• Spokane Falls Community College provides high-quality learning opportunities that are affordable and accessible.

School Highlights

Spokane Falls Community College serves 5,023 students (70% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 53%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,023 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,512
  • Out-state tuition: $8,702
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 39%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 418 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
Spokane Falls Community College
(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
418 staff
353 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Spokane Falls Community College has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
The Spokane Falls Community College diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,023 students
4,700 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,518 students
2,313 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,505 students
2,387 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
600 students
409 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,518 students
2,313 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,505 students
2,387 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
7%
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% Hispanic
8%
15%
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% Black
3%
5%
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% White
61%
47%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
% Two or more races
6%
8%
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% Non Resident races
4%
4%
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% Unknown races
15%
12%
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Diversity Score
0.59
0.73
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
22%
30%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
5.39%
2.2%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,500
$36,400
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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
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
61%
64%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$11,794
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,750
$6,292
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Spokane Falls Community College is located in Spokane, Washington. It is situated above the Spokane River on a 113-acre site, with lush trees and expansive lawns. This secluded and unique setting is enhanced with views of distant scenery of neighboring Riverside State Park and the Centennial Trail. The college offers comprehensive academic transfer, professional/technical, developmental, basic skills, and continuing education programs; provides comprehensive student support services; serves diverse communities; increasing flexible and innovative educational opportunities; becomes an active partner in promoting community services of an educational, cultural, and recreational nature; and contributes to the economic well-being of the communities we serve. SFCC is a comprehensive community college offering a strong liberal arts program for those seeking an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree. We also have state of the art professional-technical programs designed to prepare you to enter the world of work or upgrade skills in order to keep up with a changing workplace. You can even begin training to become a commercial airplane pilot at SFCC. Our courses and programs have fully equipped laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment. Other learning resources include the library with 30 computer workstations; 10 computer labs, including a comprehensive Math Learning Center, a 200-station Computing Resource Center, and the International Language Center. In 1995, our Technical Arts Building opened with a Competency-based Education Resource Center, Graphic Design Learning labs, and an electronic classroom. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Spokane Falls Community College cost?

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

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,023 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,512
  • Out-state tuition: $8,702
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 39%
  • 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Washington is Highline College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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