Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) helps students of all ages and knowledge levels transition successfully as they pursue their educational goals. In a region where between 8 and 10 percent of adults do not have functional reading and writing skills, our Adult Basic Education Division is a critical resource to community and workforce development.
During the 2009-10 academic year, CCS served
- 5,500 students taking adult basic education courses
- 2,900 students taking English as a Second Language courses
- 1,190 students taking GED courses
On average, CCS serves about 1,000 immigrants and refugees a year.
CCS meets the educational needs of some 1,000 adults incarcerated by the state department of corrections annually. More than 240 of these students earn their GEDs each year.
Through Head Start, Early Head Start and the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program, CCS provides educational enrichment to about 2,000 infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families each year.