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South Seattle College Overview

South Seattle College is a public institution situated in Seattle, Washington. The location of South Seattle is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is South Seattle College Known For?

777 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at South Seattle.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of the faculty were full-time.

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South Seattle College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at South Seattle.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#43 Most Popular Physical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Most Popular General Business/Commerce Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Most Popular Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is South Seattle College?

Location of South Seattle College

Contact details for South Seattle are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6000 16Th Ave Sw, Seattle, WA 98106-1499
Phone: 206-934-5300
Website: southseattle.edu

How Do I Get Into South Seattle?

You can apply to South Seattle online at: https://southseattle.edu/steps-enroll/admissions-application

As long as you submit the requested materials to South Seattle College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford South Seattle College?

3% Take Out Loans
12.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At South Seattle, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $4,742 a year. That adds up to $18,968 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at South Seattle is 12.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

South Seattle College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,902 Full-Time Undergraduates
44% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,141 undergraduate students at South Seattle, with 1,902 being full-time and 4,239 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  South Seattle

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,902 full-time undergraduates at South Seattle, 56% are male and 44% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  South Seattle

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of South Seattle College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of South Seattle Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 265
Black or African American 252
Hispanic or Latino 226
White 448
International Students 322
Other Races/Ethnicities 389

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at South Seattle College. At this time, 2 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 49 countries are represented at South Seattle. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at South Seattle College

500 Took All Classes Online
1,119 Took At Least One Class Online
3.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,119 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at South Seattle has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of South Seattle

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at South Seattle College was 3.4%. This is the #1,789 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at South Seattle regardless of major.

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%.

South Seattle College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 268 0 0 268
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 55 54 27 0 136
General Business/Commerce 0 83 0 0 83
Culinary Arts 10 28 15 0 53
General Physical Sciences 0 49 0 0 49
Precision Metal Working 18 21 0 0 39
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 20 0 0 20
Natural Resources Conservation 5 0 0 12 17
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 16 0 0 0 16
Horticulture 3 8 4 0 15
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 15 15
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 11 0 0 0 11
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 10 10
Boilermaking 0 0 10 0 10
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 9 0 9
Computer Systems Networking 0 7 1 0 8
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 6 1 0 7
Information Technology 0 6 0 0 6
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 3 0 3
Accounting 0 1 0 0 1
Natural Resource Management 1 0 0 0 1
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 0 0
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Nursing 0 0 0 0 0
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0 0 0
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 0 0 0
Forestry 0 0 0 0 0
Other Precision Production 0 0 0 0 0
Ground Transportation 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 119 551 70 37 777

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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