Seattle Community College-Central Campus

1701 Broadway Avenue, Seattle
WA, 98122
Tel: (206)934-3800
6,854 students
Public institution
Seattle Central Community College is a public, two-year, degree granting institution located in the heart of Seattle. During the 2005-06 academic year over 14,100 students enrolled in unique educational opportunities including college transfer, professional-technical training, adult basic education, and continuing education.
School Highlights:
Seattle Community College-Central Campus serves 6,854 students (58% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 28%.
Seattle Community College-Central Campus is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
The nearest community college is The Art Institute of Seattle (1.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Seattle Community College-Central Campus Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 6,854 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,854 students
1,303 students
Seattle Community College-Central Campus Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,984 students
834 students
Seattle Community College-Central Campus Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,870 students
1,040 students
Seattle Community College-Central Campus Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Seattle Community College-Central Campus sch enrollment Seattle Community College-Central Campus sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
15%
2%
Seattle Community College-Central Campus Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
7%
7%
Seattle Community College-Central Campus Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
14%
11%
Seattle Community College-Central Campus Black (2006-2012)
% White
56%
66%
Seattle Community College-Central Campus White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
7%
2%
Seattle Community College-Central Campus More (2008-2012)
Seattle Community College-Central Campus sch ethnicity Seattle Community College-Central Campus sta ethnicity
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. 0.63 0.44
Seattle Community College-Central Campus Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,893 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 40% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,083 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,893 $5,890
Seattle Community College-Central Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,083 $10,050
Seattle Community College-Central Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Although the official history of Seattle Central began in 1966, its main campus is the site of two important Seattle schools that preceded the present day college. In accordance with a 1969 master plan, extensive renovation and new construction at Seattle Central took place over a seven-year period. With the completion of the Broadway Performance Hall (built from the central section of the high school) in 1978, the college campus possesses a striking historic reminder of its past that augments the modern main building next to it. These two buildings are appropriate symbols of the school's long standing commitment to provide quality education to all who seek it. The college's Broadway campus also includes a complete Student Activity Center, Bookstore and Student Government buildings. Seattle Central Community College, located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, is known for its ethnically and culturally diverse student body, innovative student services and coordinated studies curriculum for college transfers. Professional-technical programs offered include apparel design, ASL interpreter training, biotechnology, culinary arts, wood construction, maritime, and many health-related occupations. Seattle Central Community College is currently accredited in good standing by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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Did You Know?
For Seattle public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,860 per year for in-state students and $9,050 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,760 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Seattle is 51%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Seattle 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Seattle is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.