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  1. Professors
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Safety
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  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 1,598 undergraduate students. The Bates Tech acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Phlebotomy Technician, Diesel Mechanics, and Early Childhood Education. Graduating 52% of students, Bates Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,300.
About Bates Technical College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1101 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$3,913/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,990/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,181/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,611/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,054/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,229/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,598Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
59%
Pell Grant
46%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
74%
National
83%

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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.
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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.
Bates Barber Evening Class is Awesome, the teacher is great and the overall program is the best, I wouldn't change anything about it, i love it!