Green River Community College

12401 SE 320th St
Auburn, WA 98092-3622
Tel: (253)833-9111
  • 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 7,915 students (64% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 41%.
  • Green River Community College is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
  • The nearest community college to Green River Community College is Highline College (7.7 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 250 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Green River Community College(WA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty250 staff145 staff
Green River Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Green River Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Green River Community College diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 52% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,915 students4,463 students
Green River Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio32:131:1
Green River Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students5,052 students2,353 students
Green River Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,863 students2,110 students
Green River Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Green River Community College Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Green River Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Green River Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Green River Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Green River Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Green River Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Green River Community College Hawaiian (2012-2016)
% Two or more races
Green River Community College More (2009-2016)
% Non Resident races
Green River Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Green River Community College Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.640.62
Green River Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Green River Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2014)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,500$36,300
Green River Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,495 is more than the state average of $4,032. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,431 is more than the state average of $7,264. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,495$4,032
Green River Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,431$7,264
Green River Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid55%71%
Green River Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$11,000
Green River Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$5,833
Green River Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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 Community College is Highline College (7.7 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For King County, WA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,883 per year for in-state students and $7,386 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 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in King County, WA is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.