Seattle Community College-North Campus

9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
Tel: (206)934-3600
5,979 students
Public institution
North Seattle Community College provides a supportive, responsive teaching and learning environment distinguished by its commitment to openness, innovation, and excellence in education.
School Highlights:
Seattle Community College-North Campus serves 5,979 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
Seattle Community College-North Campus is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
The nearest community college is Pima Medical Institute-Seattle (0.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 168 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Seattle Community College-North Campus Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 168 staff
61 staff
Seattle Community College-North Campus Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,979 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has increased from 35:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.78 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 47% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,979 students 1,296 students
Seattle Community College-North Campus Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1
Seattle Community College-North Campus Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,207 students
814 students
Seattle Community College-North Campus Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,772 students
1,040 students
Seattle Community College-North Campus Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Seattle Community College-North Campus Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Seattle Community College-North Campus Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Seattle Community College-North Campus Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Seattle Community College-North Campus Black (2006-2013)
% White
Seattle Community College-North Campus White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Seattle Community College-North Campus More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
Seattle Community College-North Campus Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Seattle Community College-North Campus Non Resident (2006-2013)
Seattle Community College-North Campus 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. 0.78 0.68
Seattle Community College-North Campus Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,862 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,052 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,862 $5,660
Seattle Community College-North Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,052 $10,250
Seattle Community College-North Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 60%
Seattle Community College-North Campus % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Established in 1970, NSCC is an accredited two-year public college. It is is one of 34 community and technical colleges in Washington and is part of the Seattle Community College District, which also includes Seattle Central and South Seattle Community Colleges and the Seattle Vocational Institute. NSCC is located in the Northgate area five miles north of the Seattle city center in a quiet residential neighborhood. The college is easily accessed from I-5. Its modern campus occupies 62 acres, including 11 acres of environmentally sensitive wetlands. North Seattle Community College is known for the breadth of its educational choices, the support it provides its students, and the excellence of its instruction. Our programs prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university and/or enter the workforce. NSCC also offers basic education, English-as-a-second-language, and continuing education classes. NSCC offers more than 40 career training programs and has a robust selection of continuing education and college preparation courses. NSCC is a member of the Seattle Community College District and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

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