Everest College-Tacoma

2156 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402-3004
Tel: (253)207-4000
School Highlights
  • Everest College-Tacoma serves 795 students (95% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 41%.
  • Everest College-Tacoma is one of 6 community colleges within Pierce County, WA.
  • The nearest community college is Bates Technical College (0.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 47% over five years.
Everest College-Tacoma (WA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Public
Total Faculty 25 staff 138 staff
Everest College-Tacoma Total Faculty (2010-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 795 has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 795 students 3,977 students
Everest College-Tacoma Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1 30:1
Everest College-Tacoma Student Staff Ratio (2010-2016)
# Full-Time Students 753 students 2,087 students
Everest College-Tacoma Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 42 students 1,890 students
Everest College-Tacoma Part-Time Students (2012-2016)
Everest College-Tacoma Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
Everest College-Tacoma American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
5%
7%
Everest College-Tacoma Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
11%
10%
Everest College-Tacoma Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
14%
4%
Everest College-Tacoma Black (2007-2016)
% White
46%
59%
Everest College-Tacoma White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
7%
1%
Everest College-Tacoma Hawaiian (2012-2016)
% Two or more races
10%
5%
Everest College-Tacoma More (2009-2016)
% Unknown races
5%
7%
Everest College-Tacoma 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. 0.74 0.62
Everest College-Tacoma Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
68%
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Everest College-Tacoma Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $28,800 -
Everest College-Tacoma Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $13,500 is less than the state average of $15,903. The private state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $13,500 $15,903
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91% 72%
Everest College-Tacoma % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,500 -
Everest College-Tacoma Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,750 -
Everest College-Tacoma Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 60% 89%
Everest College-Tacoma Percent Admitted (2008-2012)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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.