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North Seattle College is known for the breadth of its educational choices, the support it provides its students and the excellence of its instruction. Our programs prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university and/or enter the workforce. North offers three Bachelor of Applied Science degrees:  in International Business,  in Application Development, and in Early Childhood Education. The college also offers evening Associate of Arts and Associate in Business degree programs. Students are also served with programs in basic education, English-as-a-second-language and continuing education classes.

Established in 1970, North is an accredited two-year public college. It is one of 34 community and technical colleges in Washington and is part of the Seattle Colleges District, which also includes Seattle Central and South Seattle Colleges and the Seattle Vocational Institute.


Fall 2015 Enrollment
Academic Transfer                                 2,068
Professional/Technical 2,140
High School/GED 44
Developmental 607
Home & Family 1,067
Other 3
Total 5,929
Continuing Education 1,818
International 995
Running Start 335
Female                                        61%
Male 39% 
Median Age
All                                         30
Female 32
Male 28  
Enrollment Status
Full Time                                 29%
Part Time                        71%
When Attending
Daytime                                 79%
Evening           21%
Diversity                                 33%
African American / Black                      417
American Indian / Alaska Native 30
Asian American / Pacific Islander 710
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 455
Not Reported 1,403
Other 368
White 2,546
Students with Disabilities  283
Degrees & Certificates Awarded Since


AA Degree 3,386 703
Bachelor of Applied Science Degree 4
Certificate (90+ cr) 33 2
Certificate (45-89 cr) 723 118
Certificate (to 45 cr) 2,461 493
High School Completion 339 62
Total 6,946 1,382


Bachelor of Applied Science in International Business

Bachelor of Applied Science in Application Development

Transfer Programs

Career Training Programs

College Preparatory Programs

Continuing Education

    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 & Technical Colleges

    Fall 2015 Financial Aid

    Number of Recipients:        1,987

    Amount Dispersed:            $3.86 million

    Types of Aid
    Federal Pell Grant
    Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
    Washington State Need Grant
    North Seattle college Grants
    Tuition Waivers
    Federal & State Work Study
    Federal Perkins Loans
    Worker Retraining Financial Assistance (including Opportunity Grants)

    See Financial Aid for more information.


    College Administration


    Warren Brown  

    Budget 2014-2015

    Operational Budget $31.9 million
    Capital Budget $6.0 million

    Education Fund 

    200 Scholarships $400,000
    Grants & Program Support $500,000
    Chair Colleen McClure
    Executive Director Traci Russell
    Board of Directors 11 volunteer community & business leaders
    Financial  (2014-2015)  
    Assets $9,345,852
    Liabilities $272,347
    Net Assets $9,073,505

    College Personnel 2015-16

    Full time faculty   86
    Part time faculty 225
    Non-teaching faculty   3
    Administrative /Professional 70
    Classified Staff 116
    Total 500

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