Olympic College

1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton
WA, 98337-1699
Tel: (360)792-6050
7,543 students
Public institution

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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 7,543 students (57% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 28%.
Olympic College is the only community colleges within Kitsap County, WA.
The nearest community college is Seattle Community College-South Campus (13.3 miles away).

School Overview

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

Student Body

The student population of 7,543 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,543 students
1,287 students
Olympic College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
4,297 students
832 students
Olympic College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 3,246 students
1,021 students
Olympic College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Olympic College sch enrollment Olympic College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
7%
2%
Olympic College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Olympic College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
2%
12%
Olympic College Black (2006-2012)
% White
78%
66%
Olympic College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
5%
2%
Olympic College More (2008-2012)
Olympic College sch ethnicity Olympic 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. 0.38 0.45
Olympic College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,726 is less than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,197 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,726 $5,917
Olympic College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,197 $10,050
Olympic College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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