Pierce College has made a name for itself both at home and abroad, and is quickly becoming a destination for international students hoping to complete the first two years of their bachelor’s degree. Over the past six years, 90.8 percent of Pierce College international students successfully transferred to a four-year university, and 36.4 percent were admitted into one of the top 100 universities in the United States.
Many international students come to Pierce College with big goals in mind – often beyond learning English – and they are reaching them thanks to dedicated faculty and strong student services. In fact, this spring more than 130 international students will graduate with their associate degree.
“We have great programs here at Pierce College, and that is why so many international students choose to attend,” said Executive Director of International Education Myung Park. “Our university transfer and high school completion programs provide great avenues for international students to pursue their goals. The college is so focused on student success, and the friendly, supportive environment we offer is very important to our students.”
This fall, international and domestic students alike will be able to take advantage of the college’s first residence hall: the Center for Global Scholars. The dormitory will provide a space for cultural sharing, student activities and workshops from visiting scholars from around the world.
The residence hall is located a short distance from Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, and will maintain a strong focus on academics. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average or better while living there.
For more information about the International Education department at Pierce College, please visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/international.
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