Clover Park Technical College

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499-4004
Tel: (253)589-5800
  • From aviation to health care, from computers to design, from cooking to welding, you can trust that you are learning the theory, the basics, the art and the best practice for a profession that’s fulfilling and in demand today.
School Highlights
  • Clover Park Technical College serves 3,682 students (64% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 41%.
  • Clover Park Technical College is one of 6 community colleges within Pierce County, WA.
  • The nearest community college is Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom (3.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
Clover Park Technical College (WA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 110 staff 138 staff
Clover Park Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,682 has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 28% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,682 students 3,977 students
Clover Park Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1 30:1
Clover Park Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,353 students 2,087 students
Clover Park Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,329 students 1,890 students
Clover Park Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Clover Park Technical College Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Clover Park Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
6%
7%
Clover Park Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
5%
10%
Clover Park Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
13%
4%
Clover Park Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
62%
59%
Clover Park Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
2%
1%
Clover Park Technical College Hawaiian (2012-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
5%
Clover Park Technical College More (2009-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
6%
Clover Park Technical College Non Resident (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
6%
7%
Clover Park Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.59 0.62
Clover Park Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
36%
31%
Clover Park Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2014)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $35,700 $36,300
Clover Park Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,617 is more than the state average of $4,077. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,960 is more than the state average of $7,465. The out-state tuition has grown by 170% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,617 $4,077
Clover Park Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,960 $7,465
Clover Park Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77% 72%
Clover Park Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $10,501 $11,000
Clover Park Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $8,455 $5,833
Clover Park Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Why Clover Park? Clover Park Technical College students get a time-honored style of hands-on learning experience taught by experts in a large variety of practical career fields. From aviation to health care, from computers to design, from cooking to welding, you can trust that you are learning the theory, the basics, the art and the best practice for a profession that’s fulfilling and in demand today. At Clover Park Technical College, we focus on excellence, experience, and employment. Redefine education. See what Clover Park has for you. Call 253-589-5800, text TECH4U to 41513 or visit www.cptc.edu

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Did You Know?
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 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 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Pierce County, WA is Everest College-Tacoma. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.