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System Overview | Field Guide 2022

State Board logoWashington's community and technical colleges exist to maximize student potential. Students of all ages, races, and backgrounds come to our colleges because they’re affordable and accessible. We value our students’ perspectives and outlooks — they enhance the lives of one another, our faculty and staff, and our college communities. We recognize that to transform the lives of our over 278,000 students, our colleges must create a culture of belonging that advances racial, social, and economic justice. The result is better jobs for students, brighter futures for them and their families, and a stronger Washington for us all.

Key Facts

Enrollment

  • Headcount (all sources): 278,435
  • FTES (all sources): 144,353
  • Headcount (state-funded): 207,485
  • FTES (state-funded): 103,034

Students in Selected Programs

  • Bachelor's: 6,527
  • Apprentices: 11,855
  • Corrections: 5,019
  • I-BEST: 6,629
  • International: 8,260
  • Running Start: 31,732
  • Worker Retraining: 11,187

Student Profile

Type of Student

  • Academic/transfer: 42%
  • Basic skills: 10%
  • Other: 12%
  • Workforce education: 36%

Race/Ethnicity*

49% students of color

  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 4%
  • Asian: 16%
  • Black/African American: 10%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 19%
  • Pacific Islander: 2%
  • White: 63%

Attendance

  • Full-time: 49%
  • Part-time: 51%

Family and Finances

  • Students receiving need-based financial aid: 24%
  • Students with dependents: 51%

Gender

  • Female: 58%
  • Male: 42%

Median age

23

By the Numbers

  • Associate degrees awarded: 28,993
  • Full time lower division resident tuition for an academic year: $4,343
  • Full time upper division resident tuition for an academic year: $6,965
  • Students received job training with the help of Opportunity Grants: 2,999

Data is from the 2020-21 academic year. Reflects headcount unless otherwise noted.

*May not add up to 100% because students may be counted in more than one race. Percentages calculated on reported value.

Executive Director

Jan Yoshiwara

Board Members

  • Jay Reich, chair, Seattle
  • Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney, vice chair, Edmonds
  • Ben Bagherpour, Vancouver
  • Crystal Donner, Everett
  • Mack Hogans, Kirkland
  • Carol Landa-McVicker, Spokane
  • Chelsea Mason-Placek, Puyallup
  • Martin Valadez, Pasco
  • Fred Whang, Tacoma

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Last Modified: 1/10/22, 10:07 AM

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