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About our College

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About Our College

Founded: 1967

Mission: Teaching | Learning | Community

Achieving the Dream: Signifying a strong commitment to student success and completion, Edmonds College has been designated as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) Leader College. Since 2011, Edmonds College has been a part of the ATD national initiative that champions evidence-based institutional improvement and a long-term, sustainable commitment to improving student success and closing achievement gaps, particularly for low-income students and students of color.

President: Dr. Amit B. Singh

Board of Trustees: Emily Yim (chair), Carl Zapora (vice chair), Dr. Tia Benson Tolle, Adrianne Wagner, and Wally Webster.

School colors: blue, gray, and green

Mascot: Triton, prince of the sea in Greek mythology

Programs: one bachelor of applied science degree, 63 associate degrees, 60 professional certificates in 25 programs of study

Highest enrolled programs: Associate in Arts, Business, Pre-Nursing, Computer Science and Engineering, Biology, Materials Science and Engineering.

Students to instructor ratio: 21:1

Accreditation: The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is governed by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Employees: The college employs about 1,340 employees, including 126 full-time and 283 part-time instructors as well as 267 students.

Cost of Attendance

State resident quarterly tuition: $1,375.50 (15 credits)

Non-resident quarterly tuition: $3,190.45 (15 credits)

Estimated yearly tuition and fees: $4,017 (12 credits)

Source: 2019-20 tuition information

About our Foundation

The Foundation supports access, success, and excellence for students, faculty, and staff at Edmonds College. Our goal is to make higher education widely available in our community by providing students, especially those with the greatest barriers to overcome, with the support they need to succeed. Learn more at edcc.edu/foundation.

About our Students

  • 10,320 Average students per quarter (this can mean as many as 17,000 students taking classes in a year)
  • 5,630 Average online and hybrid students per quarter (note: hybrid classes combine classroom and online instruction)
  • 1,795 Average students per quarter working toward high school diploma or GED
  • 1,015 Average ESL students per quarter
  • 1,215 International students from 64 countries
  • 560 Continuing education students
  • 30 Average student age
  • 41% Full-time students
  • 54% Female students
  • 42% Students of color
  • 80% Day students
  • 15% receiving need-based financial aid
  • 36% receiving any financial aid

New student profile:

  • 10% have already completed bachelor’s degrees or higher
  • 28% plan to stay long enough to complete a degree
  • 41% work either part-time or full-time
  • 22% have children or other dependents in their care

Why students enroll here


About our campus

Our 50-acre campus is located 17 miles north of Seattle in the city of Lynnwood, Washington. Some highlights include 28 computer labs, nine science labs, three eateries, two greenhouses, a digital recording studio, an art gallery, a theater, a child care center, a gym, Triton Field, a transit center, Rainier Place – an on-campus residence hall, and a university satellite center for Central Washington University.

About our budget

2018-19 Annual operating budget $57,124,094

Where we get it


How we spend it


College functions supported by tuition

2018-19 tuition revenue $11,499,389



2018-19 Foundation endowment value: $5,913,109

Student aid awarded

2018-19 Financial Aid awarded/dispersed: $16,895,984
2018-19 Foundation scholarships and emergency funds awarded: $493,695

For more information about Washington state community and technical colleges, visit www.sbctc.edu.