Bates Technical College helps students realize their potential for growth and success through innovative instruction in a nurturing, diverse environment. Students achieve their career and personal goals, strengthening the region's social and economic vibrancy. Strong local and global partnerships with business, industry, labor and the public make the College a respected contributor to community vitality. Bates offers two-year associate of technology degrees, certificates of competency, certificates of training, industry certifications and, in specific programs, prepares students for the achievement of state licensure achievement.
Bates Technical College serves 2,409 students (69.78% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 45%.
Bates Technical College is one of 6 community colleges within Pierce County