Clover Park Technical College

Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate Urban Yes 7384 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Associate, Career/Undergraduate Certificate Public Associate College Co-educational 27 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Associate $$ $ $$ $ $$$ 109
Career/Undergraduate Certificate 109
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


Clover Park Technical College is located in the city of Lakewood, Washington. With many lakes and tall evergreen trees, Lakewood is located south of Seattle and is only 40 minutes to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Clover Park Technical College is the largest technical college in the state of Washington, accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. With the educational philosophy "Learn by Doing," CPTC provides excellent hands-on learning experience taught by industry experts and professionals. A wide variety of career fields includes aerospace, advanced manufacturing, health sciences, human services, business, hospitality, science, design, technology, engineering, transportation and trades. An average class size is 13 and a student-to-faculty ratio is 22:1. The College offers associate degrees, transferable degrees and industry certificates. Within walking distance of the college there are ethnic restaurants, markets and many specialty stores. The campus is 45 minutes to Seattle's cultural and entertainment activities and is 15 minutes to the Museum of Glass and other Tacoma cultural resources. Golf courses, lakes, majestic Mt. Rainer, Olympia State Capitol are all nearby. By car, it's two hours to the ocean, three hours to Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, BC (Canada). -Average low temperature (winter): 37°F / 2.8°C -Average high temperature (summer): 77°F / 25°C


The Host Family cost is $625 a month for three meals per day/five days per week (hosts provide food for weekend meals but are not required to cook). Alternately, the cost is $475 a month for a room for rent with no meal (students buy their own food and prepare in the family kitchen). The homestay placement fee is $250 (non-refundable except in the case of visa denial). Private apartments (not recommended for new students) cost approximately $550 for one bedroom and $650 for two bedrooms, depending on size, location, condition and on-site amenities. The housing fee (for assistance with finding apartments) is $150 (non-refundable except in the case of visa denial).

Student life

The College has bookstore, espresso stand, and student-operated bakery, restaurant, hair styling salon & spa. The College as well as its Associated Student Government and student clubs offer many fun events and activities throughout a year. The Student Leadership & Service Center (SLSC) is an one-stop shop for all things campus life, from Student ID to free game, sports equipment check out. More than just an information area, the SLSC also provides students with a comfortable space to take a break from studies, meet with friends, form a study group, or host a club meeting.