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Bates Technical College Data & Information Overview

13% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Bates Technical College Ranked?

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

Bates Technical College was not ranked in College Factual's 2024 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bates Technical College?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Bates Technical College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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Bates Technical College Faculty

19 to 1 Student to Faculty
99% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Bates Technical College, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bates Technical College is 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bates Technical College

64% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Bates Technical College is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

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Bates Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,582 Full-Time Undergraduates
32.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
40.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,369 undergraduates at Bates Technical College with 1,582 being full-time and 1,787 being part-time.

How Much Does Bates Technical College Cost?

$7,547 Net Price
8% Take Out Loans
$16,072 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Bates Technical College is $7,547. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bates Technical College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,150 $8,225 $8,323 $13,762 $14,385

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bates Technical College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bates Technical College, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $4,018 a year. That adds up to $16,072 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bates Technical College is 12.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Bates Technical College Graduates Make?

$39,161 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Bates Technical College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $39,161 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Bates Technical College

Washington State
1,582 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
Located in Tacoma, Washington, Bates Technical College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Bates Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: 253-680-7000

Bates Technical College Majors

36 Majors With Completions
318 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Bates Technical College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Bates Technical College

32% Take At Least One Class Online
17% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 1,296 students took at least one online class at Bates Technical College. This is an increase from the 867 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,296 715
2019-2020 867 541
2018-2019 757 472
2017-2018 728 457
2016-2017 615 412

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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