Olympic College

Olympic College

Olympic College was founded in 1946 as Olympic Junior College. The principal campus of OC is in Bremerton, Washington. Aside from its main campus, Olympic College has two satellite campuses in Poulsbo and Shelton, Washington. The college offers a number of academic degrees and certificate programs. It is organized into separate departments, like business management, accounting, computer information systems, human services, medical assisting and criminal justice.

The International Student Club, American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Club, Engineers without Borders, Campus Crusade for Christ, Phi Theta Kappa, Black Student Union, Veterans Photography Club, Environmental Corps and Each One, Teach One Hip Hop Club are some of the clubs designed to keep students active on campus.

Olympic College is a member of the NWAACC. Its sports teams are called the Rangers and participate in a number of sports like volleyball, golf, basketball, men's and women's soccer and softball.

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Olympic College
1600 Chester Ave
Bremerton , WA 98337-1699
General Phone: (360) 792-6050

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Olympic College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts568liberal arts and sciences
Engineering Technician235electronics tech, industrial tech, drafting, CAD and design
Nursing and Emergency Medicine164registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Production Trades87welding, precision metal working
Business and Management80business management, accounting technology, call center operation, marketing studies
Security and Law Enforcement54criminal justice and police, fire services administration, fire-fighting
Cooking and Culinary Arts50chef training
Medical Support and Technology45medical assistant, phlebotomy
Computer Science and Engineering36computer programming, computer networking, webmastering, computer support
Mechanics and Repair27automobile mechanics, marine mechanic
Office and Administration26administrative assistant
Media22animation and special effects
Education and Teaching20early childhood education
Science18physical sciences
Medical Administration13medical receptionist
Beauty and Cosmetology9cosmetology, barber, aesthetician and skin care
Therapy and Counseling9physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling
Law8legal secretary
Family and Social Work6youth services

Number of programs and degrees for Olympic College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year48022
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9319
Associate's degree90425

Olympic College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Olympic College had a total enrollment of 6,623 students (4,840 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 3%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 7%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 21%
20-21 12%
22-24 12%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 8%
40-49 11%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown1%

Olympic College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 37 %

Olympic College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Bremerton, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Olympic College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,678
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,074
Books and supplies $ 924

Financial Aid:
Olympic College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 378400)

Olympic College Faculty

Olympic College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1821
Non-tenured and not on tenure track13

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year57$57,27353$55,882
All faculty totalacademic year57$57,27353$55,882

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Olympic College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports102535

Olympic College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Marketing, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Youth Services/Administration

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects

Medical Administration
Medical Reception/Receptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Precision Metal Working, Other
Welding Technology/Welder

Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Olympic College Highlights

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What Sets Olympic College Apart:

% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Olympic College % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Olympic College % of degrees in production trades
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Olympic College Number of students
% students 40 years or older
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Olympic College % students 40 years or older
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Olympic College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Olympic College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Olympic College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Olympic College % of degrees in liberal arts

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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