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.
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 to Shoreline Community College is North Seattle College (3.4 miles away).

Top Placements

Shoreline Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Washington for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 202 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Shoreline Community College(WA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty202 staff145 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Shoreline Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Shoreline Community College diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,015 students4,463 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:131:1
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# Full-Time Students3,153 students2,353 students
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# Part-Time Students2,862 students2,110 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
10%
7%
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% Hispanic
6%
10%
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% Black
3%
4%
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% White
49%
59%
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% Two or more races
4%
5%
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% Non Resident races
15%
6%
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% Unknown races
11%
7%
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Diversity Score0.710.62
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College Completion Rate
30%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$43,700$36,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,963 is less than the state average of $4,032. 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 $7,264. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,963$4,032
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,611$7,264
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid44%71%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,723$10,614
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$5,830
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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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