Clover Park Technical College

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Tel: (253)589-5800
3,407 students
Public institution
From aviation to health care, from computers to design, from cooking to welding, you can trust that you are learning the theory, the basics, the art and the best practice for a profession that’s fulfilling and in demand today.
School Highlights:
Clover Park Technical College serves 3,407 students (65% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
Clover Park Technical College is one of 6 community colleges within Pierce County, WA.
The nearest community college is Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (3.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 121 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
College Clover Park Technical College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 121 staff
61 staff
Clover Park Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,407 has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 69% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,407 students 1,296 students
Clover Park Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
21:1
Clover Park Technical College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,215 students
814 students
Clover Park Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,192 students
1,040 students
Clover Park Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Clover Park Technical College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Clover Park Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
6%
5%
Clover Park Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
21%
Clover Park Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
15%
15%
Clover Park Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
56%
51%
Clover Park Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
2%
-
Clover Park Technical College Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Clover Park Technical College More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
11%
3%
Clover Park Technical College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Clover Park Technical College Non Resident (2009-2013)
Clover Park Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.66 0.68
Clover Park Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,451 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,611 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 117% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,451 $5,660
Clover Park Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,611 $10,250
Clover Park Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72%
89%
Clover Park Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Why Clover Park? Clover Park Technical College students get a time-honored style of hands-on learning experience taught by experts in a large variety of practical career fields. From aviation to health care, from computers to design, from cooking to welding, you can trust that you are learning the theory, the basics, the art and the best practice for a profession that’s fulfilling and in demand today. At Clover Park Technical College, we focus on excellence, experience, and employment. Redefine education. See what Clover Park has for you. Call 253-589-5800, text TECH4U to 41513 or visit www.cptc.edu

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Did You Know?
For Pierce County, WA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,208 per year for in-state students and $8,378 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Pierce County, WA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Pierce County, WA is Everest College-Tacoma. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.