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About our College

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About Our College

Founded: 1967

Mission: Teaching | Learning | Community

Achieving the Dream: Signifying a strong commitment to student success and completion, Edmonds Community College has been designated as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) Leader College. Since 2011, Edmonds CC has been a part of the ATD national initiative that champions evidence-based institutional improvement and a long-term, sustainable commitment to improving student success and closing achievement gaps, particularly for low-income students and students of color.

President: Dr. Amit B. Singh

Board of Trustees: Emily Yim (chair), Carl Zapora (vice chair), Stacie Horner (student trustee), Dr. Tia Benson Tolle, Adrianne Wagner, and Wally Webster.

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 areas of study

Highest enrolled programs: Associate of Arts, Business, Pre-Nursing, Computer Science and Engineering, Biology, Materials Science and Engineering.

Students to instructor ratio: 20:1

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 1,500 employees, including 130 full-time and 478 part-time instructors as well as 250 students.

Cost of Attendance

State resident quarterly tuition: $1,342.20 (15 credits)

Non-resident quarterly tuition: $3,152.50 (15 credits)

Estimated yearly tuition and fees: $3,900 (12 credits)

Source: 2018-19 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

  • 10,600 Average students per quarter (this can mean as many as 21,000 students taking classes in a year)
  • 5,100 Average online and hybrid students per quarter (note: hybrid classes combine classroom and online instruction)
  • 1,860 Average students per quarter working toward high school diploma or GED
  • 1,040 Average ESL students per quarter
  • 1,200 International students from 62 countries
  • 737 Continuing education students
  • 29 Average student age
  • 40% Full-time students
  • 55% Female students
  • 40% Students of color
  • 79% Day students
  • 83% of our students live within eight miles of the campus
  • 32% receiving need-based financial aid
  • 34% receiving any financial aid

New student profile:

  • 13% have already completed bachelor’s degrees or higher
  • 26% plan to stay long enough to complete a degree
  • 33% work either part-time or full-time
  • 24% 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 $55,672,772

Where we get it


How we spend it


College functions supported by tuition

2017-18 tuition revenue $11,473,024



2017-18 Foundation endowment value: $5,131676.50

Student aid awarded

2017-18 Financial Aid awarded/dispersed: $16,335,683
2015-16 Foundation scholarships and emergency funds awarded: $402,265

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