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 South Puget Sound Community College

South Puget Sound Community College - Olympia, WA

2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, Washington 98512-6292

General information:(360)596-5241
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:No
Student population:5,201( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Large
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,026 $3,215 $3,585 -10%
Out-of-state $8,246 $8,450 $8,820 -4%
Books and supplies $904 $904 $972 -7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,460 $8,460 $8,460 0%
Other $3,216 $3,216 $3,216 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,018 $3,018 $3,108 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,930 $4,119 $4,557 0%
Off Campus $15,606 $15,795 $16,233 -6%
Off Campus with Family $6,948 $7,137 $7,665 0%
On Campus $9,150 $9,354 $9,792 0%
Off Campus $20,826 $21,030 $21,468 0%
Off Campus with Family $12,168 $12,372 $12,900 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,472
In-state fees $113
Out-of-state tuition $8,707
Out-of-state fees $113
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 217 47% --
Grant or scholarship aid 195 42% $961,800 $4,932
Federal grants 165 36% $632,635 $3,834
Pell grants 165 36% $620,938 $3,763
Other federal grants 17 4% $11,697 $688
State/local government grant or scholarships 151 33% $253,224 $1,677
Institutional grants or scholarships 42 9% $75,941 $1,808
Student loan aid 53 12% $252,005 $4,755
Federal student loans 53 12% $252,005 $4,755
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,992 36% $8,925,653 $4,481
Pell grants 1,616 29% $5,763,450 $3,566
Federal student loans 629 11% $3,333,617 $5,300


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $7,992 $6,550 $5,696
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,022 $4,903 $5,058
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,812 $6,524 $6,590
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,859 $7,190 $7,878
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,222 Not applicable $10,629
$110,001 and more $12,246 Not applicable $10,955

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 5,201
Undergraduate enrollment 5,201
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,003
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 16 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Basketball 137
Soccer 22-


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities06/01/1975 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

05/26/1967 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

01/01/1987 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations30 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 600
Motor vehicle theft 112
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate18.5%
Number in default39
Number in repayment210

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00537200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General23--
Category total23--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-1--
Category total-1--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-26-20
Banking and Financial Support Services---1
Business Administration and Management, General-25--
Business/Commerce, General-45--
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services--4-
Office Management and Supervision-14--
Category total-110430
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-3--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-13--
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General-2--
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-5--
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician-13--
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster--8-
Category total-368-
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-8--
Elementary Education and Teaching-15--
Category total-23--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD---22
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician10---
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD---24
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-22--
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD---18
Surveying Technology/Surveying-9--
Category total1031-64
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dental Assisting/Assistant-2116-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training---36
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary-8--
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist---1
Medical/Clinical Assistant-215-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide36---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-71--
Category total361212137
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-10--
Category total-10--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary-2--
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-10--
Category total-12--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-614--
Category total-614--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-5--
Category total-5--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef--4-
Culinary Arts/Chef Training-6--
Category total-64-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Physical Sciences-28--
Category total-28--
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder-7--
Category total-7--
Grand total48100737131