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Pierce College At Fort Steilacoom

Pierce College At Fort Steilacoom

Pierce College, a community college district in Pierce County, Washington, was established in 1967. It has one campus at Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood. The college awards associate's degrees in arts and sciences, as well as a number of certificate programs in social services, early childhood education, and dental hygiene. There are also several continuing education, distance learning, international education, and military programs offered.

The Fort Steilacoom campus came into operation in 1970, and is situated on 140 acres. At this point, the college's name had been changed to Fort Steilacoom Community College. However, as the enrollment figures increased, the name was changed back to Pierce College in 1986.

Pierce College's athletics teams go by the name of Raiders. The college has teams in soccer, softball, volleyball, basketball, baseball and fastpitch.

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Contacting Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
9401 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood , WA 98498-1999
General Phone: (253) 964-6500
http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/

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Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts735liberal arts and sciences
Construction Trades181property management
Medical Support and Technology63dental hygienist, medical lab assistant, veterinary assistant, mental health services tech
Production Trades61welding
Business and Management53business, business management, accounting technology, small business management, marketing
Office and Administration49data entry, office management, administrative assistant, general office occupations
Security and Law Enforcement45criminal justice and administration, forensic science, fire services administration
Education and Teaching43early childhood education, teacher aide
Nursing and Emergency Medicine31registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering24computer programming, computer graphics, computer networking, computer support
Medical Administration21medical receptionist, medical secretary
Science15physical sciences
Engineering Technician15computer systems tech, drafting
Therapy and Counseling6substance abuse counseling
Law6legal secretary, legal assistant
Cooking and Culinary Arts4pastry

Number of programs and degrees for Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Associate's degree95026
Award of less than 1 academic year35412
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years488

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom had a total enrollment of 7,504 students (5,013 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 12%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 17%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 14%
20-21 14%
22-24 16%
25-29 19%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

ResidencePercent
Washington99%

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 33 %

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Lakewood, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,709
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,888
Books and supplies $ 924

Financial Aid:
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 500000)

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Faculty

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured3030
Non-tenured, but on tenure track811
Non-tenured and not on tenure track910

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year10$53,03610$62,339
All faculty totalcalendar year10$53,03610$62,339

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year37$56,02441$50,654
All faculty totalacademic year37$56,02441$50,654

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

SportMenWomenTotal
Total301747
Baseball10616
Basketball11011
All Other Sports91120

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Law
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Reception/Receptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Science
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Services Administration
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Highlights

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What Sets Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Apart:

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% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom % of degrees in liberal arts
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Number of students
% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom % of degrees in construction trades
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 15%Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Male % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Male % of student body

Notable:
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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