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STLCC - Quick Facts

St. Louis Community College is the largest community college district in Missouri and one of the largest in the United States. Local voters approved by a two-to-one margin the formation of the Junior College District of St. Louis-St. Louis County in April 1962. It was the first district in the United States to simultaneously construct three campuses. The $47.2 million bond issue approved in 1965 was the largest in the history of U.S. community college development at that time. More than one-half the households in the St. Louis area include at least one person who has attended STLCC.


  • For every $1 invested in their STLCC education, students receive a return on that investment of more than $5 in higher future income over their working careers.
  • From a taxpayer perspective, every $1 of state or local tax money invested in STLCC returns $2.10.
  • STLCC’s annual impact on St. Louis is $2.5 billion or approximately 2.7 percent of the total St. Louis area economy.
  • STLCC contributes $158 million in taxable income to the Missouri economy each year.
  • It is estimated that the St. Louis area economy annually receives a net of $114 million in added labor and non-labor income due to STLCC operations.
  • Compared to someone with only a high school diploma, associate degree graduates earn $13,300 more annually, on average, over the course of a working lifetime.

Source: Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc., Nov. 2011



Florissant Valley campus, Ferguson; Center for Workforce Innovation, Ferguson; Forest Park campus, west St. Louis City; William J. Harrison Education Center, north St. Louis City; Meramec campus, Kirkwood; Wildwood campus, west St. Louis County; South County Education & University Center, south St. Louis County; Joseph P. Cosand Community College Center, downtown St. Louis City; Workforce Solutions Group, Bridgeton; STLCC Corporate College, Bridgeton


Fall 2013 -- 24,009 credit students. Through credit courses, continuing education and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves more than 80,000 students.


As of 10/13 -- 3,192 full- and part-time employees, including 424 full-time faculty


STLCC offers 15 college-transfer and 90-plus career programs in the areas of art and design, business, civil and community service, engineering and technology, health and office professions; plus continuing education, developmental, and business/industrial training programs


Associate in Arts degree (college transfer), Associate in Science degree (college transfer), Associate in Fine Arts degree (college transfer), Associate in Applied Science degree (career), Associate of Arts in Teaching (college transfer), Certificate of Proficiency, Certificate of Specialization


The average age of an STLCC student is 28; the student is employed full time and attends STLCC part time. Approximately 60% are women. About 54% of the student body is Caucasian, 35% is African-American. International students and new immigrants represent more than 100 countries. About 67% live in St. Louis County, and 22% live in St. Louis City. About 58% attend part time, and 42% attend full time.


As of fall 2013 -- $98 per credit hour in district, $144 per credit hour out-of-district, $199 per credit hour out-of-state, $209 per credit hour for international students; including a $5 college activity fee and $4 technology fee


2013 -- 22 cents per $100 assessed valuation


Includes St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Meramec Valley R-3 School District in Franklin County, and Rockwood R-6 School District in Jefferson County; 718 square miles; divided into four subdistricts for a six-member Board of Trustees


377.2 acres (includes leased property)


718 square miles, including St. Louis City and County and portions of Franklin and Jefferson counties




In January 2008, a visiting team of consultant-evaluators from Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools recommended that STLCC be granted continued accreditation, with the next visit taking place in 2018.


Open admissions with required standards for admission and retention in certain programs, such as allied health


More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation


Over the past two years, more than 1,700 STLCC students transferred to Missouri public/private four-year institutions; STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than any other college in the state.