• Scottsdale Community College is a great place to begin your college experience. Whether you are aiming to advance your career, train for a new one, or simply cultivate your individual interests, SCC has hundreds of courses designed to help you earn an associate's degree, professional certification, or provide a strong foundation for university transfer. In addition to traditional programs of study, including university transfer and career programs, SCC offers continuing education for practicing professionals, developmental education, and English as a Second Language. As the only public community college in the nation to reside on Native American land through a partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, SCC offers students a pristine, natural setting with expansive mountain views and native plant and wildlife.

School Highlights

Scottsdale Community College serves 8,602 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 8,602 students
  • In-state tuition: $86
  • Out-state tuition: $327
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 41%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Scottsdale Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 505 teachers has grown by 47% over five years.
Scottsdale Community College
(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
505 staff
202 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Scottsdale Community College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
The Scottsdale Community College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,602 students
5,548 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,151 students
1,283 students
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# Part-Time Students
6,451 students
4,265 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
250 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
4%
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
21%
36%
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% Black
3%
5%
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% White
59%
43%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score
0.60
0.68
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College Completion Rate
20%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$41,100
$32,100
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $86 is less than the state average of $3,368. The in-state tuition has declined by 95% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $327 is less than the state average of $8,322. The out-state tuition has declined by 95% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$86
$3,368
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$327
$8,322
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Tuition Notes
Tuition rate is per
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
56%
79%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$7,500
$9,399
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$4,750
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
8 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Scottsdale Community College is located on the eastern boundary of the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, on 160 acres of leased land belonging to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. When you come to Scottsdale Community College, we give you what you came for - excellent programs of study taught by outstanding faculty. SCC is one of 10 colleges in the Maricopa Community College District. The beautiful campus with its unobstructed view of the mountains is located at Pima and Chaparral Roads. SCC has exceptional transfer programs with the state universities for students earning four-year degrees and has broad opportunities for students interested in careers that do not require a four-year degree. Programs include: science, math, nursing, drafting, business, engineering science, film, fine arts, interior design, hospitality, culinary arts, administration of justice, equine science, tribal management, and computer information programs. These programs are developed in accordance with the needs of students, the community, business, and industry. College personnel work closely with community employers to assess current educational and training needs.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 8,602 students
  • In-state tuition: $86
  • Out-state tuition: $327
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 41%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Maricopa County, AZ community colleges have a diversity score of 0.61, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Maricopa County, AZ is Brookline College-Tempe. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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