Pierce College-Puyallup

Lakewood, WA, USA
2.92 Average Rating

Pierce College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Washington. The college’s Puyallup facility, located outside of Seattle near Tacoma, is situated on a scenic, 85-acre campus in the woods. The college maintains a small student body, with many of its students studying liberal arts and business. Puyallup is home to the Brouillet Library and Science Center, which offers a number of enclosed study rooms, the Writing Center, rentable Chromebooks and wifi hotspots, and over 80 resource databases for student use.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
100%

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
4,590
Total Number of Undergrads
4,590
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,132
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$3,952
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$4,287
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
23%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,215
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
23%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,981
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,261

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
24%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,791
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$6,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$107

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
20
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,700

What Students Are Saying

2.92 Average Rating
Small Community college located in the heart of Puyallup, Washington. Teachers are wonderful and classes sizes are typically smaller than Universities. Definitely a great alternative to people looking to save financially your first two years.
Geoffrey from Puyallup, WA
Pierce college is great college to attend because of the variety of classes available. The teachers at Pierce College are dedicated to help you learn as much information as possible and provided well structured classes. Also there are many valuable resources and staff willing to help.
Adriana from Puyallup, WA

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