Pierce College At Puyallup

Pierce College At Puyallup

Pierce College at Puyallup is located in Puyallup, Washington, United States. It was originally founded in 1967 in Lakewood. The campus at Puyallup was constructed during the 1970s and early 1980s, along with other campuses and centers. Degree programs and certificates are offered to students in various areas of study including elementary education, chemistry, business, nursing, and computer network administration. Pierce College at Puyallup also offers distance learning programs.

Pierce College at Puyallup's athletic teams are known as the Raiders. The men's teams compete in basketball, baseball, and soccer. The women's teams participate in basketball, volleyball, fast pitch softball, and soccer. Students of the Puyallup campus publish a newspaper called "The Puyallup Post" which is published three times each quarter.

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Pierce College at Puyallup
1601 39th Ave SE
Puyallup , WA 98374-2222
General Phone: (253) 840-8400

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Pierce College at Puyallup Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts332liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management78business, business management, accounting technology, small business management, human resources, marketing, retail, sales
Nursing and Emergency Medicine48registered nursing
Medical Administration25medical receptionist, medical secretary
Office and Administration10office management, general office occupations
Computer Science and Engineering6computer graphics, computer networking
Engineering Technician5electronics tech
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and administration
Medical Support and Technology1medical lab assistant

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree44912
Award of less than 1 academic year337
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years244

Pierce College at Puyallup Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pierce College at Puyallup had a total enrollment of 3,068 students (2,082 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 5%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 6%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 20%
18-19 26%
20-21 12%
22-24 9%
25-29 10%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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


Pierce College at Puyallup Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 45 %
Part-Time 33 %

Pierce College at Puyallup Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Puyallup, 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 Puyallup Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,757
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,936
Books and supplies $ 924

Financial Aid:
Pierce College at Puyallup participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 500003)

Pierce College at Puyallup Faculty

Pierce College at Puyallup has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track914
Non-tenured and not on tenure track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*1*

*: 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 year24$50,41425$49,394
All faculty totalacademic year24$50,41425$49,394

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

Pierce College at Puyallup Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Retailing and Retail Operations
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

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

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

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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Pierce College at Puyallup Highlights

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What Sets Pierce College at Puyallup Apart:

% of degrees in liberal arts
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% of degrees in medical administration
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Top 11%Pierce College at Puyallup % of degrees in medical administration
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 14%Pierce College at Puyallup % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in business and management
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%Pierce College at Puyallup % of degrees in business and management
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 16%Pierce College at Puyallup Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

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

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