Community Colleges of Spokane

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $15,000—$20,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Setting


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) is a college district made up of two community college campuses, Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College. Our campuses have new facilities, new programs, and natural beauty not found on other community college or even some university campuses. CCS serves approximately 38,000 students and over 300 international students from over 30 countries. Students choose CCS for its low cost, quality education, small classes, dedicated faculty and staff, and a world-class, CCS-managed homestay program.

Intensive English Language Program (IELP)

  • 4 levels from Advanced Beginner to High Intermediate/Advanced
  • 20 hours of classroom study each week with an academic focus
  • Integrated skills curriculum of Writing, Reading, and Listening/Speaking core classes and a separate Grammar class each day
  • Small classes
  • Direct entry into all academic college programs guaranteed upon successful completion of IELP’s final level
  • International Peer Mentor program
  • Additional opportunities to learn, including service learning and on-campus club activities

Academic Programs

Associate Degrees (University Transfer, 2+2 programs)

  • Students can complete the first two years of their college program through 1 of 2 transfer pathways, including our new American Honors program, and receive conditional admission to a university where they will complete the remaining two years of their Bachelor’s degree
  • Recent graduates have transferred to Stanford, Cornell, Georgetown, University of Washington, University of Oregon, Gonzaga University, Washington State University, Eastern Washington University, and many others, often with thousands of dollars in scholarships

Professional-Technical Degree or Certificate Programs

  • Students can earn a certificate in as short a time as 3 months or as long as a full two-year Associate Degree at Community Colleges of Spokane, all while gaining valuable career skills
  • Over 130 programs, more than any other community college in the State of Washington
  • Fields of study include programs in Hospitality and Tourism, Business, Computer Information Systems, Natural Resources Management, Network Design and Administration, Aerospace Manufacture, Design, and Maintenance, and many more

American Honors: A Prestigious Path to Top U.S. Universities

American Honors ( is devoted to helping accomplished students like you achieve your dreams. Our competitive two-year honors program prepares high-performing students for junior- and senior-level coursework at the nation’s top 100 universities. American Honors helps students reach their full potential so they can successfully transfer to top U.S. universities and offers students many advantages.

  • Assured Transfer Admission
  • Transfer to Top 100 Universities
  • Honors Prestige & Community
  • Increased English Proficiency
  • Personal Honors Advising
  • Significant Cost Savings


The Global Education Program staff helps students find a place to call home while they are living in the United States. You can:

  • Live with a homestay family especially chosen for you by our staff, experience American culture, and learn English more quickly
  • Rent an apartment in a dormitory-like building, in a safe, quiet neighborhood within 15-25 minutes by bus to both campuses

Services, Activities, and Facilities

  • Our Global Education staff has had extensive experience abroad and/or working with international students where “your dream is our mission”
  • State-of-the-art media services centers at both campuses
  • Free airport pickup at Spokane International Airport (GEG)
  • Fitness centers at both campuses
  • New Science building at Spokane Falls campus
  • Fun activities through the International Peer Mentor program, clubs on campus, and through the Global Education Program office
  • Student government, sports teams, and intercultural events on-campus and around the region
  • Activities that respect the religious and cultural diversity of all our students
  • A region filled with opportunities to explore, vacation, and enjoy the rich diversity of the natural beauty found in the Pacific Northwest—go snow or water skiing, hike, bike, or run on many of the local trails in the city

Apply Now

International students can enter academic and English language programs 4 times per year, Fall (September), Winter (January), Spring (April), or Summer (June). Application deadlines can be found on the Community Colleges of Spokane website, or by applying through the StudyUSA website.

Community Colleges of Spokane

Global Education at Community Colleges of Spokane
1810 N. Greene Street, Building 15, Room 114
Spokane WA 99217
P: (509) 533-8659
For more information: Community Colleges of Spokane