• 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 7,081 students (55% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 7,081 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,512
  • Out-state tuition: $8,702
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Spokane Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 766 teachers has grown by 182% over five years.
Spokane Community College
(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
766 staff
353 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Spokane Community College has declined by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Spokane Community College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,081 students
4,189 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,878 students
2,116 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,203 students
1,887 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Spokane Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
607 students
384 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,878 students
2,116 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,203 students
1,887 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
160 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
3%
8%
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% Hispanic
7%
14%
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% Black
1%
5%
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% White
68%
50%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
% Two or more races
4%
8%
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% Non Resident races
1%
6%
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% Unknown races
14%
7%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Spokane Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score
0.53
0.71
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
26%
30%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Spokane Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of WA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
3.98%
2.2%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,600
$36,400
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Spokane Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of WA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,512 is less than the state average of $4,105. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,702 is more than the state average of $7,359. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,512
$4,105
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,702
$7,359
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Spokane Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
73%
67%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Spokane Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$13,000
$11,794
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 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,334
$6,292
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Spokane Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in WA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Spokane Community College cost?

Spokane Community College's tuition is approximately $3,512 for In-State students and $8,702 for Out-State students.

What is Spokane Community College's ranking?

Spokane Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Washington for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 7,081 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,512
  • Out-state tuition: $8,702
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,105 per year for in-state students and $7,359 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,532 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Washington community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Washington is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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