Established in 1969 and located on an 87-acre hilltop campus in West Seattle, South Seattle College offers panoramic views of the city skyline and surrounding mountains. This unique setting serves as a portal of opportunity for students with diverse needs to meet their educational and career goals. You can also train as an apprentice at our 13-acre Georgetown Campus.
We offer the right degrees and certificates to match your goals, whether you are just starting your higher education, looking to advance your career or try a new direction.
South provides opportunities to:
- complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree program or get your Bachelor of Applied Science degree here on campus.
- train for rewarding careers in an abundance of professional/technical programs.
- train as an apprentice at the Apprenticeship & Education Center.
- update job skills or change careers.
- complete high school and improve basic skills.
- learn English as a second language.
- expand your horizons with lifelong learning.
A moderate teacher/student ratio at South translates into personal attention for each student. Faculty members are exceptionally well qualified in their subject areas and are truly interested in helping each student achieve success.
Tuition & Fees
Choosing a community college like South Seattle College is a sound financial decision. With lower tuition and fees compared to four-year state and private institutions, you can save thousands over the course of your education. Below you will find general information and tuition and fee tables.
- Tuition and most fees are set by the Washington State Legislature. Tuition and fee rates are subject to change.
- Tuition Due Date
- Payment Policy and Refund Schedule
- Payment options and instructions.
- Returned Checks: A handling fee of $30 is charged for any returned checks and the student will be automatically dropped from classes when returned checks are written for tuition.
- Pursuant to state law (RCW 28B.10.293 and RCW 19.16.500) any debts to the college will be increased by costs and expenses incurred in the collection of such debts.
- Student Campus Enhancement Fee: In Spring 2015, students voted and approved a self-imposed fee for Campus Enhancement to fund, as a first project, the building of a Wellness Center. This quarterly fee was approved at $9 per credit, up to 10 credits, and will be included beginning with Winter quarter 2016 tuition calculations.
- The Non-Resident, Waiver Eligible tuition is available to out-of-state permanent residents or citizens of the United States as part of the tuition reduction announced in Fall 2015. International students and other non-residents will continue to pay the Non-Resident/International tuition rate.
- Services & Activities Fees Information: S&A Fees are student fees collected for co-curricular, extracurricular and related student programs and activities. They are assessed as follows:
- Credits 1-10: $10.81 per credit
- Incremental credits 11-18: $6.29 per credit
- Normal credit 15 max: $146.25
Tuition & Fee Tables: 2020-2021 Academic Year
Tuition Rates: Lower Division Courses
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Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program
Business Operations & Project Management Support
Ceramics & Sculpture
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology
Digital Art / Photography
English as a Second Language (ESL)
High School Completion
High School Programs
Humanities & Culture
I-Best Career Training
Kinesiology, Sports & Exercise Science
Literature & Society
Maritime Shipyard Welding
Mechanical, Industrial & Aerospace Engineering
Multi-Occupation in Engineering & Technology (MOET)
Multi-Occupational Trades (MOT)
Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) Program
Painting & Drawing
Physics & Astronomy
Pre-Nursing for Entry into ADN Program
Pre-Nursing for Transfer to BSN Program
Professional Technical Education & Instructional Design
Sustainable Building Science Technology
Welding Fabrication Technology
- 17:1 average class size/ student to faculty ratio
- 40+ countries represented by students in international programs
- Support Services to help our students every day includes: advising, counseling, multiple tutoring centers, a Veterans Student Center and a Center for Equity, Inclusion & Diversity.