The Evergreen State College (Evergreen)

2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, WA

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The Evergreen State College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Olympia, WA, which is a predominantly suburban area. The Evergreen State College has a yearly student enrollment of approximately four thousand.

Areas of study offered at Evergreen include:

  • Liberal Arts
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Public Administration
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1440 - 1830 for the SAT exam and in a range of 21 - 26 for the ACT exam is typical among students accepted to this school. 96% of applicants are accepted to The Evergreen State College, of which 33 percent choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at

Tuition & fees at this school are different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs close to $8,200 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $21,000 per year. The cost of on-campus housing is about $6,600 for the year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements.

Athletic programs are available at The Evergreen State College through the NAIA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Sports available may include but not limited to:

  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division II)
  • Soccer (NAIA Division II)

Students should visit the Evergreen website to get a complete list of areas of study, programs, student services, and more that is available at this school.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants The Evergreen State College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The Evergreen State College has a total student population of about 4,200, with undergraduate students making up about 92% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State Tuition: $7,500-$9,000
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $22,000-$26,310
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $250-$300 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $730-$880 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid86%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships80%$7,569
Receiving Student Loans49%$5,596
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, The Evergreen State College may offer services to students including:

  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of The Evergreen State College is around 57%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years43%
Graduating in 5 Years10%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Evergreen is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Cascade Collegiate Conference)
  • Track and Field (Cascade Collegiate Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by The Evergreen State College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Public Administration and Social Services

Contact Information

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Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

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