Skagit Valley College

Skagit Valley College

Skagit Valley College is a two-year community college serving Skagit, Island and San Juan counties in northwest Washington State. It was founded in 1926. The college offers academic transfer degrees, technical degrees and certificates in diverse areas of study.

There are several clubs and organizations on SVC's campus. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Cardinals and they participate in a wide variety of sports. The Cardinals are members of the North West Athletic Association of Community Colleges.

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Skagit Valley College
2405 E. College Way
Mount Vernon , WA 98273
General Phone: (360) 416-7600

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Skagit Valley College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts304liberal arts and sciences, geography courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine178registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Security and Law Enforcement66criminal justice and administration, fire-fighting
Business and Management61business, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, marketing, vehicle parts marketing
Medical Support and Technology50medical assistant, pharmacy tech, phlebotomy
Computer Science and Engineering27computer programming, data processing tech, web design, computer networking
Education and Teaching27early childhood education, teacher aide
Office and Administration24data entry, office management, office data entry, general office occupations
Production Trades21welding
Mechanics and Repair21automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, marine mechanic, vehicle maintenance
Medical Administration9medical records tech, medical receptionist
Science9physical sciences
Engineering Technician9electronics tech, telecommunications tech, instrumentation tech
Law7legal assistant
Therapy and Counseling6substance abuse counseling, mental and social health services
Cooking and Culinary Arts5chef training
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4sports and fitness management
Conservation and Resource Management2conservation

Number of programs and degrees for Skagit Valley College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree53526
Award of less than 1 academic year11815
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years17719

Skagit Valley College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Skagit Valley College had a total enrollment of 5,727 students (3,749 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 2%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 10%
18-19 19%
20-21 12%
22-24 10%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 9%
65+ 6%

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


Skagit Valley College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 37 %

Skagit Valley College Room and Board (2007)

Skagit Valley College offers campus housing for 136 of its 3,749 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Mount Vernon, 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.

Skagit Valley College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,895
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,600
Room and board $ 8,100
Room charge $ 3,600
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 3,600

Financial Aid:
Skagit Valley College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 379200)

Skagit Valley College Faculty

Skagit Valley College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year49$58,20977$57,243
All faculty totalacademic year49$58,20977$57,243

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

Skagit Valley College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports369

Skagit Valley College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Geography, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Reception/Receptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Skagit Valley College Highlights

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What Sets Skagit Valley College Apart:

% students 40 years or older
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Top 11%Skagit Valley College % students 40 years or older
Number of degree programs
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Top 13%Skagit Valley College Number of degree programs
Number of students
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Top 14%Skagit Valley College Number of students
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Skagit Valley College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 17%Skagit Valley College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 17%Skagit Valley College % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 19%Skagit Valley College % of degrees in security and law enforcement

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
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 Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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