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Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Demographics & Diversity

Lakewood, Washington

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom are predominantly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 50% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom students
Race Percent of Students
White 50%
Black 11%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 10%
International 3%
Race Unknown 8%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 72% more female students than male students enrolled at Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,230
Women 3,837

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom serves a very low number of students outside of Washington, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 3%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,175 per year

34% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
6,067
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 40.6%
Part time Undergrads 51.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=235237 IPEDS survey data for Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom.