Community Colleges in Washington


Colleges

List of Top Community Colleges in Washington

1. Bates Technical College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1940
Website : www.bates.ctc.edu
No. of Students : 10,545
Contact No : (253) 680-7000

PROFILE:

  • Bates Technical College enriches our diverse communities by inspiring student learning, challenging greater achievement, and educating for employment.
  • It helps students realize their potential for growth and success through innovative instruction in a nurturing, diverse environment.
  • Students achieve their career and personal goals, strengthening the region’s social and economic vibrancy.
  • Strong local and global partnerships with business, industry, labor and the public make the college a respected contributor to community vitality.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Bates offers 49 associate degrees, 65 professional certificates, 11 associate of applied science-transferable in 49 programs of study.

Highest Enrolled Programs

  • Practical Nurse
  • Commercial Truck Driving – Entry Level
  • Diesel & Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Auto Body Rebuilding & Refinishing
  • Welding

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Bates Technical College Downtown Campus, 1101 S. Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405

FINANCIAL AID:

  • For many students, making the decision to attend college is an easy one.
  • However, some might worry about how to pay for your education, from tuition to books and supplies.
  • The Financial Aid office is your go-to resource for learning about the various types of financial assistance available.

2. Bellingham Technical College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1957
Website : www.btc.ctc.edu
No. of Students : 8,000
Contact No : (360) 752-7000
EMAIL : BTC@BTC.CTC.EDU

PROFILE:

  • Bellingham Technical College is a leading educational institution, and the only technical college, in northwest Washington State.
  • BTC offers high-quality education in a supportive, student-first environment and has been providing skills-focused education to thousands of local and regional students since 1957.
  • BTC students prepare for careers in many fields, from advanced manufacturing to accounting; process technology to pastry; registered nursing to radiologic technology.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

BTC offer 33 associate degree programs and 55 certificate programs for in-demand fields

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

BTC is located in beautiful Bellingham, Washington, about 90 miles north of Seattle, and 60 miles south of Vancouver, BC.

ADMISSIONS:

Whether you are a high school graduate, recently laid off and in need of retraining, pursuing a new career, ready to become a skilled worker–whatever your circumstances may be, they have a place for you.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Cost of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year.
  • The estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, the institution of higher education, or the State.

3. Big Bend Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.bigbend.edu
No. of Students : 3,433
Contact No : (509) 793-2222

PROFILE:

  • Institutional Research and Planning’s goal is to support the mission of Big Bend Community College through timely research and reporting.
  • To provide accurate information.
  • To support the college community with data to support planning and decision-making at the institutional, program, and class levels.
  • To actively assist all areas of assessment at the college.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Accounting
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Citizenship
  • English as a Second Language
  • G.E.D.
  • High School Completion
  • I-BEST
  • Agriculture
  • Aircraft Rescue Fire & Fighting
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation
  • Helicopter Training Program
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Business Accounting & Finance
  • Business Information Management
  • Chemistry
  • Commercial Drivers License
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

7662 Chanute Street N.E., Moses Lake, WA 98837

ADMISSIONS:

  • BBCC accepts all applicants who are 18 years of age or older.
  • Those under 18 years of age who have graduated from an accredited high school, have an equivalent certificate, e.g., the General Education Development Test, or qualify as a Running Start student will be admitted.
  • Applicants who are younger than 18 and who do not meet these requirements must provide BBCC with a written release from their school principal authorizing BBCC to admit them.
  • All applicants must be 16 years of age or older unless they have graduated from high school or are part of a state approved program such as Running Start.
  • Some programs have specific admission procedures and limited space; therefore, admission to BBCC does not guarantee availability of all programs. Students enrolling in a degree program must apply for admission.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Financial aid can lower the cost of a Big Bend Community College education.
  • BBCC will calculate your eligibility for aid using the federal and state financial aid regulations.
  • Your eligibility will be determined using the information you, and in some cases your parents, submit on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid, WASFA.

