Edmonds Community College

Tel: (425)640-1459
7,898 students
Public institution
Edmonds Community College's Culinary Arts prepares students for positions as cooks, kitchen managers, servers and hosts. The college's newest offering is a one-year Baking certificate.
Edmonds Community College's Culinary Arts prepares students for positions as cooks, kitchen managers, servers and hosts. The college's newest offering is a one-year Baking certificate.
Snoqualmie Hall is Edmonds Community College's shared building with Central Washington University. Students may complete bachelor's degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Food Service Management, Information Technology and Administrative Management, Law and Justice, Mathematics: Teaching Secondary and Safety and Health Management.
In 2008, Edmonds Community College awarded 1,734 degrees and certificates.
The college is known for its outstanding music programs including its award-winning jazz choirs and jazz band and digital music program. The college also has its own state-of-the-art recording studio.
The college has career training programs in  Clinical Lab Assistant, Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician, Health Unit Coordinator (HUC), Medical Information Technology, Nurse Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician and Practical Nursing (LPN). It also offers an Associate in Pre-Nursing degree which prepares students to transfer directly to a school of nursing for a bachelor of science in nursing.
Students at Edmonds Community College join a community of learners and gain access to many student support services included with tuition. The college offers a number of grants, scholarships and kinds of assistance for students.
Edmonds Community College offers Associate of 
Science degrees with areas of emphasis 
in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental 
Science, Geology and Earth Science, 
Physics, Computer Science, General Pre- 
Engineering, and the Pre-Engineering 
areas of Bioengineering: Chemical, 
Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, 
Industrial, and Materials Science.
At Edmonds Community College students can take more than 150 classes online – and they can earn 
many degrees or certificates completely online.
Edmonds Community College offers a unique Chemical Laboratory Technician program, ChemCore. It prepares students for employment as 
technicians in a chemistry laboratory, as well as for continuing education. Working closely with an advisor, students may earn a university transfer degree such as the Associate of Science
Edmonds Community College is a leader in providing quality opportunities for learning and service, responding to the dynamic needs of our diverse community.
School Highlights:
Edmonds Community College serves 7,898 students (50.92% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 43%.
Edmonds Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Snohomish County, WA.
The nearest community college is Shoreline Community College (5.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 239 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
College Edmonds 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 239 staff
61 staff
Edmonds Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,898 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,898 students 1,296 students
Edmonds Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1
Edmonds Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 4,022 students
810 students
Edmonds Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,876 students
1,036 students
Edmonds Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Edmonds Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Edmonds Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Edmonds Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Edmonds Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Edmonds Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Edmonds Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Edmonds Community College More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
Edmonds Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Edmonds Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Edmonds 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. 0.50 0.53
Edmonds Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,408 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,643 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,408 $5,694
Edmonds Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,643 $10,252
Edmonds Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 180 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 59%
Edmonds Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • More than 11,000 students take courses for credit toward a certificate or degree at Edmonds Community College. Over 43 percent of these students plan to transfer to a four-year college or university; over 31 percent work toward career program degrees; about 3 percent are undecided; and other take courses for enrichment, for workplace skills, and for GED, basic skills, and family education. More than 62 percent of students in credit courses are part-time students who combine college with work and with family. Career Programs Offered at Edmonds Community College includes Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, International Business, Chemistry Laboratory Technician, Construction Management, Culinary Arts, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Horticulture, Business Information Technology, Paralegal, Hospitality and Tourism, Computers, Electronics and Networks, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, E-Commerce, High-Tech Certification, Visual Communication and Multimedia, Early Childhood Education, Family Life Education, Fire Command Administration and Social and Human Services. The College campus covers 50-acre in Lynnwood, 15 miles north of Seattle. Edmonds Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and governed by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.

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For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,000 per year for in-state students and $7,107 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,169 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Washington 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 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Washington is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.