Spokane Community College

  • At Spokane Community College, we strive to provide our community accessible and affordable educational opportunities responsive to the needs of our diverse population.
School Highlights
  • Spokane Community College serves 9,974 students (48% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 41%.
  • Spokane Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Spokane County, WA.
  • The nearest community college to Spokane Community College is Interface College-Spokane (3.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Spokane Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Washington for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 271 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Spokane Community College(WA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty271 staff145 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Spokane Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Spokane Community College diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment9,974 students4,463 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio37:131:1
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# Full-Time Students4,757 students2,353 students
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# Part-Time Students5,217 students2,110 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
7%
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% Hispanic
5%
10%
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% Black
2%
4%
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% White
79%
59%
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% Two or more races
5%
5%
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% Non Resident races
1%
6%
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% Unknown races
5%
7%
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Diversity Score0.370.62
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College Completion Rate
26%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$36,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,512 is less than the state average of $4,032. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,702 is more than the state average of $7,264. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,512$4,032
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,702$7,264
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%71%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,750$10,614
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Spokane Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in WA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,300$5,830
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • SCC is one of the top community colleges in the state: outstanding professional/technical programs in many high-demand fields; lively arts and sciences classes that constantly challenge students to reach out and explore the world; instructors who skillfully combine high academic expectations with a caring, personalized approach emphasizing student success; and a staff that consistently demonstrates its unshakable commitment to student service. Located at the corner of Mission Avenue and Greene Street in east Spokane, SCC is highly regarded for its professional-technical programs, including specialties in health sciences; information technology; industrial, manufacturing and automotive technology; hospitality and culinary arts; building trades; and agriculture and natural resource management. The college also has a strong educational tradition in the liberal arts. The campus includes 23 administrative, academic, and support buildings located on 148 acres next to the Spokane River midway between the cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley. SCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and governed by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical College.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Interface College-Spokane
    Private, for profit
    91 students | 3.20 MiS 178 Stevens
    Spokane WA  99201
    (509)467-1727
    3.2091
  • 5,970 students | 5.10 Mi3410 W Fort George Wright Dr
    Spokane WA  99224
    (509)533-3500
    5.105,970
  • 6,049 students | 26.20 Mi1000 West Garden Avenue
    Coeur D Alene ID  83814
    (208)769-3311
    26.206,049
  • 2,016 students | 98.10 Mi7662 Chanute St NE
    Moses Lake WA  98837
    (509)793-2222
    98.102,016
  • 10,536 students | 118.50 Mi500 Tausick Way
    Walla Walla WA  99362
    (509)522-2500
    118.5010,536
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