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Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom 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.

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom was awarded 175 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts / sciences and humanities.

Overall Quality

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is ranked #643 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is also ranked #14 out of 58 schools in Washington.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom, this rate is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 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 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom

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Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,329 undergraduates at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom with 5,131 being full-time and 3,198 being part-time.

How Much Does Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Cost?

The overall average net price of Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is $8,926. 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 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,225 $7,572 $10,999 $14,778 $14,803

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 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom, 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 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom, approximately 17% of students took out student loans averaging $4,891 a year. That adds up to $19,564 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is 13.4%. 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 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom make about $36,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 8% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is a public institution situated in Lakewood, Washington. Lakewood is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 9401 Farwest Dr Sw, Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
Phone: 253-964-6500

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 34 NA
Homeland Security 14 NA
Dental Support Services 13 NA
General Biology 0 NA
Construction Management 0 NA
General Business/Commerce 0 NA
Computer Information Systems 0 NA
Computer Software & Applications 0 NA
Computer Systems Networking 0 NA
Information Technology 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom

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, 8,085 students took at least one online class at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom. This is an increase from the 4,225 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 8,085 6,524
2018-2019 4,225 3,096
2017-2018 3,715 2,750
2016-2017 3,424 2,466
2015-2016 3,418 2,479

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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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