Bates Technical College

1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma
WA, 98405
Tel: (253)680-7000
2,042 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 2,042 students (82% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 30% 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 - teachers has declined by 100% 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

Student Body

The student population of 2,042 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,042 students
1,287 students
Bates Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,675 students
832 students
Bates Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 367 students
1,021 students
Bates Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Bates Technical College sch enrollment Bates Technical College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
% Asian
5%
2%
Bates Technical College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
2%
1%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
Bates Technical College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
14%
12%
Bates Technical College Black (2006-2012)
% White
70%
66%
Bates Technical College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Bates Technical College sch ethnicity Bates 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. 0.48 0.45
Bates Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,151 is less than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,151 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,151 $5,917
Bates Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,151 $10,050
Bates Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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