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Salt Lake Community College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

Learn what certificate and degree programs Salt Lake Community College offers. Read about its academics, admission requirements and financial aid information to make an informed education decision.

About Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is a 2-year, public institution with 13 campuses spread throughout the Salt Lake Valley in northern Utah. Its main campus, Taylorsville Redwood, is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. SLCC is the state's largest college, with as many as 60,000 students being served at any given time. SLCC also maintains economic partnerships with over 500 local and state businesses and schools.


SLCC offers students over 120 areas of study, ranging from accounting to yoga teacher training. In addition to its associate's degree and certificate programs, SLCC also offers students specialized diplomas and letters of completion, apprenticeships, continuing education programs and technical education for career or job skills training. Applicants can expect to take on-campus courses with class sizes of about 30 students. SLCC also offers its students flexible schedules and more than 150 online courses.

Students are able to participate in a variety of academic, special interest and athletic student clubs and organizations. Recreational activities and extramural golf and tennis teams are offered to all SLCC students as well. SLCC's five varsity sports teams (including basketball, baseball and volleyball) are also open to all interested students. The school's Bruins compete at the NJCAA Division I level and are a big part of campus life.


SLCC has an open admissions policy for entry into the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters. Only credit-seeking students who begin in the Fall or Spring semesters have specific application deadlines. Prospective students should consult the college's website to learn more. A single online application is used by all students for all programs. After completing an application, students must apply for financial aid, take an assessment test, attend an orientation and meet with an advisor before registering for classes and paying tuition. ACT or SAT scores may be used to satisfy the placement test requirement.

All of SLCC's students are undergraduates. In 2011 there were 33,420 enrolled students. 52% of the student population was female, and the largest ethnic group was White (66%) in the same year. Hispanics/Latinos (11%) and Asians (3%) made up the next largest ethnic groups. 72% of students were enrolled part-time in 2011, and 60% of students were under 24 years of age.

Tuition & Financial Aid

During the 2011-2012 academic school year, in-state residents paid an estimated $3,052 in tuition and student fees. Out-of-state students paid an estimated $9,604, which did not include books, supplies and other expenses. Apprenticeship courses have different costs. International students must pay an additional $40 fee per semester. Tuition and fees may be paid online, by phone, in person or by mail. Monthly payment installment plans are also available.

Financial aid in the form of federal loans, grants and work study, including the Pell Grant, are available to qualifying students. SLCC also offers its students employment opportunities and special tuition waivers for senior citizens, high school students and other unique students. Several academic scholarships with varying requirements and deadlines are available to all eligible students as well. Interested students should consult the college's website to learn more.

School Type 2-year, public**
Degrees Offered Certificate, associate's*
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semester*
School Setting Large suburb**
Student Body 33,420 undergraduates in 2011**
Student Housing No**
Programs (Areas of Study) Over 120 areas of study*
Student-Faculty Ratio 24 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
<1 year Certificate: Nursing Assistant (217)
1- to 2-year Certificate: Medical Assistant (61)
Associate's: General Studies (1,805)**
Graduation Rates 24% (students who began in Fall 2008)**
First-Year Retention Rates 57% for full-time and 42% for part-time students**
Application Due Date Applications for Fall 2012 were due August 17*
Tuition Per semester: $1,585 for full-time resident students and $5,006 for full-time non-resident students (includes fees, Spring 2013 data)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Full-Time First-Year Students Receiving it) In 2010-2011: Federal loans (24%), federal grants (47%), institutional grants and scholarships (5%)**
Percent of Full-Time First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 66% in 2010-2011**

Sources: *Salt Lake Community College, **College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 4600 South Redwood Rd., Salt Lake City, UT, 84132
  • Phone: (801) 957-7522
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