Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696
Tel: (206)546-4101
6,015 students
Public institution
  • 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 9% over five years.
Shoreline Community College (WA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 202 staff 138 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 increased from 27:1 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 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,015 students 3,682 students
Shoreline Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1 31:1
Shoreline Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 3,153 students 2,087 students
Shoreline Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 2,862 students 1,890 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 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. 0.71 0.62
Shoreline Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students - -
Shoreline Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2014)
Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups - -
Shoreline Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,947 is more than the state average of $3,898. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,595 is less than the state average of $8,657. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,947 $3,898
Shoreline Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,595 $8,657
Shoreline Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 44% 72%
Shoreline Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median debt for students who have completed - -
Shoreline Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2014)
Median debt for students who have not completed - -
Shoreline Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2014)
Source: 2016 (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 King County, WA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,893 per year for in-state students and $8,953 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

King County, WA 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 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in King County, WA is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.