Olympic College

1600 Chester Ave
Bremerton, WA 98337-1699
Tel: (360)792-6050
  • 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 7,349 students (56% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is same as the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 41%.
  • Olympic College is the only community colleges within Kitsap County, WA.
  • The nearest community college to Olympic College is South Seattle College (13.3 miles away).

Top Placements (Washington)

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 236 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Olympic College(WA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty236 staff145 staff
Olympic College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Olympic College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Olympic College diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,349 students4,463 students
Olympic College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio31:131:1
Olympic College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,108 students2,353 students
Olympic College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,241 students2,110 students
Olympic College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Olympic College Enrollment Breakdown WA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Olympic College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Olympic College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Olympic College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Olympic College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Olympic College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Olympic College Hawaiian (2012-2016)
% Two or more races
Olympic College More (2009-2016)
% Non Resident races
Olympic College Non Resident (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Olympic College Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.470.62
Olympic College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate (Year 2007)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,200$36,300
Olympic College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,720 is less than the state average of $4,032. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,137 is less than the state average of $7,264. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,720$4,032
Olympic College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,137$7,264
Olympic College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesWA residents/Interna
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid51%72%
Olympic College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,466$11,000
Olympic College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,333$5,833
Olympic College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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For Washington public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,032 per year for in-state students and $7,264 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Washington community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Washington is South Seattle College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.