South Seattle College
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.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students6,716|
|Student to Faculty Ratio17:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
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:
- Current immunization records including immunization for mumps, measles, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B.
- Physical and medical examination including tuberculin skin test
- Criminal Background check
- Current CPR certification from the American Heart Association or Professional Rescuer certification
- 7 hours of HIV training
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||0||0|
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Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$105/credit|
|In State Students||$105/credit|
|Out of State Students||$105/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||24%||$1,982|
|State Grant & Scholarships||27%||$2,716|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||7%||$1,192|
|Federal Student Loans||1%||$3,520|
$8,433Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.