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About Community Colleges of Spokane

Founded in 1963, Community Colleges of Spokane is a dynamic community college district serving over 30,000 students a year in Eastern Washington. CCS is a vibrant, comprehensive learning community – with educational opportunities for students of all ages and abilities.

Along with traditional college campuses, Spokane Community College  and Spokane Falls Community College, CCS also delivers a variety of educational programs including rural outreach, business and community training, adult literacy services – and Spokane County Head Start/ECEAP/Early Head Start.


To provide all students an excellent education that transforms their lives and expands their opportunities.


Providing the best community college experience in the Northwest.


Students First | Equity | Access | Excellence | Integrity | Leadership | Responsiveness | Stewardship

Community Colleges of Spokane District and Service Areas

Community Colleges of Spokane is a community college district comprised of two accredited colleges, Spokane Falls Community College and Spokane Community College. In addition to serving a large urban and suburban population in greater Spokane, the district provides educational services to rural communities throughout a 12,302 square-mile region in Eastern Washington. This region includes all of Spokane, Stevens, Whitman, Ferry and Pend Oreille Counties, as well as portions of Lincoln County.

Both colleges of CCS are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and governed by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.

Board of Trustees

Appointed by the governor of Washington, our five-member board of trustees oversees administration, strategic planning and policy development for Community Colleges of Spokane.
CCS trustees serve five-year terms and were most recently appointed in 2018.

CCS Organizational Chart and Strategic Plan


About Spokane, Washington

Named as one of the Best Places to Live in America by Outside Magazine, Spokane, Washington is Eastern Washington’s largest city and sits 300 miles east of Seattle and 30 miles from Idaho. The region offers outstanding benefits for individuals looking to move to a new area, including outstanding recreational opportunities, low-cost living, affordable housing, and an abundance of educational offerings.

Residents of Spokane enjoy a true four-season climate, and the area’s numerous lakes, streams and mountain ranges offer an almost unlimited number of outdoor recreational choices. A revitalized downtown, plus thriving neighborhood and suburban centers, also offer resident and visitors a wide selection of dining, shopping and entertainment choices.

The region’s economic power lies in health care, education, technology, manufacturing, finance and retail.  Agriculture remains a strong foundation.

About Spokane
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