Clover Park Technical College

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood
WA, 98499-4004
Tel: (253)589-5800
3,621 students
Public institution

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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 3,621 students (65% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 28%.
Clover Park Technical College is one of 6 community colleges within Pierce County, WA.
The nearest community college is Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (3.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Clover Park Technical College 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

Student Body

The student population of 3,621 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 74% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,621 students
1,287 students
Clover Park Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,344 students
832 students
Clover Park Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,277 students
1,021 students
Clover Park Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Clover Park Technical College sch enrollment Clover Park Technical College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
5%
2%
Clover Park Technical College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Clover Park Technical College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
14%
12%
Clover Park Technical College Black (2006-2012)
% White
71%
66%
Clover Park Technical College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Clover Park Technical College More (2008-2012)
Clover Park Technical College sch ethnicity Clover Park Technical College sta ethnicity
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. 0.47 0.45
Clover Park Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,561 is less than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,841 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 155% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,561 $5,917
Clover Park Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,841 $10,050
Clover Park Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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