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 8,471 students (63% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 53%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 250 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Green River College(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty250 staff157 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Green River College has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The Green River College diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,471 students4,698 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio34:127:1
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# Full-Time Students5,326 students2,397 students
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# Part-Time Students3,145 students2,301 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
10%
7%
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% Hispanic
10%
13%
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% Black
6%
5%
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% White
41%
47%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
10%
7%
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% Non Resident races
10%
7%
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% Unknown races
11%
12%
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Diversity Score0.780.73
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College Completion Rate
36%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,500$36,200
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Finances and Admission

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 119% 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 Aid47%65%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,547$11,595
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,242$6,271
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Source: 2019 (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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  • 6,530 students | 7.70 Mi2400 S 240th St
    Des Moines WA  98198
    (206) 878-3710
    7.706,530
  • 497 students | 10.80 Mi555 South Renton Village Pl-Ste 400
    Renton WA  98057
    (425) 228-9600
    10.80497
  • 4,453 students | 11.70 Mi9401 Farwest Dr SW
    Lakewood WA  98498
    (253) 964-6500
    11.704,453
  • 3,546 students | 12.40 Mi3000 NE Fourth St
    Renton WA  98056
    (425) 235-2352
    12.403,546
  • 2,596 students | 13.30 Mi1101 S Yakima Ave
    Tacoma WA  98405
    (253) 680-7000
    13.302,596
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