Academic Experience

Location
Des Moines, WA
Undergrads
3,933
Tuition (in-state)
$4,401 ($4,000)
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4 College Senior

Academic Experience: I am studying Visual Communications and its fun. you learn a lot of skills that are very useful. The workload is manageable when taking three to four classes due to the amount of work that requires to be a successful student.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: The professors have a lot of skills and knowledge in what they are teaching and many of them have connections with the industries that are involved with hiring students in the field of study.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: I'm working on my AA in emphasis in bio, and I think it the credits needed connect well to the name.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: Every class that I've needed has been available to me. Many professors I've had have challenged me to do real thinking instead of just memorizing.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: I have been talking to my counselor about what are the best classes for my major. They have been giving great advice what to take and not to take. Since I want to be a pharmacist, my major are mostly science classes and of course there is a lot of work, but it is great to in those classes learning new things and I hope I will be done in 2015 with my AA Biology degree so I can transfer to university.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 190th
    Best Class Sizes
  • 1472nd
    Best Class Availability
  • 1543rd
    Most Accessible Professors
  • 1544th
    Least Stressful Workloads

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
17:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
132
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
358
Full-Time Retention Rate
58%
Part-Time Retention Rate
41%
Transfer-Out Rate
22%
Graduation Rate
31%
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Certificate
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): Yes
Programs/Majors Offered
45
Most Popular Majors
  • Business/Commerce, General: Unknown
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Unknown
  • Mental and Social Health Studies: Unknown
  • Registered Nursing (RN): Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes
Weekend/Evening College: Yes
Teacher Certification: No
Full-Time Faculty
132
Female Faculty
52%
Male Faculty
48%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 7%
Asian American: 14%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 78%
Unknown: 0%
Average Faculty Salary
$61,012
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes

Student Polls

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of education you're getting?    Based on 50 responses

  • 29% Learned a lot of new things
  • 28% Will advance my career
  • 24% Applicable to the real world
  • 13% Learned a few new things
  • 5% Will help me switch careers
  • 1% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 0% Waste of time

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