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Our universities are designed to prepare students for the workforce and support businesses in Tacoma-Pierce County and beyond.
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  • Public Universities
  • Private Universities
  • Career and Technical Colleges
Public Universities
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Private Universities
Private Universities

Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University is the small, private university where caring means more than kindness and consideration — it means a bold commitment to expanding well-being, opportunity, and justice. Global education is a major focus, as approximately 50% of all undergraduates and 100% of MBA students study away before they graduate. PLU offers graduate programs in a variety of areas, including nursing (MSN, DNP, DNP/MBA) and business (MBA and Master of Science in Marketing Analytics) to support the regional workforce and as collaborative programs for employees in partnership with local organizations. Learn more about their programs here.

Career and Technical Colleges
Career and Technical Colleges

Pierce College

Pierce College is a thriving career and technical college with five campuses spanning across Pierce County. Serving more than 10,000 students, it consistently ranks one of the top community colleges in the Tacoma, WA area and nation. The Pierce College system offers six career pathways, ranging from business to STEM. Learn more about Pierce College and their pathways here.

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