• 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 754 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 754 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,014
  • Out-state tuition: $7,578
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 25%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 129 teachers has grown by 143% over five years.
Clatsop Community College
(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
129 staff
221 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Clatsop Community College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Clatsop Community College diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
754 students
1,537 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
280 students
767 students
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# Part-Time Students
474 students
957 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
707 students
278 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
280 students
767 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
104 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
474 students
957 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
220 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
270 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
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% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
12%
15%
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% Black
1%
2%
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% White
75%
63%
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% Hawaiian
2%
1%
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% Two or more races
5%
5%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
7%
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Diversity Score
0.42
0.57
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.59%
2.3%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,000
$32,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,014 is less than the state average of $4,694. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,578 is less than the state average of $7,748. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,014
$4,694
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,578
$7,748
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,542
$12,875
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,000
$6,334
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
84%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Clatsop Community College cost?

Clatsop Community College's tuition is approximately $4,014 for In-State students and $7,578 for Out-State students.

School Calendar

View the Clatsop Community College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

  • Event Date
  • 2023 Winter Term: Last Day to Add/Drop a Course (receive a tuition refund) January 13, 2023 (Friday)
  • 2023 Winter Term: Last Day to Change to an Audit/Credit or Withdraw March 05, 2023 (Sunday)
  • 2023 Spring Term: Last Day to Add/Drop a Course (receive a tuition refund) April 09, 2023 (Sunday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 754 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,014
  • Out-state tuition: $7,578
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 25%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,694 per year for in-state students and $7,748 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oregon community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Concorde Career College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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