South Puget Sound Community College

2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia
WA, 98512-6292
Tel: (360)596-5241
4,965 students
Public institution
As a comprehensive, open door community college, South Puget Sound Community College is committed to providing quality educational opportunities to meet the intellectual, academic, vocational, career, personal, and developmental education needs of its students and members of the community.
School Highlights:
South Puget Sound Community College serves 4,965 students (54% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 28%.
South Puget Sound Community College is the only community colleges within Thurston County, WA.
The nearest community college is Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (19.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
South Puget Sound Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 4,965 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,965 students
1,303 students
South Puget Sound Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,700 students
834 students
South Puget Sound Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,265 students
1,040 students
South Puget Sound Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
South Puget Sound Community College sch enrollment South Puget Sound Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
6%
2%
South Puget Sound Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
South Puget Sound Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
2%
11%
South Puget Sound Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
79%
66%
South Puget Sound Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
6%
2%
South Puget Sound Community College More (2008-2012)
South Puget Sound Community College sch ethnicity South Puget Sound Community College 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. 0.36 0.44
South Puget Sound Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,200 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 38% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,438 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,200 $5,890
South Puget Sound Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,438 $10,050
South Puget Sound Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

South Puget Sound Community College is a public two-year college. With more than 5,000 full-and part-time students, we are the largest college in the South Puget Sound area. Our main campus is nestled in a beautiful wooded area a few minutes away from the state capitol in Olympia, Washington. We also offer classes at our Hawks Prairie Center in Lacey and in Yelm. Founded in 1962 as Olympia Vocational Technical Institute Renamed Olympia Technical Community College in 1976 Mission expanded to become a fully comprehensive community college in 1980 Renamed South Puget Sound Community College in 1984 Established the Hawks Prairie Center in Lacey in 1995. The college offer occupational training for gaining the skills and knowledge you need for direct employment or career advancement in business and industry. Associate of Technical Arts degrees and/or certificates of completion are offered in a variety of areas. South Puget Sound Community College awards degrees of Associate of Arts, Associate Degree in Nursing, Associate of General Studies, and Associate of Technical Arts. Certificates are awarded for successful completion of vocational-technical programs. High school diplomas and the GED high school equivalency are also offered. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. We offer college transfer, technical and enrichment courses.

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Did You Know?
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 $9,101 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Washington is 65%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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