Scottsdale Community College

  • 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 9,863 students (30% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is lower than the state community college average of 39:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Scottsdale Community College is one of 26 community colleges within Maricopa County, AZ.
  • The nearest community college is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale (1.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 282 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Scottsdale Community College(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty282 staff66 staff
Scottsdale Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 9,863 has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 34:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 28% over five years.
Total Enrollment9,863 students5,697 students
Scottsdale Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio35:139:1
Scottsdale Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,985 students1,101 students
Scottsdale Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students6,878 students4,596 students
Scottsdale Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Scottsdale Community College Enrollment Breakdown AZ All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Scottsdale Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Scottsdale Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Scottsdale Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Scottsdale Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Scottsdale Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Scottsdale Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Scottsdale Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Scottsdale Community College Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.580.65
Scottsdale Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Scottsdale Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,100$31,400
Scottsdale Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $86 is less than the state average of $1,830. 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 $7,111. The out-state tuition has declined by 95% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$86$1,830
Scottsdale Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$327$7,111
Scottsdale Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid54%82%
Scottsdale Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,716$9,500
Scottsdale Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,022
Scottsdale Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Dance, Football,
Golf, Soccer,
Softball, Volleyball,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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Did You Know?
For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,830 per year for in-state students and $7,111 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,745 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Arizona community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Arizona is The Refrigeration School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.