Spokane Falls Community College
Spokane Falls Community College serves both as a stop for transfer students and a new start for those who’ve decided to dive back into that whole education thing. But while it may be a community college, the staff still cares deeply, both about learning and the students who have come to learn. (See “Art House,” an article we published in May 2011 about professors and students turning a vacant building here into a temporary art exhibit.)
The Falls may be small, in other words, but that small size creates an ideal environment for students to grow and flourish.
Bonus: Spokane Falls features an expansive weight room and bowling alley. Order now.
Word of Warning
Most students are here for their associate degrees. Ideally, that can be used to transfer to a four-year school’s bachelor’s program, but double-check which classes transfer and which ones won’t. Nothing is quite as frustrating as needing to take the same basic class twice because a university has a different requirement.
Meanwhile, be careful who you try to date. Spokane Falls features a high percentage of Running Start students from local high schools, meaning some of your classmates could be as young as 16.
Less than five minutes away from campus is Flying Goat Pizza. Find a table outside and enjoy a beverage (they have a wide selection of beer) with your Neapolitan-style pizza.
SFCC just finished construction on a brand-new, state-of-the-art planetarium that holds 50 seats and has an HD digital projection system to reveal the wonders of the night sky. Friday nights, there’s even a show for the general public. Sit under the artificial sky, hold hands and take in some especially romantic black-hole facts.