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
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.