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 Skagit Valley College 

Name: Skagit Valley College
President: Thomas Keegan
City: Mount Vernon
State: WA
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Small City
Year Established: 1926

Governing Board Website 

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 5,722
Part Time: 50.2%
Full Time: 49.8%

Male: 39.9%
Female: 60.1%

African American: 2.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 4.0%
Hispanic: 8.8%
Native American: 1.2%
White: 76.9%
Other: 6.9%


Skagit Valley College President

Thomas Keegan

Skagit Valley College Board Chair

Margaret Rojas
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“Our college is committed to developing innovations that enhance instruction, promote cultural enrichment, and foster professional and personal growth for our students. As one of our strategic priorities, we are aligning our educational programs with regional and state economic development strategies. By collaborating with local industry and community leaders, we are leveraging resources and implementing initiatives that support our region’s economic recovery and enhancing student success.”

Interesting Facts

  • SVC is responding to needs within the aerospace industry by providing training in the high demand areas of advanced manufacturing and composites at the college’s Marine Technology Center in Anacortes.
  • With grant funding from the National Science Foundation, SVC is partnering with Washington State University and Viva Farms, a local agriculture incubator program, to increase the number of sustainable local urban and small farm technicians.
  • Strong partnerships with regional healthcare organizations allow SVC respond to the high demand for skilled allied health workers. With exceptional programs in nursing, medical assistant, nursing assistant, and pharmacy technician, SVC is a pipeline to the workforce of employment-ready professionals in patient care and supporting occupations. 
  • SVC is an active member of the Mount Vernon Leadership Group, a unique community coalition that promotes Mount Vernon as a great place to work, live, learn, and play. Partners include the City, Economic Development Association, Chamber of Commerce, School District, Port, County, and Regional Health.
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