South Seattle College
Seattle, WA 98106-1499


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 6,346
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


South Seattle College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

South Seattle College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $3,800 and in-state students paid $3,393.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 73% of South Seattle College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 37% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,640 (which is 4.7% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at South Seattle College in 2016-2017, was 5, which is 3% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,398 (which is 35.9% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, South Seattle College has enrolled a total of 6,346 students (2,097 students full-time and 4,249 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 6,346 students, 219 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 66% men and 34% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 507 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 40%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 20%

Black/African American: 9%

Asian: 9%

Hispanic: 7%

Non-resident alien: 7%

Two or more races: 7%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at South Seattle College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 20% 858 98
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 12% 524
Transportation And Materials Moving 10% 418
Precision Production 9% 366 8
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 8% 333 77
Health Professions And Related Programs 4% 176 22
Physical Sciences 3% 114
Personal And Culinary Services 2% 93 31
Education 1% 55 5
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 1% 44

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of South Seattle College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of South Seattle College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $38,400. Last year, out of the total 532 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 479 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 584 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 508 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $38,400 $45,000
Employment Rate 90% 87%
Total Graduates 532 584

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of South Seattle College.

Renton Technical College
9.2 mile away
Bellevue College
9.8 mile away
North Seattle College
10.5 mile away
Highline College
11.2 mile away
Olympic College
13.3 mile away
Cascadia College
16.5 mile away