Saint Louis Community College

Tel: (314)539-5000
24,005 students
Public institution
The Forest Park campus is adjacent to several other major health, cultural and educational centers, such as the St. Louis Science Center, Saint Louis University High School and the BJC medical complex. Forest Park is Missouri's leading provider of health technology training, offering 13 medical programs, ranging from Funeral Services and Diagnostic Medical Sonography to Dental Hygiene, Nursing and Health Information Technology. Forest Park also is the premier trainer for the hospitality industry in St. Louis, offering programs in Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary Arts and Tourism. Forest Park also supports the William J. Harrison Education Center in North St. Louis, offering credit and non-credit courses and contractual training.
School Highlights:
Saint Louis Community College serves 24,005 students (41.54% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
Saint Louis Community College is one of 4 community colleges within St. Louis city County, MO.
The nearest community college is St Louis College of Health Careers-St Louis (1.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 845 teachers has grown by 243% over five years.
College Saint Louis 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 845 staff
61 staff
Saint Louis Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 24,005 teachers has grown by 235% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 24,005 students 1,296 students
Saint Louis Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
Saint Louis Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 9,972 students
810 students
Saint Louis Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 14,033 students
1,036 students
Saint Louis Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Saint Louis Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Saint Louis Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Saint Louis Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Saint Louis Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Saint Louis Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Saint Louis Community College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Saint Louis Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Saint Louis Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Saint Louis 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. 0.48 0.53
Saint Louis Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,320 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,970 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,320 $5,694
Saint Louis Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,970 $10,252
Saint Louis Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
Saint Louis Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Today, with a service area that spans 718 square miles, St. Louis Community College is Missouri's largest and one of the nation's most noted community college systems. Nearly 65,000 persons of all ages and educational backgrounds enroll for credit and non-credit courses each semester. Approximately one-half the households in the St. Louis area have at least one person who has attended the college. St. Louis Community College's three campuses, Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec, are shaped by their urban and suburban communities, and many programs are planned for the needs and special interests of their surrounding areas. The campuses offer freshman- and sophomore-level college transfer, career and developmental programs, plus non-credit continuing education courses. Each campus was designed to serve an area population of 400,000 to 600,000. Because the campuses primarily serve local students, sites were chosen on the basis of commuter access, availability of public transportation, cost, size, utilities, environment, projected population growth and community interest. The college also offers credit and non-credit courses through its continuing education programs. The courses, offered at more than 50 locations, represent program areas ranging from on-site career training at businesses, industries and government agencies to personal subjects to instructional television. At Forest Park we specialize in freshman - and- sophomore-level courses taught by faculty, not graduate students or teaching assistants. Our teachers hold master's and doctorate degrees or advanced licensing degrees in technical fields. Our classes are small and taught at times to fit your busy schedule -including evenings and weekends. In fact, you can earn a general transfer degree totally on weekends through our accelerated Weekend College program. Forest Park offers intercollegiate competition in soccer, basketball, baseball and softball for both men and women. Forest Park is committed to providing quality opportunities in athletics that enhance the students educational experience.

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Did You Know?
Saint Louis 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 0.38, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Saint Louis is Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.