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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    B-
  6. Location
    B
Bates Tech is a public college located in Tacoma, Washington in the Seattle Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,033 undergraduate students. The Bates Tech acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Diesel Mechanics, Early Childhood Education, and Phlebotomy Technician. Graduating 53% of students, Bates Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,600.
1101 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$4,278/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,389/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
59%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    6%
  • On Campus
    84%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,033Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,412
Undergrads Over 25
52%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
77%
National
83%

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I am high functioning Autistic. When enrolling into Bates Technical College, I started with Support Services, they introduced me to a wonderful team of people who made me feel welcome and walked me through every step of the way. I have been at Bates for a quarter now and continue to have the same experiences. My instructor has been encouraging and supportive. He has also helped my mom with recommendations where to buy tools that won't hit her hard financially. The only thing I would change would to have a cafeteria or vending machines with sandwiches, fruit and other types of food.
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Bates Technical College is amazing!!! I am currently enrolled in the Power Sports Technology program, and the instructor, as well as the material are amazing. I had previously graduated from the Automotive Technology program in 1991, and though I joined the Army, 3 years later, as a Medic, the knowledge gained from the program has remained with me for a lifetime. The environment is welcoming, and the faculty and staff understand the concept of customer service. The instructor treats the students with respect, and takes the time to thoroughly explain the material. I would recommend this program to anyone.
I'm extremely happy with the program I have enrolled into here at Bates. My instructor is very helpful, respectful, and committed to their students. Getting through each quarter is challenging but in no way stressful.