Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA 98405
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students3,448
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

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 (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 7 58
Certificate 4 24
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 94.4%

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



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$123/credit
In State Students$123/credit
Out of State Students$300/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $5,535 $5,535 $13,500
ADN 70 $8,610 $8,610 $21,000
BSN 125 $15,375 $15,375 $37,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 48% $4,615
Other Federal Grant 14% $1,207
State Grant & Scholarships 41% $2,503
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 18% $1,139
Federal Student Loans 30% $4,041
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$10,101

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
Bates Technical College
1101 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405

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