Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133-5696
Tel: (206)546-4101
  • Shoreline Community College demonstrates dedication to student success by providing rich opportunities to learn, excellence in teaching and comprehensive support services, in close collaboration with its diverse community. Shoreline serves the community's lifelong educational and cultural needs. The mission of community colleges in this state has always been to provide access to higher education to students such as these and to offer them the chance to build skills to take them to higher wage levels.
School Highlights
  • Shoreline Community College serves 6,015 students (52% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 41%.
  • Shoreline Community College is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
  • The nearest community college is North Seattle College (3.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 202 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Shoreline Community College(WA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty202 staff145 staff
Shoreline Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,015 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,015 students4,463 students
Shoreline Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio30:131:1
Shoreline Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,153 students2,353 students
Shoreline Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,862 students2,110 students
Shoreline Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Shoreline Community College Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Shoreline Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Shoreline Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Shoreline Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Shoreline Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Shoreline Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Shoreline Community College More (2009-2016)
% Non Resident races
Shoreline Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Shoreline Community College Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.710.62
Shoreline Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Shoreline Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$43,700$36,300
Shoreline Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,963 is less than the state average of $4,074. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,611 is less than the state average of $7,461. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,963$4,074
Shoreline Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,611$7,461
Shoreline Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid44%71%
Shoreline Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,723$11,000
Shoreline Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$5,833
Shoreline Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Established in 1964, Shoreline operates under the regulations of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and is governed by the Board of Trustees of Shoreline Community College, District Number Seven. Located 10 miles north of downtown Seattle , Shoreline is one of the most strikingly beautiful college campuses in Washington. Nestled among native evergreens, the campus is a brilliant sea of colors during spring, summer and fall, when many flowering plants are in bloom. The scenic surrounding area is nationally known for its recreational and cultural opportunities, which richly complement academic life. Twenty-six buildings constitute the 83-acre campus. These include an award-winning automotive training center, a visual arts building, computer centers, laboratories, a student center, a theater, a well-equipped gymnasium that includes an exercise room and racquetball courts, a child care center, a sophisticated multimedia center and the Ray W. Howard Library/Technology Center. Shoreline Community College's professional/technical training is designed to place students in the workplace upon completion of each program. More than 50 career training programs are offered. Students can earn an Applied Associate in Arts and Sciences (AAAS) degree, or a Certificate of Proficiency, or a Certificate of Completion. Shoreline Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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Did You Know?
For Seattle public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,908 per year for in-state students and $7,632 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Seattle community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Seattle is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.