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9000 E Chaparral Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
p. 480-423-6000
w. www.scottsdalecc.edu

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale Community College Rating: 3.0/5 (4 votes)

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Academics

Since it was founded in 1969, Scottsdale Community College has experienced significant growth. This two-year school is one of 10 colleges in the Maricopa Community College District and is regionally accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. There are more than 150 degree and certificate programs. It has many associate’s degree programs including English and communication, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, speech, and studio and performing arts. Most students plan to transfer to four-year universities to complete their bachelor and graduate degrees after finishing their studies at Scottsdale. The college also offers numerous career or occupational programs that include nursing, interior design, fashion merchandising, hospitality, culinary arts, equine science, tribal management, and computer information programs. Accelerated, online, and 8-week accelerated courses offer flexible learning options for students. The college has also received much attention for offering the first accredited DJ and Turntablism classes at a publicly-funded college. The film school at Scottsdale has many highly successful alumni. Located on an Indian reservation, Scottsdale offers specific academic, service, and occupational programs geared toward Native American students.

Students can also take advantage of study abroad programs to five different countries, and academic support services such as free one-on-one tutoring services. There is a stimulating and rewarding honors program for exceptional students. Study abroad programs are also available.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Scottsdale Community College has an open admission policy that allows anyone who has graduated from high school, earned a GED, is at least 18 years old and not attending high school to attend. High school students under the age of 18 must obtain permission from their parents, high school, and the SCC Admissions office to enroll. Applicants need to complete a Student Information Form at the Admissions office or online at my.maricopa.edu. Students will need to get a Maricopa Enterprise ID (MEID) and a student e-mail account. The admissions process is different for international students, who should check the school’s website for more information on how to enroll.

The Admissions Office provides a variety of services that include assistance with the admissions process, determining residency, registration, schedule changes, determining athletic eligibility, as well as evaluating transfer credits and credits from exams such as the AP, CLE, or CLEP exams.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for full time and part time students. Aid is granted in the form of loans, grants, student employment, and scholarships. Most of the aid is based on demonstrated need. The school does offer the Heart of the Artichoke grant for Arizona resident students who are citizens or eligible non-citizens, and have demonstrated need, but do not qualify for federal student aid. This school’s priority deadline for financial aid applications is June 1st for the Fall semester, November 1st for the Spring semester, and May 1st for the Summer semester. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit any additional information to the Financial Aid Office by the priority deadline to ensure that their applications are reviewed before the tuition due date. Financial aid applications received after this date will still be considered for aid, but students who miss the deadline may have to use their own funds to pay for their tuition and fees. Applications must be filed every year.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6226th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Arizona.

Students

Scottsdale has a highly diverse student population with students of all ages and international students from 100 different countries. The list of activities and organizations is constantly expanding so that students can find activities that suit their needs and interests. Student activities include the Student Leadership Forum, the SCC Chess Club, as well as academic clubs and pre-professional organizations such as the Student Nurses Association, the Robotics Club and the Music Industry Club.

Scottsdale also offers activities and resources that are geared toward international students. One popular program is the Converstation Partners Program, which matches international students with American students. The pairs meet on a weekly basis to exchange information about their cultures and to practice their language skills. The Student Life & Leadership Office provides services that include discount bus passes, student accident and health insurance plans, voter registration, and a student loan program that offers tuition, book, emergency, and graphing calculator loans.

While Scottsdale Community College does not offer on-campus housing, there are numerous other on-campus facilities that students can utilize. The Student and Organization Resource Center features work and storage spaces, a computer and printer, a poster machine, and the Leadership Library. There is also a cyber cafe, and a state of the art fitness center with an indoor track, a human performance lab, aerobics rooms, cardiovascular equipment, weight machines, a free weight area, and an alternative exercise area.

