Cascadia College

  • Cascadia`s approach to teaching is based on research showing how students really learn. It prepares you for active lifelong learning in a global context, whether your program is in a technical field, business, or the liberal arts. Working in small groups, you`ll develop the ability to communicate effectively, solve problems, make decisions, and interact with others with diverse viewpoints. As a Cascadia College student, you`ll attend classes on a beautiful campus, equipped with state-of the-art technology, that Cascadia shares with the University of Washington Bothell. You`ll also have access to the world-class University of Washington library system.
School Highlights
  • Cascadia College serves 3,757 students (46% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 41%.
  • Cascadia College is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
  • The nearest community college to Cascadia College is Lake Washington Institute of Technology (4.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Cascadia College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Washington for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 141 teachers has grown by 88% over five years.
Cascadia College(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty141 staff145 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Cascadia College has grown by 36% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
  • The Cascadia College diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,757 students4,463 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:131:1
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# Full-Time Students1,744 students2,353 students
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# Part-Time Students2,013 students2,110 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
13%
7%
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% Hispanic
11%
10%
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% Black
3%
4%
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% White
43%
59%
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% Two or more races
9%
5%
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% Non Resident races
9%
6%
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% Unknown races
10%
7%
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Diversity Score0.630.62
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College Completion Rate
29%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$48,200$36,200

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,356 is more than the state average of $4,032. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,356$4,032
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Tuition Noteswww.cascadia.edu/enrollment/pay.aspx
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid31%71%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,000$10,614
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,000$5,830
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Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsIntramural Sports OnlyIntramural Sports Only
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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