Green River College

  • 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 College serves 8,435 students (65% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 53%.

Top Rankings

Green River College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Washington for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 620 teachers has grown by 133% over five years.
Green River College(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty620 staff353 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Green River College has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The Green River College diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,435 students4,700 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
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# Full-Time Students5,479 students2,313 students
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# Part-Time Students2,956 students2,387 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
11%
7%
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% Hispanic
12%
15%
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% Black
5%
5%
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% White
38%
47%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
11%
8%
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% Non Resident races
13%
4%
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% Unknown races
8%
12%
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Diversity Score0.790.73
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College Completion Rate
36%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,500$36,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,495 is more than the state average of $4,058. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,431 is more than the state average of $7,211. The out-state tuition has grown by 108% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,495$4,058
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,431$7,211
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid49%64%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,267$6,267
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Source: 2020 (or 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

The nearest community college to Green River College is Highline College (7.7 miles away).
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  • 6,310 students | 7.70 Mi2400 S 240th St
    Des Moines, WA 98198
    (206) 878-3710
    7.706,310
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    Renton, WA 98057
    (425) 228-9600
    10.80717
  • 4,566 students | 11.70 Mi9401 Farwest Dr SW
    Lakewood, WA 98498
    (253) 964-6500
    11.704,566
  • 3,755 students | 12.40 Mi3000 NE Fourth St
    Renton, WA 98056
    (425) 235-2352
    12.403,755
  • 4,377 students | 13.30 Mi1101 S Yakima Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98405
    (253) 680-7000
    13.304,377
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Did You Know?
For King County, WA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,939 per year for in-state students and $7,208 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

King County, WA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.75, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in King County, WA is Highline College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.