4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 fulling and in demand today.

School Highlights

Clover Park Technical College serves 3,973 students (58% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 53%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,973 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,617
  • Out-state tuition: $12,960
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 51%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 275 teachers has grown by 65% over five years.
Clover Park Technical College
(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
275 staff
353 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Clover Park Technical College has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The Clover Park Technical College diversity score of 0.71 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,973 students
4,700 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,313 students
2,313 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,660 students
2,387 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
7%
7%
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% Hispanic
12%
15%
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% Black
11%
5%
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% White
49%
47%
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% Hawaiian
2%
1%
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% Two or more races
10%
8%
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% Non Resident races
1%
4%
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% Unknown races
7%
12%
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Diversity Score
0.71
0.73
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College Completion Rate
36%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,700
$36,400
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,617 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 $12,960 is more than the state average of $7,211. The out-state tuition has grown by 120% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,617
$4,058
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,960
$7,211
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
69%
64%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,621
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,874
$6,267
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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 fulling 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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,973 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,617
  • Out-state tuition: $12,960
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 51%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 0.71, which is equal to the national average of 0.71. 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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