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STLCC - Quick Facts

Established in 1962, St. Louis Community College is the largest higher educational institution in the region and the second largest in Missouri. STLCC has served more than 1.2 million students; at least one
person in more than one-half of the households in the St. Louis area has attended the College.

District

  •  Annually ranks among the top associate degree-producing institutions in the United States
  • Four campuses – Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec and Wildwood
  • Two education centers -- South County and William J. Harrison Education Center
  • STLCC Corporate College in Bridgeton and Center for Workforce Innovation at Florissant Valley offer programs and
    services focused on workforce needs
  • Encompasses 718 square miles in St. Louis City and County and portions of Franklin and Jefferson counties
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1966

College Finances

  • Total operating budget for 2017-18 is $200.7 million

Local Taxes

  • 2017 – 21.12 cents per $100 assessed valuation

Fees

  • $109.50 per credit hour in-district (includes activity and technology fees)
  • Cost to attend full time for one year approximately $4,150 (based on 26 credit hours, in-district rate including textbooks;
    some programs require additional lab fees)

Economic Impact

  • Research shows that for every $1 invested in their STLCC education, students receive a return on that investment of $5.10
    in higher future income over their working careers.
  • From a taxpayer perspective, every $1 of state or local tax money invested in STLCC returns $2.40 in benefits.
  • STLCC’s annual impact on St. Louis is $2 billion, or approximately 1.9 percent of the total St. Louis area economy.
  • STLCC contributes more than $178 million in taxable income to the Missouri economy each year.
  • Compared to someone with only a high school diploma, associate degree graduates, on average, earn $10,600 more
    annually over the course of a working lifetime.

    (Source: Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc., June 2015)

Enrollment Profile/Demographics Fall 2017

  • Term credit hours = 167,339
  • Total enrollment = 18,835
  • White students = 9,894 (53%)
  • Black/African-American = 6,163 (33%)
  • Asian = 677 (4%)
  • Hispanic/Latino = 594 (3%)
  • Multiracial = 850 (5%)
  • American Indian/Alaska Native = 51 (0.3%)
  • Unknown = 326 (2%)
  • Median age = 22
  • Female students = 59%; male students = 40%; unknown = 1%
  • Full-time students = 38%; part-time = 62%
  • Students seeking STLCC degree = 89%; not seeking STLCC degree = 11%
  • Students taking at least on online course = 39%

Programs

  • 15 college-transfer options
  • 90-plus career programs in the areas of arts and communications; business, management and technology; engineering
    and industrial technologies and trades; health services; human services; sciences and science technology
  • Continuing education, developmental courses and business/industrial training

Faculty and Staff (2017)

  • 2,739 full- and part-time employees
  • 397 full-time faculty
  • 92 faculty have doctorate degrees
  • Student-to-teacher ratio = 19 to 1

Graduates – Academic Year 2017 (Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017)

  • Associate Degrees – 1,945
  • Certificates – 303

Degrees and Certificates

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