Seattle Central College

Seattle, WA 98122
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Seattle Central College is located in Seattle, Washington. This school was established back in 1965 and is one of the three colleges that comprise the Seattle Colleges District. Seattle Central College has become well known for being among the most diverse colleges in the entirety of the United States. There are more than 16,000 students enrolled in this school. Students can earn both bachelor’s degrees and associate’s degrees at Seattle Central College. There are also many certificate programs that offer great job opportunities. This school is designed to provide affordable access to top-tier education for students in the community and students can take advantage of transfer opportunities to continue forward.

The Seattle Central College nursing program is an associate’s degree in nursing program. The education that students will receive at this school will combine classroom theory with lab work, clinical practice, and more. It is specifically designed to prepare nursing students for the rigors of working as nurses in a professional medical setting. This program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. It has also been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students6,928
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
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 6 18
Certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
07/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
04/01/1987 - 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, 64% of Seattle Central 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 41% $4,736
Other Federal Grant 18% $1,136
State Grant & Scholarships 44% $3,513
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 14% $2,229
Federal Student Loans 9% $4,786
Private Loans 1% $13,578


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$3,610
$30,001 to $48,000$5,282
$48,001 to $75,000$5,923
$75,001 to $110,000$8,204
Over $110,000$10,993

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

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