American Honors at Community Colleges of Spokane

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Program scholarship opportunities available on a first-come, first-served basis.

We offer a community college honors program like no other

Founded in 1963, Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) is a dynamic community college district serving some 38,600 students a year, spread across a 12,300-square-mile service district in Eastern Washington. Community Colleges of Spokane is committed to developing human potential through quality, relevant and affordable learning opportunities.

The American Honors program at Community Colleges of Spokane supports that mission, helping great students succeed through a relevant and affordable pathway program. The program has been proven to succeed, with students who have graduated and transfered to top four-year universities.

American Honors at Community Colleges of Spokane is a competitive community college honors program with a difference. While the program will challenge you academically, it will provide you with the tools and one-on-one support to succeed in academics – and in life.

American Honors program graduates emerge as independent thinkers and effective leaders, stepping into successful careers or continuing on to top-tier four-year colleges and universities across the country.

We’ll prepare you for the rigors of the best four-year colleges in Washington State – or anywhere else


American Honors didn’t invent the concept. Many students use community college as a steppingstone to a four-year degree. But they came up with a new approach. An honors education that will prepare you for the rigors of a four-year college. Supportive advisors who will work with you to establish a transfer strategy from day one. An innovative social learning platform that helps you plan, track, and assess your progress. And a growing network of four-year colleges and universities that actively recruit program graduates – and, in some cases, guarantee admission. In just two short years, American Honors program graduates have been accepted at Stanford, Cornell, University of Michigan and other top-tier schools.

Of course, if your dream school isn’t in the American Honors Network, we’ll do everything we can to help you transfer there.

The program helps control overall college costs

By spending your first two years at Community Colleges of Spokane – earning a top-tier education at a fraction of the cost – you’ll save a significant amount when compared to the cost of attending a four-year institution right away.

Your honors advisor will help you make smart decisions every step of the way. He or she will work with you to determine the specific transfer requirements of the schools you've targeted, so you can take only the most transferable credits during your time at community college.

The American Honors program is currently offered at the following Community Colleges of Spokane locations in Washington State:

  • Spokane Community College
  • Spokane Falls Community College