9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
Top Ranked (2023): 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 5,240 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 50%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,240 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,862
  • Out-state tuition: $9,052
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 60%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 365 teachers has grown by 113% over five years.
North Seattle College
(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
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 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The North Seattle College diversity score of 0.81 is more than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,240 students
4,189 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,731 students
2,116 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,509 students
1,887 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
357 students
384 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,731 students
2,116 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,509 students
1,887 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
160 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
10%
8%
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% Hispanic
8%
14%
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% Black
6%
5%
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% White
40%
50%
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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
13%
6%
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% Unknown races
12%
7%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score
0.81
0.71
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
21%
28%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.66%
2.2%
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 $4,105. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,052 is more than the state average of $7,359. The out-state tuition has grown by 110% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,862
$4,105
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,052
$7,359
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
66%
67%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$13,004
$11,794
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,000
$6,292
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does North Seattle College cost?

North Seattle College's tuition is approximately $3,862 for In-State students and $9,052 for Out-State students.

What is North Seattle College's ranking?

North Seattle College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Washington for: Diversity in US community colleges, Average community college minority breakdown and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

School Calendar

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

  • Event Date
  • Winter 2023 - Last Day to Withdraw 100% January 09, 2023 (Monday)
  • Winter 2023 - Last Day Add/Reg/Withdraw January 17, 2023 (Tuesday)
  • Winter 2023 - Last Day Chng Aud/Cr/Stat February 24, 2023 (Friday)
  • Spring 2023 - Last Day Withdraw 100% April 07, 2023 (Friday)
  • Spring 2023 - Last Day Add/Reg/Withdraw April 14, 2023 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,240 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,862
  • Out-state tuition: $9,052
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 60%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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King County, WA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.78, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in King County, WA is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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