Pierce College at Puyallup Reviews
I attended Pierce College in 2018 working towards an Associate in Business degree. Most of the professors there introduce too much politics into the classroom. During an English 101 class I was targeted and severely harassed by the professor. The class was all politics. The students were confused as to what to do for assignments and little directions or instructions were given. So much time was spent on politics that the subject that was supposed to be taught was seriously lacking. The professor advised students to give hormone blockers to their children, before puberty, incase the children wanted to switch genders. Can you believe it? Stay away from Pierce College and let anyone you know who is interested in going to Pierce College to avoid attending!
I attended Pierce College in Puyallup in conjunction with my high school experience through the Running Start program. I was able to earn college credit, while still attending high school (part time). As a result, I graduated high school with two years of college already under my belt (at a very minimal cost to my family). I am thankful for the Running Start program, and enjoyed the partnership between Pierce College and my high school. Pierce offered a variety of course offerings both during the day, in the evening, and online. I had some very memorable instructors who demonstrated expertise in the subjects they taught. This experience better aligned me for the next stages of my education and I am thankful for Pierce College/Running Start.
The Pierce Nursing Program is great for students who want to get their RN quickly and on a limited budget. It can be difficult to get into, but is worth the effort if you need a community college level program. Some of the instructors are fantastic, and some of them are okay. Honestly, this program requires a lot of personal drive and the ability to be "self taught", as there just isn't enough time (and sometimes not a great enough instructor) to really teach you everything you need to know. I will say that this program can be frustrating, disorganized, and occasionally a bit of a headache. However, if you are intelligent enough to supplement with research when you need to, and "go-with-the-flow" enough to not let the downfalls drive you crazy, this program can be great. We have great clinical experiences, are done in a short six continuous quarters, and it costs less than 2 grand a quarter. As a single mom with not a lot of money for college, I have my entire tuition paid by financial aid (and then some for books and other expenses). The office can be slow at times, but it has gotten a lot better recently. I do think that this is the best ADN program in the area, and is certainly worth applying for if you are looking for something other than a university. Bonus: it has a direct transfer agreement with UW Tacoma if you want to finish your bachelors after graduating.