- 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.
Pierce College-Puyallup serves 4,566 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.
- Enrollment: 4,566 students
- In-state tuition: $3,825
- Out-state tuition: $9,015
- Student:teacher ratio: 31:1
- Minority enrollment: 47%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The teacher population of 149 teachers has grown by 170% over five years.
(WA) Community College Avg.
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
The student population of Pierce College-Puyallup has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Pierce College-Puyallup diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,825 is less than the state average of $4,105. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,015 is more than the state average of $7,359. The out-state tuition has grown by 119% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Pierce College-Puyallup cost?
Pierce College-Puyallup's tuition is approximately $3,825 for In-State students and $9,015 for Out-State students.
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