Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,727
2.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,147
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.51%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
8,329
61.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
32%
213 Graduates

About

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is a higher education institution located in Pierce County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom were Early Childhood Education & Teaching (34 degrees awarded), Crisis/Disaster Management (14 degrees), and Dental Hygiene (13 degrees).

In 2020, 1,969 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom. 67% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (947 degrees), 3.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (292 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is $3,727, which is $−4,253 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is $3,727, which is $−4,253 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,147.

In 2020, 33% of undergraduate students attending Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 15% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,727
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom was $3,727. The cost of tuition at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is $−4,253 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$8,147
2020 Value
2.04%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,147. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom grew by 2.04%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,930
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom was of $9,930 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.53% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
15%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

33% of undergraduate students at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.13% with respect to 2019, when 32% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.51%
2018 Default Rate
132
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom was 9.51%, which represents 132 out of the 1388 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom has a total enrollment of 8,329 students. The full-time enrollment at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is 5,131 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,198. This means that 61.6% of students enrolled at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.7% White, 16.4% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Two or More Races, 7.76% Asian, 7.52% Black or African American, 1.58% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.492% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.3%), followed by White Male (17%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,329 students. The full-time enrollment at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is 5,131 and the part-time enrollment is 3,198. This means that 61.6% of students enrolled at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,053
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,370
  3. Two or More Races
    947

The enrolled student population at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is 48.7% White, 16.4% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Two or More Races, 7.76% Asian, 7.52% Black or African American, 1.58% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.492% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 361 students (4.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 669 more women than men received degrees from Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is white (947 degrees awarded). There were 3.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (292 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is Early Childhood Education & Teaching (34 degrees awarded), followed by Crisis/Disaster Management (14 degrees) and Dental Hygiene (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,310 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (33 degrees), and Protective Services (51 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,900,395 people), Accountants & auditors (1,062,476 people), Other managers (754,919 people), Financial managers (468,369 people), and Secondary school teachers (438,542 people).

The most specialized majors at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,310 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (33 degrees), Protective Services (51 degrees), Education (102 degrees), and Business (243 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,310 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (33 degrees), Protective Services (51 degrees), Education (102 degrees), and Business (243 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are Elementary & secondary schools (3,181,858 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (637,882 people), Banking & related activities (513,872 people), Computer Systems Design (502,012 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (497,973 people).

The most specialized majors at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,310 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (33 degrees), Protective Services (51 degrees), Education (102 degrees), and Business (243 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom.
Most Common
  1. 34 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 14 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom was Early Childhood Education & Teaching with 34 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

650
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,319
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 650 degrees were awarded to men at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom, which is 0.493 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,319).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 431 degrees were awarded to men at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.49 times less than the 879 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 879 degrees were awarded to women at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.04 times more than the 431 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (42.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is Female and Hispanic or Latino (42.1% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.63% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    947 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    292 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    227 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is white (947 degrees awarded). There were 3.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (292 degrees).

4.82% of degree recipients (95 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    645 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    302 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    201 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is white female (645 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (302 degrees).

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Operations

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom has an endowment valued at nearly $721k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $77.3k (10.7%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom had a total salary expenditure of $101M. Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom employs 142 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are Female Instructors (86), Male Instructors(56), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are: Office and Administrative Support, with 146 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 59 employees, and Management with 54 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$721k
2020 Endowment
171%
growth from 2019

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom has an endowment valued at about $721k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom grew 171% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.7M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $859k - Federal
  2. $2.38M - State
  3. $16.8M - Local

As of 2020, Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom received $859k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.38M from state grants and contracts, and $16.8M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$45.4M
2020 Salaries
72.1%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom paid a median of $45.4M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($101M) and a 72.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.02% growth from 2018 and a 6.02% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.2M
Instructional Salaries
142
Number of Employees

In 2020, Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom paid a total of $10.2M to 142 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
142 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
146 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom were Instructor with 142 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom were Office and Administrative Support with 146 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 59 employees; and Management with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom was Female Instructor with 86 employees, and Male Instructor with 56 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom.

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