Clatsop Community College

1651 Lexington Avenue
Astoria, OR 97103
Tel: (503)325-0910
949 students
Public institution
The mission of Clatsop Community College is to provide high quality learning opportunities for individuals in Clatsop County and beyond, and to lead in meeting the changing needs of our community.
School Highlights
Clatsop Community College serves 949 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Clatsop Community College is the only community colleges within Clatsop County, OR.
The nearest community college is Lower Columbia College (42.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
College Clatsop Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 53 staff
61 staff
Clatsop Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 949 has declined by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 83% over five years.
Total Enrollment 949 students 1,315 students
Clatsop Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
Clatsop Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 378 students
815 students
Clatsop Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 571 students
1,061 students
Clatsop Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Clatsop Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Clatsop Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Clatsop Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Clatsop Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Clatsop Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Clatsop Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Clatsop Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Clatsop Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Clatsop Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.44 0.70
Clatsop Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,428 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 50% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,406 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 47% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,428 $5,590
Clatsop Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,406 $10,086
Clatsop Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
Clatsop Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Clatsop Community College is a public, two-year institution serving northwest Oregon and southwest Washington since 1958. It has grown to an enrollment of over 7,000 students. Instruction and training in liberal arts and sciences, professional technical fields, continuing education, developmental education, and general education are offered. Located at the mouth of the Columbia River in historic Astoria, the College enjoys the mild climate that has helped make the Oregon coast famous for its lush, green beauty and rugged, undeveloped shoreline. Its high-quality, low-cost education serves a district that covers all of Clatsop County and part of Columbia County in Oregon, and Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties in Washington. In addition to the main campus facilities, the College has a performing arts center and waterfront Marine and Integrated Manufacturing Technology training facilities. The South County Center in Seaside serves south Clatsop County including the cities of Seaside, Gearhart, and Cannon Beach. Other communities which the College serves include Warrenton, Knappa, Clatskanie, Rainier, and Westport, as well as Long Beach, Ilwaco, Seaview, and Naselle in Washington. The degree offered by Clatsop Community College includes Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer Degree, Associate of Science - Oregon Transfer Degree in Business, Associate of General Studies, Associate of Applied Science Degrees. The college also offers Applied Science Certificate Programs. Clatsop Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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Did You Know?
For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,998 per year for in-state students and $7,980 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,575 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oregon community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Everest College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.