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Edmonds College | Field Guide 2023

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Edmonds' mission is: Teaching I Learning I Community. The college serves approximately 13,000 students annually, including approximately 800 international students from about 57 countries. Edmonds' program offerings includes four bachelor of applied science degrees (with approval to offer one more in 2024), 65 associate degrees, and 109 professional certificates in 30 programs of study. The college's robust athletics programs include baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer and cross-country for men and women. In addition, the college offers a wide range of comprehensive offerings, including college credit in high school, basic education skills to receive a high school diploma/GED® or to prepare for college, short-term non-credit training, continuing education, online degrees and certificates, offered day, night, and weekend. Support services include child care, a campus food pantry, a 211 navigator and mental health resources. 

Key Facts

Highest Enrolled Programs

  • Associate in Arts–DTA*
  • Associate in Business–DTA/MRP**
  • Associate in Computer Science–DTA
  • Associate in Pre-Nursing–DTA/MRP
  • Associate in Biology–DTA/MRP
  • Associate in Science-T–Track 2 (Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Industrial)
  • Associate in Science-T–Track 2 (Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences)

*Direct Transfer Agreement
**Major Related Program


  • Headcount (all sources): 12,589
  • FTES (all sources): 5,157
  • Headcount (state-funded): 7,840
  • FTES (state-funded): 3,187

Students in Selected Programs

  • Applied bachelor's: 29
  • Corrections: 502
  • I-BEST: 141
  • International: 796
  • Running Start: 1,165
  • Worker Retraining: 327

Student Profile

Type of Student

  • Academic/transfer: 35%
  • Basic skills: 16%
  • Workforce education: 23%
  • Other: 26%


Students of color: 57%

  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 3%
  • Asian: 25%
  • Black/African American: 13%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 18%
  • Pacific Islander: 2%
  • White: 55%


  • Full-time: 35%
  • Part-time: 65%

Family and Finances

  • Students receiving need-based financial aid: 29%
  • Students with dependents: 32%


  • Female: 56%
  • Male: 44%

Median age


Points of Interest

Applied bachelor programs

The addition of the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Engineering Technology (BAS-AMMET) and Integrated Healthcare Management (BAS-IHCM) gives the college a total of four four-year degree options for students. A fifth BAS degree in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence BAS (ROBAI-BAS)  will launch in fall 2023. All BAS programs are designed to be convenient for working adults, with classes held in a hybrid online/in-person format that often meet in the evenings and on weekends. 

Dental assistant program

The dental assistant program is the latest addition under the Allied Health Education umbrella, joining medical lab sciences, patient care services, pharmacy practice, behavioral health, and health care management. The entry-level dental assistant program is designed for working adults and those changing careers. Classes are held in the evening, and some are held online. Certificates can be completed in as little as nine months.


FastTrack is a collection of 49 short-term, affordable programs that can be completed in under six months, allowing students to quickly jump into the job market. Each program is designed to provide training for new professionals or to gain a competitive advantage for in-demand jobs. The programs are a mix of college-credit and non-credit opportunities, tailored to what a student needs most: flexible job-ready options at affordable rates in under six months. Programs include computer science, aerospace, healthcare, accounting and more.

Data is from the 2021-22 academic year. Reflects headcount unless otherwise noted.

*Students of color percent based on unduplicated headcount. Students may be counted in more than one race, so race/ethnicity percentages may not total 100%. Percentages calculated on reported value.


Dr. Amit B. Singh


  • Adrianne Wagner, chair
  • Dave Earling, vice chair
  • Wally Webster II
  • Carl Zapora
  • Shinhae Hwang (student trustee)

Year Founded


Service Area

Snohomish County

Legislative Districts

1, 21, 32, 38, 44


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Last Modified: 11/20/23, 12:28 PM

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