B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Experience
    B-
  6. Location
    B
Pierce College at Puyallup is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1601 39th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,461/ 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
    $6,001/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,274/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,145/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,085/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,085/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
38%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,781Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
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After Pierce College at Puyallup

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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Pierce College at Puyallup Reviews

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Pierce College has been an amazing experience for me, especially as a home-schooled girl. I wasn't too sure what my first public school would be like, but Pierce surpassed my expectations by far.
The facilities are always kept clean, there are awesome events every other day, and every member of the staff I've met since I started attending has been very helpful and courteous. From day one, I was always able to rely on those around me for support; whether it was my adviser, guiding me toward greater success, or my teachers, for making boring topics into new and exciting opportunities.
I would highly recommend Pierce College to anyone - whether you're a newly-graduated HS student, or someone just wanting to pick up an extra ounce of education.
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With few exceptions, the teachers are overworked due to the administration's requirements for nonsensical reports detailing the newest Dean's need for multi-page bovine scataology... suffice it to say, college Administrators are more concerned with justifying their inflated salaries and feeding the self-licking ice cream cone of the Education industry than they are for delivering a quality education to the students. Sadly, Pierce is nothing but typical of the larger problems plaguing higher education for the last 30 years.
I would describe my experience at Pierce Community College as a realistical experience. You are treated as an adult and challenged to push your comfort zones. The quality of the courses are very self-efficient, meaning you can be doing individual work but still be able to ask your professors questions and concerns. The staff here are very encouraging and want to see students succeed, even if they struggle a little bit. I really find the class sizes to be very workable. There are probably about 25-30 students, enough where the professors can talk/help students out during class time.