Edmonds Community College

20000 68th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036-5912
Tel: (425)640-1459
Edmonds Community College's Culinary Arts prepares students for positions as cooks, kitchen managers, servers and hosts. The college's newest offering is a one-year Baking certificate.
Edmonds Community College's Culinary Arts prepares students for positions as cooks, kitchen managers, servers and hosts. The college's newest offering is a one-year Baking certificate.
Snoqualmie Hall is Edmonds Community College's shared building with Central Washington University. Students may complete bachelor's degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Food Service Management, Information Technology and Administrative Management, Law and Justice, Mathematics: Teaching Secondary and Safety and Health Management.
In 2008, Edmonds Community College awarded 1,734 degrees and certificates.
The college is known for its outstanding music programs including its award-winning jazz choirs and jazz band and digital music program. The college also has its own state-of-the-art recording studio.
The college has career training programs in  Clinical Lab Assistant, Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician, Health Unit Coordinator (HUC), Medical Information Technology, Nurse Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician and Practical Nursing (LPN). It also offers an Associate in Pre-Nursing degree which prepares students to transfer directly to a school of nursing for a bachelor of science in nursing.
Students at Edmonds Community College join a community of learners and gain access to many student support services included with tuition. The college offers a number of grants, scholarships and kinds of assistance for students.
Edmonds Community College offers Associate of
Science degrees with areas of emphasis
in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental
Science, Geology and Earth Science,
Physics, Computer Science, General Pre-
Engineering, and the Pre-Engineering
areas of Bioengineering: Chemical,
Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil,
Industrial, and Materials Science.
At Edmonds Community College students can take more than 150 classes online – and they can earn
many degrees or certificates completely online.
Edmonds Community College offers a unique Chemical Laboratory Technician program, ChemCore. It prepares students for employment as
technicians in a chemistry laboratory, as well as for continuing education. Working closely with an advisor, students may earn a university transfer degree such as the Associate of Science
  • Edmonds Community College is a leader in providing quality opportunities for learning and service, responding to the dynamic needs of our diverse community.
School Highlights
  • Edmonds Community College serves 8,993 students (46% 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 48% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 41%.
  • Edmonds Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Snohomish County, WA.
  • The nearest community college is Shoreline Community College (5.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 243 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Edmonds Community College(WA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty243 staff145 staff
Edmonds Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 8,993 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 38% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,993 students4,463 students
Edmonds Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio37:131:1
Edmonds Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,120 students2,353 students
Edmonds Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,873 students2,110 students
Edmonds Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Edmonds Community College Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Edmonds Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Edmonds Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Edmonds Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Edmonds Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Edmonds Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Edmonds Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Edmonds Community College Hawaiian (2012-2016)
% Two or more races
Edmonds Community College More (2009-2016)
% Non Resident races
Edmonds Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Edmonds Community College Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.690.62
Edmonds Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Edmonds Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,600$36,300
Edmonds Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,462 is more than the state average of $4,074. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,697 is more than the state average of $7,461. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,462$4,074
Edmonds Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,697$7,461
Edmonds Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid59%71%
Edmonds Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$11,000
Edmonds Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,320$5,833
Edmonds Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • More than 11,000 students take courses for credit toward a certificate or degree at Edmonds Community College. Over 43 percent of these students plan to transfer to a four-year college or university; over 31 percent work toward career program degrees; about 3 percent are undecided; and other take courses for enrichment, for workplace skills, and for GED, basic skills, and family education. More than 62 percent of students in credit courses are part-time students who combine college with work and with family. Career Programs Offered at Edmonds Community College includes Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, International Business, Chemistry Laboratory Technician, Construction Management, Culinary Arts, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Horticulture, Business Information Technology, Paralegal, Hospitality and Tourism, Computers, Electronics and Networks, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, E-Commerce, High-Tech Certification, Visual Communication and Multimedia, Early Childhood Education, Family Life Education, Fire Command Administration and Social and Human Services. The College campus covers 50-acre in Lynnwood, 15 miles north of Seattle. Edmonds Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and governed by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,074 per year for in-state students and $7,461 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Washington community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Washington is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.