Tohono O’Odham Community College

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School Overview

Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC) provides post-secondary education and vocational training to members of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Non-tribe members are also permitted to attend the school. The NCA has accredited this college. It is located in Sells, AZ.

TOCC offers numerous career training programs. The school’s programs are designed to educate and provide job training for Tohono O’odham Nation tribe members. Classes are designed to complement courses taught at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College.

TOCC recently merged with the Tohono O’odham Career Center. As a result, the school now offers multiple vocational and construction trades training programs. Students greatly benefit from school-sponsored apprenticeship programs. TOCC has articulation agreements with multiple colleges and universities throughout the region. In addition to post-secondary education programs, the school also offers GED classes and remedial education programs.

TOCC is dedicated to providing post-secondary education and job training and preserving Tohono O’odham culture. All students must complete Tohono O’odham language and culture courses, in addition to natural resource and agriculture management courses. The school also offers courses to address local problems, such as diabetes maintenance and prevention and environmental protection.

General Information

Highway 86, Mile Post 115.5 N, Sells, AZ 85634-3129

General Information: (520) 383-8401
Web Address:
Type of Institution: 2-year public
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
One but less than two year certificate
AA/AS degree
Two but less than 4 year certificate
Campus setting: Remote rural city
On-campus housing: No
Number of Students: 304 (304 undergrad)
Ratio of students to faculty: 11 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $1,080 $1,080 $1,080 $1,354 +25.37%
Books and Supplies $750 $750 $750 $1,000 +33.33%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $1,830 $1,830 $1,830 $2,354 +28.63%

Financial Aid

All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
Grant or scholarship aid 101 58% $273,507 $2,708
• Pell grants 73 42% $171,507 $2,349
• Federal student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Programs 2 6
Business, Marketing, and Management Services 1
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 1
Business Administration and Management
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst
Construction Trades
Building/property Maintenance
Plumbing Technology/plumber
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts, Humanities and General Studies 2 2
General Studies
Liberal Arts, Humanities and General Studies, Other 2 2
Mechanics and Repairers
Electrical/electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other
Precision Production Trades
Welding Technology/welder
Work and Family Studies 3
Child Care Provider/assistant
Child Development 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this level.

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Tohono O'Odham Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (520) 383-8401
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: Highway 86, Mile Post 125.5, Sells, AZ 85634-3129
Setting: Rural: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 459
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 429 (93% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $932
Out-of-state Tuition: $932
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 70%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,069

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Tohono O'Odham Community College Programs

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Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22
Construction Trades 83
Education 2
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 1315

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Tohono O'Odham Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $932
Out-of-state $932
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 30 70%
Grant or scholarship aid 30 70% $4,069
Student loan aid 0 0% $0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 131 33% $4,077
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

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Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Tohono O'Odham Community College Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 459
Undergraduate enrollment 459
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Tohono O'Odham Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

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