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Olympia Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Olympia Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Olympia, Washington

There are at least 2 colleges in Olympia, listed and described below. These schools represent 9,533 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 8,449 full-time students, and a reported 985 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include South Puget Sound Community College and The Evergreen State College.

We also provide an extensive list of Washington Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Olympia.

Featured Colleges in the Olympia Area (QuickSchools™)

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The Art Institutes system of schools


Seattle, WA

With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

  • Program Categories: Art and Design, Communications and Media
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Associate

Everest College


Tacoma, WA

Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

Charter College


Lacey, WA; Tacoma, WA

You can prepare for a new career with help from Charter College.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate

Cortiva Institute


Federal Way, WA

Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy's innovative program will help you learn the art of massage therapy and introduce you to a range of career opportunities.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate

Saybrook University


Kirkland, WA

Be a part of the world’s premier institution for humanistic studies at Saybrook University.

  • Program Categories: Psychology Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Master
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Olympia Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98512-6292

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, dental assistant, business, accounting technology, business management, legal assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 4,947 students, 3,794 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Colleges in Olympia with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW
Olympia, WA 98505-0001

  • Programs: liberal arts and sciences, natural sciences, public administration, teacher ed, environmental studies, natural resources policy, curriculum and instruction
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 4,586 students, 4,655 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 985 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 530-660. Math: 470-600.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Centralia Colleges 1 14,742 3,652  
Lacey Colleges 1 31,226 1,605 643
Lakewood Colleges 2 58,211 17,333  

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