North Seattle College

9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103-3599
Tel: (206)934-3600
6,493 students
Public institution
  • 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 6,493 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 41%.
  • North Seattle College is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
  • The nearest community college is Pima Medical Institute-Seattle (0.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 171 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
North Seattle College (WA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 171 staff 138 staff
North Seattle College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,493 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 42% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,493 students 3,682 students
North Seattle College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1 31:1
North Seattle College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 2,292 students 2,087 students
North Seattle College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 4,201 students 1,890 students
North Seattle College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
North Seattle College Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
North Seattle College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2015)
% Asian
North Seattle College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
North Seattle College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
North Seattle College Black (2007-2015)
% White
North Seattle College White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
North Seattle College More (2009-2015)
% Non Resident races
North Seattle College Non Resident (2007-2015)
% Unknown races
North Seattle College Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.74 0.62
North Seattle College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,862 is less than the state average of $3,898. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,052 is more than the state average of $8,657. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,862 $3,898
North Seattle College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,052 $8,657
North Seattle College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 58% 72%
North Seattle College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) 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.

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