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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

Are you interested in working at Tillamook Bay Community College? Please view our current Employment Opportunities.

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 Rules

2017-18 Student Demographics

Undergraduate Degree Seeking Students

In 2017-2018, 395 students enrolled at TBCC with the goal of earning a degree or certificate. Of these, 75% were working toward an associate’s degree in order to transfer to a university, and 25% were enrolled in Career/Technical programs to build skills to move into the workforce. Degrees/Certificates:

  • TBCC awarded 96 certificates and degrees to 49 students in 2017-2018 (many students earn more than one certificate or degree). 5% of these were awarded in Career Technical Education, with the remainder being two-year associates degrees.


  • While many may assume that our students are traditional age, in fact more than half are 22 or older, which is common at community colleges across the state.
    • 18-21 = 40%
    • 22-29 = 29%
    • 30-39 = 17%
    • 40 years and older = 14%

Race: The student population at TBCC continues to diversify, as does the county population as a whole. 68% of our students identify as white, 20% are Latinx, and 12% identify as other races including African American and Native. Gender: 60% of our students are women and 40% are men.

Community Education Students

The Continuing and Community Education Program offers non-credit courses to take for personal enrichment, personal interest, or to enhance work skills, and over 1,200 community members participated in 2017-2018. These learners ranged in age from 10 to 94, with over 78% 40 years of age or older. Most of these community members (77%) identify as white, and 71% are women.

Dual Credit Students

Dual credit classes are taught at the three public Tillamook County high schools. These college-level courses are taught by qualified high school instructors during regular school hours at your high school or other facilities. These college-level courses are offered free for students who meet the academic requirements. In 2017-2018, more than 300 high school students earned credit at TBCC. 60% of these students are female, and 40% male. 73% identify as white, with 15% identifying as Latinx, and the remainder as other races including African American, Native American, Asian and Pacific Islander.

Full time enrolled pie chart
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

FTE is a standardized measure of student enrollment – every FTE is equal to one student, enrolled full-time at TBCC.


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)