- 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.
Shoreline Community College serves 5,382 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 5,382 students
- In-state tuition: $3,963
- Out-state tuition: $6,611
- Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
- Minority enrollment: 58%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Shoreline Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:
The teacher population of 448 teachers has grown by 121% over five years.
Shoreline Community College
(WA) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
The student population of Shoreline Community College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Shoreline Community College diversity score of 0.80 is more than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,963 is less than the state average of $4,105. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,611 is less than the state average of $7,359. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Shoreline Community College cost?
Shoreline Community College's tuition is approximately $3,963 for In-State students and $6,611 for Out-State students.
What is Shoreline Community College's ranking?
Shoreline Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Washington for: Diversity in US community colleges and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).
View the Shoreline Community College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:
- Event Date
- Last Day of Instruction June 12, 2023 (Monday)
- First Day of Instruction July 03, 2023 (Monday)
- Last Day for 100% Refund July 06, 2023 (Thursday)
- Last Day to Add a Class July 06, 2023 (Thursday)
- Last Day to Make Schedule Changes Online July 06, 2023 (Thursday)
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