Spokane Community College
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About Spokane Community College
Spokane Community College (SCC) is a member of the Community Colleges of Spokane, which serves the area of eastern Washington. The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and the majority of its students are enrolled in programs to help them advance in their careers. The school was founded in 1963 and currently spans 148 acres.
SCC's associate degree and professional certificate programs offer students more than 150 different options. The programs with the most students in 2010-2011 were liberal or general studies and healthcare studies, with high numbers in the engineering and mechanic/repair technology fields as well.
Most students are working towards an associate degree as a part of career training, with 70.4% of the student body giving this as their reason for attendance during the 2010-2011 year. Another 26.2% of students were attending in order to transfer to a bachelor's degree program, as the school's Direct Transfer Agreement Associate Degree is designed to be compatible with all Washington public universities as well as many private Washington institutes and other programs outside of the state.
All that is required for admission to SCC (which has an open admissions policy) is a high school diploma or completion of GED requirements. Students who don't meet these prerequisites can sometimes apply to the vice president of enrollment services for special permission to attend. The school's academic calendar is divided into quarters, and students may begin enrollment in any quarter; some programs, however, start at specific points throughout the year.
Students can apply via online or paper application, and there is a $25 application fee. Those with AP, CLEP or other prior college-level learning can apply for the college's prior learning assessment. Students who have completed 10 quarter credits in residence and pass this assessment will receive credit for their previous work.
Tuition & Financial Aid
As of the 2012-2013 academic year, the school estimated annual tuition (based on 15 credits per quarter and a three-quarter academic year) to be $3,920.55 for Washington residents. Non-residents and international students pay higher tuition, although these students can apply for tuition and fee waivers along with traditional means of financial aid.
The college provides scholarships based upon merit and financial need. Students hoping to receive such assistance must apply by April 15th. The school also offers a payment plan in which students taking 12 or more credits may pay for tuition and class fees in three installments (with no interest); there is a $30 fee for using this plan.
|SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE QUICK FACTS|
|School Type||2-year, public**|
|Degrees Offered||Associate, certificate programs*|
|School Setting||Mid-size city**|
|Student Body||6,943 full-time students, 12,929 total students in 2010-2011*|
|Programs||Career-technical programs in 16 different areas for a total of roughly 150 programs of study; 11 programs designed for transfer to bachelor's degree programs*|
|Student-Faculty Ratio||19 to 1**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rates||26% for students who started in 2008**|
|First-Year Retention Rates (Fall 2010 to Fall 2011)||54% full-time and 41% part-time students**|
|Application Due Date (2012-2013 School Year)||June 11 for Summer term, September 4 for Fall term, December 12 for Winter term, March 11 for Spring term*|
|Decision Notification Date||Approximately two weeks from the date of submission*|
|TUITION & FINANCIAL AID|
|Tuition (2012-2013)||$105.50 per credit hour for Washington residents, $145.44 for non-resident U.S. citizens*|
|Financial Aid Sources Available, 2010-2011 School Year (Percent of Students Receiving It)||Federal grants (63%), state and local grants/scholarships (56%), institutional grants/scholarships (15%), federal loans (33%)**|
|Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid||80% for 2010-2011**|
Sources: *Spokane Community College, **National Center for Education Statistics.
School Contact Information
- Address: 1810 N. Greene St, Spokane, WA 99217-5399
- Phone: (509) 533-7000 or (800) 248-5644
- Website: www.scc.spokane.edu
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