Green River Community College

12401 SE 320th St, Auburn
WA, 98092-3622
Tel: (253)833-9111
7,700 students
Public institution

Get admissions information on Green River Community College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

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 7,700 students (63% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 28%.
Green River Community College is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
The nearest community college is Highline Community College (7.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Green River Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 7,700 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,700 students
1,287 students
Green River Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
4,854 students
832 students
Green River Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,846 students
1,021 students
Green River Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Green River Community College sch enrollment Green River Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
8%
2%
Green River Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
7%
7%
Green River Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
5%
12%
Green River Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
75%
66%
Green River Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
5%
2%
Green River Community College More (2008-2012)
Green River Community College sch ethnicity Green River Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.42 0.45
Green River Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,961 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,047 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,961 $5,940
Green River Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,047 $10,072
Green River Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

Get admissions information on Green River Community College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Loaction Mi. Students
  • Des Moines Highline Community College
    Public
    2400 S 240th St
    Des Moines , WA , 98198
    (206)878-3710
    7.7  Mi  |  6954  students
  • Renton Renton Technical College
    Public
    3000 NE Fourth St
    Renton , WA , 98056
    (425)235-2352
    12.1  Mi  |  2231  students
  • Lakewood Clover Park Technical College
    Public
    4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
    Lakewood , WA , 98499
    (253)589-5800
    17.7  Mi  |  3621  students
  • Bellevue Bellevue College
    Public
    3000 Landerholm Cir SE
    Bellevue , WA , 98007
    (425)564-1000
    18.8  Mi  |  13177  students
  • Seattle The Art Institute of Seattle
    Private for-profit
    2323 Elliott Ave
    Seattle , WA , 98121
    (206)448-0900
    22.1  Mi  |  1807  students
Recent Articles
Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Nearly 52 percent of community college students in the United States begin their freshman year in at least one remedial class. These courses, which help students acquire knowledge and skills they should have acquired in high school, do not count toward their degree requirements. As a result, students are taking longer than ever to obtain their degree, if they obtain one at all.
Federal Student Loans – Unavailable at 20% of Community Colleges
Although a community college education is inexpensive when compared to tuition and fees at a four-year institution, some students still need financial assistance to pay their education bills. Yet, some community colleges don’t participate in the federal student loan program, putting some students in a financial bind.
Post-Recession Cliff Looms for Community Colleges
While many factors have contributed to the current decline in community college enrollment, the recovering economy is chief among them. As more and more people return to the workforce, fewer students enroll in courses at community colleges. Many institutions must now deal with budget shortfalls in the face of double-digit declines in enrollment.