Community College


Cascadia College 卡斯磯地亞學院 (華盛頓州 WA)


Cascadia College is located just 25 minutes North from downtown Seattle. the college share a safe suburban campus with the University of Washington Bothell (UWB). Students enjoy access to the resources of both schools, including new technology, new science labs and more than 6,000,000 volumes in the library.

Established in 1994, Cascadia is the newest public college in the state of Washington and has already achieved the following distinctions.

  • ranked #1 in the percentage of students that transfer to the University of Washington
  • has been ranked as the #2 community college in the US (Washington Post)
  • is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same organization that reviews and accredits the University of Washington

A past student's review.

“I chose Cascadia because it was ranked as the 2nd best community college in the nation It provides a quality education with the best faculty members Cascadia provided good advice on how to transfer to a university. There are many great advisors on campus that you can ask for help any time. They are more than willing to help you to succeed in the future”  ...  Sanghee Bae (transferred to the University of Southern California)

The Basics
Setting Suburban
School Type Public 2-Year Community College
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General Information
Location Bothell
Nearest City Seattle (45 min)
Campus Size small
Year Founded 1994
Academic Calendar Quarter System
Level Offered Associate degree, 2-year University Transfer Program
Enrollment ~2,600 Full Time
International ~5%
Student-to-Teacher 24:1

High School Completion program

Fast track - Save time and money - Earn dual degree

it's also offored for our international students ages 16 and older who have successfully completed grade 10 of high school. You will earn WA state high school diploma and, at the same time, earn credits towards your university degree. It takes approximately two years to complete the program, depending on English proficiency.

Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA)

Students who complete a direct transfer degree at Cascadia satisfy most of core requirements at 4 year college and universities in the State of Washington. This means Cascadia’s students can begin working on their major course work as soon as they transfer to the university. DTA includes:  Seattle University, University of Washington – Seattle (certain restrictions apply), Washington State University (WSU), Northwest University, University of Washington (Bothell & Tacoma Branches), Oregon State University (OR), Capella University (CA).

University Transfer Program

Students in the University Transfer Program satisfy their general education requirements for their bachelor’s degree and choose elective courses that transfer to a four year university. Our international students have successfully transferred to many top ranked universities including:

Boston University, Cornell University, George Washington University, Ohio State University, Syracuse University, University of California Berkeley & Other UCs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, University of Southern California, University of Washington and University of Wisconsin etc..

English Language Program:

Our English Language Program (ELP) offers academic preparation in reading, writing, speaking/listening and grammar、 Upper level ELP students may begin college credit coursework、 After successful completion of the program, students directly enter full-time college-level credit classes、 No TOEFL or IELTS is required for admission、

Co-Located Campus

As a Cascadia College student, you'll attend classes on a beautiful campus, equipped with state-of the-art technology and learning resources, which Cascadia shares with the University of Washington Bothell. Students also have access to the world-class University of Washington library system.

Cascadia is one of four co-located campuses in the nation. It is a unique, and effective means for students to attend a two-year college and transfer directly into a four-year institution on the same campus. Both colleges partner together on many levels to bring great programming, events, and sustainable resources to all.