Fast Facts

About Your Academics

60+ fields of study to explore

With no formal majors, you’re free to choose programs with topics that interest you.

Evergreen is fully accredited as a baccalaureate and graduate degree granting institution by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

3 graduate programs

Evergreen offers advanced degrees in Environmental Studies, Public Administration, and Teaching.


Evergreen's 2013 ranking by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top colleges in the West

Evergreen also made the U.S. News & World Report  2013 list of the nation's 18 best “Learning Communities.”

Of the college, the magazine said, “While in many ways Evergreen breaks the mold of traditional higher education—and in doing so opens up opportunities for students with a wide range of learning styles and career goals—the college delivers a high level of academic rigor.”

3.88 years, average from high school (2012-2013)

Greeners experience the second fastest time to degree among Washington’s public four-year institutions

Source: State of Washington Education Research & Data Center

3rd highest four-year graduation rate among Washington’s public institutions

Go beyond majors, classes, and grades and see why Evergreen is a very different place to learn.

About Your Fellow Greeners

47 states, 27 foreign countries

Greeners come from all over the U.S., including Puerto Rico and U.S. military bases abroad, as well as from many other countries around the world

75% of Greeners are Washington residents


the average high school GPA for first-time, first-year students who enrolled in fall 2013.

The average SAT Critical Reading score was 566, the average SAT Math score was 512 and the average SAT Writing score was 529 first-time, first-year students who enrolled.

26% of Greeners are students of color

60% of Greeners hold down a job while going to school

82% of 2014 graduates belonged to at least one traditionally under-served population

These include low income, students of color, first generation baccalaureate earners, veterans, students with a disability, and non-traditional age.

See what Evergreen’s students have to say about Evergreen in their own words.

About Your Faculty


Evergreen’s undergraduate student–to–faculty ratio.

Evergreen's graduate programs have a student-to-faculty ratio that varies from 15:1 to 16:1.

Evergreen’s 232 faculty members are distinguished both in scholarship and by their dedication to teaching. Seventy-eight percent hold the highest degree in their field.


are female.


are faculty of color

Our faculty members are a reflection of our commitment to diversity.

Get to know your faculty members and what programs they’re teaching next.

About Our Greener Alumni


are employed, pursuing graduate or professional studies, or doing something otherwise meaningful within one year of graduation.

Our accomplished alumni live and work around the world and they tend to be creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial in their endeavors.

Many Evergreen alumni are working to make the world a better place. Prominent alumni include:

  • Lynda Barry (author, cartoonist)
  • Josh Blue (winner, 2006 "Last Comic Standing")
  • Matt Groening (creator of "The Simpsons")
  • Dr. James Moore (Director, Harvard Law School's Open Economies project)

Explore life after Evergreen through alumni profiles.

About Financial Aid

71% of Greeners receive financial aid.

Nearly 50% of graduates in the Class of 2013 finished without debt, and those who did borrow while attending Evergreen borrowed below state and national averages.


Evergreen alumni salaries in the liberal arts and sciences are comparable, on average, to other college graduates in the same occupations and experience similar income growth patterns.

Fields in which Evergreen graduates are represented at higher-than-average levels include the sciences (life, physical, and social); education, training, library; arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media; computer and mathematical (for older graduates); legal (for older graduates); and farming, fishing, and forestry.


Evergreen alumni make an average of $22,600 more in annual average lifetime earnings than if they had not attended college.

That means it takes about four years of increased annual average lifetime earnings to pay back the entire cost of four years at Evergreen (at today’s prices).


Evergreen has the second-lowest tuition and fees of any Washington four-year institution.

Learn more about how you can get help paying for an Evergreen education.