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South Seattle Community College

Also known as Seattle South

6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA

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Serving over 5,000 students every year, South Seattle Community College (SSCC) is a public, four-year, degree-granting college spread out over several locations in the southwest part of Seattle, WA. Their mission is to provide quality learning experiences that prepare students to meet their life and work goals.

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, SSCC is a responsive college that develops training programs in collaboration with business, labor and industry.

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, ESL and GED, apart from high school programs and transitional studies.

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid78%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships66%$6,295
Receiving Student Loans1%$8,500

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

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 SouthKing CountyWashington
Graduation Rate28.8%30.4%29.5%
Transfer-out Rate30.1%23.0%19.5%
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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.

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,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Physical Sciences

    Precision Production

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Other Community Colleges Nearby

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    Contact Information

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
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    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    78%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    15:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    2

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $5,618