“Shoreline Community College serves the educational, workforce, and cultural needs of our diverse students and communities. We deliver on the promise people have come to expect from us: that we help transform lives. The College is here to help students discover their personal direction and support them in reaching their full potential. The result is that our graduates also leave here understanding the longstanding issues confronting our communities and are prepared to connect with and contribute to the world around them.” — President Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D., President of Shoreline Community College
Name of College: Shoreline Community College
City and State: Shoreline, WA
College president: Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
Type of College: Public
Campus Setting: Large City, Suburb
Year Established: 1964
Board Chair: Dr. Douglass Jackson
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2016 Fall credit enrollment: 5,805
Student characteristics (gender, race/ethnicity) –
Nonresident Alien: 14%
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Black or African American: 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Two or more races: 9%
Race and ethnicity unknown: 11%
Interesting facts about Shoreline Community College
- In 2016-17, we awarded 1526 degrees and certificates, and served 10,297 students – a number that has continued to increase over the past consecutive 8 quarters. We are also among the top five colleges in the state for completions.
- The college received two National Science Foundation grants — one in Clean Energy Technology to enhance its curriculum and expedite graduates’ placement into jobs, and one in Immuno-Biotechnology to establish shared teaching materials with other colleges and high schools.
- The Honors College at Shoreline Community College prepares students to stand out as top applicants to four-year schools by taking advanced courses, receiving additional transfer support, developing leadership skills, and conducting original research projects.
- The beautiful 83-acre campus grounds, acquired with help from the Boeing family, once served as a special place to the Duwamish Tribe for gathering traditional foods in ways that increased the bounty of the land. We are called to continue that stewardship as we write the next chapter of our College. Shoreline is officially recognized by Tree Campus USA for its dedication to the campus environment.