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Evergreen is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Learn more.

Evergreen had an impact on me that I still feel. The skills I learned at Evergreen in communication, setting goals, leadership and personal ethics are with me every day. Evergreen was the perfect place for me.

—Chere Weiss, Community Outreach Coordinator, St. Johns Medical Center, Longview, Washington

Incredible Experiences

You’ll have many opportunities to explore your interests and discover new ones.

Professional Success

Evergreen alumni have gone on to become successful in every field they've entered, from art, business, and education to health care, media, and science.

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  • Learning

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    You’ll be better equipped for the workforce after graduation because our unique academics more accurately reflect the real world.

  • Value

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    You’ll have less financial worry since Evergreen has one of the lowest tuition costs and fastest time to degree of any Washington four-year institution.

  • Prospects

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    97 percent of our graduates are working, in graduate or professional schools, or otherwise doing something personally meaningful one year after graduation.

  • Access

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    You’ll get hands-on experience right away because we give you access to an impressive range of tools and technologies from our scanning electron microscope to a wealth of media equipment.

  • Scene

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    As one of the Pacific Northwest's cultural centers, Olympia offers a vibrant independent music and art scene, theater, restaurants, bars, parks, and a full slate of events and activities to enrich your free time.

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    Speedy, our humble and beloved mascot, happens to be a geoduck clam that inevitably tops weirdest mascot lists year after year.

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Evergreen News

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Evergreen Featured in The Princeton Review's 2014 Guide to Green Colleges

Published: April 22, 2014

The Evergreen State College is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company, known for its influential college rankings, profiles Evergreen in the fifth annual edition of “The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges." Read the whole story.

Evergreen Grad Wins $25,000 "Oscar" of Teaching

Published: April 18, 2014

Nate Gibbs-Bowling's high expectations pay off for his students and himself. Read the whole story.

Evergreen President Stepping Down in 2015

Published: April 15, 2014

Dr. Thomas L. (Les) Purce announced today he will step down at the end of August 2015 from his position as president of The Evergreen State College, where he has served since July 1, 2000. He is the longest serving president among Washington’s public baccalaureate institutions. Read the whole story.

TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege 2014: Living in the Anthropocene

Published: April 15, 2014

The third TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege conference, Living in the Anthropocene, will highlight innovative ideas about living in our current geological human-influenced epoch. The event will be held in the Recital Hall of the Communications Building at The Evergreen State College on Monday, April 21st from 3:30 to 5:30pm. Read the whole story.

Evergreen Helps Bring Acclaimed Films to Olympia

Published: March 24, 2014

Walking into an office at Olympia’s Washington Center for the Performing Arts a few months ago, KAOS-fm’s Development Director John Ford saw a box of music history DVDs on the desk of the center’s marketing director, Anne Larsen. His eyes lit up. Read the whole story.