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Spokane Community College

1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, WA

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About
Spokane Community College, located in Spokane, Washington, was founded in 1963 and is one of three schools the comprise the Spokane Community College District. The school was founded to provide easy access to postsecondary education to one of the state's more populous cities. The school is a public, two year institution that maintains a high standard of education, constantly reviewing offerings, services and programs to ensure they meet student needs and demonstrate high quality.

Academics
Spokane Community College offers a variety of programs and courses that allow various forms of education, including transfer options and career training programs. Transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education. Upon completion, students will apply for transfer to a four year institution to continue that education and once admitted, complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Transfer to public Washington institutions is made easier through agreements in place that ease the requirements for admission. Individuals wishing to apply to out of state or private institutions should speak with a counselor to formulate a curriculum that best meets the desired school's transfer requirements.

Career training programs allow students to obtain an education and develop the skills necessary to enter the workforce in a  given field or area as a qualified professional. These programs take between one and two years to complete and are often taught by professionals of the respective industry. Practical portions of the program take place in environments that emulate real world settings though under the safety and supervision of an experienced instructor. Upon completion students will receive a degree or certificate that demonstrates competency and assists in job placement.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Individuals interested in enrollment at Spokane Community College may complete the application for admission and pay all fees in order to enroll as per the school's open enrollment policy. Students should supply transcripts and standardized test scores if available and may be asked to take a placement exam prior to registration. Participation in new student orientation is encouraged, as is meeting with a counselor to discuss program enrollment and curriculum.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine need and aid program eligibility when constructing a financial aid packet. Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year in a timely fashion. Students may be chosen at random to provide additional financial information to be compared to the FAFSA in order to verify its accuracy as part of regulation governing the disbursement of aid funds.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,800. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $15 application fee for those applying to a program. 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: $2,700-$3,200
    • Out-of-State: $7,600-$9,150
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $100-$120 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $280-$330 per 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 Aid81%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships72%$6,258
Receiving Student Loans36%$5,705
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Spokane Community College may offer student services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how this school compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Spokane County and community colleges in Washington in total.

 Spokane Community CollegeSpokane CountyWashington
Graduation Rate25.8%24.2%29.5%
Transfer-out Rate19.5%21.5%19.5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1965)
  • 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 1988)
    • Find all the other nursing programs in Washington
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2006)
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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 Spokane 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

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Transportation and Materials Moving

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
81%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
17:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,925