Why Spokane Community College?

Enrolling at Spokane Community College is one the best ways to start your college education or prepare for high-demand jobs.

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  • Affordable:
    Tuition at SCC is among the lowest in the state. You’ll save thousands of dollars by completing the first two years of a four-year degree with us or studying in one of our career-technical programs.
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  • Financial assistance for students: SCC offered more than $51,573,490 million in aid to 6,243 students in 2013-14. We also have programs in place to help you understand and manage your student loans.
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  • Student-centered: Your academic and personal development is important to us. Our student support staff can help you overcome personal and academic challenges, achieve educational goals and get involved in campus life.
  • Focused on student success: More than 60 percent of SCC students successfully transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and almost 80 percent of our career-technical students find employment after graduation.
  • Comprehensive: At SCC, you can prepare for high-pay, high-demand careers, take classes that transfer to a four-year university or earn a GED, learn English as a Second Language or prepare for college.
  • Instructional excellence: With more than 500 well-qualified, experienced full- and part-time instructors, we can offer smaller classes, additional individualized attention and innovative teaching styles for our students.
  • Exciting program offerings: We offer more than 90 degrees and professional certificates, giving you the opportunity to explore a wide range of academic, professional and technical fields. Equally important, we'll help you develop an academic game plan that gets you that degree or certificate!
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  • Accessibility:
    You don't need to live in Spokane to attend SCC. We have education centers in Colville, Inchelium, Ione, Newport and Republic that offer transfer and career-technical programs plus adult education and noncredit classes. Or consider earning a degree or certificate through CCS Online!

Tuition and Fee Comparison

Starting a four-year education? The tuition you save during your first two years at SCC could actually pay for a year or more of your tuition at a four-year institution after you transfer.

Please note: For the most up-to-date information about tuition and fees, please refer to the CCS website.

Washington Resident Out-of-state Resident

Tuition and Fees,
Full-time Student
Tuition and Fees,
Full-time Student
Spokane Community College $2,550 - $3,216 -
Eastern Washington University $4,905 $4,710 $13,740 $21,048
Washington State University $6,866 $8,632 $17,180 $27,928
Whitworth University $25,682 $46,264 $25,682 $44,932
Gonzaga University $26,120 $47,140 $26,120 $45,808
Please note: This comparison is based on 2007-2008 tuition for a full-time student attending one full academic year. This excludes lab and course fees, room and board, etc.

Seeking a technical degree or professional certificate?

Check out SCC first. While it may be possible to earn certain technical degrees or professional certificates more quickly at a proprietary institution, your total tuition costs will be many times higher than at SCC.

Tuition and Fees,
Full-time Student
Spokane Community College $2,550 -
Proprietary Schools(1) $7,000-$10,000 $4,450-$7,450
(1): Includes schools such as Phoenix University, Apollo College, and ITT Tech