Pierce College-Puyallup

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,468
2.21% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$8,419
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
13.5%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
4,590
40.7% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
30.3%
93 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 2017, 1,042 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pierce College-Puyallup. 63.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (619 degrees), 6.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (102 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pierce College-Puyallup is $3,468, which is $-3,946 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pierce College-Puyallup is $3,468, which is $-3,946 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,419.

In 2017, 27% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 18% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,468
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Pierce College-Puyallup was $3,468. The cost of tuition at Pierce College-Puyallup is $-3,946 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$8,419
2017 Value
10.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Pierce College-Puyallup had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,419. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Pierce College-Puyallup grew by 10.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,583
Room and Board
$855
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pierce College-Puyallup was of $9,583 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $855. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.01% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 18.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

27%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
18%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

27% of undergraduate students at Pierce College-Puyallup received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 27% 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%
2016 Default Rate
172
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Pierce College-Puyallup was 13.5%, which represents 172 out of the 1278 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 4,590 students. The full-time enrollment at Pierce College-Puyallup is 1,866 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,724. This means that 40.7% of students enrolled at Pierce College-Puyallup are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pierce College-Puyallup, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.6% White, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.93% Two or More Races, 5.51% Asian, 4.88% Black or African American, 1.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.654% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pierce College-Puyallup in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33%), followed by White Male (20.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.23%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

40.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pierce College-Puyallup, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,590 students. The full-time enrollment at Pierce College-Puyallup is 1,866 and the part-time enrollment is 2,724. This means that 40.7% of students enrolled at Pierce College-Puyallup are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2017 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 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Pierce College-Puyallup 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
    2,507
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    565
  3. Two or More Races
    456

The enrolled student population at Pierce College-Puyallup is 54.6% White, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.93% Two or More Races, 5.51% Asian, 4.88% Black or African American, 1.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.654% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 431 students (9.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 278 more women than men received degrees from Pierce College-Puyallup. The majority of degree recipients at Pierce College-Puyallup are white (619 degrees awarded). There were 6.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (102 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 (623 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (149 degrees), and Physical Sciences (24 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 (1,124,655 people), Other managers (808,989 people), Software developers (552,018 people), Physicians (463,540 people), and Financial managers (447,896 people).

The most specialized majors at Pierce College-Puyallup are Liberal Arts & Humanities (623 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (149 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), Biology (25 degrees), and Business (129 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 Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Pierce College-Puyallup are Liberal Arts & Humanities (623 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (149 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), Biology (25 degrees), and Business (129 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 (934,785 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (828,168 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (746,717 people), Elementary & secondary schools (742,278 people), and Banking & related activities (566,844 people).

The most specialized majors at Pierce College-Puyallup are Liberal Arts & Humanities (623 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (149 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), Biology (25 degrees), and Business (129 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 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 382
  2. 660

In 2017, 382 degrees were awarded to men at Pierce College-Puyallup, which is 0.579 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (660).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 231 degrees were awarded to men at Pierce College-Puyallup in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.589 times less than the 392 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 392 degrees were awarded to women at Pierce College-Puyallup in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.7 times more than the 231 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from Pierce College-Puyallup completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pierce College-Puyallup is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 4.3% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    619 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    102 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    98 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pierce College-Puyallup is white (619 degrees awarded). There were 6.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (102 degrees).

9.12% of degree recipients (95 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    400 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    219 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pierce College-Puyallup is white female (400 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (219 degrees).

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Operations

Pierce College-Puyallup has an endowment valued at nearly $164k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-14.7k (-8.97%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Pierce College-Puyallup had a total salary expenditure of $36.5M. Pierce College-Puyallup employs 49 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Pierce College-Puyallup are Female No academic ranks (27), Male No academic ranks(22), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pierce College-Puyallup are: Office and Administrative Support, with 35 employees, Service, with 17 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$164k
2017 Endowment
13.6%
growth from 2016

Pierce College-Puyallup has an endowment valued at about $164k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Pierce College-Puyallup grew 13.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.49M 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. $341k - Federal
  2. $2.74M - State
  3. $3.6M - Local

As of 2017, Pierce College-Puyallup received $341k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.74M from state grants and contracts, and $3.6M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14.6M
2017 Salaries
4.96%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Pierce College-Puyallup paid a median of $14.6M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($36.5M) and a 4.96% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.32% decline from 2015 and a 14.1% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.97M
Instructional Salaries
49
Number of Employees

In 2017, Pierce College-Puyallup paid a total of $2.97M to 49 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $7.66M (28%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
49 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
35 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pierce College-Puyallup were No academic rank with 49 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pierce College-Puyallup were Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees; Service with 17 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 10 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pierce College-Puyallup was Female No academic rank with 27 employees, Male No academic rank with 22 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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