Olympic College

  • 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 6,620 students (61% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 53%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 236 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Olympic 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 Faculty236 staff157 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Olympic College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
The Olympic College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 28% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,620 students4,698 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:127:1
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# Full-Time Students4,024 students2,397 students
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# Part-Time Students2,596 students2,301 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
85153
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
5%
7%
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% Hispanic
8%
13%
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% Black
3%
5%
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% White
61%
47%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
8%
7%
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% Non Resident races
8%
7%
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% Unknown races
5%
12%
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Diversity Score0.600.73
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College Completion Rate (Year 2007)
27%
28%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,200$36,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,720 is less than the state average of $4,058. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,137 is less than the state average of $7,211. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,720$4,058
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,137$7,211
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Tuition NotesWA residents/Interna
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid47%65%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,234$11,595
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,000$6,271
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Olympic College is South Seattle College (13.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 6,177 students | 13.30 Mi6000 16th Ave SW
    Seattle, WA 98106
    (206) 934-5300
    13.306,177
  • The Art Institute of Seattle
    Private, for profit
    1,378 students | 13.60 Mi2323 Elliott Ave
    Seattle, WA 98121
    (206) 448-0900
    13.601,378
  • 6,802 students | 14.90 Mi1701 Broadway Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98122
    (206) 934-3800
    14.906,802
  • 5,929 students | 16.60 Mi9600 College Way North
    Seattle, WA 98103
    (206) 934-3600
    16.605,929
  • 468 students | 16.70 Mi9709 Third Ave NE Suite 400
    Seattle, WA 98115
    (206) 322-6100
    16.70468
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