Evergreen Fact Page

The Evergreen State College is a public, liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington. In Evergreen's learning community, students can participate in interdisciplinary programs rather than taking individual classes that are focused on one disciplinary area. Many of these programs are team taught by two or more faculty.

This page includes data on enrollment, degrees, retention, alumni, faculty and staff, and teaching and learning at Evergreen.

Enrollment

Fall 2017

Total Student Enrollment

  
Total student headcount
3,907
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Full-time equivalency (FTE) State-funded FTE, excluding waiver
3,924
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Percent Washington residents
80.9%
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Percent nonresidents
19.1%
Percent students of color
29.8%
Average age of all students
26.0
Median age of all students
23
Percent students with reported disabilities
11.9%
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Percent first generation students
30.0%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
55.0%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
48.9%
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Percent veteran students
5.1%
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Undergraduate Statistics* (92% of total student enrollment)

  
Number of Undergraduates
3,610
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Percent Washington residents
79.9%
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Percent non-residents
20.1%
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Percent students of color
29.5%
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Average age
25.5
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Median age
22
Percent female
57.5%
Percent male
42.5%
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Percent full-time students
92.2%
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Percent part-time students
7.8%
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Percent degree-seeking students
98.6%
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Percent non-degree-seeking (special) students
1.4%
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Percent students with reported disabilities
12.4%
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Percent first generation students
29.7%
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Percent Pell Grant recipients (received aid any quarter)
49.1%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
54.1%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
48.4%
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Percent veteran students
5.2%
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*Enrollment data are also available for First-Time, First-Year and Transfer students.

Graduate Student Statistics (8% of total student enrollment)

  
Number of graduate students
297
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Number of students in Master of Education
0
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Number of students in Master of Environmental Studies
94
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Number of students in Master of Public Administration
145
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Number of students in Dual MEA (Master Env Stud/Pub Admin)
0
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Number of students in Master in Teaching
58
Percent Washington residents
92.6%
Percent nonresidents
7.4%
Percent students of color
33.3%
Percent full-time students
61.3%
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Percent part-time students
 38.7%
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Percent students with reported disabilities
6.4%
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Percent first generation baccalaureate students
34.3%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
65.0%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
55.9%
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Percent veteran students
4.0%
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Enrollment by Location

Fall 2016

Campus

  
Grays Harbor
10
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Olympia
3,927
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Tacoma
134
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Tribal Reservation-based
18

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Degrees Offered and Conferred in 2016-17

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Degree

 
Bachelor of Arts
780
Bachelor of Science
122
Bachelor of Arts and Science (Dual degree)
48
Master of Environmental Studies
18
Master in Public Administration
49
Master in Teaching
15

Student Retention

Fall 2016

   
Retention of Fall 2015 new first-time, first-year students to Fall 2016
68%
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Retention of Fall 2015 undergraduate students of color to Fall 2016
77%
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Overall undergraduate retention Fall 2015 to Fall 2016
78%
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For more information visit the Retention and Graduation page.

Alumni

One-Year Alumni Survey Data (2016) | View Trends (PDF)

Continuing Education

 
Percent of Evergreen alumni who applied to graduate or professional school
within one year of graduating
29%
Percent of those who applied to graduate or professional school accepted
for admission
80%
Percent of Evergreen graduates attending graduate or professional school
within one year of earning baccalaureate degree
20%
Top fields of graduate study for those who attend within one year: 
Education
23%
Social Service
10%
Mental Health Services, Public Administration/Public Policy, and Visual/Performing Arts (tie)
8%

Alumni Employment

 
Percent of Evergreen graduates employed one year after earning
baccalaureate degree
84%
Percent employed by public agencies (government, public school, tribal, etc.)
31%
Percent employed by nonprofit organizations
24%
Percent employed in "high demand" science positions: computer/
mathematical, life science, physical science, farming/fishing/forestry,
healthcare, architecture/engineering
13%
Percent self-employed or own their own business
14%
Top fields of employment one year after graduation: 
Community and Social Service
15%
Office/Administrative Support
15%
Education
12%

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Instructional Faculty

Fall 2016 (fall 2017 data available February 2018)

 
N
%
 
Total faculty
229
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Full-time faculty
163
71.2%
Part-time faculty
66
28.8%
Faculty of color
53
23.1%
Female faculty
121
52.8%
Male faculty
108
47.2%
Faculty with Ph.D./terminal degree
179
78.2%
Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
21:1 
 

For more information visit the Faculty and Staff Data page.

Staff (Non-instructional)

Fall 2016 (fall 2017 data available February 2018)

 
N
%
 
Total staff
554
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Full-time staff
480
86.6%
Part-time staff                                
74
13.4%
Staff of color
124
22.4%
Female staff
309
55.8%
Male staff
245
44.2%

Teaching and Learning Assessment

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment assesses teaching and learning through a variety of means. Read more about student and alumni surveys, peruse the Teaching and Learning page, or explore other online assessment documents.

More information about the Five Foci of Learning and the Expectations of an Evergreen Graduate are available on the About Evergreen page.