South Seattle College

Seattle, WA 98106
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South Seattle College is one of the thirty-five public 4-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in an urban area, in Seattle.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 6,716 students attend the school. Every year 41% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Seattle South's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,936, and fees were $579. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,936 and $579 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students6,716
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

The Seattle Community College Licensed Practical Nurse program is offered over 4 quarters totaling 78 credit hours.

Students enrolled in the program have the option of exiting the program after 4 quarters with a Certificate in Practical Nursing which qualifies them to sit for the Washington State Examination to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Students who seek to earn a an Associate of Applied Science degree can pursue additional general education credits after completing the Practical Nursing Program.

The program is a full time program is offered mainly in the evenings and over the weekend.  A typical schedule would consist of lectures given two evenings of the week, laboratory hours offered one afternoon a week and one full day of clinical practice on a week end day.

Admission into the LPN program is based on a competitive process that takes into account the cumulative grade point average for all pre-requisite courses.

The minimum GPA considered for admission is a 2.5. All science and nursing prerequisite courses need to have been taken in the last seven years and all non-science general education requirements will need to have been completed in the last 10 years. A current Nursing Assistant License from the State of Washington for admission.

Applicants accepted into the program will be notified of acceptance in June for enrollment in the fall semester. Students accepted into the program will need to present:

  1. Current immunization records including immunization for mumps, measles, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B.
  2. Physical and medical examination including tuberculin skin test
  3. Criminal Background check
  4. Current CPR certification from the American Heart Association or Professional Rescuer certification
  5. 7 hours of HIV training


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 0 0
Certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 80.6%
  • NCLEX-RN: 75.5%

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9 miles away
Bellevue College
10 miles away
North Seattle College
10 miles away
Highline College
11 miles away
Olympic College
13 miles away
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
14 miles away
University of Washington-Bothell Campus
16 miles away
Cascadia College
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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
06/01/1975 - 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, 61% of South 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 27% $3,930
Other Federal Grant 24% $1,982
State Grant & Scholarships 27% $2,716
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 7% $1,192
Federal Student Loans 1% $3,520
Private Loans -- --


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$7,064
$30,001 to $48,000$6,221
$48,001 to $75,000$10,520
$75,001 to $110,000$12,867
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
South Seattle College
6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106

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