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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    A-
  6. Location
    B+
South Puget Sound is a public college located in Olympia, Washington. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,859 undergraduate students. The South Puget Sound acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Welding, and Automotive Mechanics. Graduating 45% of students, South Puget Sound alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,200.
About South Puget Sound Community College...
Athletic Division
NWAC
Athletic Conference
Address
2011 Mottman Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98512
Website
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South Puget Sound Community College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$7,488/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,995/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
51%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,859Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,092
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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South Puget Sound Community College Reviews

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Beautiful campus; lots of greenery. Nice array of classes. There are lots of places to study or relax. There are some nice coffee shops and places to get food, the baristas and cashiers are always nice. Parking is horrible, especially from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. There are lots of student events but they're almost always at an awkward time - they're either in the evening or at noon (which is when everyone is in class). Experiences really vary depending on which field you're in. I've had great experiences with professors in social sciences and arts and I've had some pretty bad experiences with STEM professors (specifically math professors). The social scene is pretty dead. Some classes are better and there will be more talkative people so I'd suggest taking classes that have more discussions. Compared to other community colleges in WA, the fees are pretty high, and while there are a lot of student services, they aren't very accessible.
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SPS is your typical community college. The campus is pretty and located in a not-so-busy part of Olympia, Washington. It is close to restaurants and the mall and theater. I have loved almost all of the professors that I have had classes with. The online classes I have taken have been great and pretty easy to keep up with. It is an extremely liberal college. Most of Olympia is so that is not a surprise. If that is something that works for you, then this is the place to be!
South Puget Sound Community College has high-quality instruction, an all-inclusive environment, and a passion to see you do well as a student. They give financial aid to almost all students, and offer resources for veterans and parents as well. SPSCC provides connections to the community, help with your classes and book fees, and help you to stay on track to receive your degree. I took the Running Start program at SPSCC, where I was able to have my tuition paid in full in order for me to be able to receive my Associates Degree and my Diploma from high school at the same time. The teachers are welcoming, the culture is inclusive, and there are many events around campus to connect you with other students. South Puget Sound tends to have a liberal-leaning community, if that makes a difference to you. I would recommend South Puget Sound to anyone looking for an all-inclusive, safe, student-focused environment.