About Our College
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
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
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.