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 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,965 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
2,700 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 2,265 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
1%
% Asian 6%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 6%
7%
% Black 2%
12%
% White 79%
66%
% Two or more races 6%
2%
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
0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,200 is less than the state average of $6,030. 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 $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,200 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,438 $10,175
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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