Bates Technical College
Bates Technical College is one of the eight public 2-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in an urban area, in Tacoma.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,448 students attend the school. Every year 43% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Bates Technical College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,732, and fees were $945. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,150 and $945 respectively.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Number of Students3,448|
|Student to Faculty Ratio20:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
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.
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 (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities|
06/01/1988 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$123/credit|
|In State Students||$123/credit|
|Out of State Students||$300/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 62% of Bates Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||14%||$1,207|
|State Grant & Scholarships||41%||$2,503|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||18%||$1,139|
|Federal Student Loans||30%||$4,041|
$3,895Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$3,465|
|$30,001 to $48,000$5,969|
|$48,001 to $75,000$6,131|
|$75,001 to $110,000$8,922|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.