South Seattle College

6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106-1499
Tel: (206)934-5300
5,535 students
Public institution
  • South Seattle Community College is a constantly evolving educational community dedicated to providing quality learning experiences which prepare students to meet their goals for life and work.
School Highlights
South Seattle College serves 5,535 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 41%.
South Seattle College is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
The nearest community college is The Art Institute of Seattle (4.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 157 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
College South Seattle College (WA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 157 staff 138 staff
South Seattle College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 5,535 has grown by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 34:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 27% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,535 students 3,682 students
South Seattle College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1 31:1
South Seattle College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,087 students 2,087 students
South Seattle College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 3,448 students 1,890 students
South Seattle College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
South Seattle College Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
South Seattle College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
15%
7%
South Seattle College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
8%
10%
South Seattle College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
16%
4%
South Seattle College Black (2006-2014)
% White
37%
59%
South Seattle College White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
2%
1%
South Seattle College Hawaiian (2011-2014)
% Two or more races
5%
5%
South Seattle College More (2008-2014)
% Non Resident races
6%
6%
South Seattle College Non Resident (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
9%
7%
South Seattle College Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.79 0.62
South Seattle College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,824 is less than the state average of $3,898. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,014 is more than the state average of $8,657. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,824 $3,898
South Seattle College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,014 $8,657
South Seattle College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72% 72%
South Seattle College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Located on an 87-acre hilltop overlooking Eliott Bay, South Seattle Community College offers a panoramic view of the city skyline and surrounding mountains. This unique setting serves as a portal of opportunity for students with diverse needs to prepare to meet their educational and career goals. SCC provides opportunities to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree program, to train for rewarding careers in an abundance of professional/technical programs, update job skills or change careers, complete high school and improve basic skills. South Seattle Community College, located in a residential West Seattle neighborhood, offers many unique college transfer and workforce programs and is distinguished by the breadth of partnerships that support programs such as aviation, culinary arts, health care, horticulture, the construction trades and winemaking. South also is known for its lively multicultural and multi-ethnic student body. The Seattle Community Colleges and the Seattle Vocational Institute are public, state-supported institutions accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

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