Off-campus, there are many interesting cultural events and fun attractions in Scottsdale. Every Thursday night, students can walk through the streets of downtown Scottsdale and enjoy free exhibits with artists’ receptions, demonstrations and more. There is also a huge amount of public art in Scottsdale and architecture lovers can visit Taliesin West, which was designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Scottsdale also offers a bustling nightlife. Students can head to Handlebar J or Giligin’s for some fun. Another very fun attraction is the Scottsdale Six Drive-In, one of the last drive-in movie theaters in the country.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

Scottsdale Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and is a Region I School. Men’s intercollegiate sports offered include football, basketball, golf, soccer, track, tennis, baseball, and cross-country. Women’s sports include basketball, golf, soccer, track, tennis, softball, volleyball, and cross-country. There is a very interesting story behind Scottsdale’s mascot, Artie the Artichoke. In the early 1970s, Artie the Artichoke was chosen by the school’s students who were angry with the administration because it had decided to raise funding for the athletic program while the academic departments lacked funds.

Alumni

  • David Spade, Actor
  • Josh Miller, NFL Football Player
  • Joseph Juliano, Hites Scholar
  • Regan Letourneau, Field Coordinator for The Amazing Race on VH1
  • Lucas Hill, Assistant Director of Development at United Artists

Bibliography

  • Scottsdale Community College. Scottsdale Community College. 2011. Web. 9 May 2011.
  • Schwartz, Jill. Two-Year Colleges 2011. Lawrenceville: Peterson’s, 2010.

Information Summary

Ranks 29th in Arizona and 2661st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.01
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 237 0.11
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 4 0.00
Forcible Rape 34 0.02
Robbery 125 0.06
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,424 0.65
Larceny 5,054 2.29
Vehicle theft 246 0.11

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population4,877 (1,940 urban / 2,937 rural)
Households1,267 (3.81 people per house)
Median Household Income$25,964
Families1,002 (4.25 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Single Campus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District406

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4005th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,944 $1,944 $7,728
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $30 $30 $30
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $81 $81 $322
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $3,238 $3,238 $9,022
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,504 $15,504 $21,288
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,780 $9,780 $15,564

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,854(N/C) $1,854(N/C) $7,638(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,240
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,272 $5,832
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,148 $6,588
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,148 $6,588

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 24 60 246 48 85 1,345 96 1,939
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 2
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 1 2 1 6 3 13
Art/Art Studies, General 2 14 51 12 25 321 19 454
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector 1 1 2
Business Administration and Management, General 3 2 10 4 5 67 12 105
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 1 1 2
Business/Commerce, General 2 3 12 4 8 93 16 140
Child Development 1 1
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 2 19 3 53 3 80
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 1 1
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 1 1
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 12 12
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2 10 12
Criminal Justice/Police Science 2 2
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 4 14 19
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 2 2 9 2 2 60 3 82
Dance, General 1 1
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration 1 1 2
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 2 1 3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 1 11 13
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 4 2 2 16 26
Equestrian/Equine Studies 9 9
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 1 1 2
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 1 8 11
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 1 5 6
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Forensic Science and Technology 1 1 5 1 30 38
General Studies 2 6 6 19 3 36
Graphic Design 6 1 9 1 17
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 3 3 1 13 1 21
Interior Design 3 28 1 32
Journalism 1 1
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 2 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 13 45 11 25 295 18 419
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 1 2
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 1 2
Music Management 1 3 4
Music Pedagogy
Music Technology
Music Theory and Composition
Natural Sciences 4 1 14 1 2 38 5 65
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 1 2 4 2 24 34
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 1 5 6
Physical Sciences 4 1 14 1 2 38 5 65
Playwriting and Screenwriting 5 1 6
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 2 1 3
Recording Arts Technology/Technician 2 2 12 16
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 7 11 3 2 86 2 113
Resort Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management 1 4 1 6
Small Business Administration/Management 2 1 5 11
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Tourism and Travel Services Management 2 2
Visual and Performing Arts, General 3 2 5
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 28 28
Yoga Teacher Training/Yoga Therapy 1 3 4

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 707th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $80,330 ($81,100 male / $74,395 female)
Number of FT Faculty 170 (88 male / 82 female)
Number of PT Faculty 570
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $5,716,728

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