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Clover Park Technical College Data & Information Overview

432 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
13% Student Loan Default Rate
Find out more about how Clover Park Technical College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below.
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How Well Is Clover Park Technical College Ranked?

#389 Best Colleges in Nation
#8 Best Colleges in WA
Personal & Culinary Services Highest Ranked Major
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2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Clover Park Technical College was awarded 432 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is personal & culinary services.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, CPTC is ranked #389 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when CPTC held the #461 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

CPTC is also ranked #8 out of 51 schools in Washington.

See all of the rankings for Clover Park Technical College.

Is It Hard to Get Into CPTC?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Since Clover Park Technical College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

Learn more about Clover Park Technical College admissions.

Clover Park Technical College Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Clover Park Technical College is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Clover Park Technical College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Clover Park Technical College

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Clover Park Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,962 Full-Time Undergraduates
41.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
51.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,591 undergraduates at CPTC with 1,962 being full-time and 1,629 being part-time.

How Much Does Clover Park Technical College Cost?

$7,488 Net Price
13% Take Out Loans
$23,156 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of CPTC is $7,488. 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 CPTC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,434 $6,941 $9,064 $12,912 $13,643

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 CPTC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CPTC, approximately 13% of students took out student loans averaging $5,789 a year. That adds up to $23,156 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CPTC is 12.7%. 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 CPTC Graduates Make?

$34,589 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from CPTC make about $34,589 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 19% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Clover Park Technical College make the most money.

Location of Clover Park Technical College

Washington State
1,962 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Clover Park Technical College is a public institution situated in Lakewood, Washington. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for CPTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4500 Steilacoom Blvd Sw, Lakewood, WA 98499-4004
Phone: 253-589-5800

Clover Park Technical College Majors

29 Majors With Completions
570 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 4 NA
Design & Applied Arts 3 NA
Allied Health Professions 0 NA
Computer Programming 0 NA
Computer Software & Applications 0 NA
Information Technology 0 NA
Building Management & Inspection 0 NA
Other Construction 0 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 NA
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Clover Park Technical College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CPTC

43% Take At Least One Class Online
19% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 1,230 students took at least one online class at Clover Park Technical College. This is a decrease from the 1,272 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,230 529
2019-2020 1,272 634
2018-2019 876 233
2017-2018 859 222
2016-2017 722 192

Learn more about online learning at Clover Park Technical College.

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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