South Seattle College

Key majors offered
Aviation Maintenance
Hospitality Management
Hotel And Restaurant Management
Pharmacy (Pre)
Wine Technology
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate Urban Yes 8500 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Associate, Career/Undergraduate Certificate, Bachelor Public Associate College Co-educational 650 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Associate $ $ $$ $ $$$ 109
Career/Undergraduate Certificate 109
Bachelor $$ $ $$ $ $$$ 109
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


Founded in 1969, South Seattle College is a comprehensive community-based institution. South, one of the Seattle Colleges, is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The 15,000 students who attend South each year come from Seattle and more than 35 countries around the globe. The Associate of Arts or Science degree (commonly referred to as the 2 + 2 Transfer Degree program) helps students meet the requirements for transfer into a bachelor's degree program. International applicants can request a Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG) letter upon admission to South from a prestigious list of U.S. partner universities. South offers various professional and technical programs and is especially renowned for its innovative and quality job preparation programs in the aviation, healthcare and hospitality fields. Students who complete a two-year degree program may continue at South to complete one of the four-year Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree programs: Hospitality Management; Professional Technical Teacher Training or Sustainable Building Science Technology. Located on an 87-acre hilltop in West Seattle, South Seattle College offers a panoramic view of the city skyline and surrounding mountains. Only 10 minutes from downtown Seattle, the college is situated in a quiet, spacious residential setting ideal for learning. Average Low Temperature (Winter): 45°F / 7°C Average High Temperature (Summer): 75°/ 24°C


South Seattle College has made arrangements with off-campus entities from an array of housing options. Choose to stay with an American Family arranged by USA International Inc or Abode Homestay. Students also can ask for help locating an apartment.

Student life

With over 650 international students enrolled from all over the world, South Seattle College proudly serves a globally diverse student population. The Center for International Education office provides comprehensive services for international students, which prepare them to meet their goals for life and work. Students can participate in all campus events and programs: university and company tours, athletics, clubs, and student government, and use of campus facilities such as the library, computer labs and fitness center.