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 Bates Technical College

Bates Technical College - Tacoma, WA

1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98405

General information:(253)680-7000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:No
Student population:4,259( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,230 $5,111 $5,780 -12%
Out-of-state $4,230 $5,111 $5,780 -12%
Books and supplies $1,120 $1,120 $1,120 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,630 $8,632 $8,630 0%
Other $3,970 $3,968 $3,970 -0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,970 $3,968 $3,820 4%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $5,350 $6,231 $6,900 0%
Off Campus $17,950 $18,831 $19,500 -5%
Off Campus with Family $9,320 $10,199 $10,720 0%
On Campus $5,350 $6,231 $6,900 0%
Off Campus $17,950 $18,831 $19,500 -5%
Off Campus with Family $9,320 $10,199 $10,720 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,905
In-state fees $1,200
Out-of-state tuition $4,905
Out-of-state fees $1,200
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 72 61% --
Grant or scholarship aid 63 53% $427,593 $6,787
Federal grants 59 50% $272,118 $4,612
Pell grants 59 50% $262,118 $4,443
Other federal grants 38 32% $10,000 $263
State/local government grant or scholarships 55 47% $133,510 $2,427
Institutional grants or scholarships 14 12% $21,965 $1,569
Student loan aid 32 27% $98,253 $3,070
Federal student loans 32 27% $98,253 $3,070
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 702 15% $4,479,007 $6,380
Pell grants 620 14% $2,737,107 $4,415
Federal student loans 339 7% $1,324,681 $3,908


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $12,542 $6,419 $5,849
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $11,613 $6,079 $6,036
$30,001 - $48,000 $13,343 $6,739 $7,092
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,634 $7,325 $11,878
$75,001 - $110,000 $16,819 Not applicable $13,119
$110,001 and more $9,946 Not applicable $13,119

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,259
Undergraduate enrollment 4,259
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 673
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 7 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities06/01/1988 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

07/28/1962 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Laboratory Technology (DT)

05/16/1969 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

04/29/2012 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 100
Motor vehicle theft 011
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate24.6%
Number in default53
Number in repayment215

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00530600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping5---
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General41--
Business Administration and Management, General--15-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other5---
International Business/Trade/Commerce--1-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General4---
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations-1--
Category total18216-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician10---
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-3--
Category total103--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General41--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications41--
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration3---
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-4--
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster41--
Category total157--
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other--8-
Building/Property Maintenance35--
Category total20540-
Education Colleges
Teacher Assistant/Aide--1-
Technical Teacher Education--1-
Category total--2-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician3---
Biomedical Technology/Technician19---
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician14---
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology5---
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other11---
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician7---
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other1---
Surveying Technology/Surveying5---
Category total65---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant18---
Category total18---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other3---
Dental Assisting/Assistant81611-
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician27--
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other9---
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)--36-
Hearing Instrument Specialist5---
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training55---
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary-14--
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide--42-
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist--99-
Category total8237188-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Fire Science/Fire-fighting24112-
Fire Systems Technology-1--
Category total24212-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary61--
Category total61--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician213-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician3--1
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology12---
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician14961-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General1---
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/54--
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician5-2-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other--53-
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician5-2-
Category total47141211
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General1---
Culinary Arts/Chef Training52--
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant--7-
Category total667-
Precision Production Colleges
Cabinetmaking and Millwork1---
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist2019-
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking--6-
Welding Technology/Welder5391
Category total264241
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician4---
Category total4---
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation--36-
Flagging and Traffic Control--28-
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor--128-
Category total--192-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Fashion/Apparel Design-2-4
Category total-2-4
Grand total341836026