About the Community and Technical Colleges of Washington


Community and technical colleges build prosperity for all Washingtonians, regardless of whether they’ve enrolled at one of our 34 campuses.

Better Jobs, Brighter Futures, a Stronger Washington

Students educated at our open-door colleges become the employees, entrepreneurs, consumers, and taxpayers who keep our state economy vibrant — and raise the quality of life for every one of us.

By the Numbers

  • 40% of public baccalaureate graduates in Washington start at a community or technical college
  • 35% of STEM majors at four-year institutions transferred from a community or technical college
  • 60% of students in Washington’s public colleges and universities are enrolled in community and technical colleges
  • 78% of students completing job-training programs in 2011-2012 were employed seven to nine months after leaving college, despite the sluggish economy

Top of page

The Content box should not go past this line >>

WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges  |  Open 8 AM - 5 PM, Mon-Fri  |  Phone: 360-704-4400  |  Fax: 360-704-4415

PO Box 42495  1300 Quince Street SE  Olympia, WA 98504-2495  |  Get Directions  |  Contact Web Master