• 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 6,141 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 53%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,141 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,824
  • Out-state tuition: $9,014
  • Student:teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Minority enrollment: 66%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

South Seattle College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 326 teachers has grown by 136% over five years.
South Seattle College
(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
326 staff
353 staff
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Student Body

The student population of South Seattle College has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
The South Seattle College diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,141 students
4,700 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,902 students
2,313 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,239 students
2,387 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
8%
7%
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% Hispanic
8%
15%
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% Black
9%
5%
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% White
34%
47%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
8%
8%
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% Non Resident races
6%
4%
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% Unknown races
25%
12%
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Diversity Score
0.79
0.73
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College Completion Rate (Year 2007)
20%
27%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,300
$36,400
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Tuition 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 stayed relatively flat 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 133% 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 Aid
73%
64%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,250
$11,595
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,000
$6,267
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

School Calendar

View the South Seattle College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

  • Event Date
  • Fall 2022-Last Day to Withdraw With 100% Refund September 30, 2022 (Friday)
  • Fall 2022-Last Day to Add/Register/Withdraw October 07, 2022 (Friday)
  • Fall 2022-Last Day to Withdraw With 50% Refund October 15, 2022 (Saturday)
  • Fall 2022-Last Day to Change Audit/Credit Status/(Instr Permission) Last Day to Withdraw (No Refund) November 18, 2022 (Friday)
  • Winter 2023 - Last day to withdraw with 100% refund January 09, 2023 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,141 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,824
  • Out-state tuition: $9,014
  • Student:teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Minority enrollment: 66%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For King County, WA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,939 per year for in-state students and $7,208 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

King County, WA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.75, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in King County, WA is Highline College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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