Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,636
2.51% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,984
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.5%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
6,195
42.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
26.4%
89 Graduates

About

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is a higher education institution located in Pierce County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom were Early Childhood Education & Teaching (24 degrees awarded), Dental Hygiene (17 degrees), and Crisis/Disaster Management (8 degrees).

In 2019, 1,636 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (789 degrees), 4.01 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (197 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is $3,636, which is $−4,188 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is $3,636, which is $−4,188 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,984.

In 2019, 32% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 16% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,636
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom was $3,636. The cost of tuition at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is $−4,188 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,984
2019 Value
25.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,984. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom grew by 25.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,780
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom was of $9,780 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.929% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

32%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
16%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

32% of undergraduate students at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 17.9% with respect to 2018, when 39% 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.
13.5%
2017 Default Rate
202
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom was 13.5%, which represents 202 out of the 1500 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom has a total enrollment of 6,195 students. The full-time enrollment at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is 2,635 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,560. This means that 42.5% of students enrolled at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45% White, 16.9% Hispanic or Latino, 13.7% Two or More Races, 8.59% Black or African American, 6.7% Asian, 1.34% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.694% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.5%), followed by White Male (13.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

42.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,195 students. The full-time enrollment at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is 2,635 and the part-time enrollment is 3,560. This means that 42.5% of students enrolled at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A 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 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,787
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,048
  3. Two or More Races
    851

The enrolled student population at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is 45% White, 16.9% Hispanic or Latino, 13.7% Two or More Races, 8.59% Black or African American, 6.7% Asian, 1.34% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.694% 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 Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 282 students (4.55%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 400 more women than men received degrees from Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is white (789 degrees awarded). There were 4.01 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (197 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is Early Childhood Education & Teaching (24 degrees awarded), followed by Dental Hygiene (17 degrees) and Crisis/Disaster Management (8 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (892 degrees awarded), Protective Services (92 degrees), and Physical Sciences (25 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,517,268 people), Secondary school teachers (522,268 people), Education administrators (272,894 people), Special education teachers (211,845 people), and Other managers (199,237 people).

The most specialized majors at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are Liberal Arts & Humanities (892 degrees awarded), Protective Services (92 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees), and Education (103 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are Liberal Arts & Humanities (892 degrees awarded), Protective Services (92 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees), and Education (103 degrees).

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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 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are Elementary & secondary schools (2,841,019 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (391,107 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (389,348 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (233,139 people), and Computer Systems Design (119,793 people).

The most specialized majors at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are Liberal Arts & Humanities (892 degrees awarded), Protective Services (92 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees), and Education (103 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom.
Most Common
  1. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 17 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 8 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom was Early Childhood Education & Teaching with 24 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

618
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,018
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 618 degrees were awarded to men at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom, which is 0.607 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,018).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 299 degrees were awarded to men at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.504 times less than the 593 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 593 degrees were awarded to women at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.98 times more than the 299 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (34.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is Female and White (34.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 7.87% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    789 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    197 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    171 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is white (789 degrees awarded). There were 4.01 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (197 degrees).

5.62% of degree recipients (92 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    492 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    297 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    133 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is white female (492 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (297 degrees).

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Operations

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom has an endowment valued at nearly $266k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $342k (129%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom had a total salary expenditure of $61M. Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom employs 85 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are Female No academic ranks (53), Male No academic ranks(32), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are: Office and Administrative Support, with 95 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 54 employees, and Management with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$266k
2019 Endowment
3.58%
growth from 2018

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom has an endowment valued at about $266k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom grew 3.58% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.04M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.02M - Federal
  2. $5.02M - State
  3. $9.29M - Local

As of 2019, Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom received $1.02M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.02M from state grants and contracts, and $9.29M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$26.4M
2019 Salaries
9.02%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom paid a median of $26.4M in salaries, which represents 43.2% of their overall expenditure ($61M) and a 9.02% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.02% growth from 2017 and a 0.622% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.88M
Instructional Salaries
85
Number of Employees

In 2019, Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom paid a total of $5.88M to 85 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
85 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
95 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom were No academic rank with 85 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom were Office and Administrative Support with 95 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 54 employees; and Management with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom was Female No academic rank with 53 employees, Male No academic rank with 32 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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