Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom

Lakewood, WA 98498
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Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom 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 6,048 students attend the school. Every year 24% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,468, and fees were $315. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,882 and $315 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students6,048
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level4-year
TypePublic
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 3
Certificate 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 96.6%

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Admission

100%

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$119/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 $5,355
ADN 70 $7,350 $7,350 $8,330
BSN 125 $13,125 $13,125 $14,875
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, 73% of Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 52% $3,939
Other Federal Grant 6% $402
State Grant & Scholarships 33% $2,992
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 33% $1,168
Federal Student Loans 25% $5,144
Private Loans -- --

$5,976

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$4,568
$30,001 to $48,000$6,136
$48,001 to $75,000$8,038
$75,001 to $110,000$10,544
Over $110,000$11,171

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Student Population

6,048

Undergrads

0

Graduates

3,765

Women

2,283

Men

45%

Full-time

55%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
46%
Hispanic
13%
Two or more races
11%
Black/African American
10%
Race/ethnicity unknown
7%
Asian
6%
Non-resident alien
4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
1%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom
9401 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
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