Seattle Colleges, Seattle, Washington State


Seattle Colleges was established in 1969, and is located in beautiful West Seattle, just minutes from Alki Beach and downtown Seattle. South Seattle offers a panoramic view of the city skyline, Puget Sound waterfront and the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. South Seattle is a 2-year, state funded college, fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. SSCC has over 7,500 students and three campus locations representing nearly 100 different cultures and 50 different countries.

Tuition at South Seattle is more than 40% less expensive than major universities, resulting in an average savings of US$ 9,000 for 2-years of study at South Seattle. Get personal attention and ease into the American college system; know your professor by name and learn how to transition into an American university through Seattle College’s University Tour program.

No TOEFL needed for admission. Earn college level credit in our Intensive English Program and go straight into university transfer programs upon graduation—no hidden fees or additional English classes to enter college.

Often referred to as the "other" Washington, Seattle, voted most "dynamic city" by U.S. Fortune and Money Magazine, has become a leader in culture, cuisine and music. Nestled between two mountain ranges and surrounded by water, you will discover why Seattle is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Seattle Colleges provides opportunities for you to explore your interests and pursue your goals outside of classroom. We offer a variety of student-focused activities and programs to enhance growth in leadership, service opportunities, building network of peers and professionals while meeting all your academic responsibilities.

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Study at Seattle Colleges

Seattle Colleges offers comprehensive university level education for our international students. There are over 40 University Transfer programs to choose from and various nationally recognized Professional & Technical programs that will prepare students for job market upon completion. Our Intensive English Program will prepare students for academic classes and assist them with adjusting to American educational environment and culture and allow them to make life-long friendships with students from many parts of the world.

Additionally, we offer programs to highly motivated high school students to study and receive a two-year college degree and high school diploma at the same time in two years. Our graduates have transferred to many prestigious universities and become successful businessman in their own country and many were given the opportunity to work and live in the US as well. Indeed, our students Start Here and Go Anywhere!

  • Intensive English Program
  • High School Conversion Program
  • 2+2 University Transfer
    South Seattle Community College offers first two years of university transfer credits that apply toward a bachelor degree. Students are encouraged to finish two years and receive associate’s degree to ease transfer to four-year institution. Majority of our international students enroll in this program.
  • Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management
  • Professional & Technical Programs
    o Aviation Maintenance Technology
    o Culinary Arts
    o Wine Technology
  • Certificate Programs
    Our Certificate Programs allow students to study college level classes for 3 – 12 months. After successfully completing all required courses, students will receive a Certificate of Completion. Students usually take these programs because they prefer to study for a short period and return to work. Often these programs are connected to student’s personal interests.

Tuition Fee

US$ 19,307 for College Programmes
US$ 17,790 for Intensive English Programmes

Includes Tuition, Living Expenses* and Textbooks.

* Estimates of living expenses: Monthly homestay (US$ 650), Personal Expenses (US$ 250) and bus pass (US$ 41.67).