Discover SPSCC


A place to explore and excel in academics

Find your path from here to career by earning the certificate, applied degree, or transfer degree that meets your interests and goals.  Explore our Areas of Study and request more information on the programs and subjects that interest you.

By earning a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree, many SPSCC students are transferring to 4-year schools in Washington as a junior with outstanding graduation outcomes.

An affordable choice

SPSCC takes paying for college seriously.  Tuition costs at SPSCC are significantly less expensive than public and private 4-year schools and our Student Financial Services department awards nearly $10 million in financial assistance to students each year, including:

  • FAFSA (grants and loans);
  • Foundation scholarships;
  • Veterans and military benefits;
  • Workforce Transitions; and more.

A flexible piece of your busy life

Two campus locations and online and hybrid classes mean that we're always close to home.

A place to advance your success

The Center for Student Success, building 22 at the Olympia Campus, provides a multitude of resources to support your academic and personal needs.

tutoring, the Start Here desk, and LGBTQ+ pride

A competitive community college

More than 6,000 students "sail and prevail" at SPSCC each year, making us the largest higher education institution in Thurston County.  We're one of the top 50 community colleges in the U.S. based on academics and diversity and take pride in our small classes and relationships between students and award-winning faculty.

A place where feeling included matters

SPSCC fosters inclusiveness at our campuses, honors diversity, and encourages compassion for individual expression.  We promote all of this and more through opportunities like the Artist & Lecture Series, cultural and identity clubs, and the work of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Center.

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A place to grow

From hands-on classes and undergraduate research opportunities to campus events and clubs, SPSCC is a place to engage culture and get inspired.

A place for you to be you

Being on campus isn't all about being in the classroom.  Campus is where you find a place that feels like a second home, with opportunities like Student Life activities and trips, the Pacific Island luau, student government, and more.

Five pacific islander women perform dance on campus

A place to become a fan

Welcome to #TheClipperNation, home to Clipper Athletics and four teams of outstanding student athletes: Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Soccer, and Women's Volleyball.

A look at Olympia and beyond

Even if you already call Thurston County home, there are many reasons to love Olympia.  Thurston County is home to about 265,000 people and countless must-see spots, including the Olympia Farmer's Market, Percival Landing, and the State Capitol.

statue at Percival Landing with capitol building in the background January ave. temperature 44 degrees, July ave. temperature 74 degrees

The next step is yours

Our people and resources are already hard at work to help you on your voyage.  

Learn how to become a student in 5 simple steps.

SPSCC is passionate about student success. Our Strategic Plan focuses on the themes of Student Retention and Completion, Teaching and Learning Excellence, Equity and Diversity, Innovation, and Building Community. We're moving forward—with a beat!.

Visit our campus...


Plan a visit or take a virtual tour of our main campus, nestled on 101 acres of lush woods it's among the most beautiful in the nation. We welcome all kinds of students—from the Thurston County area and from around the world—to visit our state-of-the-art facilities and join our learning community.