The Shoreline Community College is a community college that focuses on the success of the students and communities through skills empowerment. Located in Shoreline City in Washington, it offers in-campus education as well as online courses to all students. A brainchild of Dr. Ray W. Howard, Shoreline Community College was first established in January 2, 1964. However, it was in 1966 that the construction of the permanent building began and it was opened to more students to take in more enrollees.
Currently, the Shoreline Community College offers more than 30 associate degrees, technical programs and transitional programs thereby ensuring that students will have better edge once they proceed to a four-year college or enter the labor market. The community college offers courses from various disciplines including social sciences, life sciences, engineering, education, languages, arts, economics and education.
On the other hand, the school offers different tuition fee rates depending on the residency of the students as well as the type of program that they have enrolled in. In-district students pay a flat rate of $150 per credit hour while online students as well as out-of-district students pay $163 and $238 per credit hour respectively.
Students who have enrolled in Associate of Arts degrees can always proceed to a four-year university by taking advantage of the direct transfer agreement of Shoreline Community College with other schools. The school has agreements with schools like Central Washington University, Evergreen State College, Washington State University,Gonzaga University Seattle University,Heritage College Trinity Lutheran College and Northwest University Whitworth University.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,200. 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
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $3,300-$4,000
- Out-of-State: $6,000-$7,253
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $100-$120 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $190-$230 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||63%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||56%||$5,330|
|Receiving Student Loans||19%||$5,111|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Shoreline Community College may provide services like:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care for children
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 this school compares against other community colleges in King County and community colleges in Washington as a whole.
|Shoreline Community College||King County||Washington|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1969)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in 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 Shoreline 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
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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