Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, WA 98133
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Shoreline Community College is located in Shoreline, Washington. This public community college was established in 1964. The school serves over 14,000 students currently. There are more than 100 academic programs for students to take part in as well as workforce training and certificate programs. Students can also expect to be able to earn various associate’s degrees in different areas of study. Shoreline students will be able to transfer their credits over to major universities as well. This makes it easy to continue on to earn higher degrees.

The Shoreline Community College nursing program allows students to work toward earning associate’s degrees in nursing. There are also advanced placement opportunities for qualifying students who have already obtained LPN status. Students will enjoy a varied curriculum that is designed to give students the right mix of experience and practical knowledge. This nursing program has been fully 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 Suburb
Number of Students6,128
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 20 79
Certificate 1 8
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
09/01/1966 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1969 - 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$104/credit
In State Students$104/credit
Out of State Students$194/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 $4,680 $4,680 $8,730
ADN 70 $7,280 $7,280 $13,580
BSN 125 $13,000 $13,000 $24,250
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, 58% of Shoreline Community 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 34% $3,946
Other Federal Grant 3% $2,661
State Grant & Scholarships 27% $3,285
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 26% $1,941
Federal Student Loans 13% $4,397
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$4,140
$30,001 to $48,000$5,015
$48,001 to $75,000$6,528
$75,001 to $110,000$10,107
Over $110,000$11,609

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
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.
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

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