9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • North Seattle Community College provides a supportive, responsive teaching and learning environment distinguished by its commitment to openness, innovation, and excellence in education.

School Highlights

North Seattle College serves 5,693 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 53%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,693 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,862
  • Out-state tuition: $9,052
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 58%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

North Seattle College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 365 teachers has grown by 143% over five years.
North Seattle 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
365 staff
353 staff
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Student Body

The student population of North Seattle College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The North Seattle College diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,693 students
4,700 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,730 students
2,313 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,963 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
9%
7%
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% Hispanic
8%
15%
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% Black
7%
5%
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% White
42%
47%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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% Two or more races
9%
8%
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% Non Resident races
6%
4%
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% Unknown races
18%
12%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score
0.76
0.73
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College Completion Rate
21%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$42,500
$36,400
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,862 is less than the state average of $4,058. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,052 is more than the state average of $7,211. The out-state tuition has grown by 137% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,862
$4,058
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,052
$7,211
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
51%
64%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in North Seattle 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
$12,989
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,074
$6,267
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Established in 1970, NSCC is an accredited two-year public college. It is is one of 34 community and technical colleges in Washington and is part of the Seattle Community College District, which also includes Seattle Central and South Seattle Community Colleges and the Seattle Vocational Institute. NSCC is located in the Northgate area five miles north of the Seattle city center in a quiet residential neighborhood. The college is easily accessed from I-5. Its modern campus occupies 62 acres, including 11 acres of environmentally sensitive wetlands. North Seattle Community College is known for the breadth of its educational choices, the support it provides its students, and the excellence of its instruction. Our programs prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university and/or enter the workforce. NSCC also offers basic education, English-as-a-second-language, and continuing education classes. NSCC offers more than 40 career training programs and has a robust selection of continuing education and college preparation courses. NSCC is a member of the Seattle Community College District and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

School Calendar

View the North Seattle College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

  • Event Date
  • Fall 2022 - Last Day Withdraw 100% Ref September 30, 2022 (Friday)
  • Fall 2022 - Last Day Add/Reg/Withdraw October 07, 2022 (Friday)
  • Fall 2022 - Last Day Chng Aud/Cr/Wdraw November 18, 2022 (Friday)
  • Winter 2023 - Last Day to Withdraw 100% January 09, 2023 (Monday)
  • Winter 2023 - Last Day Add/Reg/Withdraw January 17, 2023 (Tuesday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,693 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,862
  • Out-state tuition: $9,052
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 58%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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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