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 Skagit Valley College 

Name: Skagit Valley College
President: Dr. Thomas Keegan
City: Mount Vernon
State: WA
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Small City
Year Established: 1926

Governing Board Website 

Enrollment (2014-15 academic year)
Headcount (all sources)    10,205
FTEs (all sources)              4,357
Headcount (state-funded)  8,896
FTEs (state-funded)          3,858

Male:      44%
Female:  56%

African American: 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 6%
Hispanic: 20%
Native American: 2%
White/Caucasian: 69 %
Other, Multiracial: 2%



Skagit Valley College President

Dr. Thomas Keegan

Skagit Valley College Board Chair

Christon Skinner
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“With a focus on excellence, Skagit Valley College is committed to developing innovations that enhance instruction, promote cultural enrichment, and foster professional and personal growth for our students. As one of our strategic priorities, we are aligning our educational programs with regional and state economic development strategies. By collaborating with local industry and community leaders, we are leveraging resources and implementing initiatives that support our region’s economic recovery and enhancing student success.”

Interesting Facts

SVC and area Fire Districts receive $537,370 grant to provide scholarships for Fire Protection students
SVC Fire Protection students can apply for scholarship funds made possible through a four-year, $537,370 grant awarded to Skagit Valley College and its partners Skagit County Fire Districts 6, 13, 14, the City of Burlington Fire Department, and the City of Mount Vernon Fire Department. Beginning Fall 2015, the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant has offered 12 annual scholarships for students entering or currently enrolled in SVC’s Fire Protection program. The scholarship provides tuition, fees, books, program fees, uniforms, and testing fees. Students will earn multiple certifications and will volunteer at one of the partnering fire agencies for 96 hours per month. In addition to the students gaining valuable experience, the fire agencies will benefit from more consistent volunteer staffing.

“From Grain to Glass” — SVC launches Craft Brewing Academy
With support and participation from local craft brewers, Skagit Valley College will launch the first craft brew program to be offered by a Washington community or technical college. SVC’s Craft Brewing Academy will begin in Spring 2016 and will prepare students for entry-level positions within the growing microbrew industry. The curriculum will emphasize the “grain to glass” concept and will blend SVC classroom study, lab work, and hands-on experience at local brewing companies.

Western’s RN-to-BSN Program to offer courses at SVC
In partnership with SVC, Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education will expand its RN-to-BSN program to SVC’s Mount Vernon Campus with a new cohort of nursing students in Spring 2016. The nationally-accredited degree completion program is designed for students completing their registered nurse studies at Skagit Valley College or community colleges in neighboring counties. The program also serves registered nurses currently employed in island and rural communities wishing to pursue their Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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