16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 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)

Top Rankings

Shoreline Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 448 teachers has grown by 121% over five years.
Shoreline Community College
(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
448 staff
353 staff
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Student Body

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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,382 students
4,189 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,544 students
2,116 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,838 students
1,887 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
457 students
384 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,544 students
2,116 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,838 students
1,887 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
249 students
160 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
11%
8%
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% Hispanic
7%
14%
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% Black
3%
5%
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% White
42%
50%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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% Two or more races
8%
8%
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% Non Resident races
19%
6%
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% Unknown races
9%
7%
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Diversity Score
0.80
0.71
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.29%
2.12%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.2%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$43,700
$36,400
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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
$3,963
$4,105
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,611
$7,359
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
53%
67%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$11,794
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$6,292
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

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).

School Calendar

View the Shoreline Community College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

  • Event Date
  • First Day of Instruction January 09, 2023 (Monday)
  • Last Day for 100% Refund January 13, 2023 (Friday)
  • Last Day to Add a Class January 13, 2023 (Friday)
  • Last Day to Make Schedule Changes Online January 13, 2023 (Friday)
  • Last Day for 50% Refund January 30, 2023 (Monday)

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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)

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King County, WA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.78, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in King County, WA is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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