Clatsop Community College

  • The mission of Clatsop Community College is to provide high quality learning opportunities for individuals in Clatsop County and beyond, and to lead in meeting the changing needs of our community.
School Highlights
  • Clatsop Community College serves 857 students (43% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
  • Clatsop Community College is the only community colleges within Clatsop County, OR.
  • The nearest community college to Clatsop Community College is Lower Columbia College (42.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Clatsop Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Oregon for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Clatsop Community College(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty53 staff105 staff
Clatsop Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Clatsop Community College has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Clatsop Community College diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 33% over five years.
Total Enrollment857 students2,071 students
Clatsop Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:128:1
Clatsop Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students372 students844 students
Clatsop Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students485 students1,227 students
Clatsop Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Clatsop Community College Enrollment Breakdown OR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Clatsop Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Clatsop Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Clatsop Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Clatsop Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Clatsop Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Clatsop Community College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
Clatsop Community College Ethnicity Breakdown OR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.400.53
Clatsop Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Clatsop Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,000$32,200
Clatsop Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,014 is less than the state average of $5,223. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,578 is less than the state average of $8,497. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,014$5,223
Clatsop Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,578$8,497
Clatsop Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%81%
Clatsop Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$15,375
Clatsop Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,882$6,156
Clatsop Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Clatsop Community College is a public, two-year institution serving northwest Oregon and southwest Washington since 1958. It has grown to an enrollment of over 7,000 students. Instruction and training in liberal arts and sciences, professional technical fields, continuing education, developmental education, and general education are offered. Located at the mouth of the Columbia River in historic Astoria, the College enjoys the mild climate that has helped make the Oregon coast famous for its lush, green beauty and rugged, undeveloped shoreline. Its high-quality, low-cost education serves a district that covers all of Clatsop County and part of Columbia County in Oregon, and Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties in Washington. In addition to the main campus facilities, the College has a performing arts center and waterfront Marine and Integrated Manufacturing Technology training facilities. The South County Center in Seaside serves south Clatsop County including the cities of Seaside, Gearhart, and Cannon Beach. Other communities which the College serves include Warrenton, Knappa, Clatskanie, Rainier, and Westport, as well as Long Beach, Ilwaco, Seaview, and Naselle in Washington. The degree offered by Clatsop Community College includes Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer Degree, Associate of Science - Oregon Transfer Degree in Business, Associate of General Studies, Associate of Applied Science Degrees. The college also offers Applied Science Certificate Programs. Clatsop Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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Did You Know?
For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,223 per year for in-state students and $8,497 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,361 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oregon community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Chemeketa Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.