Olympic College

Tel: (360)792-6050
7,241 students
Public institution
Founded in 1946, Olympic College is a public two-year community college that provides education to students in a wide range of ages ' from 16 to over 65 years old. The community college system is unique ' it provides access to any students that want to attend and helps build important skills for the next phase of their life or career.
School Highlights:
Olympic College serves 7,241 students (58.51% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Olympic College is the only community colleges within Kitsap County, WA.
The nearest community college is Seattle Community College-South Campus (13.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 206 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Olympic College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 206 staff
61 staff
Olympic College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,241 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,241 students 1,296 students
Olympic College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
Olympic College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 4,237 students
810 students
Olympic College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,004 students
1,036 students
Olympic College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Olympic College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Olympic College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Olympic College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Olympic College Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Hispanic
Olympic College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Olympic College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Olympic College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Olympic College More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
Olympic College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Olympic College Non Resident (2010-2013)
Olympic College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.38 0.53
Olympic College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,726 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,197 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,726 $5,694
Olympic College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,197 $10,252
Olympic College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 62%
Olympic College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Olympic College has three campuses and co-located training sites located in Kitsap and Mason Counties. A range of academic, professional-technical and developmental programs are available at these locations serving the needs of students pursuing associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, certification, employment retraining and job skill updates. Olympic College Bremerton, the main campus, is centrally located in Bremerton, Washington on a 33-acre site that has spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier. In 2005, the college will break ground on a new 55,000-square-foot Science Technology building that will replace the existing Math/Science building on the Bremerton campus. The new structure will offer science labs, high-tech computer classrooms, and general purpose classrooms. Olympic College has a strong reputation for quality and excellence. Highly qualified faculty and staff are committed to providing students with the best educational experience possible. About 25 percent of faculty hold doctorate degrees and all professional-technical faculty have industry experience. Faculty and staff have a variety of enhancement opportunities available to help them maintain high academic standards and professionalism. Olympic College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

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For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,000 per year for in-state students and $7,107 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,169 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
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