The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA 98505-0001


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 4,089
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 9%
Student to faculty ratio 21:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 990 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

The Evergreen State College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,901 applications and 1,853 students were granted admission. The Evergreen State College is at the #95 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 31% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 73% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT920 to 1180
ACT20 to 26

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

The Evergreen State College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $23,007 and in-state students paid $6,534.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 86% of The Evergreen State College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 38% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,157 (which is 6.2% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at The Evergreen State College in 2016-2017, was 278, which is 48% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,173 (which is 2.4% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, The Evergreen State College has enrolled a total of 4,089 students (3,640 students full-time and 449 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 4,089 students, 675 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and 3,787 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 302 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 66%

Hispanic: 10%

Two or more races: 8%

Black/African American: 5%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Asian: 3%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 5 largest majors offered at The Evergreen State College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 49% 1,690
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 10% 348
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 5% 172
Education 2% 60
Natural Resources And Conservation 1% 50

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of The Evergreen State College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of The Evergreen State College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $24,800. Last year, out of the total 152 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 114 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 87 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 60 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $24,800 $18,600
Employment Rate 75% 69%
Total Graduates 152 87

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of The Evergreen State College.

Tacoma Community College
24.5 mile away
Centralia College
24.7 mile away
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38.1 mile away
Highline College
38.4 mile away
Grays Harbor College
39.7 mile away
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