South Puget Sound Community College was founded in 1962 as the Olympia Vocational Technical Institute. It was renamed Olympia Technical Community College in 1976 and became a fully comprehensive community college in 1980. The college adopted its current name in 1984 and is also referred to as SPSCC. The college campus sits on 125 acres of land in Olympia, Washington. It offers a number of degrees and certificate programs in several fields of study. The college offers enrollment to more than 6,500 full-time and part-time students.
SPSCC participates in a wide variety of sports like men's soccer, women's softball and men's and women's basketball. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Clippers. The college is a member of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges.
Some of the scholarships offered by SPSCC include the American Rhododendron Society Bruce Briggs Memorial Scholarship, Olympic Outfitters Scholarship in Accounting, Patrons of South Sound Cultural Activities Scholarship in the Arts and South Puget Sound Community College Bookstore Textbook Scholarship.
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South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Rd SW
Olympia , WA 98512-6292
General Phone: (360) 596-5241
|General Category||Degrees||Most Common Majors [see all]|
|Liberal Arts||349||liberal arts and sciences|
|Nursing and Emergency Medicine||108||registered nursing, licensed practical nurse|
|Business and Management||64||business, business management, accounting technology, banking|
|Engineering Technician||58||drafting, architectural drafting, civil drafting, mechanical drafting|
|Medical Support and Technology||36||dental assistant, medical assistant|
|Computer Science and Engineering||23||data processing tech, web design, database administration, computer networking|
|Law||19||legal secretary, legal assistant|
|Office and Administration||17||data entry, office management, receptionist, general office occupations|
|Security and Law Enforcement||10||fire-fighting|
|Medical Administration||7||medical transcription, medical secretary|
|Mechanics and Repair||7||automobile mechanics|
|Education and Teaching||6||early childhood education|
|Cooking and Culinary Arts||5||pastry, chef training|
|Landscaping and Horticulture||4||applied horticulture|
Number of programs and degrees for South Puget Sound Community College in 2008-2009:
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||102||10|
|Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years||24||5|
In 2007-2008, South Puget Sound Community College had a total enrollment of 4,947 students (3,794 full-time equivalent).
Students By Class:
Students by Age:
Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
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Retention Rates (2007):
The school does not offer campus housing.
The school does not offer students a meal plan.
Expenses and Financial Aid:
|In-state tuition and fees||$ 2,824|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$ 8,038|
|Books and supplies||$ 904|
South Puget Sound Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 537200)
South Puget Sound Community College has a tenure system for faculty.
Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):
|Full-Time Faculty Level||Men||Women|
|Non-tenured, but on tenure track||8||7|
|Non-tenured and not on tenure track||1||0|
Salaries for full-time faculty:
Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):
|Full-Time Faculty Level||Contract Length||Number Men||Avg Salary Men||Number Women||Avg Salary Women|
|All faculty total||academic year||48||$55,766||39||$55,428|
*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.
Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):
|All Other Sports||10||7||17|
Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
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What Sets South Puget Sound Community College Apart:
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|Lowest tuition & fees (in-state) |
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Accepts some high school credits
Offers credit for life experience
Grants credits for AP courses
Offers distance learning
Offers weekend classes
Student employment services
On-campus day care
Remedial classes for students
Offers remedial adult education
Option to study abroad
Offers part-time study
Tenure system for quality teaching
Offers athletic scholarships
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(Based on an automated mapping of degrees popular at South Puget Sound Community College with government-defined occupation categories)
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