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 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 to South Seattle College is The Art Institute of Seattle (4.1 miles away).

Top Placements

South Seattle College places 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 / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty157 staff145 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of South Seattle College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The South Seattle College diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,535 students4,463 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio35:131:1
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# Full-Time Students2,087 students2,353 students
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# Part-Time Students3,448 students2,110 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
15%
7%
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% Hispanic
8%
10%
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% Black
16%
4%
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% White
37%
59%
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% Hawaiian
2%
1%
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% Two or more races
5%
5%
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% Non Resident races
6%
6%
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% Unknown races
9%
7%
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Diversity Score0.790.62
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College Completion Rate (Year 2007)
20%
28%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,300$36,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,824 is less than the state average of $4,032. 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 $7,264. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,824$4,032
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,014$7,264
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%71%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
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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