4. Cascadia Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1994
Website : www.cascadia.edu
No. of Students : 4,705
Contact No : (425) 352-8000
Email : info@cascadia.edu

PROFILE:

  • Cascadia Community College strive for a place where every individual is supported and engaged in lifelong learning.
  • They do this by transforming lives through integrated education in a learning-centered community.
  • They stand for a caring community, pluralism & cultural richness, collaboration, access, success, innovation, environmental sustainability, global awareness, responsiveness, creativity.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Highest Enrolled Programs

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Integrated Studies
  • Networking
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Science
  • Web Applications

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Cascadia College, 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011 U.S

ADMISSIONS:

Adult members of the community 18 years or older*, or those with a high school diploma, GED, or high school equivalency certificate are eligible to enroll in courses at Cascadia College.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Financial Aid helps you and/or your parents to meet basic educational expenses for an academic degree, a professional technical degree, or a certificate program.
  • While the primary responsibility for paying for college rests with you and your family, Cascadia offers many resources to help you.

5. Centralia College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1925
Website : www.centralia.edu
No. of Students : 10,444
Contact No : (360) 736-9391

PROFILE:

  • As the oldest continuously operating two-year public college in the state of Washington , Centralia College has a rich heritage of transfer, workforce & basic skills programs serving the community.
  • The college serves Lewis and south Thurston counties with a population over 75,000.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Centralia College is proud to offer a variety of excellent programs such as their academic transfer, workforce education and bachelor programs.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531

ADMISSIONS:

  • Applying to Centralia College is easy.
  • There is no application fee. Online applications are accepted throughout the year for entrance into any quarter for most programs.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Financial aid is designed to provide assistance when student resources are insufficient to meet the cost of going to college.
  • Centralia College provides a comprehensive student financial aid program to eligible students.
  • They help students access federal, state, and institutional funds to offset educational costs.
  • The Financial Aid Office has an open door policy with caring staff to meet the needs of students. Please contact the Financial Aid office for application information.

6. Clark College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1933
Website : www.clark.edu
No. of Students : 14,000
Contact No : (360) 699-6398
E-Mail : webmaster@clark.edu

PROFILE:

  • Clark College is the largest single-campus provider of for-credit classes in Washington’s community and technical college system.
  • Students can earn high school diplomas, GEDs, certificates and degrees in a variety of programs including nursing, dental hygiene, health informatics and mechatronics to name a few.
  • Also, Clark’s Running Start program is the largest in the state with more than 1,800 high school students earning college credit for little or no cost.
  • Athletic programs at Clark College include men’s and women’s basketball, coed cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, volleyball and baseball.
  • Clark College is a member of the Northwest Athletic Conference.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

More than 100 academic and technical programs.

Career and technical programs include:

  • Applied Technology: Automotive, CADD, Construction, Diesel, Industrial Maintenance Technology, Machining, Mechatronics, Power Utilities, Surveying & Geomatics, Welding
    Business Administration: Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing, Merchandising Management, Paralegal, Supervisory Management
  • Business Technology: Administrative Assistant, Business Software Applications, Front Office, Legal Office, Medical Assistant, Medical Office
  • Computer Technology and Related Fields: Computer Support, Graphic Design, Network Technology, Software Solutions Development, Web Design & Development
  • Culinary Arts: Baking / Bakery
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Health Related: Addiction Counselor, Dental Hygiene, EMT, Fitness Trainer, Health Informatics, Medical Radiography, Nursing, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Nursing Assistant Certified

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663

ADMISSIONS:

  • Enrollment Services is your beginning point whether you are a new student or returning after a time away from Clark College.
  • They can help you get started, offer you a tour through their campus visits program, and provide information about the basic steps to enrolling.

7. Clover Park Technical College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1941
Website : www.cptc.edu
No. of Students : 7,304
Contact No : (253) 589-5800

PROFILE:

  • Clover Park Technical College are a values-driven institution that delivers quality education, training and support focused on student success in an evolving economy.
  • Transforming lives, enriching communities and enhancing futures by creating an environment of innovation, equity and excellence through education.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Clover Park Technical College offers 56 degrees and 56 certificates in a variety of practical career fields.
  • AEROSPACE & ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
  • HEALTH SCIENCES & HUMAN SERVICES
  • BUSINESS & HOSPITALITY
  • SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • TRANSPORTATION & TRADES

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

LAKEWOOD CAMPUS: 4500 STEILACOOM BLVD SW, LAKEWOOD WA 98499-4004

ADMISSIONS:

To qualify for Running Start, you have to  Be between ages 16 and 21, Be a junior or senior in high school, Meet minimum COMPASS test scores, Be identified as eligible by your school

FINANCIAL AID:

  • If you think you might have difficulty paying for your education at CPTC, we encourage you to apply for financial aid.
  • To receive financial aid you must meet basic eligibility requirements and academic progress standards. To pay in-state tuition rates you must meet Washington residency requirements.

