SCC At-a-Glance

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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.

Distinctions of Note

  • St. Charles Community College is the choice of nearly one in four St. Charles County high school graduates.
  • SCC is the fourth largest of Missouri’s 12 community college districts.
  • SCC graduates are well prepared for the workforce. 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.
  • An accredited, highly acclaimed on-campus Child Development Center is available at reduced fees for children of SCC students.
  • The beautiful 12-building campus has won architectural awards for its innovative, contemporary “educational village” design.

SCC Facts

Average Class Size: 22 (fall 2014)
Student to Faculty Ratio: 24:1
Financial Aid: 40% of students receive some form of financial aid (2013-14).
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: There are more than 35 academic, leadership and social organizations available to students, including Student Senate and Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor society.
Students Who Work: 85% of students work, including 33% 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: 73% of career program graduates are employed in their fields within six months of graduation (2012-13).
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: $37,235,000
2014 Local Tax Rate: Operating levy is 17.96 cents and the debt service levy is 4 cents, for a total levy of 21.96 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.

Economic Impact:

  • Missourians who have an associate degree earn an average of 35% – or $11,000 – more every year than those who have a high school diploma or less. (Dec. 2011 Missouri Community College Association Economic Impact Study.)
  • Students who enter the workforce expand the tax base through higher earnings and reduced social costs. (Dec. 2011 Missouri Community College Association Economic Impact Study.)
Cougar Count: More facts by SCC's Institutional Research and Grants.


Effective Summer 2015
(Per Credit Hour)

In-District Students $98
In-State Students
Out-of-State and International Students $215

Our Students

Credit Enrollment 
Full year (unduplicated)
for 2014-15
Fall 2014 Semester 7,214
Male 43%
Female 57%
Full-time 3,466
Part-time 3,748
Average (mean) age of students 24
Average (median) age of students 20
Most students of any age 18
Traditional students
(age 18-22)
Nontraditional students
(age 23+)
High school dual-enrolled
& others (age 14-17)
Minority students 16.5%
Main county of origin –
St. Charles County
Percent of Spring 2014
St. Charles County high school graduates attending SCC in Fall 2014
Non-Credit Enrollment  
Enrollments in non-credit programs in 2014-15 54,340

Faculty and Staff

Full-time faculty 102
Part-time faculty 289
Full-time staff 289
Part-time staff 245
(Numbers vary each semester)