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1810 North Greene Street
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
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Spokane Community College

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Spokane Community College is a two-year college situated in the community of the same name in the far eastern edge of the state of Washington. The school rests on a campus of over 145 acres of land not far from Gonzaga University. Spokane Community College presents its students with the possibility of earning two-year associate degrees or certificates as well as transfer degrees to any four-year college in the state of Washington and many four-year colleges in other parts of the country.


Spokane Community College receives its academic accreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (the NWCCU), and furthermore receives accreditation for a variety of specific programs of study from competent professional and trade organizations.

The degrees conferred by the school range from certificates and diplomas to Associate of Arts, a Direct Transfer Agreement degree, an Associate of Applied Science, or an Associate of Science Transfer degree.

The school’s academic standards policy dictates that students must complete a minimum of 75% of the credits attempted at the school in order to graduate; furthermore, students must keep their overall GPA above the 2.0 mark.

Among the more popular programs of study at Spokane Community College are those in the fields of medical administration, engineering technician, and the production trades. The school has earned itself a strong reputation in professional and vocational training programs, and the school’s Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Center is widely respected in the area as one of the premiere destinations for advancement in these areas. Apprenticeships are available in various trades and involve both classroom as well as on-the-job training.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Given its status as a two-year community college, Spokane Community College applies an open admissions policy whereby all eligible applicants are admitted to the institution. Admissions forms are available for submission online (encouraged by the school) as well as in paper, and in addition to filling out this information applicants must also pay the $15 fee, which is nonrefundable. The school also encourages early applications for admission, and people submitting forms early will be given priority as well as an earlier registration access time.

Though admissions at Spokane Community College are open to all qualified applicants and the school takes on virtually all of the people that apply, some of the more demanding and popular programs within the school may implement more stringent admissions standards; therefore, admission to the school itself does not guarantee admission to the study program of your choosing.

Financial Aid

Various forms of financial aid are available for students at Spokane Community College, and the first step towards obtaining such aid (just as in practically any college in the United States) entails filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)—the earlier the better, as aid is disbursed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Specifically, Spokane Community College students receive financial aid based on demonstrated financial need as well as the following factors: students must have received a high school diploma or have a GED; they must either be enrolled in or have been admitted to a program of study; they must either be a citizen or eligible non-citizen; and must be making satisfactory progress if already pursuing studies at the school.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5067th for the average student loan amount.
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Spokane Community College enrolls approximately 7,000 students each semester of whom roughly a quarter are enrolled on a part-time basis. The college does not provide student housing facilities.A few organizations operating on-campus at Spokane Community College which attract student participation include Delta Epsilon Chi, Skills USA, the American Institute of Architecture Students, the Disability Awareness League, the Natural Resources Association, and the Native American Student Organization among many others.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Various different athletics activities are available for students to partake in at Spokane Community College. The school’s mascot is the Bigfoot and its competing colors are blue and yellow.

The school has competing teams in the following sports for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and track and field. Women’s sports teams are the following at Spokane Community College: volleyball, basketball, cross country, tennis, softball, soccer, and golf.

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Ranks 33rd in Washington and 2554th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 4 0.06
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 10 0.15
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 732 0.34
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 4 0.00
Forcible Rape 84 0.04
Robbery 484 0.23
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3,030 1.43
Larceny 10,231 4.82
Vehicle theft 1,778 0.84

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Spokane, WA 99217-5399
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population11,267 (8,360 urban / 2,907 rural)
Households4,131 (2.71 people per house)
Median Household Income$38,902
Families2,955 (3.13 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-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 SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District5305

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3905th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,829 $2,829 $7,625
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $660 $660 $1,055
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $106 $106 $278
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 $4,515 $4,515 $9,706
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $17,907 $17,907 $23,098
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,415 $8,415 $13,606

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,122 $3,467 $3,122 $3,467 $8,312 $8,657
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $972 $1,002
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,000 $9,240
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,900(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,900(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)

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 18 14 79 31 15 1,346 80 1,636
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 24 1 26
Agricultural Business and Management, General 1 6 1 8
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 1 1 20 4 26
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 1 7 8
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 8 99 3 113
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 15 17
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 2 4
Biomedical Technology/Technician 1 15 17
Business Administration and Management, General 11 1 12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 1 1
Business/Commerce, General 3 2 7 2 14
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 5 1 6
Carpentry/Carpenter 1 1 1 5 10
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 1 5 6
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 1 5 6
Corrections 1 1
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 1 1 8 11
Criminal Justice/Police Science 1 1 1 30 2 39
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 1 1 10 1 14
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 3 3
Dental Assisting/Assistant 1 2 37 3 46
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 1 1 1 10 15
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 26 27
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General 1 5 1 43 8 59
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 2 1 13 16
Electrician 1 1
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 10 1 12
Elementary Education and Teaching 4 4
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 1
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 7 1 8
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary 5 5
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 9 1 10
Forest Technology/Technician 2 2
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 1 1 6 8
Greenhouse Operations and Management 2 9 12
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 1 11 1 15
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 1 9 1 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management 1 1
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 2 4 6
Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician 6 6
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 1 1 11 13
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 9 9
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 1 2 1 14 3 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 16 9 4 268 16 327
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 5 3 66 2 78
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 1 15 16
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 8 1 10
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 5 5
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 2 28 30
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 4 1 1 15 21
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 1 1
Medical Reception/Receptionist 5 5 10
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 1 1
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1 32 36
Optometric Technician/Assistant
Ornamental Horticulture 1 12 13
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 2 2 1 21 1 28
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician 3 3
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 15 16
Receptionist 1 3 1 5
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 8 2 1 115 7 135
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant 1 2 11 14
Surgical Technology/Technologist 7 1 8
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 4 46 2 52
Turf and Turfgrass Management 1 3 4
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other 11 4 81 4 104
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management 1 9 1 12
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 26 29
Welding Technology/Welder 19 3 23
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 5 5

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2628th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $57,071 ($57,235 male / $55,137 female)
Number of FT Faculty 185 (99 male / 86 female)
Number of PT Faculty 290
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $5,184,561

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