Facts & Figures

Established in 1970, North Seattle College is an accredited two-year public institution known for the breadth of its educational choices, its student support services and the excellence of its instruction. North’s programs prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university and/or enter the workforce, as well as serving those needing precollege work. North also offers five Bachelor of Applied Science degrees and will be offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Fall 2022. The college serves approximately 7,000 students per quarter— 54 percent female, with a median age of 31 years. In Fall Quarter 2021, 1,720 students received financial aid or scholarship funds totaling $4.69 million. More than 400 faculty members teach at the college.

Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees

See the Tuition & Fees pages for current information. Information about State Support of Higher Education Students, as required by RCW 28B.76.300, can be found in this document published by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Fall 2021 Financial Aid

  • Number of Recipients:   1,720
  • Amount Dispersed:   $4.69 Million

Types of Aid

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Washington College Grant
  • College Bound
  • Passport for College
  • North Seattle College Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Federal & State Work Study
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Alternative Educational Loans
  • Veteran’s Education Benefits
  • Workforce Education (including Opportunity Grants)
  • Worker Retraining Financial Assistance
  • Emergency Aid

See Financial Aid for more information.

Programs

Students

Fall 2021 Enrollment

Applied Baccalaureate  

Academic Transfer                                

408

1,613

Professional/Technical

927

Professional Technical Applicants 52

High School/GED/Developmental

547

Vocational Apprentice 11
General Studies (Non-Degree/Certificate) 706
Upgrading Job Skills (Vocational Supplement) 51

Other

1,902

Total

6,217

Continuing Education

774

International

177

Running Start

459

Gender

Female                                       

54%

Male

32% 

Intersex/Non-Binary 0
Not Reported 14%

Median Age

All                                        

31

Female

32

Male

26 

Enrollment Status

Full Time                                

26%

Part Time                       

74%

Diversity

Diversity                                

38%

Ethnicity

African American / Black                     

580

American Indian / Alaska Native

19

Asian

577

Hawaiian Islander or other Pacific Islander 12

Hispanic or Latino (any race)

675

Not Reported

1,560

Multi-race/Other

303

White

2,314

Disability

Students with Disabilities 

263

Degrees & Certificates Awarded

2020-21

AA Degree

201

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

53

Certificate (90+ cr)

5

Certificate (45-89 cr)

26

Certificate (to 45 cr)

162

High School Completion

20

Total

467

 

College Personnel 2020-21

Full-time faculty  

99

Part-time faculty

303

Non-teaching part time faculty 30

Non-teaching faculty  

17

Administrative /Professional

95

Classified Staff

124

Total

551