478 467 -2%


2019-20 Non-Credit Seeking Students

A total of 678 students enrolled in non-credit courses.

Graph of 2019-20 Non-Credit Student Percentages






Community and/or Continuing Education:

A total of 565 community members participated in these courses, which is down from 1,429 last year. This drop is due to the cancelation of these courses during spring term.


Adult Basic Education:

This area of instruction includes adult basic education (designed to improve reading, writing and math), ESOL courses to improve English, and GED preparation, with sections taught in English and in Spanish. In 2019-2020, 62 students enrolled in these courses, down from 102 the previous year. These courses were canceled in spring term.


Non-Credit Training Certificates:

TBCC has expanded the non-credit certificates (NCTC) available, which include certificates in phlebotomy and truck driver training. In 2019-2020, 50 students enrolled in these courses.


2019-20 Credit Seeking Students

A total of 781 students enrolled to earn credit at TBCC.

Graph of 2019-20 Credit Student Percentages






Dual Credit Students:

In 2019-2020, 370 high school students earned credit through TBCC. 88% participated in dual credit courses at local high schools (earning high school and college credits simultaneously). Of these students, 29% also took courses directly at TBCC. An additional 46 students only took courses through TBCC, most of these were students who enrolled in the spring term, during high school closures.


Undergraduate Transfer Students:

In 2019-2020, 309 students enrolled in credit courses in pursuit of a transfer degree, including 113 who were new to college, and 196 continuing students.

Graph of Student Majors in 2019-20








CTE Students:

In 2019-2020, 102 students enrolled in credit courses in pursuit of a Career-Technical certificate or degree.


Graph of 2019-20 CTE Student Majors








2019-20 Retention Rates

73% of degree seeking students enrolled for their first term in the fall quarter, returned for the winter quarter.

68% of full-time degree-seeking students in fall 2018-2019 returned in fall of 2019-2020.

21% of part-time degree-seeking students in fall 2018-2019 returned in fall of 2019-2020.

38% of first-time at TBCC students enrolled full-time (in their first term), were awarded a certificate/degree within 3 years (this is an increase from 28% for the previous cohort).
9% of first-time at TBCC students enrolled part-time (in their first term), were awarded a certificate/degree within 4 years (up from 3% for the previous cohort).

12% of first-time at TBCC students with the intent to transfer, transferred to a 4-year university within four years (down from 23% for the previous cohort).
Full-time students are more likely to transfer (22%) than part-time students (7%).



TBCC Main Campus (4301 Third Street, Tillamook, OR 97141)TBCC Partners for Rural Innovation Center (4506 Third Street, Tillamook, OR 97141)TBCC South Campus (34660 Parkway Drive, Cloverdale, OR, 97112)TBCC Career & College Center (Tillamook High School 2605 Twelfth St Tillamook, OR 97141)