• 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 2,597 students (56% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 50%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,597 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,356
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 54%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Cascadia College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 174 teachers has grown by 132% over five years.
Cascadia College
(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
174 staff
353 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Cascadia College has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Cascadia College diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,597 students
4,189 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,451 students
2,116 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,146 students
1,887 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Cascadia College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
248 students
384 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,451 students
2,116 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,146 students
1,887 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
160 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
11%
8%
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% Hispanic
10%
14%
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% Black
1%
5%
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% White
46%
50%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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% Two or more races
8%
8%
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% Non Resident races
15%
6%
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% Unknown races
9%
7%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score
0.76
0.71
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
29%
30%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
1.83%
2.2%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) (Year 2013)
$48,200
$36,400

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,356 is more than the state average of $4,105. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,356
$4,105
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Tuition Notes
www.cascadia.edu/enrollment/pay.aspx
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
27%
67%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Cascadia College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$6,216
$11,794
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Cascadia College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,060
$6,292
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Cascadia College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport
Sports
Intramural Sports Only
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • As of March 19, 2020, we do not have public access to the college and majority of classes are in a remote learning capacity. Please visit the website for additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cascadia College cost?

Cascadia College's tuition is approximately $4,356 for In-State students.

What sports does Cascadia College offer?

Cascadia College offers 1 interscholastic sports: Intramural Sports Only.

What is Cascadia College's ranking?

Cascadia College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Washington for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,597 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,356
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 54%
  • Source: Verified school update

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