Skagit Valley College

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School Overview

Skagit Valley College (SVC), founded in 1926, is a two-year community college the serves the higher education needs of residents of Skagit Island, and San Juan counties. The college offers technical certificates and associate degrees designed to prepare students for entry-level career positions and to pursue advanced degree opportunities at regional four-year colleges and universities. Over twenty of SVC’s certificates and degrees can be completed via the college’s virtual online campus. SVC offers classes during Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters.

In addition to its main campus in Mount Vernon, the college offers several other campus locations including the Whidbey Island Campus, in Oak Harbor, Washington; the South Whidbey Center, in Clinton, Washington; and the San Juan Center, in Friday Harbor. The Whidbey Island Campus is designated and designed to serve the unique education needs of military personnel and their families.

General Information

Admission Office

2405 East College Way

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 416-7697

(877) 385-5360

Fax: (360) 416-7890

Contact: Karen Bates

Recruitment and Admissions
Main Address

2405 East College Way

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 416-7600

Total undergrads: 5,809


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business A
Dairy Science A
Horticultural Services A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A
Office Clerical Services C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Information Sciences/Systems A


Early Childhood Education A,C


Electrical/Communications Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Assistance C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A,C
Prenursing A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management C

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A

Security & Protective Services

Fire Science/Firefighting A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Skagit Valley College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (360) 416-7600
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,085
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,128 (62% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,000
Out-of-state Tuition: $6,884
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 68%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,919

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Skagit Valley College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Skagit Valley College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 21
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 147
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 93
Education 32
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 72
Health Professions and Related Programs 165
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 43
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 53
Natural Resources and Conservation 531
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 22
Physical Sciences 1
Precision Production 41
Social Sciences 1
Visual and Performing Arts 11
Grand total 75361

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Skagit Valley College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,000
Out-of-state $6,884
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 275 68%
Grant or scholarship aid 231 57% $5,919
Student loan aid 39 10% $6,124

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,769 34% $5,736
Federal student loans 336 7% $6,323

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Skagit Valley College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Skagit Valley College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Skagit Valley College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,085
Undergraduate enrollment 5,085
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Skagit Valley College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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