Bates Technical College: Review & Facts

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Bates Technical College is a medium two-year, public school with 4,160 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1993 and is one of the 9 colleges and schools located in Tacoma, Washington.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
59
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, associate's degree, and 2-year certificate are offered at Bates Technical College.

Bates Technical College follows a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and has 59 majors. The most popular concentrations are Medical Assistant, Automotive and Mechanic, Industrial Technologies, Laboratory Assistance, and Trucking. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
69%
Bates Technical College student retention rate is relatively low at 69% (close to Washington average). Considering this statistic, apparently students like their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Bates Technical College is low: 44%. Around 3% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Bates Technical College is a bit disappointing, 29:1. Read more information on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$5,300
Average tuition charges are very low - $4,200 annually. The additional fees at Bates Technical College (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $1,100, which totals $5,300 a year.

Read the details about Bates Technical College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The school might accept dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

The undergraduate application fee at Bates Technical College is $50.00.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at Bates Technical College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (253) 680-7000 or check Bates Technical College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B
Bates Technical College provides a distance learning option and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Bates Technical College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At present there is no on-campus housing at Bates Technical College.

According to Wikipedia, in 2008 Bates Technical College has settled three lawsuits regarding its curriculum practices and the quality of education. The lawsuits have focuced on the college's civil engineering, court reporting and denturist programs.

Based on the college crime numbers, Bates Technical College seems to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Bates Technical College Location and Maps



Post Address: Bates Technical College, 1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98405, USA
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