Clover Park Technical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,277
4.7% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,351
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.1%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,788
57.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
44.5%
150 Graduates

About

Clover Park Technical College is a higher education institution located in Pierce County, WA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Clover Park Technical College were Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (68 degrees awarded), HVAC Maintenance (32 degrees), and Computer & Information Systems Security (22 degrees).

In 2022, 1,633 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Clover Park Technical College. 37.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 62.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (811 degrees), 3.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (251 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Clover Park Technical College is $5,277, which is $−6,687 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Clover Park Technical College is $5,277, which is $−6,687 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,351.

In 2022, 35% of undergraduate students attending Clover Park Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,277
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Clover Park Technical College was $5,277. The cost of tuition at Clover Park Technical College is $−6,687 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$6,351
2022 Value
27%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Clover Park Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,351. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Clover Park Technical College grew by 27%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,690
Room and Board
$840
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Clover Park Technical College was of $9,690 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $840. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

35%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

35% of undergraduate students at Clover Park Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 12.5% with respect to 2021, when 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.1%
2019 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Clover Park Technical College was 3.1%, which represents 16 out of the 516 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Clover Park Technical College had a total enrollment of 2,788 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Clover Park Technical College is 1,594 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,194. This means that 57.2% of students enrolled at Clover Park Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Clover Park Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.1% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Black or African American, 9.79% Two or More Races, 6.42% Asian, 1.76% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.466% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Clover Park Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.6%), followed by White Male (21.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.79%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

57.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Clover Park Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,788 students. The full-time enrollment at Clover Park Technical College is 1,594 and the part-time enrollment is 1,194. This means that 57.2% of students enrolled at Clover Park Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

45%
2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Clover Park Technical College was 45%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Clover Park Technical College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,340 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    420 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    318 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Clover Park Technical College is 48.1% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Black or African American, 9.79% Two or More Races, 6.42% Asian, 1.76% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.466% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 176 students (6.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 407 fewer women than men received degrees from Clover Park Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Clover Park Technical College is white (811 degrees awarded). There were 3.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (251 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Clover Park Technical College is Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (68 degrees awarded), followed by HVAC Maintenance (32 degrees) and Computer & Information Systems Security (22 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Clover Park Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (360 degrees awarded), Precision Production (141 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (371 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clover Park Technical College are Software developers (560,227 people), Other managers (140,585 people), Computer occupations, all other (119,715 people), Computer & information systems managers (112,062 people), and Computer programmers (93,583 people).

The most specialized majors at Clover Park Technical College in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (360 degrees awarded), Precision Production (141 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (371 degrees), Engineering Technologies (116 degrees), and Construction (55 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clover Park Technical College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Surgeons, Architectural & engineering managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Clover Park Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (360 degrees awarded), Precision Production (141 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (371 degrees), Engineering Technologies (116 degrees), and Construction (55 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Clover Park Technical College are Computer Systems Design (584,827 people), Construction (136,295 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (94,472 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (80,444 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (74,515 people).

The most specialized majors at Clover Park Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (360 degrees awarded), Precision Production (141 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (371 degrees), Engineering Technologies (116 degrees), and Construction (55 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Clover Park Technical College.

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Clover Park Technical College was Computer & Information Systems Security with 39 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,020
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
613
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,020 degrees were awarded to men at Clover Park Technical College, which is 1.66 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (613).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 254 degrees were awarded to men at Clover Park Technical College in Computer & Information Systems Security, which is 3.34 times more than the 76 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 76 degrees were awarded to men at Clover Park Technical College in Computer & Information Systems Security, which is 0.299 times less than the 254 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (64.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Clover Park Technical College is Female and Asian (64.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.67% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    811 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    251 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    165 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Clover Park Technical College is white (811 degrees awarded). There were 3.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (251 degrees).

5.63% of degree recipients (92 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    531 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    280 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    161 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Clover Park Technical College is white male (531 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (280 degrees).

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Operations

Clover Park Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.83M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 72.4k (3.96%) compared to the 0.527% average return (72.1k on 13.7M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Clover Park Technical College had a total salary expenditure of 52.5M. Clover Park Technical College employs 100 No academic ranks. Most academics at Clover Park Technical College are Female No academic rank (52), and Male No academic rank (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clover Park Technical College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 32 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 32 employees, and Management with 22 employees.

Endowment

$1.83M
2022 Endowment
7.89%
decline from 2021

Clover Park Technical College has an endowment valued at about $1.83M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Clover Park Technical College declined 7.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.8M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.46M - Federal
  2. $1.46M - State
  3. $1.2M - Local

As of 2022, Clover Park Technical College received $3.46M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.46M from state grants and contracts, and $1.2M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$23.4M
2022 Salaries
3.66%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Clover Park Technical College paid a median of $23.4M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($52.5M) and a 3.66% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.97M
Instructional Salaries
100
Number of Employees

In 2022, Clover Park Technical College paid a total of $7.97M to 100 employees working as instructors, which represents 34% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
100 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
32 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Clover Park Technical College was No academic rank with 100 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Clover Park Technical College were Business and Financial Operations with 32 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 32 employees, and Management with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Clover Park Technical College was Female No academic rank with 52 employees, and Male No academic rank with 48 employees.

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