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IPEDS ID: 236692
OPE ID: 00379300
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Spokane Community College
1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, Washington 99217-5399
General information:  (509) 533-7000
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  10,100 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty204453
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,134$1,134$1,134$1,1340.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$9,630$9,780$9,780$9,7800.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Off Campus$18,176$17,512$17,712$17,7790.4%
Off Campus with Family$8,546$7,732$8,127$8,1940.8%
Off Campus$23,366$22,850$23,057$23,1320.3%
Off Campus with Family$13,736$13,070$13,472$13,5470.6%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
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Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid161073%————
Grant or scholarship aid52262%$3,062,268$5,866
Federal grants40849%$1,778,375$4,359
Pell grants39847%$1,682,530$4,227
Other federal grants516%$95,845$1,879
State/local government grant or scholarships41149%$1,192,766$2,902
Institutional grants or scholarships9411%$91,127$969
Student loan aid29936%$1,729,417$5,784
Federal student loans29936%$1,729,417$5,784
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,36333%$20,484,003$6,091
Pell grants2,62626%$10,770,104$4,101
Federal student loans2,12821%$13,436,775$6,314
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$4,842$4,147$4,880
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$4,300$3,181$3,563
$30,001 – $48,000$4,786$4,686$4,467
$48,001 – $75,000$8,410$7,554$7,091
$75,001 – $110,000$10,944$9,891$10,489
$110,001 and more$11,011$10,448$10,460
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2016
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)10,100
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment492
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 42%
Part-time: 58%Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 54%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 35%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 30%
25 and over: 68%
Age unknown: 2%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 95%
Out-of-state: 5%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 77%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 54%
Part-time students: 30%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 28 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 26%
Transfer-out rate: 16%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 29%
Female: 23%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 8%
Asian: 71%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 24%
White: 28%
Two or more races: 16%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 15%
Non-resident alien: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
Award and enrollment rate:
Received award in 6 years: 36%
Received award in 8 years: 38%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 2%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 3%
Received award in 6 years: 62%
Received award in 8 years: 63%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 2%
Award and enrollment rate:
Received award in 6 years: 21%
Received award in 8 years: 22%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 2%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 7%
Received award in 6 years: 48%
Received award in 8 years: 50%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 1%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 3%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Business and Management, General61
Greenhouse Operations and Management132
Ornamental Horticulture62
Turf and Turfgrass Management11
Category total266
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General4-
Category total4-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping18d41d
Business Administration and Management, General23d8d
Business/Commerce, General15-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-7
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary19d2
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services-11d
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management-2
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management9-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General131
Category total97d75d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-3
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician-1d
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager193
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design222d
Category total2129d
Construction Trades
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General-60
Category total-60
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Category total0-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Biomedical Technology/Technician7-
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician121
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician90
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician15-
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology15-
Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician6-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician0-
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician-28
Category total6429
Health Professions and Related Programs
Cardiopulmonary Technology/Technologist8-
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist18-
Dental Assisting/Assistant834
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician21-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician100
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-1
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary20-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder-13
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist-5
Medical Reception/Receptionist-9d
Medical/Clinical Assistant1329
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant721
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer19-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse106-
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant16-
Surgical Technology/Technologist13-
Category total259112d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science337
Fire Science/Fire-fighting11-
Category total457
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary5d2d
Legal Assistant/Paralegal82
Category total13d4d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies396-
Category total396-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician-18
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician1336
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician513
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician36187
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician32-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician7-
Category total93254
Natural Resources and Conservation
Forest Technology/Technician113
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management30
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management7-
Category total213
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General1-
Category total1-
Personal and Culinary Services
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist-11
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef-9
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General7-
Culinary Arts/Chef Training16-
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist-0
Category total2320
Precision Production
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist105
Welding Technology/Welder-30
Category total1084
Transportation and Materials Moving
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor-30
Category total-30
Grand total1,073713
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 342
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 6
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $3,233
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,370
Full-time students: 72%
Part-time students: 57%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time3%20%
200 percent of normal time4%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time29%34%
200 percent of normal time36%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities9/1/1967 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs11/1/2011 - 3/10/2017Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)5/28/1965 -  Accredited
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPTT) - Technician programs10/23/1978 - 4/29/2011Resigned
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers7/1/2006 -  Accredited
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Statutory rape000
Aggravated assault100
Motor vehicle theft446
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate21.3%19.8%21.6%
Number in default458462522
Number in repayment2,1472,3322,406
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)