Spokane Community College

Spokane, WA 99217
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Spokane Community College is one of the 35 public 4-year colleges in Washington. Its campus is medium in size and located in Spokane. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 26% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Spokane Community College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $2,747, and fees were $713. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,684 and $1,129 respectively.


Campus LocaleMidsize City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

The Spokane Community College Nursing program offers an Applied Associate of Science Degree to prepare students for entry level nursing practice in a diverse range of healthcare settings. The program is approved by the Washington Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

The program allows for different exit points with students being able to take the state exam to qualify as a Nursing Assistant Certificate. Students who complete the second quarter are eligible to qualify as Nurse Technicians, after the completion of four quarters in the program students have the option to apply to sit for licensure as practical nurses.

Students who complete the seven quarters of the program will graduate with an AAS degree and are eligible to apply for the National Licensure Council examination.

Admission Requirements: Students are expected to submit all official transcripts and diplomas and to complete general education and science requirements. Applicants will be advised in regards to placement after transcripts have been reviewed by the Health Science counselor.

 Students accepted into the program are required to meet with the following requirements:

  1. Submit documentation for required immunizations, including for measles, rubella, mumps, varicella, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis within the required period of time
  2. Physical health examination including a current tuberculin skin test
  3. Vaccination for Hepatitis B is recommended but applicants have the option of signing a waiver
  4. Current CPR certification for Health Care Provides from the American Heart Association
  5. Criminal background check (to be completed annually during the whole period of enrollment)
  6. Proof of current medical insurance (to be renewed every quarter)
  7. Drug screening (if required for clinical practice placement)


Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 21 85
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 77.8%
  • NCLEX-PN: 98.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
09/01/1967 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
11/01/2011 - 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$103/credit
In State Students$103/credit
Out of State Students$280/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 $4,635 $4,635 $12,600
ADN 70 $7,210 $7,210 $19,600
BSN 125 $12,875 $12,875 $35,000
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, 73% of Spokane 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 47% $4,227
Other Federal Grant 6% $1,879
State Grant & Scholarships 49% $2,902
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 11% $969
Federal Student Loans 36% $5,784
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$3,563
$30,001 to $48,000$4,467
$48,001 to $75,000$7,091
$75,001 to $110,000$10,489
Over $110,000$10,460

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Student Population













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

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Spokane Community College
1810 North Greene Street
Spokane, WA 99217

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