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Bachelor Degrees & Careers Start Here
Established in 1970, North Seattle College provides learning opportunities for a diverse group of more than 14,000 students each year. North is the starting point for many students who transfer to top universities across the country. Strong academic preparation and advising services, small classes, an innovative integrated studies program, broad e-learning options and a variety of partnerships with four-year schools contribute to student success. The college also offers five Bachelor of Applied Science degrees - Accounting with an International focus, Application Development, Early Childhood Education, International Business, and Residential & Commercial Property Management- and all-in-the-evening Associate of Arts and Associate in Business degree programs. The Seattle Colleges are working on developing a new Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, which will be administered by NSC. The planned start date is Fall 2022.
Successful Transfers & Career Training
While many graduates have continued their studies at such colleges as Dartmouth and UC Berkeley, most North students transfer to the University of Washington. In fact, North consistently ranks among the highest of all community colleges in the number of students who are accepted to the University of Washington’s main campus. And North graduates fare well — earning competitive salaries and contributing to their communities.
North also provides outstanding career training in certificate programs, including in emerging fields such as sustainable and conventional energy and control technology. In addition, North helps students earn their GEDTM, learn English, enhance their basic skills and/or pursue a new skill or personal interest.
Rich Student Life
Students who attend North are immersed in a rich campus life. Concerts, lectures, fitness programs, an award-winning literary magazine and diverse student population that includes international students from countries around the world add depth to the student experience.
North is located in the largely residential Northgate area of Seattle and is conveniently located near the two major north-south highways, Interstate 5 and Highway 99, just a short drive to downtown and the University of Washington, and a short walk to and the city’s popular Greenlake Park. The campus is connected by the John Lewis Memorial Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge to the newly developed Northgate Link Light Rail station, Northgate mall, the Kraken Practice Facility, and Thornton Place. The campus includes environmentally sensitive wetlands, which have inspired a college-wide commitment to sustainability.