South Seattle College

6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106-1499
Tel: (206)934-5300
  • 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 5,535 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 41%.
  • South Seattle College is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
  • The nearest community college is The Art Institute of Seattle (4.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 157 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
South Seattle College(WA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty157 staff145 staff
South Seattle College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,535 has grown by 28% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 27% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,535 students4,463 students
South Seattle College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio35:131:1
South Seattle College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,087 students2,353 students
South Seattle College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,448 students2,110 students
South Seattle College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
South Seattle College Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
South Seattle College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
15%
7%
South Seattle College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
8%
10%
South Seattle College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
16%
4%
South Seattle College Black (2007-2016)
% White
37%
59%
South Seattle College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
2%
1%
South Seattle College Hawaiian (2012-2016)
% Two or more races
5%
5%
South Seattle College More (2009-2016)
% Non Resident races
6%
6%
South Seattle College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
9%
7%
South Seattle College Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.790.62
South Seattle College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
20%
31%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,300$36,300
South Seattle College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,824 is less than the state average of $4,074. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,014 is more than the state average of $7,461. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,824$4,074
South Seattle College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,014$7,461
South Seattle College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%71%
South Seattle College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$11,000
Median Debt for Dropouts-$5,833
Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • The Art Institute of Seattle
    Private, for profit
    1,378 students | 4.10 Mi2323 Elliott Ave
    Seattle WA  98121
    (206)448-0900
    4.101,378
  • 6,773 students | 4.60 Mi1701 Broadway Avenue
    Seattle WA  98122
    (206)934-3800
    4.606,773
  • 777 students | 8.70 Mi555 South Renton Village Pl-Ste 400
    Renton WA  98057
    (425)228-9600
    8.70777
  • 3,359 students | 9.20 Mi3000 NE Fourth St
    Renton WA  98056
    (425)235-2352
    9.203,359
  • 13,469 students | 9.80 Mi3000 Landerholm Cir SE
    Bellevue WA  98007
    (425)564-1000
    9.8013,469
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Did You Know?
For Seattle public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,908 per year for in-state students and $7,632 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Seattle community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Seattle is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.