Green River Community College

Tel: (253)833-9111
8,007 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 8,007 students (64% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more 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 249 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Green River Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 249 staff
59 staff
Green River Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 8,007 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,007 students
1,282 students
Green River Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1
Green River Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
5,144 students
810 students
Green River Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,863 students
1,017 students
Green River Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Green River Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Green River Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Green River Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Green River Community College Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Hispanic
Green River Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Green River Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Green River Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Green River Community College More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
Green River Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Green River Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
Green River Community 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. 0.42 0.53
Green River Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,443 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,047 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,443 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,047 $10,294
Green River Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 46%
Green River Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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.

Nearby Schools:

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  • Des Moines Highline Community College
    2400 S 240th St
    Des Moines, WA 98198
    7.7  Mi  |  6796  students
  • Renton Pima Medical Institute-Renton
    Private for-profit
    555 South Renton Village Pl-Ste 400
    Renton, WA 98057
    10.9  Mi  |  804  students
  • Puyallup Pierce College at Puyallup
    1601 39th Ave SE
    Puyallup, WA 98374
    11.8  Mi  |  3243  students
  • Renton Renton Technical College
    3000 NE Fourth St
    Renton, WA 98056
    12.1  Mi  |  3042  students
  • Tacoma Everest College-Tacoma
    Private for-profit
    2156 Pacific Avenue
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    13.1  Mi  |  903  students
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Did You Know?
For King, WA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,013 per year for in-state students and $7,601 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
King, 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 0.54, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in King, WA is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.