Bates Technical College

  • Bates Technical College helps you realize your potential for growth and success through innovative instruction in a friendly, supportive and diverse environment. You'll achieve your career and personal goals, and help strengthen the region's social and economic vibrancy. Strong local and global partnerships with business, industry, labor and the public make Bates a respected contributor to community vitality. We offer
  • two-year Associate of Applied Sciences degrees, Associate of Applied Science-Transfer degrees, certificates, industry certifications, and, in specific programs, prepares students for the achievement of state licensure.

School Highlights

Bates Technical College serves 2,596 students (99% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 53%.

Top Rankings

Bates Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Washington for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 194 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
Bates Technical College(WA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty194 staff157 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bates Technical College has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The Bates Technical College diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,596 students4,698 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:127:1
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# Full-Time Students2,571 students2,397 students
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# Part-Time Students84 students2,301 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
5%
7%
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% Hispanic
11%
13%
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% Black
15%
5%
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% White
55%
47%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
3%
7%
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% Unknown races
8%
12%
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Diversity Score0.650.73
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College Completion Rate
43%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,200$36,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,151 is more than the state average of $4,058. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,151 is less than the state average of $7,211. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,151$4,058
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,151$7,211
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid62%64%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,187$11,595
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,271
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Acceptance Rate100%100%

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Associated Student Government clubs

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural sports
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • At Bates Technical College, we focus on career education. Nestled in the shadow of Mount Rainier in the state`s second-largest county, the college boasts three vibrant campuses throughout Tacoma - including a new Advanced Technology Building that houses engineering, information technology, and digital media programs. You`ll find a variety of interesting, satisfying career education programs that deliver practical, concentrated hands-on training, with a goal of providing an affordable, accessible path toward successful employment.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Bates Technical College is Tacoma Community College (3.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 6,242 students | 3.60 Mi6501 S 19th St
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253) 566-5000
    3.606,242
  • 3,905 students | 5.80 Mi4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
    Lakewood, WA 98499
    (253) 589-5800
    5.803,905
  • 6,067 students | 8.00 Mi9401 Farwest Dr SW
    Lakewood, WA 98498
    (253) 964-6500
    8.006,067
  • 4,453 students | 10.60 Mi9401 Farwest Dr SW
    Lakewood, WA 98498
    (253) 964-6500
    10.604,453
  • 6,530 students | 11.50 Mi2400 S 240th St
    Des Moines, WA 98198
    (206) 878-3710
    11.506,530
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