Year Founded 1994 – the newest community college in the state
At Cascadia, you'll gain more than a two-year degree with transferable credits. You'll also develop contacts with instructors and business leaders, create individual and small group projects, and learn communication, presentation, and leadership skills.
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Cascadia was established to serve the Northshore, Lake Washington, and Riverview school districts.However, students come from across south Snohomish County, north King County and beyond to attend college at Cascadia
The campus, which we share with the University of Washington Bothell, now occupies one of those ranches. This picturesque property, situated between a forested hillside and the North Creek was once known as the Boone-Truly cattle ranch. In 1995, the state purchased the property and Cascadia opened its doors to students in 2000. As the newest community college in the state, Cascadia has quickly built a national reputation for its high transfer rate and innovative approach to student-centered learning.
Approximately 14,000 years ago, the Sammamish Valley was carved out by the Vashon Glacier as it melted and retreated. The continual flooding caused by seasonal storms and glacial melt deposited fertile topsoil throughout the valley. The glacial till found in upland areas supported lush forests of cedar, spruce, and fir with an abundance of wildlife.
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