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Columbia College - Whidbey Island (external link)

School Name and Address

Contact for more information

Columbia College - Whidbey Island
Building 2739, Room 117
1045 Midway Street
Oak Harbor, WA 98278
Main telephone 360.279.9030
Fax 360.279.9289
Website http://www.ccis.edu/nationwide/whidbey.aspx (external link)
Request more information http://www.ccis.edu/admissions/request-information.aspx (external link)
Other sites Main Campus
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216
573.875.8700 or 800.231.2391

Naval Station Everett/Marysville Campus
13910 - 45th Avenue NE, Suite 802
Marysville, WA 98271

General Information (external link)

General information

Public or private Private
Type of school 4-year college
Liberal arts and sciences college that offers degrees on campus and online to military personnel and other working adults.
Degrees offered Associate, Bachelor's, Master's
School accreditation Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and authorized by the Washington State Student Achievement Council.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligible training provider Some programs; see program descriptions
School mascot Scooter the Cougar

School setting

Setting Small town-rural area (not within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Seattle
Population of city the school is in 22,690
Distance from campus to city center 10 miles
Public transportation to campus No
Student parking on campus Yes, no fees
Campus size Approx 1,000 square feet
County Island

School visits

Visitor information website http://www.ccis.edu/nationwide/whidbey.aspx (external link)
Contact to set up school visit Darin Hand, 360-279-9030, drhand@ccis.edu; http://www.ccis.edu/nationwide/whidbey.aspx (external link)

Additional information

The school offers eight-week sessions, five times a year. Courses are offered in classrooms or via Internet distance education.

Student Body


Total enrollment 1,500

Costs (external link)

Annual costs for full-time undergraduate students
(Costs are for the 2019-2020 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 30-semester credits per year.)

In-state tuition $9,000
Out-of-state tuition $9,000
Cost information website http://www.ccis.edu/nationwide/admissions/fees.asp?whidbey (external link)
Tuition for on campus evening programs is $250 per semester credit hour for military and $375 per semester credit hour for non-military. The campus teaches six semesters a year, each semester being eight weeks long. A "full-time" undergraduate student is a student that enrolls in two courses per term. There are three semester credits per course.

Tuition rates vary by

Class load (number of credits taken)

Tuition payment plans available

Deferment plan (you can pay part of your tuition at the start of the term and the rest at the end of the term)
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term)

Financial Aid (external link)

Contact for counseling or more information

Financial Aid Office
800.231.2391, ext. 7252
Financial aid office website https://www.ccis.edu/offices/financialaid/ (external link)

Applying for financial aid

Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), school's financial aid form

Financial aid programs at this school

Federal PLUS loans (for parents)
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized)
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized)
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored
Gold Ribbon College
Contact school for other grant, loan, and scholarship options.

Admissions (external link)

Contact for more information

Admissions office website https://www.ccis.edu/nationwide/admissions.aspx (external link)
Electronic application website https://www.ccis.edu/apply/ (external link)

Education required for admission

High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.

Application dates

Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.

Application requirements

Online application available https://www.ccis.edu/apply/ (external link)
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students

Transfer student admissions

Age limit on courses to be transferred No Limit

Credits accepted for transfer students

American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
Military service

Academics (external link)

Degrees offered

Certificate or diploma

School catalog

School catalog website http://catalog.ccis.edu/index.php?catoid=15 (external link)
Academic index website http://www.ccis.edu/nationwide/whidbey.aspx (external link)

Faculty and instruction

Academic calendar Semesters
Student faculty ratio 14:1

Graduation requirements

Required number of credits for an associate degree 60 Semester Hours
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 120 Semester Hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements
Math or science requirement

Attendance options

On-line/distance learning
Summer school

Optional academic programs

Double major
Honors program

Off-campus study

Study abroad available

Alternative credit opportunities

Challenge Level Examination Program (CLEP)


Computers on campus for student use
Computer lab available to students
Online registration for classes

Student Services

Academic services for all students

Academic advising

Other services for all students

Placement testing

Services for students with disabilities

Melissa Hill

Career Services

Contact for more information

Director, Career Services
Career services website http://web.ccis.edu/Offices/CampusLife/CareerServices.aspx (external link)

Career services offered

Alumni networking and mentoring
Career counseling
Career library
Résumé preparation assistance

Graduate Study

Contact for more information

Costs for full-time graduate students
(Costs are for the 2019-2020 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 18-semester hours per year.)

In-state tuition* $5,850
Out-of-state tuition* $5,850
* Tuition may vary by program
Graduate programs are all offered online. Military graduate tuition is $325 per credit hour. Non-Military tuition is $490 per credit hour.

Educational programs (external link)

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