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Bates Technical College Overview

Bates Technical College is a public institution situated in Tacoma, Washington. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Bates Technical College Known For?

946 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at Bates Technical College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of the faculty were full-time.

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Bates Technical College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bates Technical College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Architectural Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular Education Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#80 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#82 Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Bates Technical College?

Location of Bates Technical College

Contact details for Bates Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: 253-680-7000
Website: https://batestech.edu/

How Do I Get Into Bates Technical College?

You can apply to Bates Technical College online at: www.public.ctc.edu/applicantwebclient/applicant/

Bates Technical College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Bates Technical College?

19% Take Out Loans
20.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bates Technical College, approximately 19% of students took out student loans averaging $3,787 a year. That adds up to $15,148 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bates Technical College is 20.5%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Bates Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,019 Full-Time Undergraduates
41% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,377 undergraduate students at Bates Technical College, with 2,019 being full-time and 2,358 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Bates Technical College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,019 full-time undergraduates at Bates Technical College, 59% are male and 41% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Bates Technical College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bates Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Bates Technical College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 63
Black or African American 142
Hispanic or Latino 240
White 822
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 752

Over 10 countries are represented at Bates Technical College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Aruba, and Taiwan.

Online Learning at Bates Technical College

457 Took All Classes Online
728 Took At Least One Class Online
172.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 728 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bates Technical College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 19th most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Bates Technical College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bates Technical College was 172.9%. This is the #268 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bates Technical College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Bates Technical College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 82%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Bates Technical College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Bates Technical College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Accounting #21
Business, Management & Marketing #80

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Bates Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 110 37 38 185
Teacher Education Grade Specific 75 26 24 125
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 75 0 75
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 59 0 59
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 45 0 45
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 45 0 0 45
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 20 12 9 41
Dental Support Services 1 32 7 40
Fire Protection 23 17 0 40
Precision Metal Working 11 17 9 37
Audiovisual Communications 17 10 1 28
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 21 2 23
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 21 0 21
Design & Applied Arts 11 8 0 19
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 4 14 0 18
Ground Transportation 15 0 0 15
Cosmetology 0 0 13 13
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 1 10 1 12
Accounting 2 8 1 11
Computer Programming 1 7 1 9
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 6 3 9
Woodworking 0 6 3 9
Computer Systems Networking 0 8 0 8
Allied Health Professions 0 8 0 8
Civil Engineering Technology 0 7 0 7
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 7 0 7
Marketing 1 5 0 6
Carpentry 4 2 0 6
Culinary Arts 0 6 0 6
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 4 0 4
Computer Engineering Technology 0 4 0 4
General Engineering Technology 4 0 0 4
Computer Software & Applications 2 1 0 3
Building Management & Inspection 1 1 0 2
Health Sciences & Services 1 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 1
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 0
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 0 0 0 0
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 349 485 112 946

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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