8. Columbia Basin College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1955
Website : www.columbiabasin.edu
No. of Students : 9,000
Contact No : (509) 547-0511

PROFILE:

  • CBC is a comprehensive two-year institution with strong programs in academic, pre-professional, technical, vocational, and community service offerings.
  • The main campus is located in north Pasco on beautifully landscaped grounds.
  • The area highways and uncrowded urban arterials allow employees to arrive on campus within 15 to 20 minutes from most of the surrounding communities.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Programs at CBC are offered in the following: Bachelor of Applied Science, Transfer degrees (Associate in Arts and Sciences), Workforce degrees (Associate in Applied Science and Certificate programs), Continuing and Community Education, and Support Programs.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301

9. Community Colleges of Spokane

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.ccs.spokane.edu
No. of Students : 29,766
Contact No : (509) 434-5162

PROFILE:

  • Community Colleges of Spokane transforms lives and uplifts humanity, inspiring students to lead communities, build the nation and enrich the world.
  • To develop human potential through quality, relevant and affordable learning opportunities that result in improved social and economic well-being for their students and their state.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Students have access to a wide variety of educational programs at SCC, SFCC, and the off-campus center.
  • A student may choose to complete the first two years of four-year degree programs, select among career and technical program offerings, or upgrade skills in preparation for work or college.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N Riverpoint Blvd, MS 1009, PO Box 6000, Spokane WA 99217-6000

ADMISSIONS:

  • Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College have an “open door” admission policy that admits any graduate of a high school or any individual who holds a certificate of educational competence.
  • For information regarding international student admission, turn to the “Global Education” section of this catalog.
  • Applicants who do not meet the above requirements, but who are at least 18 years of age, may be granted provisional admission by the college vice president or his/her designee.
  • Admission in such cases is based on an applicant’s level of general education as defined by placement test scores that meet the Federal Financial Aid “ability to benefit” option.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Many students who want to attend CCS need financial assistance to meet college costs. Grant assistance for eligible students is available through the Federal Pell Grant, Washington State Need Grant and State Institutional Grant programs.
  • A number of tuition waiver programs exist for individuals meeting specific criteria.
  • There are employment opportunities through federal, state and institutional work-study employment programs.
  • Students may apply for Ford Federal Direct Loans (need or non-need based) and the Parent Loan (PLUS) through the Financial Aid Office.

10. Edmonds Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1967
Website : www.edcc.edu
No. of Students : 20,000
Contact No : (425) 640-1459

PROFILE:

Edmonds Community College strengthens our diverse community by helping students access educational and career opportunities in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service, and lifelong learning.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

68 associate degrees, 58 professional certificates in 29 programs of study.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Edmonds Community College 20000 68th Ave. W Lynnwood, WA 98036

ADMISSIONS:

  • In accordance with WAC 131-12-010, Edmonds Community College has an open admission policy.
  • Under this policy, all students are admitted when it is determined by the Chief Admission Officer, or other designee, that the student meets the following criteria: Is competent to benefit from course offerings of the college, and Would not, by his or her presence or conduct, create a disruptive atmosphere within the college inconsistent with the purposes of the institution, and Is eighteen (18) years of age or older, or Is a high school graduate (or GED equivalent).

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Edmonds Community College work to ensure that all, students, visitors and members of the campus community have a positive, if not transformative, experience while engaged on their campus.
  • To this end, they promote respectful collaboration, communication, and interaction among visitors, students, and employees, and they pledge that student services staff will be empathetic, responsive, and caring.

