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STLCC by the Numbers

STLCC by the Numbers

Established in 1962, St. Louis Community College is the largest higher educational institution in the region and the second largest in Missouri. STLCC has served more than 1.3 million students; at least one person in more than one-half of the households in the St. Louis area has attended the College.

Centered on Students



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STLCC offers 15 college-transfer options and over 80 career-focused programs that prepare you for a high wage, high skill, and in-demand careers in the real world.

We have 7 sports teams and more than 120 unique organizations. STLCC has a place for you to showcase your talents and apply your leadership skills.

Compared to someone with only a high school diploma, associate degree graduates, on average, earn $10,600 more annually over the course of a working lifetime.

$4,700 is the average amount you can expect to save annually attending STLCC when compared to a public four-year institution.

Cost to attend full time for one year approximately $4,175 (based on 26 credit hours, in-district rate including textbooks; some programs require additional lab fees)


Term credit hours


Total enrollment


Full-time students


Students seeking a STLCC degree


Students taking online courses


$171 per credit hour for out of district

Community Focus

50 Years

Over 50 years of continuous accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools gives your degree meaning to employers and public, four-year universities.

No. 1

STLCC is the No. 1 community college in the state for number of students continuing their education at a public, four-year university in Missouri.

4 Campuses

Four campuses, two education centers and two workforce training centers make education accessible for all 718 square miles of our district, encompassing St. Louis City and St. Louis County, as well as portions of Franklin and Jefferson counties.

$1 = $4.70

Research shows that for every $1 invested in their STLCC education, students receive a return on that investment of $4.70 in higher future income over their working career.

$1 = $2.80

From a taxpayer perspective, for every $1 of public money invested in STLCC, taxpayers will receive $2.80 in return, over the course of students’ working lives. The average annual rate of taxpayer return is 8.0%.

$1 = $10.80

From a social perspective, for every $1 invested in STLCC, people in Missouri will receive $10.80 in return, for as long as STLCC’s students remain active in the state workforce.

$2.5 billion

STLCC’s annual impact on St. Louis is $2.5 billion, 32,371 jobs supported.

$178 million

STLCC contributes more than $178 million in taxable income to the Missouri economy each year.


Compared to someone with only a high school diploma, associate degree graduates, on average, earn $10,600 more annually over the course of a working lifetime.

$196.2 million

Total operating budget for 2019-20 is $196.2 million


Our Faculty and Staff


22 to 1 student-teacher ratio is among the lowest of any Missouri college, taking personalized learning to a new level.

Full and Part-time Employees

Full-time Faculty

Faculty Members Have
Doctorate Degrees

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