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If you want to know more about Bates Technical College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Bates Technical College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Bates Technical College was awarded 15 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Bates Technical College was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 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?

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

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Bates Technical College, the student to faculty ratio is 20 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

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 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Bates Technical College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,377 undergraduates at Bates Technical College with 2,019 being full-time and 2,358 being part-time.

Bates Technical College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Bates Technical College is 65.93 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  65.93 out of 100
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How Much Does Bates Technical College Cost?

The overall average net price of Bates Technical College is $4,906. 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 +
$3,522 $4,731 $7,338 $11,324 $9,460

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 19% of students took out student loans averaging $3,787 a year. That adds up to $15,148 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bates Technical College is 20.5%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Bates Technical College Graduates Make?

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 $38,800 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Bates Technical College make the most money.

Location of Bates Technical College

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

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

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 2017-2018, 728 students took at least one online class at Bates Technical College. This is an increase from the 615 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 728 457
2016-2017 615 412
2015-2016 518 373
2014-2015 410 307
2013-2014 123 41

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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