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St. Charles Community College is the choice of 1 in 5 St. Charles County high school graduates.


Established in 1986 with the first classes held in 1987, St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities.

Graduates are well prepared for the workforce. SCC students in allied health programs such as Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Health Information Technology consistently exceed state and national pass rates for licensure. Frequently, pass rates of 100% have been achieved.

The beautiful 12-building campus has won architectural awards for its innovative, contemporary "educational village" design.

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  • Average Class Size: 22 (fall 2015)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 24:1 (fall 2014)
  • Financial Aid: 47% of students receive some form of financial aid (2014-15).
  • Intercollegiate Teams: Men's Baseball; Women's Fast-Pitch Softball; Men's Soccer; Women's Soccer
  • Club Sports: Roller Hockey (12-time national champions); Basketball; Cheerleading
  • Mascot: Cougars Mascot Name: Scooter McCougar
  • School Colors: Maroon and gray
  • Clubs/Organizations: More than 35 academic, leadership and social organizations are available to students, including Student Senate and Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor society.
  • Students Who Work: 87% of students work, including 32% who work more than 30 hours per week.
  • Programs: SCC offers a college transfer program with over 24 areas of interest and more than 45 career programs in business, engineering, information technology, health, child care and social services, law enforcement, office professions; plus continuing education, developmental and business and industry training programs. SCC offers more than 60 online courses.
  • Degrees, Certificates: Associate of Arts (college transfer), Associate of Arts in Teaching (college transfer), Associate of Science (college transfer), Associate of Applied Science (career), Certificate of Achievement (career) and Certificate of Specialization (career).
  • Accreditation: Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools,
  • Admissions: Open admissions; selective admission to allied health programs.
  • Graduate Employment: 76.5% of career program graduates are employed in their fields within 6 months of graduation (2013-14).
  • Workforce Development: In 2013-14 alone, the SCC Workforce Development Department served more than 34,000 participants. The college helped 44 companies gain access to $1.3 million in Missouri customized training funds.
  • Location: Central St. Charles County – 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, Mo.
  • Land and Buildings: 228 acres; 12 buildings; 550,000 square feet.
  • District/Service Area: The SCC College Taxing District includes the school districts of Francis Howell, St. Charles, Wentzville, Fort Zumwalt and Orchard Farm, including nearly all of St. Charles County.
  • Extended Service Area: 3,239 square miles including St. Charles, Callaway, Lincoln, Montgomery and Pike counties.
  • Fiscal 2014-15 Operating Budget: $39,100,000
  • 2014 Local Tax Rate: Operating levy is 17.4 cents and the debt service levy is 4 cents, for a total levy of 21.4 cents per $100 assessed valuation.
  • SCC is an equal opportunity institution.
  • SCC is a tobacco-free campus.
  • SCC Mission: SCC serves our community by focusing on academic excellence, student success, workforce advancement, and life-long learning within a global society. We celebrate diversity and we enrich the economic and cultural vitality of the region by providing an accessible, comprehensive, and supportive environment for teaching and learning.
  • Cougar Count: More facts by SCC's Institutional Research and Grants.
  • SCC Audited Financial Statements for FY2014-2015: Independent auditors' report.
Our Students

Student Enrollment

Students Numbers
Credit Enrollment
Full year (unduplicated) for 2014-15 10,110
Fall 2015 Semester 6,930
Male 44%
Female 56%
Full-time 3,426
Part-time 3,504
Average (mean) age of students 23
Average (median) age of students 19
Most students of any age 19
Traditional students (age 18-21) 60.7%
Nontraditional students (age 22+) 36.6%
High school dual-enrolled & others (age 14-17) 2.7%
Minority students 17.5%
Main county of origin – St. Charles County 77.2%
Percent of Spring 2015 St. Charles County high school graduates attending SCC in Fall 2015 20.4%
Non-Credit Enrollment
Enrollments in non-credit programs in 2014-15 54,340
Faculty and Staff
Full-time/Part-time Numbers
Full-time faculty 105
Part-time faculty 281
Full-time staff 309
Part-time staff 232
(Numbers vary each semester)

4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO 63376


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