The Evergreen State College

The Evergreen State College

The Evergreen State College, also referred as 'Evergreen', is an accredited public liberal arts college located in Olympia, Washington. Established in 1967, Evergreen is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. The college offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Environmental Studies, Master of Education, and Master in Teaching. The college enrolls more than 4,000 students every year.

Evergreen's athletics department fields more than 5 intercollegiate teams and more than 3 club teams. The campus is also home to several clubs and organizations which exist for the overall development of the students. Some of the notable alumni of the college are Lynda Barry, cartoonist and author; Charles Burns, cartoonist; and Kimya Dawson, musician.

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Contacting The Evergreen State College

The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW
Olympia , WA 98505-0001
General Phone: (360) 867-6000

The Evergreen State College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts923liberal arts and sciences
Science154natural sciences
Family and Social Work47public administration
Education and Teaching35curriculum and instruction, teacher ed
Conservation and Resource Management15environmental studies, natural resources policy

Number of programs and degrees for The Evergreen State College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree975
Bachelor's degree1,0772

The Evergreen State College Student Body

In 2007-2008, The Evergreen State College had a total enrollment of 4,586 students (4,655 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 93%
Graduate 7%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 69%
Black 5%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 5%
American Indian 4%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 22%
20-21 23%
22-24 18%
25-29 15%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

New York2%
New Mexico1%
(International Students)1%
New Jersey1%
Washington, DC1%

The Evergreen State College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 80 %

The Evergreen State College Room and Board (2007)

The Evergreen State College offers campus housing for 985 of its 4,655 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

The Evergreen State College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530660
SAT Math470600
ACT Math1826
ACT Composite2227

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT78%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT31%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

The Evergreen State College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,343
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,203
Room and board $ 8,052
Books and supplies $ 924
Other expenses $ 3,264

Financial Aid:
The Evergreen State College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 815500)

The Evergreen State College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track8282

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year82$63,60682$60,993
All faculty totalacademic year82$63,60682$60,993

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

The Evergreen State College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Cascade Collegiate Conference
Track Cascade Collegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports6410

The Evergreen State College Degree Programs (2007)

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Natural Sciences

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