Pierce College at Puyallup

Tel: (253)840-8400
3,243 students
Public institution
Pierce College students will experience quality, relevant learning that increases their knowledge, skills and abilities to maximize the potential for individual success whether transferring to a four-year institution or preparing directly for the workforce. Pierce Collegewill ensure quality, sustainability and continuous improvement in all of its departments and programs. Pierce Collegewill promote an environment in which quality teaching and learning are fostered, decision-making is collaborative, and students and employees feel valued and respected. Pierce Collegewill be a recognized leader in building and maintaining academic, industry and broad-based community partnerships to advance local educational opportunities and economic development.
School Highlights
Pierce College at Puyallup serves 3,243 students (41% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Pierce College at Puyallup is one of 6 community colleges within Pierce County, WA.
The nearest community college is Everest College-Tacoma (9.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 44% over five years.
College Pierce College at Puyallup Community College Avg.
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 52 staff
61 staff
Pierce College at Puyallup Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,243 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 49% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,243 students 1,315 students
Pierce College at Puyallup Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,329 students
815 students
Pierce College at Puyallup Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,914 students
1,061 students
Pierce College at Puyallup Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Pierce College at Puyallup Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Pierce College at Puyallup American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
5%
5%
Pierce College at Puyallup Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
8%
20%
Pierce College at Puyallup Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
4%
15%
Pierce College at Puyallup Black (2006-2013)
% White
62%
49%
Pierce College at Puyallup White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
Pierce College at Puyallup Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Two or more races
8%
3%
Pierce College at Puyallup More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
10%
6%
Pierce College at Puyallup Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Pierce College at Puyallup Non Resident (2009-2013)
Pierce College at Puyallup 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. 0.60 0.70
Pierce College at Puyallup Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,825 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,015 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,825 $5,590
Pierce College at Puyallup In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,015 $10,086
Pierce College at Puyallup Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 59%
89%
Pierce College at Puyallup % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Everest College-Tacoma
    Private for-profit
    903 students | 9.70 Mi2156 Pacific Avenue
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    (253)207-4000
    9.70903
  • 2,409 students | 10.50 Mi1101 S Yakima Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253)680-7000
    10.502,409
  • 3,407 students | 10.70 Mi4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
    Lakewood, WA 98499
    (253)589-5800
    10.703,407
  • 8,007 students | 11.80 Mi12401 SE 320th St
    Auburn, WA 98092
    (253)833-9111
    11.808,007
  • 7,053 students | 13.30 Mi6501 S 19th St
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253)566-5000
    13.307,053
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.