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Why Community Colleges of Spokane

Do you want to study at a college or university in the United States? What’s your plan? Here’s a thought…check out Community Colleges of Spokane. Connect with faculty, staff, and students from around the world.

Community Colleges of Spokane—in Spokane, Washington. Where everyone wants to come! And we’ll tell you why:


1. Location

Large enough to satisfy the requirements and needs of international students, yet small enough to allow students to live comfortably, and to enjoy American culture. Spokane - the REAL America....

CCS has two beautiful university-style campuses with direct and one-stop flights to
Spokane International Airport (GEG) from cities throughout the United States. Arts and entertainment, winter sports, parks and campgrounds, wineries, nightlife, shopping malls, and attractions, all within minutes of your new college home in Spokane, Washington.

Want a sneak peak of what Spokane is all about? Check this out:


2. Fully Accredited Programs

From our
Intensive English Language Program, to AA transfer programs, to our American Honors Program, or our fantastic Professional/Technical programs, we have the right program for you, all of which are accredited and taught by fully qualified instructors.

3. American Honors Program

American Honors is a new, competitive 2-year honors program at CCS. American Honors is a world-class academic program and gives students the chance to transfer to a top-tier, ranked US university such as Stanford, Rutgers, Georgetown, University of Washington, Purdue and many others after 2 years.

4. Student Services

Immigration advising, academic advising, and personal counseling services are available through the
Global Education Office and the CCS Counseling Centers located at Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College, as well as the American Honors Program advisers at American Honors.

5. Great Housing Options

CCS has what you're looking for: there's a
dormitory style apartment building (owned by Collegiate Housing International), within 15-25 minutes of both campuses, or our own homestay program where we help you find the perfect host family, as well as other housing options in the Spokane area. Our homestay is ready for you when you first arrive in Spokane.

6. Student and Community Leadership

Spokane Falls Community College is the only Community College in Washington State to be named to the
2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. You can get involved in community service learning projects in the Spokane area through courses taken at either of our colleges. It makes a difference in the job you want or the university you hope to transfer to.

7. Highly-ranked Partner Universities

Community Colleges of Spokane is located within minutes of Washington State University--Spokane, Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, and Whitworth University.
Transfer to these and other universities around the United States after completing your Associate of Arts (AA) at CCS. You will save money and get the same quality education found at a four year university or college, fulfilling the first two years of your Bachelor degree requirements.


Community Colleges of Spokane was founded in 1963 and serves over 38,000 students a year, in the Eastern Washington area of Washington State. Our two campuses, Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College are both accredited by the
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

If you are thinking of coming to CCS as an international student you've come to the right place.

This section was created to help prospective students, ranging from those who are just curious about Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS), to those who have already chosen one of our campuses as your future school.

Use the links to help you find more information about CCS, how to apply for our programs, the admission process, life on campus, services, and so much more.


For further questions, please contact us at globalprograms@ccs.spokane.edu.