• 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 3,369 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 50%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,369 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,151
  • Out-state tuition: $5,151
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 46%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Bates Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 283 teachers has grown by 95% over five years.
Bates Technical College
(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
283 staff
353 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bates Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Bates Technical College diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,369 students
4,003 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,582 students
2,116 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,787 students
1,887 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Bates Technical College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
343 students
384 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,582 students
2,116 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,787 students
1,887 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
160 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
5%
8%
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% Hispanic
11%
14%
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% Black
7%
5%
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% White
54%
50%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
7%
8%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
6%
% Unknown races
15%
7%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bates Technical College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score
0.68
0.71
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
37%
37%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Bates Technical College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.2%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,200
$36,400
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Bates Technical College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of WA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,151 is more than the state average of $4,105. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,151 is less than the state average of $7,359. The out-state tuition has declined by 48% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,151
$4,105
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,151
$7,359
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
67%
67%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Bates Technical College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$6,187
$11,595
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Bates Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in WA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,750
$6,292
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Acceptance Rate
100%
100%
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Extracurriculars

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

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural sports
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Bates Technical College cost?

Bates Technical College's tuition is approximately $5,151 for In-State students and $5,151 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Bates Technical College?

The acceptance rate of Bates Technical College is 100%, which is equal to the state average of 100%.

What is Bates Technical College's ranking?

Bates Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Washington for: Least debt for graduating students.

School Calendar

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,369 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,151
  • Out-state tuition: $5,151
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 46%
  • Source: Verified school update

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For Pierce County, WA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,513 per year for in-state students and $9,089 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Pierce County, WA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is equal to the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Pierce County, WA is Tacoma Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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