About the Community and Technical Colleges of Washington
Community and technical colleges build prosperity for all Washingtonians, regardless of whether they’ve enrolled at one of our 34 campuses. Students educated at our open-door colleges become the employees, entrepreneurs, consumers, and taxpayers who keep our state economy vibrant — and raise the quality of life for every one of us.
By the Numbers
- 60% of students in Washington’s public colleges and universities are enrolled in community and technical colleges
- 78% of students completing job-training programs in 2011-2012 were employed seven to nine months after leaving college, despite the sluggish economy
- 40% of public baccalaureate graduates in Washington start at a community or technical college
- 35% of STEM majors at four-year institutions transferred from a community or technical college
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