College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.
According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, South Puget Sound Community College is ranked #1,827 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when South Puget Sound Community College held the #1,872 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
South Puget Sound Community College is also ranked #39 out of 51 schools in Washington.
Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that South Puget Sound Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.
The student to faculty ratio at South Puget Sound Community College is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at South Puget Sound Community College is 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at South Puget Sound Community College is 63%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,665 undergraduates at South Puget Sound Community College with 2,778 being full-time and 1,887 being part-time.
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of South Puget Sound Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At South Puget Sound Community College, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $4,946 a year. That adds up to $19,784 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at South Puget Sound Community College is 13.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Contact details for South Puget Sound Community College are given below.
|Address:||2011 Mottman Rd Sw, Olympia, WA 98512-6292|
Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.
In 2020-2021, 3,588 students took at least one online class at South Puget Sound Community College. This is a decrease from the 4,111 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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