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At Edmonds College, the opportunities are endless! We are a public college, offering two-year degrees for transfer to a top university, a high school completion program where students can expedite their college timeline, a variety of professional degrees and certificates, and two Bachelor’s degrees, all less than half the cost of a four year university! Our beautiful park-like campus is located 30 minutes north of the innovative and bustling city of Seattle in a safe residential neighborhood. Edmonds provides free comprehensive support services such as tutoring, advising, career exploration, all with supportive, caring faculty whose priority is to help students succeed in the United States. Edmonds recognizes the growth of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers, especially being in proximity to the home of Boeing and Microsoft, and maintains the standard of providing top-quality education through the opening of the new STEM Building in 2020. Upon completion of a transfer degree, you can transfer to your university of choice! Our graduates have transferred to nationally ranked universities all over Washington, the United States, and abroad! 

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1967
  • Student-to-Instructor Ration 24:1
  • Mascot Triton, prince of the sea in Greek mythology
  • International students Edmonds provides education to 1,150 students on average per year
  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and governed by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.
  • We have 2 on-campus dormitories and over 400 homestay options
  • Tuition discounts and scholarships available

Edmonds College is a public two-year college located just 25 minutes north of Seattle in Washington state. Located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, Edmonds College is about 1.5 hours from Vancouver, Canada, and minutes away from beaches and waterfront parks on beautiful Puget Sound.

The campus is in a safe, quiet suburb of Seattle and provides the perfect environment for students to study. It offers walking and biking trails, an aquatic center, a golf course, extensive shopping, and a great mix of dining options. Nearby Edmonds is a quiet town on the shore of Puget Sound, a major inlet of the Pacific Ocean. It offers a wide range of boutique restaurants, shopping, art galleries, and a ferry terminal for travel to scenic peninsulas and a national park. 

Nearby Seattle is a hub for business and culture and is home to Starbucks Coffee Company and Amazon.com, Inc. and to professional sports teams such as the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Sounders FV, and the Seattle , Seahawks. Microsoft Corporation's headquarters and the Boeing Company are also close by. Seattle is know for its exceptional art, music, and culinary scenes - offering several museums, contemporary and classical music venues, and award winning restaurants. 

The college partners with local businesses such as The Boeing Co., Giddens Industries, and Crane Aerospace to match its training to employer needs. It has a well-equipped materials science lab. Classes introduce students to composite materials and engineering design and prepare students for entry-level positions or to enter bachelor’s degree programs. Students can also gain business skills for manufacturing careers. The college houses the National Resource Center for Materials Education Technology, which provides curriculum for materials technology nationwide, and operates the Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center, which offers accelerated, industry-specific, entry-level training in aerospace manufacturing.

Edmonds College facilities:

  • 28 computer labs
  • 9 science labs
  • Art gallery
  • Childcare Center
  • Counseling and Wellness Center
  • Digital forensics clean room
  • Digital recording studio
  • Dormitories and residence halls on campus
  • Food and dining: cafeteria, espresso bars, and student-run restaurant
  • Greenhouse
  • Library
  • Multi-athletic complex: gum, outdoor field, and sport courts
  • performance theatre
  • Public bus transit center
  • Satellite campus for central Washington University
  • Triton Student Center with study space, bookstore, game room, meeting space, and the Brier Grill restaurant
  • Tutoring at the Learning Support Center

At Edmonds College, you can:

  • live on campus in our residence halls — Rainier Place or Triton Court;
  • compete with our collegiate athletic teams and play intramural sports;
  • participate in undergraduate science research projects;
  • gain journalism experience on the student newspaper, The Triton Review, and submit artwork and writing to our literary journal, “Between the Lines”;
  • perform with our bands and choirs;
  • engage in student activities with our Center for Student Learning and Engagement such as our annual talent show;
  • exhibit your artwork in our college gallery;
  • participate in service-learning activities and get outdoors with the Learn and Serve Environmental Field School;
  • study abroad in Australia and New Zealand, Barcelona, Berlin, Costa Rica, Nagasaki, or Tokyo; and
  • meet others who share your interests in more than 50 student clubs.

Above and Beyond

Students have opportunities to challenge themselves with high-level academic programs including: Honors classes; undergraduate research projects in disciplines such as physics with partners including CWU, UW, and NASA; and more than 20 service-learning projects with community partners each quarter. They apply what they learn in hands on projects and internships. Engineering students may build submarines, racecars, or windmills and digital forensics students work on actual criminal cases. Students are optimally prepared to succeed at the university level.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

With 20 National Science Foundation grants, the college provides more opportunities for STEM students including support services. It is increasing the number of students in science by reaching out to those who, without support, won’t earn math or science degrees, including many women, underrepresented minorities, low-income, and first-generation college students. Programs of study include: digital forensics, engineering, engineering technology, and Associate of Science degrees with five areas of specialty. The college holds community events and workshops that connect with K-12 schools, students, and parents and increase interest in science studies and careers at an early age.

Residence Halls - Rainier Place and Triton Court

Living in our Residence Hall:

  • Offers a safe and clean living environment
  • Helps provide a strong community living experience
  • Provides co-curricular experiences to augment student learning
  • Challenges students in the areas of personal wellness, integrity, and global citizenship
  • Educates students on intercultural communication and understanding

Value of Living On Campus:

Did you know? Students who live in campus residence halls:

  • are more likely to remain in college, more likely to graduate on time, and more likely to continue on in graduate and professional schools;
  • are more involved in campus activities - they learn to work with others, manage budgets, and follow through with projects;
  • find their college experience to be more comfortable, more academic, more supportive, and more enjoyable; and
  • build strong friendships and experience more cultural diversity.

Residence Costs: Please see website for updates. 

Homestay Students:

Create friendships that last a lifetime. By living with a family, students can make new friends and improve their English skills as they experience family life in America. Ongoing support is provided by the Housing Services staff, which also trains and selects each family and places students by introducing them to prospective families.

Room, Food, Family Life: 

The family will include the student as a member of their family, including participation in family activities and daily life. Students may be expected to be more independent in taking care of themselves than with their family at home. Students are expected to clean their own room, do their laundry, and clean up after themselves in the kitchen. Students are provided three meals a day. They help themselves to breakfast and lunch and the host family cooks a nice, hot, fresh meal for dinners. Any special foods, snacks, or personal items, students purchase for themselves.

Expectations of Students: 

  • Stay in the Homestay Program for one quarter
  • First, try to resolve any problems with your family (then, if necessary, we will match you with a new family).
  • To respect and follow the guidelines of the host family in the U.S.
  • Abstain from illegal activities during your stay with the host family
  • Notify the family and the Housing Office 20 days before moving out
  • Pay Edmonds CC for each quarter of homestay a month before new quarter (1st quarter, the week you arrive)

Homestay Costs: Please see website for updates.