• Salt Lake Community College is a public, open-access, comprehensive community college committed to serving the broader community. Its mission is to provide quality higher education and lifelong learning to people of diverse cultures, abilities, and ages, and to serve the needs of community and government agencies, business, industry and other employers.

School Highlights

Salt Lake Community College serves 29,517 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 24%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 29,517 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,469
  • Out-state tuition: $11,011
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Salt Lake Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Utah for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,982 teachers has grown by 187% over five years.
Salt Lake Community College
(UT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,982 staff
154 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Salt Lake Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 42:1 over five years.
The Salt Lake Community College diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
29,517 students
2,655 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
7,252 students
562 students
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# Part-Time Students
22,265 students
2,093 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Salt Lake Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
200 students
205 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
7,252 students
562 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
23 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
22,265 students
2,093 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
345 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
761 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
4%
2%
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% Hispanic
20%
13%
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% Black
2%
1%
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% White
65%
76%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
1%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in UT.
Diversity Score
0.53
0.40
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
13.4%
1.62%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.5%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$41,900
$33,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,469 is less than the state average of $6,037. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,011 is less than the state average of $13,622. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,469
$6,037
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,011
$13,622
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
64%
85%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,219
$15,108
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,525
$6,334
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Salt Lake Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in UT by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
SAT Reading
n/a
545
SAT Math
n/a
550
ACT Composite
n/a
23
ACT English
n/a
24
ACT Math
n/a
23
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, multi-campus college serving the diverse needs of the Salt Lake City community. With an open-door enrollment policy, the College serves more than 60,000 students through credit and non-credit courses and workshops each year, making it the largest institution of higher education in Utah. The Salt Lake Community College has also moved into the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. The Main Street Center, located at 115 South Main Street, is perfect for those living or working downtown. Students can easily take courses on their lunch break, before or after work. The 76,000-square-foot Main Street Center offers 12 classrooms, 2 computer labs, and a high tech conference room. Salt Lake Community College focuses upon serving students in their pursuit of vocational, technical, general, or continuing education. SLCC offers more than 100 degree programs, as well as continuing education, apprenticeships and other options to help students achieve their educational objectives. The college offers Associate of Arts Degree (AA), Associate of Arts in Business (AA), Associate of Science Degree (AS), Associate of Science in Business (AS), Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE), Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), Diplomas, Certificates of Completion, Certificates and Letter of General Education Completion. Salt Lake Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Salt Lake Community College cost?

Salt Lake Community College's tuition is approximately $3,469 for In-State students and $11,011 for Out-State students.

What is Salt Lake Community College's ranking?

Salt Lake Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Utah for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 29,517 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,469
  • Out-state tuition: $11,011
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Salt Lake County, UT community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Salt Lake County, UT is Eagle Gate College-Murray. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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