Welcome to South Puget Sound Community College

Recognized as a top 10 best community college in the U.S. by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, SPSCC serves around 5,000 students each year. We serve people from all backgrounds and meet them where they are, connecting them to Pathways and classes to reach their goals. Whether that’s landing a new job, learning a new skill, earning a degree, or transferring to a university, SPSCC is dedicated to helping students on their journey toward an amplified future.

SPSCC's mission is to support student success in postsecondary academic transfer and workforce education that responds to the needs of the South Puget Sound region. SPSCC supports student success and builds prosperity by collaborating with the community and our partners to offer innovative, accessible, and affordable learning experiences.

Committed to Diversity

SPSCC is a learning community that embodies social justice, equity, and inclusion. The college seeks to empower students, faculty, and staff to fully participate in a society of increasingly diverse identities and experiences. SPSCC actively works to eliminate all forms of discrimination and provide an education that reflects the diversity of our community and a deeper understanding of the dynamics of power and privilege that perpetuate inequity and inequality.

Core Themes

  • Student Achievement

    We prepare students for further education and employment. Our goals are to increase student persistence, certificate and degree completion in transfer and workforce programs, and job placement for workforce education students.
  • Equity

    Given the diversity of our changing community, we cultivate an environment that reduces barriers and removes equity gaps. Our goals are to close equity gaps and increase the ethnic diversity of faculty, staff, and administrative/exempt employees.
  • Learning & Engagement

    We create accessible and enriching student experiences. Our goals are to enhance general education competency, quality student experiences, and campus life activities.

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Meet the President

"At SPSCC, we're committed to helping our students achieve the skills they need for the life they want."
Dr. Timothy Stokes

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Dr. Timothy Stokes

Recent News

  • Photo of Building 22 with a badge that reads "Aspen Prize Finalist 2023"

    SPSCC Named 2023 Aspen Prize Finalist

    Awarded every two years, the Aspen Prize honors colleges that show outstanding performance in five critical areas: teaching and learning, certificate and degree completion, transfer and bachelor’s attainment, workforce success, and equitable outcomes for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.

    SPSCC Named 2023 Aspen Prize Finalist
  • Photo of Building 31 with text that reads "Best of South Sound The Olympian"

    SPSCC Awarded Gold by Best of South Sound

    On July 31, 2022, SPSCC was awarded Gold in the Community College category by Best of South Sound. Best of South Sound engages with the community and allows them to vote for various categories including the best local restaurants, businesses, and more. SPSCC is honored to have our work advancing student success and equity recognized by the community.

    SPSCC Awarded Gold by Best of South Sound
  • Many students gathered in the DEIC talking to each other

    SPSCC Welcomes New Executive Diversity Officer

    SPSCC has selected Amanda Ybarra to serve as the College’s Executive Diversity Officer (EDO). The EDO is a member of SPSCC’s executive leadership team and is responsible for further supporting SPSCC’s core theme of “Equity” and the college’s commitment to reducing barriers and removing equity gaps. Ybarra began her new role on Aug. 1, 2022.

    SPSCC Welcomes New Executive Diversity Officer