11. Everett Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1941
Website : www.everettcc.edu
No. of Students : 19,000
Contact No : (425) 388-9100

PROFILE:

  • EvCC is one of 34 community and technical colleges governed by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.
  • The college is administered by a five-member board of trustees appointed by the Washington state’s governor. EvCC’s president is Dr. David Beyer.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • The college offers associate’s degrees in Arts and Sciences, Science, Business, Applied Science, Technical Arts, Fine Arts, and General Studies. Certificates of completion are awarded in more than 30 technical and career fields. Students can also enroll in Adult Education, English as a Second Language, high school completion, and General Education Development programs.
  • EvCC also offers professional and employee training through its Corporate & Continuing Education Center.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Everett Community College, 2000 Tower Street, Everett, WA 98201

FINANCIAL AID:

Everett Community College offers a variety of financial aid options to help you pay for college, including but not limited to grants, scholarships, loans, work study and AmeriCorps awards.

12. Grays Harbor College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1930
Website : www.ghc.edu
Contact No : (360) 532-9020

PROFILE:

  • The Grays Harbor College Foundation is among the oldest of the community college foundations in the Northwest, founded more than 50 years ago with proceeds raised from Gala Starlight Ball events.
  • It provides meaningful education and cultural enrichment through academic transfer, workforce preparation, basic skills, and service to community.
  • It is a catalyst for positive change.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Grays Harbor College are focused on success of all varieties – helping students as they work towards an Associate degree with plans to transfer on to a four-year college or university; teaching Workforce Preparation skills that could lead to a new or improved job; or encouraging someone as they strive to earn a GED, master English as a new language, or enroll in any one of our community education courses.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen WA 98520

ADMISSIONS:

You will need to apply for Admission as an underage student if you will be under the age of 18 when you start attending Grays Harbor College and have not graduated from high school or earned your GED.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Grays Harbor College provides a comprehensive student financial aid program to eligible students.
  • Financial aid is designed to provide assistance when student resources are insufficient to meet the cost of going to college. Aid programs include grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans.

13. Green River Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www.greenriver.edu
Contact No : (253) 833-9111

PROFILE:

  • Green River Community College is a public two-year college where students from all over the world come together to learn, grow and enrich their lives.
  • Strong academics, solid student services, a diverse and lively campus community and new facilities combine at Green River to provide students a one-of-kind education with lessons that will stay with them throughout their lives.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • At Green River, students can choose from a wide variety of transfer degrees, career and technical education, pre-college and basic skills courses and continuing and community education classes.
  • High-quality faculty and motivated staff advise, counsel and support students in their chosen educational careers, creating an atmosphere where achievement is expected and encouraged.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092-3622

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Paying for college is a challenge for most students.
  • In addition to Financial Aid, Green River provides several funding options to help eligible students with their college expenses.

14. Highline Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1961
Website : www.highline.edu
No. of Students : 15,000
Contact No : (206) 878-3710

PROFILE:

  • Highline College has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 14 portable classrooms housed on the campus of Glacier High School on South 142nd Street.
  • Now located on a tree-filled 80-acre hilltop overlooking beautiful Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, Highline’s location is unrivaled.
  • As a public institution of higher education serving a diverse community in a multicultural world and global economy, Highline College promotes student engagement, learning, and achievement, integrates diversity and globalism throughout the college, sustains relationships within its communities, and practices sustainability in human resources, operations, and teaching and learning.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Art, Design, Communication & Languages
  • Business
  • Education & Library Services
  • Health & Wellness
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
  • Social Sciences, Human Services, Law & Philosophy

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Highline Community College, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines, WA 98198

FINANCIAL AID:

  • The Financial Aid & Student Employment staff provide necessary tools and education to our students and the community to assist in the financial aid and employment process.
  • We provide grants, scholarships, loans and employment opportunities in accordance with federal and state regulations.

