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St Charles Community College Overview

St Charles Community College is a public institution situated in Cottleville, Missouri. Cottleville is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is St Charles Community College Known For?

908 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at SCC is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 29% of the faculty were full-time.

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St Charles Community College Rankings

SCC is ranked #11 out of 56 schools in Missouri.

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.

SCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#111 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#159 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#72 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is St Charles Community College?

Location of St Charles Community College

Contact details for SCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, Cottleville, MO 63376-0975
Phone: 636-922-8000

How Do I Get Into SCC?

You can apply to SCC online at:

St Charles 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 St Charles Community College?

6% Take Out Loans
10.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SCC, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $3,994 a year. That adds up to $15,976 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SCC is 10.6%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

St Charles Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,167 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,269 undergraduate students at SCC, with 3,167 being full-time and 3,102 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,167 full-time undergraduates at SCC, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 62
Black or African American 199
Hispanic or Latino 150
White 2,493
International Students 37
Other Races/Ethnicities 226

Over 50 countries are represented at SCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at St Charles Community College

756 Took All Classes Online
2,089 Took At Least One Class Online
19.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,089 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 19th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of SCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at St Charles Community College was 19.2%. This is the #925 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SCC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health & Medical Administrative Services 12%
Health Professions 2%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 2%
Liberal Arts General Studies 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SCC 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 SCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Marketing #30
Accounting #68
Business, Management & Marketing #335

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%.

St Charles 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 6 577 2 585
Computer Programming 9 40 2 51
Nursing 0 46 0 46
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 28 0 28
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 23 5 28
General Engineering 0 24 0 24
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 5 9 7 21
Marketing 8 11 0 19
Design & Applied Arts 7 10 0 17
General Biology 0 15 0 15
General English Literature 10 0 0 10
Allied Health Professions 0 8 0 8
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 8 0 8
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 8 8
Human Services 0 6 0 6
Writing Studies 5 0 0 5
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 5 0 5
Business Administration & Management 1 1 2 4
Human Development & Family Studies 0 4 0 4
Accounting 1 2 0 3
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 3 0 3
Music 0 3 0 3
Teaching Assistants 1 1 0 2
Chemistry 0 2 0 2
Industrial Production Technology 0 1 0 1
Public Health 0 1 0 1
Precision Metal Working 0 0 1 1
Other Precision Production 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 53 828 27 908


*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.

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