Fife, Washington (WA) Colleges and Universities

While there are no schools located in Fife itself, there are 17 within a 25-mile radius. We'll look into several important attributes of the public and private not-for-profit institutes nearby to help you get a better feel of your options.

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Learn about the student populations, distance from town, graduation rates, and net prices of the non-specialty schools surrounding Fife, Washington. The statistics provided come from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Fife, Washington

Most of the schools closest to Fife are located in the nearby city of Tacoma. There you'll find a good mix of public, private, and community college options. The nearest schools are as follows:

  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (4 miles)
  • Bates Technical College (5.3 miles)
  • University of Puget Sound (6.1 miles)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (8 miles)
  • Pierce College-Puyallup (8.1 miles)

Largest Schools near Fife, Washington

Most of the schools near Fife aren't too big, though they aren't especially small either. It also may be of note that the largest schools in Fife, with one exception, do not offer campus housing. The largest schools are:

  • Green River College (8,153 students)
  • Tacoma Community College (7,202 students)
  • Highline College (6,560 students)
  • South Seattle College (6,076 students)
  • Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom (5,559 students)

Lowest Net Price

The calculation of net price is executed by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received from the cost of attendance. In this section, you'll find figures that only apply to full-time undergraduate students during the 2014-2015 school year. Most of the less expensive schools near Fife are community or technical colleges. The lowest net prices belong to:

  • Seattle Vocational Institute ($2,199)
  • Renton Technical College ($5,812)
  • Bates Technical College ($6,100)
  • Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom ($6,139)
  • Tacoma Community College ($6,249)

Highest Graduation Rate

The rates within this section apply only to students enrolled at an undergraduate and full-time level. They're based on 150% of the typical amount of time needed to complete a program throughout the 2015 school year. The University of Puget Sound has the best graduation rate around at a solid 78%. Others not far behind are:

  • Pacific Lutheran University (68%)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (63%)
  • Renton Technical College (56%)
  • Seattle Vocational Institute (56%)
  • Bates Technical College (45%)

Students in the Fife area have numerous postsecondary options close by, though those seeking especially large college experiences will have to look further than 25 miles from town.

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