15. Lake Washington Institute of Technology

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1949
Website : www.lwtech.edu
No. of Students : 4,000
Contact No : (425) 739-8100

PROFILE:

  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology directly serves the communities of Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Kenmore, Mercer Island, Bothell, Woodinville, Carnation, Duvall, North Bend, Fall City, Sammamish, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, Skykomish, Clyde Hill, and Medina.
  • The college also serves students from outside our service area, as well as international students from around the world.
  • The college’s main campus is located in the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington and has a population of more than 45,000.
  • The surrounding area offers numerous outdoor recreational opportunities and a wealth of diverse arts, entertainment and cultural attractions.
  • Kirkland is located just 15 miles east of Seattle and less than an hour from the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
  • Kirkland has a strong local economy with a healthy mix of small business, corporate headquarters, light industrial and manufacturing, and a growing base of high-tech, biotech and home-based businesses.
  • It is also close to the major employment centers of Seattle and Bellevue, and major employers such as Boeing, PACCAR, and Microsoft.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Training is available in 44 programs, with more than 100 professional/technical degree and certificate options in:

  • Business and Hospitality
  • Design, Information Technology and e-Learning
  • Education and Human Services
  • Health Sciences
  • Manufacturing and Transportation
  • Bachelor’s Degree programs

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Kirkland Campus (Main), 11605 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

FINANCIAL AID:

  • The primary mission of the Financial Aid Office is to help students seeking financial assistance meet their educational expenses at LWTech.
  • They will strive to treat students and colleagues respectfully, to be consistent and ethical in their procedures and policies and timely in providing services.
  • The Financial Aid Office will work collaboratively with other areas of the college wherever possible to achieve the common goal of furthering student success and helping to achieve the educational mission of LWTech.

16. Lower Columbia College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1934
Website : www.lowercolumbia.edu
No. of Students : 7,219
Contact No : (360) 442-2311

PROFILE:

Lower Columbia College is to be a powerful force for improving the quality of life in their community.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Top five areas of study

  • Registered Nurse
  • Business Management
  • Welding
  • Medical Assisting
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Criminal Justice

Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Arts and Sciences
  • Associate in Applied Science – Transfer
  • Associate in Sciences – Transfer
  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Evening Transfer Degree
  • Washington 45
  • Certificate of Proficiency
  • Certificate of Completion

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Lower Columbia College, 1600 Maple Street, Longview WA 98632

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Lower Columbia College believes every person should have the opportunity to achieve their educational goals regardless of financial circumstances.
  • There are many types of financial aid designed to help you with college.

17. Pierce College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1967
Website : www.pierce.ctc.edu
No. of Students : 18,540
Contact No : (253) 964-6500

PROFILE:

  • Pierce College creates quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world.
  • Possibilities realized: Innovative and engaged learners enriching our local and global communities.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Associates Degree
  • University Transfer
  • Professional/Technical
  • Continuing Education
  • eLearning
  • Military
  • Running Start
  • Basic Skills

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498

ADMISSIONS:

  • For all other students, you may enroll if you meet any one of these criteria: You are 18 years of age or older.
  • Your high school class has graduated.
  • You are a high school graduate or you have earned a GED. You’ve qualified for admission through Running Start or a similar program.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • To receive financial aid at Pierce College, you must: Have a high school diploma or GED. Enroll in an eligible degree or certificate program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. Have a valid Social Security Number. Make satisfactory academic progress in your classes.

18. Renton Technical College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1942
Website : www.rtc.edu
No. of Students : 9,596
Contact No : (425) 235-2352

PROFILE:

  • Renton Technical College prepares a diverse student population for work, fulfilling the employment needs of individuals, business and industry.
  • It will be the premier technical college in Washington State preparing students for certificates, associate and baccalaureate technical degrees.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Associate Degree options – 38
  • Bachelor of Applied Science Degree – 1
  • Certification options – 71

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Renton Technical College, 3000 NE 4th St Renton, WA 98056

FINANCIAL AID:

  • The primary objective of financial aid is to assist students and their parents in meeting basic educational costs.
  • All financial aid programs at Renton Technical College are administered in accordance with established state and federal regulations and policies.
  • At the core of these policies is the belief that financing a student’s education is the primary responsibility of the student and his/her family.
  • If combined resources are not sufficient to cover expenses, a student may be eligible for financial aid.
  • A student’s financial aid award is based on a demonstrated financial need.

