North Seattle College

Seattle, WA 98103
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North Seattle College (NSC) is located in Seattle, Washington. NSC was established in 1970 and it now serves more than 17,000 students. This school is part of the Washington Community and Technical Colleges System. The school is well known for being a superb option for those seeking education in science, technology, or engineering. Students can expect to be able to pursue many associate’s degrees and there are some bachelor’s degree options as well. NSC has more than forty continuing education, workforce development, and college preparation programs. NSC is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

The NSC nursing program gives students an opportunity to earn associate’s degrees in nursing. The curriculum of the program is varied and is split between classroom instruction, skills labs, nursing theory, and clinical practice. The nursing program at NSC works to prepare students for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam as well. This nursing program has received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students6,259
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 11 49
Certificate 12 47
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 99.3%
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
03/01/2010 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$105/credit
In State Students$105/credit
Out of State Students$105/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,725 $4,725 $4,725
ADN 70 $7,350 $7,350 $7,350
BSN 125 $13,125 $13,125 $13,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 57% of North Seattle College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 36% $4,666
Other Federal Grant 10% $2,561
State Grant & Scholarships 36% $3,334
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 10% $2,747
Federal Student Loans 16% $5,546
Private Loans 1% $3,000


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$2,298
$30,001 to $48,000$5,367
$48,001 to $75,000$8,821
$75,001 to $110,000$9,028
Over $110,000$10,720

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
North Seattle College
9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103

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