Pierce College-Puyallup

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,636
2.51% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,813
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.5%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
4,566
39.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
29.7%
74 Graduates

About

Pierce College-Puyallup is a higher education institution located in Pierce County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pierce College-Puyallup were .

In 2019, 836 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pierce College-Puyallup. 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (495 degrees), 5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (99 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pierce College-Puyallup 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-Puyallup 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 $8,813.

In 2019, 24% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 12% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,636
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Pierce College-Puyallup was $3,636. The cost of tuition at Pierce College-Puyallup 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

$8,813
2019 Value
5.29%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Pierce College-Puyallup had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,813. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Pierce College-Puyallup grew by 5.29%.

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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-Puyallup 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

24%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
12%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

24% of undergraduate students at Pierce College-Puyallup received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 14.3% with respect to 2018, when 28% 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-Puyallup 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-Puyallup has a total enrollment of 4,566 students. The full-time enrollment at Pierce College-Puyallup is 1,814 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,752. This means that 39.7% of students enrolled at Pierce College-Puyallup are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pierce College-Puyallup, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.2% White, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, 11.8% Two or More Races, 6.35% Asian, 5.98% Black or African American, 1.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.416% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pierce College-Puyallup in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.4%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.37%). 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

39.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pierce College-Puyallup, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,566 students. The full-time enrollment at Pierce College-Puyallup is 1,814 and the part-time enrollment is 2,752. This means that 39.7% of students enrolled at Pierce College-Puyallup are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

51%
2019 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-Puyallup was 51%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Pierce College-Puyallup had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,385
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    741
  3. Two or More Races
    537

The enrolled student population at Pierce College-Puyallup is 52.2% White, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, 11.8% Two or More Races, 6.35% Asian, 5.98% Black or African American, 1.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.416% 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, 234 students (5.12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 262 more women than men received degrees from Pierce College-Puyallup. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pierce College-Puyallup is white (495 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (99 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pierce College-Puyallup is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pierce College-Puyallup, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (568 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (26 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (39 degrees).

Workforce

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 Pierce College-Puyallup are Accountants & auditors (1,011,455 people), Other managers (893,904 people), Software developers (688,584 people), Financial managers (515,411 people), and Physicians (473,629 people).

The most specialized majors at Pierce College-Puyallup are Liberal Arts & Humanities (568 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (26 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (39 degrees), Business (117 degrees), and Biology (22 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-Puyallup are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Pierce College-Puyallup are Liberal Arts & Humanities (568 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (26 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (39 degrees), Business (117 degrees), and Biology (22 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-Puyallup are Computer Systems Design (1,064,768 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (788,538 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (776,091 people), Elementary & secondary schools (767,636 people), and Banking & related activities (552,147 people).

The most specialized majors at Pierce College-Puyallup are Liberal Arts & Humanities (568 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (26 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (39 degrees), Business (117 degrees), and Biology (22 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-Puyallup.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pierce College-Puyallup was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

287
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
549
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 287 degrees were awarded to men at Pierce College-Puyallup, which is 0.523 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (549).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 190 degrees were awarded to men at Pierce College-Puyallup in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.503 times less than the 378 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 378 degrees were awarded to women at Pierce College-Puyallup in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.99 times more than the 190 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 25% of students graduating from Pierce College-Puyallup completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pierce College-Puyallup is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 16.2% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    495 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    99 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    78 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pierce College-Puyallup is white (495 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (99 degrees).

11.8% of degree recipients (99 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    330 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    165 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pierce College-Puyallup is white female (330 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (165 degrees).

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Operations

Pierce College-Puyallup has an endowment valued at nearly $155k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $200k (129%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Pierce College-Puyallup had a total salary expenditure of $35.7M. Pierce College-Puyallup employs 53 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Pierce College-Puyallup are Female No academic ranks (30), Male No academic ranks(23), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pierce College-Puyallup are: Office and Administrative Support, with 44 employees, Service, with 19 employees, and Management with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$155k
2019 Endowment
5.3%
decline from 2018

Pierce College-Puyallup has an endowment valued at about $155k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Pierce College-Puyallup declined 5.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.15M lower than than the median endowment of 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 Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $598k - Federal
  2. $2.94M - State
  3. $5.43M - Local

As of 2019, Pierce College-Puyallup received $598k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.94M from state grants and contracts, and $5.43M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.4M
2019 Salaries
0.328%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Pierce College-Puyallup paid a median of $15.4M in salaries, which represents 43.2% of their overall expenditure ($35.7M) and a 0.328% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.02% growth from 2017 and a 4.96% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.51M
Instructional Salaries
53
Number of Employees

In 2019, Pierce College-Puyallup paid a total of $3.51M to 53 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.8% 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
53 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
44 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pierce College-Puyallup were No academic rank with 53 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pierce College-Puyallup were Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees; Service with 19 employees; and Management with 9 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-Puyallup was Female No academic rank with 30 employees, Male No academic rank with 23 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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