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 Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom - Lakewood, WA

9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999

General information:(253)964-6500
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:7,511( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
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 Suburban-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 $2,883 $3,273 $3,797 -14%
Out-of-state $7,888 $8,505 $9,032 -6%
Books and supplies $996 $996 $996 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,460 $8,460 $8,460 0%
Other $3,216 $3,216 $3,216 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,018 $3,018 $3,018 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,879 $4,269 $4,793 0%
Off Campus $15,555 $15,945 $16,469 -6%
Off Campus with Family $6,897 $7,287 $7,811 0%
On Campus $8,884 $9,501 $10,028 -10%
Off Campus $20,560 $21,177 $21,704 0%
Off Campus with Family $11,902 $12,519 $13,046 -8%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,542
In-state fees $255
Out-of-state tuition $8,777
Out-of-state fees $255
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
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 251 70% --
Grant or scholarship aid 202 56% $855,555 $4,235
Federal grants 185 51% $693,536 $3,749
Pell grants 185 51% $689,960 $3,730
Other federal grants 8 2% $3,576 $447
State/local government grant or scholarships 64 18% $116,550 $1,821
Institutional grants or scholarships 30 8% $45,469 $1,516
Student loan aid 80 22% $459,719 $5,746
Federal student loans 80 22% $459,719 $5,746
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 2,303 27% $11,243,128 $4,882
Pell grants 2,187 26% $8,527,882 $3,899
Federal student loans 1,276 15% $8,033,987 $6,296


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 $7,697 $6,071 $6,662
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 $6,585 $5,212 $6,654
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,208 $6,541 $6,536
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,383 $7,210 $8,770
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,562 Not applicable $11,000
$110,001 and more $11,592 Not applicable $11,135

• 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.


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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 7,511
Undergraduate enrollment 7,511
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,564
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

•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, 10 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 25-
Basketball 128
Soccer 23-
Softball -13
Volleyball -13


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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 010
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 001
Motor vehicle theft 412
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


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

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

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-1-
Category total-1-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-56
Business Administration and Management, General-164
Business/Commerce, General-43-
Fashion Merchandising1--
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services4412
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General15--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General--28
Office Management and Supervision-1-
Real Estate3--
Retailing and Retail Operations--1
Selling Skills and Sales Operations--6
Small Business Administration/Management--15
Category total236972
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Graphics-11-
Computer Support Specialist12-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications14-
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General12--
Category total1417-
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other--22
Building/Property Maintenance41090
Drywall Installation/Drywaller--37
Category total410165
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-1332
Teacher Assistant/Aide-1-
Category total-1432
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General--3
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician-1-
Category total-13
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-121
Category total-121
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-15-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary197-
Medical Reception/Receptionist5--
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician--25
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-45-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-211
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant-19-
Category total248836
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-3072
Fire Services Administration-10-
Forensic Science and Technology--1
Category total-4073
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-1-
Category total-1-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-726-
Category total-726-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management--8
Category total--8
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant-1-
Category total-1-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Physical Sciences-11-
Category total-11-
Grand total65980410