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South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC)

2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA

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  • Phone: (360) 596-5232

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A community college located in Olympia in Washington, South Puget Sound Community college is a 125 acres school that serves around 7,000 students each year. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities thereby ensuring that the quality of education taught in SPSCC meets beyond the standard.

South Puget Sound Community College has two campuses. The main campus in Olympia is surrounded with tranquil and lush woods which make it a perfect setting, conducive for learning while the Lacey Campus is located near residential areas providing access to local students.

There are a variety of academic programs in South Puget Sound Community and aside from the associate degrees and certificates, the school also teaches technical courses, non-credit programs, workshops and employee retraining courses. For this Academic Year (2013-2014), the tuition fee rates of South Puget Sound is $107 for enrollees living in  Washington while out-of-district and out-of-country students have to pay $120 and $279 respectively.

South Puget Sound Community College offers transfer services to students who want to pursue a four-year bachelor’s course using their associate degrees. Fortunately, SPSCC is part of the Washington Transfer Curriculum thus students do not need to worry about their units not being credited by other schools.

To get more information on other community colleges in Washington and compare transfer rates, visit our community colleges in Washington details page where you can find a complete list of community colleges including information on tuition and enrollment.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $3,900-$4,700
    • Out-of-State: $9,100-$10,960
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $100-$120 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $280-$330 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid47%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships42%$4,932
Receiving Student Loans12%$4,755

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 11%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, South Puget Sound Community College may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Washington, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 SPSCCThurston CountyWashington
Graduation Rate26.3%-29.6%
Transfer-out Rate18.6%-18.0%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

  • Commerce (A)
  • Bookkeeping (A, C)
  • Business Administration (A)
  • Office Management (A)
  • Receptionist (C)
  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C)
  • Banking and Financial Support (C)

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Data Processing (A)
  • Computer Networking (A)
  • Web and Multimedia Management (C)
  • Data Modeling, Warehousing and Database Administration (A)
  • Computer Programming (A)
  • Data Entry and Microcomputer Applications (A)

Education

Engineering Technology

  • Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering cad (C)
  • Architectural Drafting cad (C)
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) (A)
  • Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting cad (C)
  • Cad Drafting (C)
  • Surveying Technology (A)

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Paralegal (A)
  • Legal Administrative Assistant (A)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences

  • Physical Sciences (A)

Precision Production

Security and Protective Services

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