South Seattle College

  • South Seattle Community College is a constantly evolving educational community dedicated to providing quality learning experiences which prepare students to meet their goals for life and work.

School Highlights

South Seattle College serves 6,177 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 53%.

Top Rankings

South Seattle College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Washington for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 157 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
South Seattle College(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty157 staff157 staff
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Student Body

The student population of South Seattle College has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The South Seattle College diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,177 students4,698 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio39:127:1
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# Full-Time Students1,911 students2,397 students
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# Part-Time Students4,266 students2,301 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
9%
7%
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% Hispanic
7%
13%
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% Black
8%
5%
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% White
38%
47%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
7%
7%
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% Non Resident races
7%
7%
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% Unknown races
22%
12%
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Diversity Score0.780.73
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College Completion Rate (Year 2007)
20%
28%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,300$36,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,824 is less than the state average of $4,058. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,014 is more than the state average of $7,211. The out-state tuition has grown by 118% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,824$4,058
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,014$7,211
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid66%65%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,250$11,595
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,442$6,271
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Located on an 87-acre hilltop overlooking Eliott Bay, South Seattle Community College offers a panoramic view of the city skyline and surrounding mountains. This unique setting serves as a portal of opportunity for students with diverse needs to prepare to meet their educational and career goals. SCC provides opportunities to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree program, to train for rewarding careers in an abundance of professional/technical programs, update job skills or change careers, complete high school and improve basic skills. South Seattle Community College, located in a residential West Seattle neighborhood, offers many unique college transfer and workforce programs and is distinguished by the breadth of partnerships that support programs such as aviation, culinary arts, health care, horticulture, the construction trades and winemaking. South also is known for its lively multicultural and multi-ethnic student body. The Seattle Community Colleges and the Seattle Vocational Institute are public, state-supported institutions accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to South Seattle College is The Art Institute of Seattle (4.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • The Art Institute of Seattle
    Private, for profit
    1,378 students | 4.20 Mi2323 Elliott Ave
    Seattle, WA 98121
    (206) 448-0900
    4.201,378
  • 6,802 students | 4.70 Mi1701 Broadway Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98122
    (206) 934-3800
    4.706,802
  • 497 students | 8.70 Mi555 South Renton Village Pl-Ste 400
    Renton, WA 98057
    (425) 228-9600
    8.70497
  • 3,546 students | 9.20 Mi3000 NE Fourth St
    Renton, WA 98056
    (425) 235-2352
    9.203,546
  • 13,226 students | 9.80 Mi3000 Landerholm Cir SE
    Bellevue, WA 98007
    (425) 564-1000
    9.8013,226
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