Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
Tel: (206)546-4101
6,679 students
Public institution
Shoreline Community College demonstrates dedication to student success by providing rich opportunities to learn, excellence in teaching and comprehensive support services, in close collaboration with its diverse community. Shoreline serves the community's lifelong educational and cultural needs. The mission of community colleges in this state has always been to provide access to higher education to students such as these and to offer them the chance to build skills to take them to higher wage levels.
School Highlights
Shoreline Community College serves 6,679 students (56% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
Shoreline Community College is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
The nearest community college is Seattle Community College-North Campus (3.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 196 teachers has declined by 34% over five years.
College Shoreline 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 196 staff
61 staff
Shoreline Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,679 has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.76 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 43% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,679 students 1,315 students
Shoreline Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
Shoreline Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,729 students
815 students
Shoreline Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,950 students
1,061 students
Shoreline Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Shoreline Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Shoreline Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Shoreline Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Shoreline Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Shoreline Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Shoreline Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Shoreline Community College More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
Shoreline Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Shoreline Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Shoreline 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. 0.76 0.70
Shoreline Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,987 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,635 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,987 $5,590
Shoreline Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,635 $10,086
Shoreline Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 46%
Shoreline Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Established in 1964, Shoreline operates under the regulations of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and is governed by the Board of Trustees of Shoreline Community College, District Number Seven. Located 10 miles north of downtown Seattle , Shoreline is one of the most strikingly beautiful college campuses in Washington. Nestled among native evergreens, the campus is a brilliant sea of colors during spring, summer and fall, when many flowering plants are in bloom. The scenic surrounding area is nationally known for its recreational and cultural opportunities, which richly complement academic life. Twenty-six buildings constitute the 83-acre campus. These include an award-winning automotive training center, a visual arts building, computer centers, laboratories, a student center, a theater, a well-equipped gymnasium that includes an exercise room and racquetball courts, a child care center, a sophisticated multimedia center and the Ray W. Howard Library/Technology Center. Shoreline Community College's professional/technical training is designed to place students in the workplace upon completion of each program. More than 50 career training programs are offered. Students can earn an Applied Associate in Arts and Sciences (AAAS) degree, or a Certificate of Proficiency, or a Certificate of Completion. Shoreline Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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Did You Know?
For King County, WA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,013 per year for in-state students and $7,601 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

King County, WA 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 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in King County, WA is The Art Institute of Seattle. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.