Saint Louis Community College

  • The Forest Park campus is adjacent to several other major health, cultural and educational centers, such as the St. Louis Science Center, Saint Louis University High School and the BJC medical complex. Forest Park is Missouri's leading provider of health technology training, offering 13 medical programs, ranging from Funeral Services and Diagnostic Medical Sonography to Dental Hygiene, Nursing and Health Information Technology. Forest Park also is the premier trainer for the hospitality industry in St. Louis, offering programs in Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary Arts and Tourism. Forest Park also supports the William J. Harrison Education Center in North St. Louis, offering credit and non-credit courses and contractual training.

School Highlights

Saint Louis Community College serves 17,294 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.

Top Rankings

Saint Louis Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Missouri for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,553 teachers has grown by 74% over five years.
Saint Louis Community College(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty1,553 staff102 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Saint Louis Community College has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Saint Louis Community College diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment17,294 students1,850 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:114:1
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# Full-Time Students6,114 students680 students
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# Part-Time Students11,180 students1,170 students
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% Asian
4%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
32%
10%
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% White
52%
60%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
-
% Unknown races
2%
19%
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Diversity Score0.620.59
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College Completion Rate
16%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,000$30,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,410 is less than the state average of $4,978. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,060 is less than the state average of $6,468. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,410$4,978
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,060$6,468
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,500$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Today, with a service area that spans 718 square miles, St. Louis Community College is Missouri's largest and one of the nation's most noted community college systems. Nearly 65,000 persons of all ages and educational backgrounds enroll for credit and non-credit courses each semester. Approximately one-half the households in the St. Louis area have at least one person who has attended the college. St. Louis Community College's three campuses, Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec, are shaped by their urban and suburban communities, and many programs are planned for the needs and special interests of their surrounding areas. The campuses offer freshman- and sophomore-level college transfer, career and developmental programs, plus non-credit continuing education courses. Each campus was designed to serve an area population of 400,000 to 600,000. Because the campuses primarily serve local students, sites were chosen on the basis of commuter access, availability of public transportation, cost, size, utilities, environment, projected population growth and community interest. The college also offers credit and non-credit courses through its continuing education programs. The courses, offered at more than 50 locations, represent program areas ranging from on-site career training at businesses, industries and government agencies to personal subjects to instructional television. At Forest Park we specialize in freshman - and- sophomore-level courses taught by faculty, not graduate students or teaching assistants. Our teachers hold master's and doctorate degrees or advanced licensing degrees in technical fields. Our classes are small and taught at times to fit your busy schedule -including evenings and weekends. In fact, you can earn a general transfer degree totally on weekends through our accelerated Weekend College program. Forest Park offers intercollegiate competition in soccer, basketball, baseball and softball for both men and women. Forest Park is committed to providing quality opportunities in athletics that enhance the students educational experience.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Saint Louis Community College is Stevens-The Institute Of Business & Arts (0.9 miles away).
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Did You Know?
Saint Louis County, MO community colleges have a diversity score of 0.30, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Saint Louis County, MO is Saint Louis Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.