About Our College
Mission: Teaching | Learning | Community
Achieving the Dream: Signifying a strong commitment to student success and completion, Edmonds College has been designated as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) Leader College. Since 2011, Edmonds College 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), Dr. Tia Benson Tolle, Adrianne Wagner, and Wally Webster.
School colors: blue, gray, and green
Mascot: Triton, prince of the sea in Greek mythology
Programs: one bachelor of applied science degree, 63 associate degrees, 60 professional certificates in 25 programs of study
Highest enrolled programs: Associate in Arts, Business, Pre-Nursing, Computer Science and Engineering, Biology, Materials Science and Engineering.
Students to instructor ratio: 21:1
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 about 1,340 employees, including 126 full-time and 283 part-time instructors as well as 267 students.
Cost of Attendance
State resident quarterly tuition: $1,375.50 (15 credits)
Non-resident quarterly tuition: $3,190.45 (15 credits)
Estimated yearly tuition and fees: $4,017 (12 credits)
Source: 2019-20 tuition information
The Foundation supports access, success, and excellence for students, faculty, and staff at Edmonds 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
- 10,320 Average students per quarter (this can mean as many as 17,000 students taking classes in a year)
- 5,630 Average online and hybrid students per quarter (note: hybrid classes combine classroom and online instruction)
- 1,795 Average students per quarter working toward high school diploma or GED
- 1,015 Average ESL students per quarter
- 1,215 International students from 64 countries
- 560 Continuing education students
- 30 Average student age
- 41% Full-time students
- 54% Female students
- 42% Students of color
- 80% Day students
- 15% receiving need-based financial aid
- 36% receiving any financial aid
New student profile:
- 10% have already completed bachelor’s degrees or higher
- 28% plan to stay long enough to complete a degree
- 41% 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
2018-19 Annual operating budget $57,124,094
Where we get it
How we spend it
College functions supported by tuition
2018-19 tuition revenue $11,499,389
2018-19 Foundation endowment value: $5,913,109
Student aid awarded
2018-19 Financial Aid awarded/dispersed: $16,895,984
2018-19 Foundation scholarships and emergency funds awarded: $493,695
For more information about Washington state community and technical colleges, visit www.sbctc.edu.