Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, WA 98499
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Clover Park Technical College is one of the thirty-five public 4-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in an urban area, in Lakewood.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,883 students attend the school. Every year 33% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

CPTC's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,040, and fees were $700. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,040 and $700 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students3,883
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

The Clover Park Technical College Nursing program prepares students to perform the duties of a Registered Nurse. The program is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

The program is designed to allow practicing Licensed Practical Nurses to gain the additional education to progress to a Registered Nurse. The LPN-RN to program takes into consideration previous experience in combination with lectures and clinical experience over the course of the four quarter program.

Admission Requirements:

  • Submit all official certificates
  • Complete General Education requirements (a minimum of a ‘B’ grade or higher is required)
  • Current and unencumbered LPN license
  • Physical Examination
  • Immunization Series including seasonal immunizations (Required immunizations (Hepatitis B, Tetanus/Diphtheria, MMR, Varicella TB 2-step TB screening)

Applications for the program need to be submitted by the 25th of June of the year of proposed enrollment. New applicants are only admitted in the fall quarter.

Applicants accepted into the program are expected to submit to a local and national criminal background check and a current CPR for healthcare providers according to the guidelines established by the American Heart Association.

Students in the program are also required to carry personal health and medical insurance through the course of clinical practice rotations as precondition to admittance at clinical sites.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 3 18
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 7 45
Certificate 14 103
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 83.9%
  • NCLEX-RN: 61.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1999 - 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).

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$105/credit
In State Students$105/credit
Out of State Students$105/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 $4,725 $4,725 $4,725
ADN 70 $7,350 $7,350 $7,350
BSN 125 $13,125 $13,125 $13,125
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, 66% of Clover Park 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 51% $4,253
Other Federal Grant 29% $844
State Grant & Scholarships 46% $2,882
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 15% $1,010
Federal Student Loans 27% $6,464
Private Loans 1% $9,400


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$5,256
$30,001 to $48,000$6,816
$48,001 to $75,000$7,582
$75,001 to $110,000$11,211
Over $110,000$12,307

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
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.
Clover Park Technical College
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

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