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300 South Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63102-2810
p. 314-539-5000
w. www.stlcc.edu

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis Community College Rating: 3.8/5 (6 votes)

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Located just one mile from the world renowned St. Louis Zoo is St. Louis Community College – Forest Park. STLCC is a two-year college that offers both associate’s degrees and certifications. The most popular program at the college is the general transfer studies program. This course of study is designed for students who wish to transfer to another school and work towards receiving a bachelor’s degree. Students work toward and receive a number of hours in various basic and general courses. Once the student has completed the program he or she will be able to transfer to a college in the state of Missouri as a junior. The coursework is specifically designed in such a way as to make transferring to another institution easy for the student without fear of losing any previously earned credits.

Online Classes

St. Louis Community College – Forest Park is a modern college as it offers alternatives to the traditional style of receiving an education. St. Louis Community College Forest Park offers classes online, as well as tutorials moderated by instructors and professors, to assist the student in sharpening their online skills. Having online classes available to the students provides a great deal of flexibility particularly for students who are balancing work, school, and home. Students must demonstrate some proficiency in internet skills, as all correspondence and participation in the course occurs via the online classroom. Students who participate in online courses are encouraged to have their own computers or a great deal of computer access. Because the online courses are as rigorous as those in a traditional setting, students are encouraged to maintain good study habits and be disciplined.

Hybrid Classes

St. Louis Community College Forest Park also offers students hybrid courses. Hybrid courses are a combination of traditional classes and internet courses. The student attends traditional classes in the traditional setting for the lecture portions of class and then completes class assignments via the internet.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

College for Kids

St. Louis Community College Forest Park offers College for Kids, a program that has been in existence for the past 29 years. This academically rich opportunity is designed for the gifted and talented children in the surrounding areas from kindergarten to eighth grade. STLCC encourages the youth to get involved with the school, as classes are offered and tailored just for them. The college offers youth classes in dance, foreign languages, arts and crafts, fitness and much more.

To tap into the talents of the children, the college plans academically-based programs for the children to learn from and gain interest in; programs that the children may not experience anywhere else. Some of the programs included in College for Kids are monkey math, chess, computer animation, cartooning, and much more.

Career and Employment Services

The Career and Employment Services Department is another unique component of STLCC. This department’s purpose is to assist students and alumni in finding part time and fulltime work on and off campus. The Career and Employment Services Department also helps in locating sites for internships, seasonal and temporary employment.


The mission of St. Louis Community College Forest Park is to provide high-quality and low-cost education to the people of the community. STLCC has an open admissions policy which means there is no minimum test score or academic GPA needed for admissions requirements. However, there are certain programs that students must take, such as additional testing, before they can be admitted into the college. Students must be admitted into STLCC before they are allowed to register for classes. All new and former students must complete an admissions application— either online, by mail, or in person. Additionally, prospective high school graduates and new students must submit official transcripts to be considered for admission into the college.

Financial Aid

STLCC offers financial aid through the school. Financial aid is offered in four different ways: through grants, scholarships, loans and work study. Generally, financial aid is awarded to those who can show they are in financial need; however, those who have a good academic background and are extremely talented are usually offered aid from STLCC.

St. Louis Community College suggests that students visit the FAFSA website and complete the free financial aid form. The earlier the student completes this process, the greater the opportunity to have eligibility for assistance determined in a timely manner. In completing the FAFSA form, the student will need his or her tax information or the tax information of their parents.

It’s best that students apply early for student loans, work study, and scholarships to ensure that funds will be available when the student starts school. The student may contact the financial aid office for assistance if there are questions regarding the financial aid process.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6284th for the average student loan amount.
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At St. Louis Community College, students have other opportunities to explore avenues that peak their interest beyond the classroom. STLCC offers a variety of opportunities for its students including civic service, volunteerism, the Student Government Association, and several honor societies. The Student Government Association or SGA department, assists other departments in many areas such as events and planning, bringing in lecturers, and special presentations and exhibits. Many opportunities for leadership are available through the SGA department and students are encouraged to actively participate.

Student Enrollment Demographics


STLCC believes in providing its students with different forms of sports activities to choose from. STLCC believes that the participation in sports helps students learn to work as a team, become well rounded, and practice time management skills. Students who meet eligibility requirements to participate in extracurricular activities are encouraged to do so and become a part of the sports world at STLCC. Some of the sports offered are baseball, basketball, soccer and volleyball.

Additional School Information

Counseling services are available to STLCC students at no additional cost. These services are in place to help the student to be successful in their personal, career, and academic lives. If a student has been placed on academic probation or restrictive probation, then the student will have the opportunity to meet with a counselor. Counselors will also assist with career counseling, crisis counseling and assessment, personal counseling and assessment, and other areas where counseling may be needed.


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Information Summary

Ranks 76th in Missouri and 3202nd 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 N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson 1 0.00
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.00
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Saint Louis, MO 63102-2810
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population1,311 (1,311 urban / N/A rural)
Households654 (1.20 people per house)
Median Household Income$37,991
Families62 (2.29 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium 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 District2901

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4374th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,670 $4,050 $5,700
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $270 $270 $270
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $89 $135 $190
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 $3,940 $5,320 $6,970
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $12,940 $14,320 $15,970
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,040 $12,420 $14,070

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,640 $2,790 $4,020 $4,170 $5,370 $5,670
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,400(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,600(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $7,100(N/C)

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1637th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $66,407 ($66,767 male / $65,276 female)
Number of FT Faculty 413 (178 male / 235 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,708
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $12,902,235

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