B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Experience
    B-
  6. Location
    B
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
9401 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$5,964/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,742/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,132/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,883/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,732/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,947/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,835Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
38%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Reviews

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Pierce College has been very beneficial to my education. I am 17 years old, and a senior in high school. Because of Pierce College's running start program, I will be graduated from high school and have received my AA degree all by 17 years old. Pierce has provided the opportunity for me to get a taste of higher education before my peers in high school, this allows me to take classes in fields I might be interested in my future. Pierce College has also provided the opportunity for me to build relationships with people from many diverse groups, help out within my community, and also receive cheap deals on fun things to do (movie tickets, ice-skating, trips to Seattle, plays, community service events, concerts, etc). Pierce College has also given me the opportunity to be well educated on cultural and societal issues, and has given me an outlet and a voice to help within those problems that are within our society. I would definitely recommend Pierce College to high schooler's wanting to get a head start on higher education, and anybody else looking for an inexpensive, creditable, college. My experiences with Pierce College will stick with me and benefit me for the rest of my life.
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I'm a freshman almost a sophomore so I haven't had that much experience in my major but as of now my classes are great. The subjects i'm taking keep things interesting and make my learning so much more exciting. I'm truly learning about stuff I actually care about. Theres a lot of resources and an abundance of intriguing classes for my major, Criminal Justice. The possibilities are endless on where you can take that degree. The path i'm on is for Transfer. As much as Pierce does have to offer I want more for myself & unfortunately they don't offer Law School. Pierce is a great start to get my career going.
I like the campus and out of the 3 professors I have had, two of them were great! The other was just okay but that might just be because it was a required class with information I already knew.