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?
- The highest award offered at CPTC is the bachelor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
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.
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Where Is Clover Park Technical College?
Contact details for CPTC are given below.
|Address:||4500 Steilacoom Blvd Sw, Lakewood, WA 98499-4004|
How Do I Get Into CPTC?
You can apply to CPTC online at: www.cptc.edu/apply
Can I Afford Clover Park Technical College?
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
Of the 2,290 full-time undergraduates at CPTC, 49% are male and 51% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Clover Park Technical College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||255|
|Hispanic or Latino||260|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at CPTC has changed over the last few years.
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|
|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.
*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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