Pierce College-Puyallup

  • Pierce College students will experience quality, relevant learning that increases their knowledge, skills and abilities to maximize the potential for individual success whether transferring to a four-year institution or preparing directly for the workforce. Pierce Collegewill ensure quality, sustainability and continuous improvement in all of its departments and programs. Pierce Collegewill promote an environment in which quality teaching and learning are fostered, decision-making is collaborative, and students and employees feel valued and respected. Pierce Collegewill be a recognized leader in building and maintaining academic, industry and broad-based community partnerships to advance local educational opportunities and economic development.
School Highlights
  • Pierce College-Puyallup serves 3,671 students (49% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 41%.
  • Pierce College-Puyallup is one of 6 community colleges within Pierce County, WA.
  • The nearest community college to Pierce College-Puyallup is Everest College-Tacoma (9.7 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pierce College-Puyallup(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty55 staff145 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Pierce College-Puyallup has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The Pierce College-Puyallup diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,671 students4,463 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio67:131:1
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# Full-Time Students1,781 students2,353 students
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# Part-Time Students1,890 students2,110 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
6%
7%
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% Hispanic
8%
10%
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% Black
1%
4%
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% White
67%
59%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
7%
5%
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% Non Resident races
1%
6%
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% Unknown races
9%
7%
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Diversity Score0.530.62
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College Completion Rate
30%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,900$36,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,825 is less than the state average of $4,032. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,015 is more than the state average of $7,264. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,825$4,032
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,015$7,264
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid58%71%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$10,614
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,830
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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