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Clover Park Technical College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Clover Park Technical College? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors CPTC offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. 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 Clover Park Technical College Ranked?

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2022 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 376 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general cosmetology/cosmetologist.

Overall Quality

CPTC is ranked #1,080 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

CPTC is also ranked #30 out of 58 schools in Washington.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CPTC?

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

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Clover Park Technical College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Clover Park Technical College

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Clover Park Technical College.

Clover Park Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of CPTC is $7,904. 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 +
$6,253 $7,930 $10,363 $13,351 $14,190

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 $5,434 a year. That adds up to $21,736 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CPTC is 17.6%. 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 CPTC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from CPTC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $33,500 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 16% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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

Location of Clover Park Technical College

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

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 7 NA
Accounting 0 NA
Graphic Communications 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

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 2019-2020, 1,272 students took at least one online class at Clover Park Technical College. This is an increase from the 876 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,272 634
2018-2019 876 233
2017-2018 859 222
2016-2017 722 192
2015-2016 734 255

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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