Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA 98405

Located in Tacoma, Washington, Bates Technical College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 years to complete.

Bates Technical College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Bates Technical College's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $3,656 and fees $945. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,063 and $945 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate62%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN

    The Bates Technical College Nursing Program prepares students to enter the field of nursing in a range of healthcare settings. The program is approved by the Washington Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

    The program integrates clinical activities as part of the curriculum allowing students to acquire practical nursing experience under proper supervision at various healthcare settings.

    Graduates from the program are eligible to apply to sit for the NCLEX PN exam to become LPN in the State of Washington.

    Admission Requirements:

    Applicants to the nursing program are required to submit to the requirements of licensing bodies and clinical sites.

    • High School diploma or GED equivalency certificate
    • Submit to and pass a National and local criminal background check
    • Proof of physical exam including medical and dental clearance
    • Submit proof of clean drug screening
    • Provide records of current immunization series
    • Possess medical insurance covering illness and injury
    • Possess current liability insurance coverage to the amount of 1 million dollars
    • Current CPR certification for Health Care Providers
    • HIV/AIDS Training covering seven hours

    Applications are only processed if all pre-requisite courses have been. General education requirements will need to be complete before enrolling for nursing courses.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 13
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Associate's degree 60

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Bates Technical College

Pierce College-Puyallup
10.48 miles away
South Puget Sound Community College
27.61 miles away
Shoreline Community College
34.56 miles away
Edmonds Community College
39.42 miles away
Everett Community College
53.33 miles away
Lower Columbia College
80.01 miles away
Clatsop Community College
98.35 miles away
Wenatchee Valley College
99.55 miles away
Whatcom Community College
106.66 miles away
Mt Hood Community College
120.12 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
06/01/1988 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$3,990
30k to 48k$7,181
48k to 75k$9,611
75k to 110k$11,054
Over 110k$11,229
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $120.00 $297.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Non-resident alien

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Bates Technical College
1101 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405

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