North Seattle College serves the needs of a wide variety of students with varied educational and career goals. North is known for the breadth of its educational choices, the support it provides to its students and the excellence of its instruction. The Education Fund is proud to be a part of that service to students — and the generosity of our donors makes that service possible!
Opportunity Changes Everything!
North is the starting point for many students who transfer to colleges and universities across the country. Small classes, new evening options, and an emphasis on learning skills and critical thinking help our students succeed as they continue their education. Transfers perform as well or better than their counterparts who started as freshman.
Starting fall 2013, students with two-year degrees can continue their education in the Bachelor of Applied Science in International Business program.
North students can also choose from among more than 50 career training certificates and degrees, developed and continuously refined in cooperation with business and industry. There are extensive elearning/online options in most every class, and the strong ESL, GED and I-BEST programs serve those needing work on basic skills.
An accredited two-year public college founded in 1970, North serves more than 16,000 students annually. It is part of the Seattle Colleges District.
- 33% are people of color
- 60% female
- 52% are over the age of 30, with a median age of 31
- 52% work part or full time
- 29% are parents
- 29% are academically disadvantaged
- 42% are taking classes to further their current or future work life
- 31% plan to transfer to a four-year institution
- Approximately 600 international students each quarter, hailing from 50 different countries
North has been named a Military Friendly School by GI Jobs. The College has a campus-wide commitment to sustainability with more than 40 sustainability-related courses and programs and a bronze rating from STARS.
Ed Fund Awards
In 2010-2011 the Education Fund was able to award $136,240 in scholarships for 59 students and emergency assistance funds for 170 students plus $556,422 in grants. Your donation to the Education Fund helps ensure that North’s important work will both continue and grow.