12401 SE 320th St
Auburn, WA 98092
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 7,493 students (64% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 50%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,493 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,495
  • Out-state tuition: $10,431
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 59%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Green River College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 620 teachers has grown by 148% over five years.
Green River College
(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
620 staff
353 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Green River College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The Green River College diversity score of 0.80 is more than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,493 students
4,189 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,760 students
2,116 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,733 students
1,887 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
772 students
384 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
4,760 students
2,116 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,733 students
1,887 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
160 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
11%
8%
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% Hispanic
11%
14%
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% Black
4%
5%
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% White
41%
50%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
10%
8%
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% Non Resident races
14%
6%
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% Unknown races
8%
7%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score
0.80
0.71
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
36%
30%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
4.01%
2.2%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,500
$36,400
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,495 is more than the state average of $4,105. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,431 is more than the state average of $7,359. The out-state tuition has grown by 137% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,495
$4,105
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,431
$7,359
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
49%
67%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,572
$11,794
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,380
$6,292
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Green River College cost?

Green River College's tuition is approximately $4,495 for In-State students and $10,431 for Out-State students.

What is Green River College's ranking?

Green River College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Washington for: Diversity in US community colleges, Largest student body and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,493 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,495
  • Out-state tuition: $10,431
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 59%
  • Source: Verified school update

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King County, WA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.78, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in King County, WA is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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