North Seattle College

  • 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 5,929 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 53%.

Top Rankings

North Seattle College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Washington for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 171 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
North Seattle College(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty171 staff157 staff
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Student Body

The student population of North Seattle College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 42:1 over five years.
The North Seattle College diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,929 students4,698 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio35:127:1
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# Full-Time Students1,874 students2,397 students
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# Part-Time Students4,055 students2,301 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
9%
7%
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% Hispanic
8%
13%
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% Black
7%
5%
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% White
41%
47%
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% Hawaiian
-
1%
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% Two or more races
8%
7%
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% Non Resident races
8%
7%
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% Unknown races
18%
12%
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Diversity Score0.770.73
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College Completion Rate
21%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,500$36,200
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Tuition Cost 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 declined by 13% 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 103% 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 Aid42%65%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,142$11,595
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,170$6,271
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Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to North Seattle College is Pima Medical Institute-Seattle (0.4 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 468 students | 0.40 Mi9709 Third Ave NE Suite 400
    Seattle, WA 98115
    (206) 322-6100
    0.40468
  • 5,949 students | 3.40 Mi16101 Greenwood Ave N
    Shoreline, WA 98133
    (206) 546-4101
    3.405,949
  • 6,802 students | 6.00 Mi1701 Broadway Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98122
    (206) 934-3800
    6.006,802
  • The Art Institute of Seattle
    Private, for profit
    1,378 students | 6.30 Mi2323 Elliott Ave
    Seattle, WA 98121
    (206) 448-0900
    6.301,378
  • 3,757 students | 7.70 Mi18345 Campus Way NE
    Bothell, WA 98011
    (425) 352-8860
    7.703,757
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