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Spokane Falls Community College | Field Guide 2024

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Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC), part of Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS), provides high-quality education to the Spokane region. More than 57% of our graduates transfer to four-year colleges in fields like Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Humanities, Arts and Design; Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Business and Marketing; and Health. SFCC also delivers degrees and certificates in highly respected and popular technical programs like cybersecurity, pre-engineering, occupational and physical therapy assistants, graphic design, audio engineering, business, addiction studies, and computer technology.

Key Facts

Highest Enrolled Programs

  • Academic Transfer AA DTA*
  • Associate in Business DTA/ MRP**
  • Early Childhood Education AAS
  • Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA
  • Addiction Studies AAS
  • Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA

*Direct Transfer Agreement
**Major Related Program

Enrollment

  • Headcount (all sources): 5,836
  • FTES (all sources): 3,159
  • Headcount (state-funded): 4,597
  • FTES (state-funded): 2,477

Students in Selected Programs

  • Applied bachelor's: 98
  • I-BEST: 13
  • International: 75
  • Running Start: 795
  • Worker Retraining: 40

Student Profile

Type of Student

  • Academic/transfer: 63%
  • Workforce education: 22%
  • Other: 15%

Race/Ethnicity*

Students of color: 28%

  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 5%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Black/African American: 6%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 11%
  • Pacific Islander: 2%
  • White: 86%

Attendance

  • Full-time: 60%
  • Part-time: 40%

Family and Finances

  • Students receiving need-based financial aid: 51%
  • Students with dependents: 15%

Gender

  • Female: 60%
  • Male: 40%
  • X: 1%

Median age

21

Points of Interest

New state-of-the-art building 

This year, SFCC is proud to open a new building that is purpose-built to allow students to develop their skills in preparation for transfer or employment in the arts industry. Overlooking the beautiful Spokane River, the building will house the Fine Arts, Photography, Digital Media Production, and Digital Filmmaking programs. The SFCC Digital Filmmaking degrees are among the college's newest options and include an interdisciplinary study of cinematography, acting, directing, and writing that prepares students for careers in a variety of fields including commercial advertising, social media marketing, broadcast television, and filmmaking.

Engineering

The Engineering program at SFCC is comprised of three Major-Related Program (MRP) tracks with the strongest enrollment in Civil and Mechanical Engineering followed closely by Computer and Electrical Engineering. SFCC successfully completed a National Science Foundation S-STEM grant that supported over 25 low-income engineering students through their pursuit of an Associate in Science-Track 2 (Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer, Electrical Engineering, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, and Environmental Science) degree. Students in the S-STEM engineering cohorts reported an increase in belongingness with STEM after the first year in the cohort. SFCC continues to apply the lessons learned from the NSF S-STEM to enhance STEM advising to address retention and transfer success in engineering while also supporting embedded academic coaches and engineering internships.

BAS in Integrated Behavioral Health   

In fall of 2023, SFCC launched a Bachelor of Applied Science in Integrated Behavioral Health, designed for students who already hold an associate degree in Addiction Studies, Integrated Community Services, or a related field. Better Health Together, a longstanding community partner, provided tuition and fees grant awards to our cohort of students. Graduates of this program will be able to provide integrated patient and client-centered care and coordination in a variety of settings. 

Data is from the 2022-23 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.

Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

Chancellor

Dr. Kevin Brockbank

President

Dr. Kimberlee Messina

Trustees

  • Mike Wilson, chair
  • Todd Woodard, vice chair
  • Anna Franklin
  • Glenn Johnson
  • Steven Yoshihara

Year Founded

1967

Service Area

Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman counties

Legislative Districts

3, 4, 6, 7, 9

Page Manager: krose@sbctc.edu
Last Modified: 4/9/24, 8:32 AM

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