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 Community 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 2,759 students (55% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Asian), 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 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Cascadia College(WA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty75 staff145 staff
Cascadia College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Cascadia College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has stayed the same 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 grown by 74% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,759 students4,463 students
Cascadia College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio37:131:1
Cascadia College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,529 students2,353 students
Cascadia College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,230 students2,110 students
Cascadia College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Cascadia College Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Cascadia College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2008)
% Asian
Cascadia College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Cascadia College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Cascadia College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Cascadia College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Cascadia College More (2009-2016)
% Non Resident races
Cascadia College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Cascadia College Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.630.62
Cascadia College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Cascadia College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$48,200$36,200

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,793 is less than the state average of $4,032. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,982 is more than the state average of $7,264. The out-state tuition has grown by 105% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,793$4,032
Cascadia College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,982$7,264
Cascadia College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid31%71%
Cascadia College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,000$10,614
Cascadia College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,000$5,830
Cascadia College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For King County, WA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,883 per year for in-state students and $7,386 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

King County, WA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in King County, WA is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.