Bates Technical College
Tacoma, WA 98405


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 3,291
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Bates Technical College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students

Tuition & Fees

Bates Technical College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $9,063 and in-state students paid $3,656.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 62% of Bates Technical College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 46% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,372 (which is 0.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Bates Technical College in 2016-2017, was 31, which is 22% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,931 (which is 13.7% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Bates Technical College has enrolled a total of 3,291 students (1,598 students full-time and 1,693 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,291 students, 141 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 50% men and 50% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 373 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 53%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 21%

Hispanic: 9%

Black/African American: 7%

Asian: 4%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Bates Technical College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 25% 860
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 20% 703
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 9% 300
Transportation And Materials Moving 7% 242
Precision Production 4% 153
Education 4% 121
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 3% 88 14
Construction Trades 2% 84
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 1% 51
Personal And Culinary Services 1% 50

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Bates Technical College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Bates Technical College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $22,500. Last year, out of the total 628 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 509 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 591 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 461 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $22,500 $23,700
Employment Rate 81% 78%
Total Graduates 628 591

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Bates Technical College.

Pierce College-Puyallup
10.5 mile away
Edmonds Community College
39.4 mile away
Everett Community College
53.3 mile away
Lower Columbia College
80 mile away
Clatsop Community College
98.4 mile away
Wenatchee Valley College
99.6 mile away