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Clover Park Technical College Overview

Clover Park Technical College is a public institution located in Lakewood, Washington. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Clover Park Technical College Known For?

1,929 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at CPTC is the bachelor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Clover Park 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 CPTC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Cosmetology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Personal & Culinary Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Culinary Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Clover Park Technical College?

Location of Clover Park Technical College

Contact details for CPTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4500 Steilacoom Blvd Sw, Lakewood, WA 98499-4004
Phone: 253-589-5800
Website: www.cptc.edu

How Do I Get Into CPTC?

You can apply to CPTC online at: www.cptc.edu/apply

As long as you submit the requested materials to Clover Park Technical College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Clover Park Technical College?

18% Take Out Loans
20.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CPTC, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $6,099 a year. That adds up to $24,396 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CPTC is 20.0%. 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.

Clover Park Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,290 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,905 undergraduate students at CPTC, with 2,290 being full-time and 1,615 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CPTC

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,290 full-time undergraduates at CPTC, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CPTC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CPTC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 149
Black or African American 255
Hispanic or Latino 260
White 1,136
International Students 28
Other Races/Ethnicities 462

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Clover Park Technical College. At this time, 2 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 8 countries are represented at CPTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Hong Kong, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Online Learning at Clover Park Technical College

222 Took All Classes Online
859 Took At Least One Class Online
11.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 859 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 33rd 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 CPTC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Clover Park Technical College was 11.4%. This is the #1,239 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CPTC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 47%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 47%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CPTC 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 CPTC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business Administration & Management #399
Business, Management & Marketing #496

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%.

Clover Park Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Information Technology 304 53 34 0 391
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 66 61 128 0 255
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 97 0 68 0 165
Precision Metal Working 96 22 5 0 123
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 101 13 0 0 114
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 53 29 10 0 92
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 58 14 0 72
General Engineering Technology 45 9 0 0 54
Air Transportation 45 5 4 0 54
Business Administration & Management 36 6 0 4 46
Cosmetology 0 43 0 0 43
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 35 4 0 0 39
Design & Applied Arts 17 22 0 0 39
Computer Programming 17 20 0 0 37
Health & Medical Administrative Services 37 0 0 0 37
Teacher Education Grade Specific 19 9 8 0 36
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 18 18 0 36
Culinary Arts 12 14 6 0 32
Industrial Production Technology 31 0 0 0 31
Dental Support Services 0 27 4 0 31
Mental & Social Health Services 0 17 14 0 31
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 21 9 0 0 30
Accounting 16 10 0 0 26
Graphic Communications 0 20 0 0 20
Other Construction 12 5 0 0 17
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 14 0 0 14
Allied Health Professions 0 13 0 0 13
Fire Protection 0 8 5 0 13
Nursing 0 12 0 0 12
Computer Software & Applications 0 10 0 0 10
Environmental Control Technology 0 10 0 0 10
Leatherworking & Upholstery 6 0 0 0 6
Horticulture 0 0 0 0 0
Woodworking 0 0 0 0 0
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,066 541 318 4 1,929

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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