Facts and Stats of Pierce College — 2019

Board of Trustees

Angela Condon, Steve Smith, Amadeo Tiam, Brett Willis, Kristin Ray

Chancellor and CEO

Michele L. Johnson, Ph.D.

Serving Pierce County With Two Colleges, a Military Campus, and Courses at Graham-Kapowsin and Spanaway Lake High Schools

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, WA  98498

President: Julie A. White, Ph.D.

Pierce College Puyallup

1601 39th Avenue SE
Puyallup, WA  98374

President: Darrell L. Cain, Ph.D.

Pierce College at JBLM

Education Centers at Fort Lewis and McChord on Joint Base Lewis McChord

Pierce College at Graham

Graham-Kapowsin High School

Pierce College at Spanaway

Spanaway Lake High School

Enrollment Information

Points of Interest

Top 5 Community College in the Nation

The Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence honored Pierce College with the 2019 Rising Star Award in recognition of our efforts in dramatically improving student outcomes. We are ranked in the Top 5 best community colleges nationwide.

Washington’s Most Successful Community College

CNNMoney.com named Pierce College the most successful community college in the state, based on the percentage of students who graduated or transferred to a four-year college.

Achieving the Dream Leader College

Pierce College is one of 16 community colleges selected as an Achieving the Dream Leader College – a national designation awarded to community colleges that have demonstrated results in improving student success and closing achievement gaps.

Best Community College for Veterans

The Military Times rates Pierce College as the best community college for veterans in the state of Washington, and No. 13 in the nation. This list is the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement in the country.

AACC Pathways Recipient

Pierce College has been selected as one of 30 community colleges in the country to participate in the American Association of Community Colleges’ Pathways Project, which includes a series of six institutes over two years.