About our College

Students on a campus tour

About Our College

Founded: 1967

Mission: Teaching | Learning | Community

Achieving the Dream: Signifying a strong commitment to student success and completion, Edmonds Community College recently completed four years as a member of Achieving the Dream, a national initiative that helps more community college students succeed, particularly students of color and low-income students.

President: Jean Hernandez, Ed.D. (retiring Dec. 2017)

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

School colors: blue and green

Mascot: Triton, prince of the sea in Greek mythology

Programs: one bachelor of applied science degree, 63 associate degrees, 64 professional certificates in 25 programs of study

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

Students to instructor ratio: 26:1

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.

Employees: The college employs more than 1,600 employees, including 138 full-time and 511 part-time instructors as well as 277 students.

Cost of Attendance

State resident quarterly tuition: $1,312.10 (15 credits)

Non-resident quarterly tuition: $3,118.10 (15 credits)

Estimated yearly tuition and fees: $3,822 (12 credits)

Source: 2017-18 tuition information

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. Learn more at edcc.edu/foundation.

About our Students

  • 10,754 Average students per quarter (this can mean as many as 20,000 students taking classes in a year)
  • 5,035 Average online and hybrid students per quarter (note: hybrid classes combine classroom and online instruction)
  • 1,998 Average students per quarter working toward high school diploma or GED
  • 1,006 Average ESL students per quarter
  • 1,512 International students from 62 countries
  • 737 Continuing education students
  • 29 Average student age
  • 40% Full-time students
  • 53% Female students
  • 39% Students of color
  • 87% Day students
  • 83% of our students live within eight miles of the campus
  • 29% receiving need-based financial aid
  • 32% receiving any financial aid

New student profile:

  • 11% have already completed bachelor’s degrees or higher
  • 27% plan to stay long enough to complete a degree
  • 33% work either part-time or full-time
  • 22% have children or other dependents in their care

Why students enroll here

 

About our campus

Our 50-acre campus is located 17 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

2016-17 Annual operating budget $56,754,702

Where we get it

 

How we spend it

 

College functions supported by tuition

2016-17 tuition revenue $11,833,757.12

 

Fundraising

2015-16 Foundation endowment value: $4,535,099

Student aid awarded

2016-17 Financial Aid awarded/dispersed: $19,002,548
2015-16 Foundation scholarships and emergency funds awarded: $128,766


For more information about Washington state community and technical colleges, visit www.sbctc.edu.