About our College

About Our College

Students on a campus tour

Founded: 1967

Mission: Teaching | Learning | Community

Programs: 61 associate degrees, 63 professional certificates in 27 programs of study.

Highest enrolled programs: Associate of Arts/Associate of Science, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Paralegal, Business/Accounting, Construction Management, Computer information Systems.

Accreditation: The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is governed by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Cost of Attendance
State resident quarterly tuition: $1,283.90 (15 credits)
Non-resident quarterly tuition: $3,086.95 (15 credits)
Estimated yearly tuition and fees: $3,708.78 (12 credits)

School colors: blue and green

Mascot: Triton, prince of the sea in Greek mythology

President: Jean Hernandez, Ed.D.

Board of Trustees: Dr. Tia Benson Tolle, Diana Clay, Quentin Powers, Emily Yim, Carl Zapora, and Naol Debele (student trustee).

Employees: The college employs more than 1,516 employees, including 137 full-time and 362 part-time instructors as well as 272 students.

Students to instructor ratio: 23:1

About our Foundation

The Foundation supports access, success, and excellence for students, faculty, and staff at Edmonds Community College. Our goal is to make higher education widely available in our community by providing students, especially those with the greatest barriers to overcome, with the support they need to succeed.

About our Students

  • 11,100 Average students per quarter (this can mean as many as 20,000 students taking classes in a year)
  • 5,300 Average online and hybrid students per quarter (note: hybrid classes combine classroom and online instruction)
  • 1,000 Average students per quarter working toward high school diploma or GED
  • 1,100 Average ESL students per quarter
  • 1,500 International students from 62 countries
  • 800 Continuing education students
  • 29 Average student age
  • 41% Full-time students
  • 53% Female students
  • 40% Students of color
  • 89% Day students
  • 81% of our students live within eight miles of the campus
  • 28% receiving need-based financial aid
  • 34% receiving any financial aid

New student profile:

  • 10% have already completed bachelor’s degrees or higher
  • 26% plan to stay long enough to complete a degree
  • 31% work either part-time or full-time
  • 24% have children or other dependents in their care

Why students enroll here

Why students enroll here cahrt: 42% - Transfer; 38% - Workforce Training; 13% - Basic Skills; 7% Other

About our campus

Our 50-acre campus is located 20 miles north of Seattle in the city of Lynnwood, Washington. Some highlights include 28 computer labs, nine science labs, three eateries, two greenhouses, a digital recording studio, an art gallery, a theater, a child care center, a gym, Triton Field, a transit center, Rainier Place – an on-campus residence hall, and a university satellite center for Central Washington University.

About our budget

2015-16 Annual operating budget $54,967,815

Where we get it

where we get it chart: 50.4% - State Support; 26.7% - Grants and Contracts; 23% - Tuition

How we spend it

How we spend it chart: 84.4% - Salaries and Benefits; 12.8% Goods and Services; Other - 2.8%

College functions supported by tuition

2015-16 tuition revenue $12,299,936

College functions supported by tuition chart


2014-15 Foundation endowment value: $5,477,812

Student aid awarded

2015-16 Financial Aid awarded/dispersed: $17,610,324
2015-16 Foundation scholarships and emergency funds awarded: $633,930

Source: 2015-16 academic year
For more information about Washington state community and technical colleges, visit www.sbctc.edu.