Shoreline Community College
- 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 places among the top 20% of community colleges in Washington for:
- Category Attribute
- Diversity Diversity in US community colleges
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 202 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Shoreline Community College||(WA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||202 staff||145 staff|
|Total Enrollment||6,015 students||4,463 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||30:1||31:1|
|# Full-Time Students||3,153 students||2,353 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,862 students||2,110 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$43,700||$36,200|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.
- The nearest community college to Shoreline Community College is North Seattle College (3.4 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 6,493 students | 3.40 Mi9600 College Way North
Seattle,  WA  98103
- 760 students | 3.60 Mi9709 Third Ave NE Suite 400
Seattle,  WA  98115
- 8,993 students | 5.00 Mi20000 68th Ave W
Lynnwood,  WA  98036
- 3,757 students | 7.70 Mi18345 Campus Way NE
Bothell,  WA  98011
- 6,773 students | 9.10 Mi1701 Broadway Avenue
Seattle,  WA  98122
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.