B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    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
$8,200/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,455/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,021/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,479/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,525/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,123/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,798Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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Pierce College at Puyallup Reviews

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I enjoy my short two years at Pierce so far. The staff is amazing, and Student Life is top-notch with events with great speakers and field trips to amazing places around Washington! I absolutely love how everything structured, except for parking for folks who drive! Classes are average size. And like any other community colleges, there are some 'gem' professors from bigger schools who switch over to smaller-size classrooms and yes they do care for students. Of course there will be some who are more difficult to reach out to, but so far so good!
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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.
The atmosphere at Pierce College was always a good one. Most people I had encounters with were friendly and helpful if I needed them to be. Most of the professors I had were always willing and ready to help. All of the staff around campus (library, cafeteria, tutoring, gym, etc.) were always working with a smile on their face. Pierce College was a very good "starter" college for me and I believe that will hold true for whoever else might attend one day.
The only complaint that I have is that parking was always a challenge after about 9 am until about 3 pm. There definitely needs to be an improvement in that area.