Green River Community College

12401 SE 320th St
Auburn, WA 98092-3622
Tel: (253)833-9111
7,915 students
Public institution
Green River Community College is a public two-year college where students from all over the world come together to learn, grow and enrich their lives. At Green River, students can choose from a wide variety of transfer degrees, professional-technical programs, pre-college and basic skills courses and continuing education classes. High-quality faculty and motivated staff advise, counsel and support students in their chosen educational careers, creating an atmosphere where achievement is expected and encouraged. Strong academics, solid student services, a diverse and lively campus community and new facilities combine at Green River to provide students a one-of-kind education with lessons that will stay with them throughout their lives.
School Highlights
Green River Community College serves 7,915 students (64% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is equalto than the state community college average of 32:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 41%.
Green River Community College is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
The nearest community college is Highline College (7.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 250 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
College Green River Community College (WA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 250 staff
138 staff

Student Body

The student population of 7,915 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,915 students 3,682 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1
# Full-Time Students 5,052 students
2,292 students
# Part-Time Students 2,863 students
1,890 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.66 0.62

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,961 is more than the state average of $3,898. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,047 is more than the state average of $8,657. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,961 $3,898
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,047 $8,657
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 55%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Green River Community College is a two-year public college in Washington state that offers degrees and certificates in academic and professional and technical programs, as well as courses in continuing education and developmental education. Located on 186 acres, Green River has been committed to maintaining the ecological integrity of the campus's forested growth. Students enjoy this beautiful campus in its safe and peaceful environment. Green River offers courses and programs leading to a variety of associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas in professional and technical fields and academic transfer. The college also offers customized training, developmental and basic skills programs, as well as a variety of noncredit activities and courses for personal enrichment. Students enroll at the main campus in Auburn, the Center at Enumclaw, Center at Kent, other community locations, and through distance learning. Green River also offers a variety of support services to currently enrolled and prospective students to increase their chances for success. Green River Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For King County, WA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,893 per year for in-state students and $8,953 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

King County, WA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in King County, WA is The Art Institute of Seattle. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.