19. Seattle Community College District

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1966
Website : www.seattlecolleges.edu
No. of Students : 50,000
Contact No : (206) 934-4100

PROFILE:

  • The Seattle Colleges will provide excellent, accessible educational opportunities to prepare our students for a challenging future.
  • It will be learning-centered in providing high-quality and innovative education. in preparing their students for success and lifelong learning.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • College Transfer
  • Direct Transfer Agreements
  • Professional / Technical
  • Short-term Certificates
  • Bachelor’s Degrees
  • eLearning
  • Continuing Education
  • Corporate and Customized Training
  • Adult Family Home
  • International
  • Adult Basic Studies / ESL
  • High School / Colleges

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Seattle Colleges – District Office, 1500 Harvard Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

(A) North Seattle Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1970
Website : northseattle.edu
No. of Students : 14,000
Contact No : (206) 934-3600

PROFILE:

  • North is the starting point for many students who transfer to top universities across the country.
  • Strong academic preparation and advising services, small classes, an innovative integrated studies program, broad e-learning options and a variety of partnerships with 4-year schools contribute to student success.
  • The College also offers a new Bachelor of Applied Science degree in International Business and all-in-the-evening Associate of Arts and Associate in Business degree programs.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

North Seattle College, 9600 College Way North, Seattle, Washington 98103

FINANCIAL AID:

The North Seattle College Financial Aid Office can offer financial assistance to students in a variety of forms.

(B) Seattle Central Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1966
Website : www.seattlecentral.edu
No. of Students : 16,000
Contact No : (206) 934-3800

PROFILE:

Seattle Central College offers a comprehensive range of educational programs and opportunities in academic transfer, career preparation, basic studies, and continuing education in an urban environment.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Seattle Central College, 1701 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122

(C) Seattle Vocational Institute

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.sviweb.sccd.ctc.edu
Contact No : (206) 934-4950

PROFILE:

  • SVI provides citizens with workplace competencies that lead to in-demand, sustainable employment and livable wages.
  • We ensure opportunities for academic achievement through workforce preparation, lifelong learning and basic skills and literacy education, especially for underserved and under-represented individuals, by creating professional-technical programs and learning environments that are accessible, diverse, responsive and innovative.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Seattle Vocational Institute, 2120 South Jackson Street, Seattle WA 98144

20. Shoreline Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1964
Website : www.shoreline.edu
Contact No : (206) 546-4101

PROFILE:

  • Shoreline Community College offers more than a hundred excellent academic, professional/technical and workforce training programs to meet the lifelong learning needs of its community.
  • Dedicated faculty and staff are committed to the educational success of all students.
  • They will be a world-class leader in student success and community engagement.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • University Transfer
  • Professional/Technical
  • Transitional Programs
  • International Education
  • Honors Program
  • Online Programs
  • High School Programs

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

ADMISSIONS:

  • Shoreline Community College maintains an open enrollment policy for all students who are high school graduates, have earned a General Education Development (GED) certificate or are at least 18 years of age.
  • They also offer admissions to students who are at least 16 years old and eligible for enrollment into one of their high school completion programs.

FINANCIAL AID:

  • Shoreline Community College can help you apply for aid and access a full range of financial assistance programs.
  • Eligibility for each program can vary widely, so it is important to understand the requirements for the particular types of aid you may be seeking.

21. South Puget Sound Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1962
Website : www.spscc.ctc.edu
No. of Students : 7,000
Contact No : (360) 754-7711

PROFILE:

  • South Puget Sound Community College grew organically out of the educational needs of the community.
  • In September 1962, the Olympia School District founded the current college as Olympia Vocational Technical Institute (OVTI) in the Montgomery Ward Building in downtown Olympia. OVTI was the formalization of the adult education offerings the school district began offering in 1957 out of Olympia High School.
  • It is to support student success in postsecondary academic transfer and workforce education that responds to the needs of the South Sound region.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

South Puget Sound Community College offers technical and transfer degrees and an array of non-credit Community Education classes, as well as pre-college and general education courses.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Mottman Road SW, Olympia, WA 98512

FINANCIAL AID:

  • The cost of financing a college education is steadily rising.
  • Many parents and students are finding it increasingly difficult to pay for college without some financial assistance.
  • They attempt to make limited funds available in a fair and equitable manner.
  • The distribution of these funds is regulated by federal and state laws and we cannot determine your eligibility for financial aid unless you complete the entire application process.

