• 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 3,387 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Asian), which is equal to the state average of 53%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,387 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,356
  • Student:teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • 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 123% over five years.
Cascadia College
(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
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 grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
The Cascadia College diversity score of 0.72 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,387 students
4,700 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,694 students
2,313 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,693 students
2,387 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
14%
7%
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% Hispanic
10%
15%
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% Black
3%
5%
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% White
47%
47%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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% Two or more races
11%
8%
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% Non Resident races
6%
4%
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% Unknown races
9%
12%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cascadia College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score
0.72
0.73
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College Completion Rate
29%
30%
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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 $4,058. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,356
$4,058
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Tuition Notes
www.cascadia.edu/enrollment/pay.aspx
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
30%
64%
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 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$7,104
$12,000
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 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,374
$6,267
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 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport
Sports
Intramural Sports Only
Source: 2020 (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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,387 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,356
  • Student:teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Verified school update

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For King County, WA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,939 per year for in-state students and $7,208 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 0.75, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in King County, WA is Highline College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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