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About SLCC

Founded in 1948 and located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Lake Community College is Utah's largest college with the most diverse student body.

SLCC has over 60,000 students each year, with 400 international students representing over 60 countries.

There is a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:20—meaning our students get personal attention from exceptional academic and vocational professionals.

With more than 120 areas of study, there's a lot of room to grow. This is a place that high school graduates can take their first step into higher education and later transfer to a 4-year school. Students can earn training and skills to take them directly into the workforce.

SLCC tops the U.S. list for two-year associate degrees granted annually.

More than half of SLCC’s 60,000 students are bound for a four-year university.

Associate degree graduates increase lifetime earnings potential by $400,000


Salt Lake Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation. Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution. Inquiries regarding an institution's accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.

Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052

(425) 558-4224