22. Tacoma Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www.tacomacc.edu
No. of Students : 14,000
Contact No : (253) 566-5000

PROFILE:

  • TCC creates meaningful and relevant learning, inspires greater equity, and celebrates success in their lives and their communities.
  • It is recognized as a spirited leader in emphasizing and documenting student learning.
  • They are known for their commitment to innovation and excellence, their inclusive community, and their technology integration.
  • They achieve this through the collective dedication and recognition of their college family.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Accounting
  • American Ethnic & Gender Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chiropractic
  • Communication Studies

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Tacoma Community College, 6501 South 19th Street, Tacoma, Washington 98466

FINANCIAL AID:

  • TCC offers students a high-quality, competitive education.without a prohibitive price tag. Become more employable in a new career and more eligible for promotions and new challenges in your current job.
  • If you plan to continue to a 4-year college or university, getting started at TCC can help you improve your research and study skills and help you save money for your complete schooling.

23. Walla Walla Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1967
Website : www.wwcc.edu
No. of Students : 12,000
Contact No : (509) 522-2500

PROFILE:

  • Walla Walla Community College will be the catalyst that transforms our students’ lives and the communities they serve.
  • It inspires all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

WWCC offers an affordable high quality education whether you plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree, train for a technical career, take classes to upgrade job skills or for personal enrichment.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Walla Walla Community College, 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA

ADMISSIONS:

  • Students under age 18 not enrolled in Running Start, AEP or other specific age appropriate coursework who do not have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Students attending English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE) or GED preparation courses

FINANCIAL AID:

Grant eligibility will be determined in time for Winter Quarter’s tuition due date of December 29 for those who met their November 1st financial aid application deadline.

24. Wenatchee Valley College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1939
Website : www.wvc.edu
No. of Students : 7,292
Contact No : (509) 682-6800

PROFILE:

  • Wenatchee Valley College enriches North Central Washington by serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area.
  • The college provides high-quality transfer, liberal arts, professional/technical, basic skills and continuing education for students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Wenatchee Valley College offers the following programs of study:

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences (Transfer Programs)
  • Professional/Technical Programs (Workforce Education)
  • Basic Skills and College Transitional Programs
  • Community and Professional Development (Continuing Education)

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Wenatchee Valley College, 1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801

25. Whatcom Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1967
Website : www.whatcom.ctc.edu
No. of Students : 11,000
Contact No : (360) 383-3000

PROFILE:

Whatcom Community College contributes to the vitality of its communities by providing quality education in academic transfer, professional-technical, and lifelong learning, preparing students for active citizenship in a global society.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

WCC DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

  • Associate / transfer degrees
  • Medical assisting
  • Accounting & finance
  • Nursing assistant
  • Business administration
  • Nursing
  • Computer information systems
  • Office administration
  • Criminal justice
  • Paralegal studies
  • Early childhood education
  • Physical therapist assistant
  • Hospitality tourism management
  • Visual communications
  • Massage practitioner

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226

FINANCIAL AID:

  • The WCC financial aid process takes approximately 6-8 weeks.
  • Awarding for a new school year (summer quarter through spring quarter) starts approximately May 1.

26. Yakima Valley Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1928
Website : www.yvcc.edu
Contact No : (509) 574-4600

PROFILE:

  • Yakima Valley Community College is one of the oldest community colleges in the state of Washington.
  • It is a public, two-year institution of higher education which is a part of one of the best comprehensive community college systems in the nation.
  • As such, the college offers programs in adult basic education, English as a Second Language, lower division arts and sciences, professional and technical education, and community services.
  • It employs a talented and dedicated faculty whose primary interest is in delivering the best possible instruction to students

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Basic Skills
  • Basic Skills
  • English Second Language
  • High School 21+
  • Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training
  • GED Preparation
  • GED Testing
  • College Alternative Program
  • Career Connection Center
  • Learning Center Locations
  • Continuing Education
  • Degree & Certificate Search
  • Degree Worksheets
  • eLearning
  • International Students
  • Student Led Seminars
  • Workforce Education

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Yakima Campus: S.16th Ave & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Portal provides you with detailed information about application information, awards, loans, processed loans, appeal decisions and personalized messages for you.