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Shoreline Community College Overview

Shoreline Community College is a public institution located in Shoreline, Washington. Shoreline Community College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Shoreline Community College Known For?

1,566 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Shoreline Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Shoreline 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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Value Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#103 Best Value Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#110 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#110 Best Value Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#113 Best Value Liberal Arts & Humanities Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#147 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#204 Best Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Shoreline Community College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller Schools College Factual
#11 Best Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#18 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#66 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools Nursing Degree Search
#98 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools College Factual
#98 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools College Factual

Where Is Shoreline Community College?


Contact details for Shoreline Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133-5696
Phone: 206-546-4101

How Do I Get Into Shoreline Community College?

You can apply to Shoreline Community College online at:

Shoreline 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 Shoreline Community College?

10% Take Out Loans
11.8% 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 Shoreline Community College, approximately 10% of students took out student loans averaging $6,143 a year. That adds up to $24,572 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Shoreline Community College is 11.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Shoreline Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,544 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,382 undergraduate students at Shoreline Community College, with 2,544 being full-time and 2,838 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 2,544 full-time undergraduates at Shoreline Community College, 47% are male and 53% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 246
Black or African American 154
Hispanic or Latino 232
White 859
International Students 603
Other Races/Ethnicities 450

Over 65 countries are represented at Shoreline Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Indonesia, and Taiwan.

Online Learning at Shoreline Community College

1,153 Took All Classes Online
2,735 Took At Least One Class Online
3.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,735 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 16th most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Shoreline Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Shoreline Community College was 3.6%. This is the #1,588 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Shoreline Community College 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%.

Shoreline 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 0 601 0 601
Human Development & Family Studies 123 0 0 123
Music 79 28 0 107
Industrial Production Technology 74 8 16 98
Nursing 0 90 0 90
Accounting 57 12 0 69
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 50 17 2 69
Design & Applied Arts 44 10 1 55
Business Administration & Management 39 8 2 49
Teacher Education Grade Specific 37 8 4 49
General Business/Commerce 0 45 0 45
General Physical Sciences 0 35 0 35
Health & Medical Administrative Services 3 13 12 28
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 8 7 12 27
Data Entry 14 5 2 21
Criminal Justice & Corrections 15 3 0 18
Graphic Communications 3 13 0 16
Business Support & Assistant Services 8 2 1 11
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 8 0 0 8
Entrepreneurial Studies 3 3 1 7
Marketing 5 2 0 7
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 2 5 0 7
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 6 0 0 6
Arts & Media Management 1 5 0 6
Audiovisual Communications 0 1 3 4
Electrical Engineering 0 4 0 4
Mechanical Engineering 0 3 0 3
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 2 0 2
Chemical Engineering 0 1 0 1
Construction Management 0 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 0
Other Construction 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 0 0 0 0
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 0 0 0 0
Cosmetology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 579 931 56 1,566


*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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