Bates Technical College

Tel: (253)680-7000
2,409 students
Public institution

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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.
School Highlights:
Bates Technical College serves 2,409 students (70% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 28%.
Bates Technical College is one of 6 community colleges within Pierce County, WA.
The nearest community college is Everest College-Tacoma (0.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 145 teachers has declined by 45% over five years.
Bates 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
Total Faculty 145 staff
59 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,409 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,409 students
1,282 students
Bates Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
22:1
# Full-Time Students
1,681 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 728 students
1,017 students
Bates Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Bates Technical College Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
3%
2%
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
Bates Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
12%
Bates Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
51%
57%
Bates Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races"
1% 2%
% Unknown races
28%
3%
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. 0.48 0.53
Bates Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,151 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,151 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,151 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,151 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 59%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Pierce, 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, 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 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Pierce, WA is Everest College-Tacoma. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.