College Overview

This section provides information regarding the college's mission and strategic priorities. 

Accreditation

Edmonds Community College, a Washington State community college, is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities  It is governed by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.


Students and Community: At the Heart of All We Do

Our Mission

Edmonds Community College strengthens our diverse community by helping students access educational and career opportunities in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service, and lifelong learning.

Our Core Themes

  • Strengthen our diverse community
  • Provide educational opportunities
  • Help students access career opportunities
  • Support student success
  • Encourage innovation, service, and lifelong learning

Our Vision

Transforming lives through exemplary, nationally recognized educational and career pathways

Our Values

The Board, employees, and students of our college value:

Collaboration and Communication

  • We promote respectful collaboration, communication, and interaction among students and employees.
  • We develop and maintain a safe, healthy, and professional environment that fosters creativity, innovation, learning, and personal growth.

Responsibility and Accountability

  • We manage our resources with efficiency and integrity to ensure the long-term health of the college.
  • We infuse sustainable and transparent practices throughout all aspects of the college's operations and programs.

Innovation and Creativity

  • We continuously seek opportunities to improve the quality of our lives, the college, our community, and the world.
  • We explore, create, and evaluate in order to improve.

Diversity, Respect, and Inclusion

  • We celebrate the individuality and diversity of our students and colleagues, as well as the diversity of our college, community, nation, and world.
  • We require equity and mutual respect.

College-Wide Abilities

Edmonds Community College offers opportunities to integrate knowledge and skills in order to reason clearly; communicate and interact respectfully; explore critically and creatively; and act responsibly. Emphasizing these core, college-wide abilities provides a consistent educational focus that encourages students and members of the college community to develop knowledge, habits, and skills for lifelong learning.

Students, who earn any of our two-year degrees or shorter-term certificates, have many opportunities across the curriculum to develop and apply college-wide abilities in preparation for their roles in an increasingly diverse, information-driven society. 

Find out more about the college-wide abilities and outcomes assessment.


Integrated Planning

Edmonds has worked on improving, better defining, and documenting its integrated planning processes since its spring 2008 Self Study. This work, led by the college’s Institutional Effectiveness Advisory Committee, has resulted in a formal, written plan that standardizes unit-level planning throughout the college. This plan, named the SIMPLE Plan (with SIMPLE standing for: Strategic, Informed, Measurable Process Leading to Effectiveness), was approved by the Board of Trustees on June 10, 2010.

Find out more about the SIMPLE Plan.

 

Grants

For many years, Edmonds Community College faculty and staff have been highly successful at generating public and private revenue to best serve our students and our community. Our grant-funded programs allow us to give our students the best possible opportunities for support, preparation for employment and transfer to 4-year institutions, and intellectual rigor.
It is particularly noteworthy that during a period of rising tuition, Edmonds Community College has excelled in seeking and receiving funds for scholarships and assistance for low-income students, for increasing minority, immigrant and refugee students' access to the college, and for collaborating with local high schools. For more information contact Beth Nichols at bnickols@edcc.edu

 About Our College

 College Founded in 1967
 
Current President is Jean Hernandez, Ed.D.
 
Board of Trustees are: Diana Clay, Quentin Powers, Richard Van Hollebeke, and Emily Yim.
 
Cost of Attendance  www.edcc.edu/tuition/
 
School colors are blue and green
 
Mascot is "Triton" prince of the sea in Greek mythology
Employees--The college employs more than 1,639 people, including 132 full-time and 314 part-time instructors and 382 students.
Students to instructor ratio is 25:1
 
About Our Students
 
  • 11,800 Average students per quarter (this can mean as many as 20,000 students taking classes in a year)
  • 5,200 Average online and hybrid students per quarter (note: hybrid classes combine classroom and online instruction)
  • 1,200 Average students per quarter working toward high school diploma or GED
  • 1,350 Average ESL students per quarter
  • 1,152 International students from 70 countries
  • 656 Continuing education students
  • 30 Average student age
  • 41% Full-time students
  • 53% Female students
  • 35% Students of color
  • 87% Day students
  • 81% of our students live within eight miles of the campus
  • 26% receiving need-based financial aid

For more information go to:  http://www.edcc.edu/about/

Contents

  1. 1 Accreditation
  2. 2 Students and Community: At the Heart of All We Do
    1. 2.1 Our Mission
    2. 2.2 Edmonds Community College strengthens our diverse community by helping students access educational and career opportunities in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service, and lifelong learning.
    3. 2.3 Our Core Themes
    4. 2.4 Strengthen our diverse communityProvide educational opportunitiesHelp students access career opportunitiesSupport student successEncourage innovation, service, and lifelong learning
    5. 2.5 Our Vision
    6. 2.6 Transforming lives through exemplary, nationally recognized educational and career pathways
    7. 2.7 Our Values
    8. 2.8 The Board, employees, and students of our college value:
      1. 2.8.1 Collaboration and Communication
    9. 2.9 We promote respectful collaboration, communication, and interaction among students and employees.We develop and maintain a safe, healthy, and professional environment that fosters creativity, innovation, learning, and personal growth.
      1. 2.9.1 Responsibility and Accountability
    10. 2.10 We manage our resources with efficiency and integrity to ensure the long-term health of the college.We infuse sustainable and transparent practices throughout all aspects of the college's operations and programs.
      1. 2.10.1 Innovation and Creativity
    11. 2.11 We continuously seek opportunities to improve the quality of our lives, the college, our community, and the world.We explore, create, and evaluate in order to improve.
      1. 2.11.1 Diversity, Respect, and Inclusion
    12. 2.12 We celebrate the individuality and diversity of our students and colleagues, as well as the diversity of our college, community, nation, and world.We require equity and mutual respect.
    13. 2.13 College-Wide Abilities
    14. 2.14 Edmonds Community College offers opportunities to integrate knowledge and skills in order to reason clearly; communicate and interact respectfully; explore critically and creatively; and act responsibly. Emphasizing these core, college-wide abilities provides a consistent educational focus that encourages students and members of the college community to develop knowledge, habits, and skills for lifelong learning.Students, who earn any of our two-year degrees or shorter-term certificates, have many opportunities across the curriculum to develop and apply college-wide abilities in preparation for their roles in an increasingly diverse, information-driven society. Find out more about the college-wide abilities and outcomes assessment.
    15. 2.15 Integrated Planning
    16. 2.16 Grants