Seattle Community College South Campus

Seattle Community College South Campus

South Seattle Community College was founded in 1970. The college is also nicknamed SSCC. It is located in West Seattle, Washington. The college is a part of the Seattle Community College District. It also offers an education center, apart from its main campus.

SSCC offers a number of degree programs and certificate programs. Some of the academic divisions of the college are the engineering and computer science department, the math department and the English department.

SSCC offers many scholarships, including Culinary and Hospitality Management Scholarships, Americorps Scholarship and Grants, Coca-Cola Two-Year College Scholarship, AWS International Scholarship and Minority Student Scholarships.

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Seattle Community College-South Campus
6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle , WA 98106-1499
General Phone: (206) 764-5300

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South Seattle Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts219liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management109business, operations management, accounting technology, business and related services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine94registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Cooking and Culinary Arts53pastry, chef training, restaurant and catering management
Mechanics and Repair34autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, vehicle maintenance
Computer Science and Engineering15computer programming, web design, computer networking, computer support
Landscaping and Horticulture14applied horticulture, landscaping
Office and Administration10office management
Science6physical sciences
Beauty and Cosmetology2cosmetology
Production Trades2welding
Medical Administration2medical office assistant
Engineering Technician1drafting

Number of programs and degrees for South Seattle Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9910
Associate's degree44622
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years156
Award of less than 1 academic year11

South Seattle Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, South Seattle Community College had a total enrollment of 6,664 students (4,284 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 48%
Black 10%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 11%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 20%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 9%
20-21 9%
22-24 12%
25-29 18%
30-34 12%
35-39 10%
40-49 13%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown1%

South Seattle Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 38 %

South Seattle Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Seattle, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

South Seattle Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,815
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,843
Books and supplies $ 924

Financial Aid:
South Seattle Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 970600)

South Seattle Community College Faculty

South Seattle Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track25
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1412

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year1*2*
No academic rankacademic year47$49,91133$45,383
All faculty totalacademic year48$50,09835$46,149

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

South Seattle Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other

Medical Administration
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Physical Sciences

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What Sets South Seattle Community College Apart:

% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 9%South Seattle Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
Male % of student body
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Top 10%South Seattle Community College Male % of student body
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 11%South Seattle Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Number of students
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Top 12%South Seattle Community College Number of students
% students 40 years or older
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Top 15%South Seattle Community College % students 40 years or older
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 18%South Seattle Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
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Top 19%South Seattle Community College % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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