Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98498-1999

About Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom is classified as a public, multi-campus Associate’s college located within a suburban area. This large two-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 2,000 to 4,999 students. This institution awards associate’s degrees and no bachelor’s degrees. According to data for fall enrollment, up to 60% of undergraduates are enrolled part-time. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this two-year associate’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate8,188
Student Age% Under 2548%
 % 25 and Over52%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time38%
 % Part-time62%
Race/Ethnicity% White55.8%
 % Black12.7%
 % Asian5.6%
 % Latino10.4%
 % Native American1.0%
 % Race Unknown6.6%
 % International student2%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemQuarter

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionYes
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptNot applicable
 High School RankingNot applicable
 College Prep CoursesNot applicable
 Letter of RecommendationNot applicable
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNot applicable
 Admissions ExaminationNot applicable
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Not applicable
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$3,273
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,505
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid72%
 % Undergraduates with Loans13%
 % Undergraduates with Grants39%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$996
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,460
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,216
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,018

Neighborhood Data for the Lakewood Area

Median Age35.6
Median Household Income$42,273
Total Population58,688
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.8% 50.2%
 Age 0-950.9%49.1%
 Age 10-1750.7%49.3%
 Age 18-2448.0%52.0%
 Age 25-2954.2%45.8%
 Age 30-3951.8%48.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White65.3%
 % Black11.8%
 % Asian8.5%
 % Latino16.2%
 % Native American1.4%
 % Pacific Islander1.8%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.2%


On Campus Housing ProvidedNo
Meal Plan ProvidedNo
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,460
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$700
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50022.3%10.1%2.4%
 $500 to $74956.6%60.6%0.0%
 $750 to $9992.7%28.6%50.2%
 Over $100018.4%0.7%15.2%
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