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 4,377 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more 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 283 teachers has grown by 32% over five years.
Bates Technical College(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty283 staff353 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bates Technical College has grown by 81% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The Bates Technical College diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,377 students4,700 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
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# Full-Time Students2,019 students2,313 students
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# Part-Time Students2,358 students2,387 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
4%
7%
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% Hispanic
9%
15%
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% Black
5%
5%
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% White
46%
47%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
4%
8%
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% Unknown races
30%
12%
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Diversity Score0.680.73
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College Completion Rate
48%
38%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,200$36,400
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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 grown by 11% 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 declined by 48% 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 Aid64%64%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,187$11,595
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,267
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Acceptance Rate100%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: 2020 (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
  • 6,095 students | 3.60 Mi6501 S 19th St
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253) 566-5000
    3.606,095
  • 3,973 students | 5.80 Mi4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
    Lakewood, WA 98499
    (253) 589-5800
    5.803,973
  • 6,195 students | 8.00 Mi9401 Farwest Dr SW
    Lakewood, WA 98498
    (253) 964-6500
    8.006,195
  • 4,566 students | 10.60 Mi9401 Farwest Dr SW
    Lakewood, WA 98498
    (253) 964-6500
    10.604,566
  • 6,310 students | 11.50 Mi2400 S 240th St
    Des Moines, WA 98198
    (206) 878-3710
    11.506,310
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