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Salt Lake Community College Overview

Salt Lake Community College is a public institution located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt Lake City is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Salt Lake Community College Known For?

4,753 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Salt Lake Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 22% of the faculty were full-time.

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Salt Lake Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Salt Lake Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#36 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#90 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Salt Lake Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Communications Technologies & Support Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Salt Lake Community College?

Location of Salt Lake Community College

Contact details for Salt Lake Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone: 801-957-4111
Website: www.slcc.edu

How Do I Get Into Salt Lake Community College?

You can apply to Salt Lake Community College online at: www.slcc.edu/gettingstarted/index.asp

Salt Lake Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Salt Lake Community College?

15% Take Out Loans
11.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Salt Lake Community College, approximately 15% of students took out student loans averaging $3,321 a year. That adds up to $13,284 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Salt Lake Community College is 11.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Salt Lake Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,252 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 29,517 undergraduate students at Salt Lake Community College, with 7,252 being full-time and 22,265 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Salt Lake Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,252 full-time undergraduates at Salt Lake Community College, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Salt Lake Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Salt Lake Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Salt Lake Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 328
Black or African American 186
Hispanic or Latino 1,636
White 4,352
International Students 213
Other Races/Ethnicities 537

Over 71 countries are represented at Salt Lake Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Salt Lake Community College

3,467 Took All Classes Online
8,793 Took At Least One Class Online
5.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 8,793 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Salt Lake Community College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Salt Lake Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Salt Lake Community College was 5.0%. This is the #1,669 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Salt Lake Community College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Salt Lake Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Salt Lake Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Business/Commerce #130

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Salt Lake Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,480 485 1,965
Computer Information Systems 465 141 0 606
General Business/Commerce 25 256 0 281
Nursing 0 211 0 211
General Psychology 0 134 0 134
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 5 59 34 98
Health Sciences & Services 0 97 0 97
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 2 47 40 89
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 76 0 0 76
Criminal Justice & Corrections 3 72 0 75
Design & Applied Arts 5 58 0 63
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 60 0 60
Accounting 22 14 19 55
Ground Transportation 51 0 0 51
Precision Metal Working 7 9 32 48
Graphic Communications 0 36 11 47
Allied Health Professions 0 24 22 46
Audiovisual Communications 21 21 0 42
Information Technology 38 0 0 38
Mechanical Engineering 0 31 0 31
Sociology 0 31 0 31
Nuclear & Radiological Technicians 0 6 22 28
Communication & Media Studies 0 25 0 25
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 12 13 25
Culinary Arts 0 23 2 25
Legal Support Services 0 24 0 24
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 15 8 0 23
Dental Support Services 0 23 0 23
Electronics Engineering Technology 7 9 5 21
Computer Software & Applications 18 0 1 19
Health & Medical Administrative Services 19 0 0 19
Building Management & Inspection 0 17 1 18
General English Literature 0 18 0 18
Political Science & Government 0 18 0 18
Social Work 0 18 0 18
Engineering-Related Technologies 6 9 0 15
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 14 0 14
Marketing 9 3 1 13
Air Transportation 1 11 1 13
General Biology 0 12 0 12
Economics 0 12 0 12
Mathematics 0 11 0 11
Health & Physical Education 0 11 0 11
American Sign Language 0 10 0 10
History 0 10 0 10
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 10 0 10
Geography & Cartography 3 5 2 10
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 9 0 9
Business Administration & Management 0 7 2 9
Finance & Financial Management 2 2 5 9
Computer Systems Networking 6 3 0 9
Music 0 9 0 9
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 8 0 8
Electrical Engineering 0 8 0 8
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 2 6 8
Chemical Engineering 0 7 0 7
Chemistry 0 7 0 7
Anthropology 0 7 0 7
Journalism 0 6 0 6
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 6 0 6
Human Development & Family Studies 0 6 0 6
Drama & Theater Arts 0 6 0 6
Computer Engineering 0 5 0 5
Civil Engineering 0 5 0 5
Business Support & Assistant Services 4 0 0 4
Carpentry 4 0 0 4
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 4 4
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 4 0 4
Nanotechnology 3 0 0 3
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 3 0 0 3
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 3 0 3
Physics 0 3 0 3
Environmental Control Technology 0 2 0 2
Industrial Production Technology 0 2 0 2
Writing Studies 0 1 1 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 0 1
Materials Engineering 0 1 0 1
Human Sciences Business Services 0 0 1 1
Historic Preservation 1 0 0 1
Natural Resources Conservation 1 0 0 1
Homeland Security 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 823 3,220 710 4,753

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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