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.
Pierce College at Puyallup serves 3,243 students (40.98% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 62:1 is higher than the community college average of 31:1.
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