Serving over 5,000 students every year, South Seattle Community College (
The stunning main campus is located on a hilltop that overlooks Elliot Bay and covers 87 acres. A second campus in Georgetown provides training for sustainability, or “green”, techniques. The New Holly Learning Center is another facility, located on Beacon Hill, which provides transitional education to English-speaking and non-English-speaking members of the southwest Seattle community.
Offering a diverse range of education options in the form of applied baccalaureate, associate degree, college transfer, certificate, technical and professional, and pre-college programs,
In addition to purely academic courses, the college also makes continuing education opportunities available to the local community. Teacher education, non-credit online courses, senior adult education and professional development courses are just some of their offerings. They also provide pre-college education such as ABE,
In-state tuition is affordable to most at $3,500 (2012 figures), and veterans are charged reduced rates as part of the benefits program. Federal financial aid is an option for qualifying students. On average, about 60% of students received financial assistance in the form of loans and grants in 2012.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,700. 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: $3,500-$4,200
- Out-of-State: $8,700-$10,460
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $110-$130 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||78%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||66%||$6,295|
|Receiving Student Loans||1%||$8,500|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, South Seattle Community College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how South Seattle Community College compares against other community colleges in King County and the community colleges in Washington as a whole.
|Seattle South||King County||Washington|
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by South Seattle Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to South Seattle Community College.
- Seattle Central Community College in Seattle, WA (5 miles away)
- Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, WA (14 miles away)
- Cascadia Community College in Bothell, WA (17 miles away)
- Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, WA (22 miles away)
- Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, WA (27 miles away)