Future International Students

Welcome prospective students!
Thank you for your interest in Bates Technical College in Tacoma, Washington. At Bates, we prepare you for successful and meaningful careers in a variety of areas like aerospace, business, engineering, healthcare, information technology and more.

Bates Technical College is a public two-year college located in the Pacific Northwest in the United States.

Students from all over the world are a valuable part of our college community. International Student Services is dedicated to helping international students navigate the application process.

Where is Bates Technical College?

Map showing where Tacoma, WA is in the United States

About Tacoma
Tacoma, Washington is located in the Northwest corner of the United States. A city with a population of about 200,000, Tacoma is a progressive, international port city situated on the shores of Puget Sound. The city is located 35 miles (56 km) south of Seattle and is within easy driving distance of mountains, the Pacific Ocean, Canada and other large international cities such as Portland, Oregon. Our weather is moderate: Summer [70-80 degrees F]; Fall [45-65 degrees F]; Winter [40-50 degrees F]; Spring [45-65 degrees F]. Students should fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Learn More. Apply Now!

Yifan Sun, International Student Services advisor
Email: InternationalStudent@batestech.edu
Phone: 1+253.680.7184
Fax: 1+253.680.7288

Bates Technical College
1101 S Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98405