Public 2 Year

Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, Washington

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Clover Park Technical College overview
Location Lakewood, Washington
Online cptc.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Clover Park Technical College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Clover Park Technical College (CPTC), located in Lakewood, Washington, offers students a comprehensive technical education with an emphasis on vocational and applied sciences. Established in 1942, the college is situated in a suburban setting within close proximity to Tacoma and about an hour's drive from Seattle, providing access to urban amenities and employment opportunities. The campus is known for its practical approach to education, focusing on real-world skills and job readiness. While the college does not offer on-campus housing, it facilitates an atmosphere that promotes career-focused learning. CPTC supports a diverse range of programs, with particular strengths in aerospace and advanced manufacturing, health sciences, and human services. The institution embraces an open admissions policy, allowing for a broad demographic of students to enroll in its academic offerings.

Clover Park Technical College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  1,594 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,194 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $5,277 plus fees of $632.


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Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Clover Park Technical College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$702
Other Fees$632
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $16,512
Budget for Other Expenses$3,735
Total One Year Cost$26,858

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$36,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Clover Park Technical College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 60%
Mechanic and Repair Technologies 9%
Computer and Information Sciences 8%
Personal and Culinary Services 6%
Engineering Technology 3%

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