imageCascadia at a Glance

Year Founded

1994 – the newest community college in the state

Highest Enrolled Programs

Environmental Technologies
Integrated Studies
Web Applications



Located in Bothell, Washington on a modern campus shared with University of Washington Bothell


Total Enrollment

4,764 students in 2014-2015


Average Class Size

24 students



More than 25% of full-time faculty hold PhDs (highest among state’s community and technical colleges)


Service Area

Cascadia was established to serve the Northshore, Lake Washington, and Riverview school districts. However, students come from across south Snohomish County, north King County and beyond to attend college at Cascadia


Student Demographics 

(Note: These demographics reflect state-support students only. They do not include Running Start or International students.)

The Cascadia student population is unique to the state community and technical college system

21 years is the average student age (youngest in state)

58% of students work while going to college (highest in state)

71% of students enroll with the intention of transferring to a 4-year program (highest in state)


16%  Asian/Pacific Islander

4%   African American

3%   Native American

15% Hispanic

2%  Other/Multiracial

66% White/Caucasian