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 21,218 students (41% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is same as the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 33%.
  • Saint Louis Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Saint Louis City County, MO.
  • The nearest community college to Saint Louis Community College is St Louis College of Health Careers-St Louis (1.0 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 783 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Saint Louis Community College(MO) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty783 staff32 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Saint Louis Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Saint Louis Community College diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment21,218 students1,126 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:127:1
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# Full-Time Students8,682 students514 students
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# Part-Time Students12,536 students612 students
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% Asian
2%
1%
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% Hispanic
3%
3%
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% Black
24%
9%
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% White
64%
67%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
-
% Unknown races
2%
19%
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Diversity Score0.530.51
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College Completion Rate
10%
39%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,000$31,000
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,410 is less than the state average of $5,754. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,060 is less than the state average of $7,141. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,410$5,754
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,060$7,141
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,500$12,204
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,750$6,000
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Source: 2016 (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

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    Saint Louis MO  63110
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    1.00305
  • 1,851 students | 2.30 Mi4431 Finney Ave
    Saint Louis MO  63113
    2.301,851
  • 586 students | 3.10 Mi1405 South Hanley Road
    Saint Louis MO  63144
    (314)768-7800
    3.10586
  • 172 students | 4.20 Mi1521 Washington Avenue
    Saint Louis MO  63103
    (314)421-0949
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  • 225 students | 7.40 Mi964 South Highway Drive
    Fenton MO  63026
    (314)344-4440
    7.40225
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Did You Know?
For Saint Louis public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,765 per year for in-state students and $10,390 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Saint Louis community colleges have a diversity score of 0.33, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Saint Louis is Missouri College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.