Pierce College Puyallup: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - PoorSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very GoodCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Excellent
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Pierce College Puyallup is a medium two-year, public school with 4,155 students enrolled. This college was established in 1989 and is the only institution located in Puyallup, Washington.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
29
Fair
Pierce College Puyallup will give you the option to obtain a several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, or associate's degree.

Pierce College Puyallup implements a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and has 29 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Medical Assistant, Computer Science, Business, and Nursing. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.


Student Retention
52%
Bad
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Pierce College Puyallup is low at 52% (way below Washington average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
14 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Pierce College Puyallup is low: 34%.

Student to faculty ratio at Pierce College Puyallup is pretty decent -- 14:1. Read more details on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$9,200
Medium
Average tuition costs are relatevely low - around $8,800 annually. The additional fees at Pierce College Puyallup (not included in tuition costs) are approximately $400; this makes it a total of $9,200 annually.

Read the details about Pierce College Puyallup additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This school will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

The undergraduate application fee at Pierce College Puyallup is $25.00.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Pierce College Puyallup and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (253) 840-8400.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B
Dicey
Pierce College Puyallup offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Pierce College Puyallup, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At present there is no on-campus housing at Pierce College Puyallup.

Based on the college crime numbers, Pierce College Puyallup seems to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Pierce College Puyallup Location and Maps



Post Address: Pierce College Puyallup, 1601 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, Washington 98374-2222, USA
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