Institutional Research and Assessment

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 2014

Total Student Enrollment    
Total student headcount
4,219
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Full-time equivalency (FTE) State-funded FTE, excluding waiver
4,216
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Percent Washington residents
76.4%
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Percent nonresidents
23.6%
Percent students of color
25.9%
Average age of all students
26.1
Median age of all students
22
Percent students with reported disabilities
8.8%
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Percent first generation students
31.1%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
50.9%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
45.1%
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Percent veteran students
5.3%
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Undergraduate Statistics (92% of total student enrollment)    
Number of Undergraduates
3,878
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Percent Washington residents
75.0%
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Percent non-residents
25.0%
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Percent students of color
25.9%
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Average age
25.4
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Median age
22
Percent female
54.0%
Percent male 46.0% View Trend (PDF)
Percent full-time students
91.7%
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Percent part-time students
8.3%
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Percent degree-seeking students
98.0%
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Percent non-degree-seeking (special) students
2.0%
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Percent students with reported disabilities
9.0%
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Percent first generation students
31.7%
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Percent Pell Grant recipients (received aid any quarter)
47.8%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
50.1%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
44.6%
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Percent veteran students
5.0%
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Graduate Student Statistics (8% of total student enrollment)    
Number of graduate students
341
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Number of students in Master of Education
0
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Number of students in Master of Environmental Studies
91
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Number of students in Master of Public Administration
177
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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
73
Percent Washington residents
91.5%
Percent nonresidents
8.5%
Percent students of color
26.7%
Percent full-time students
68.0%
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Percent part-time students
 32.0%
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Percent students with reported disabilities
6.7%
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Percent first generation baccalaureate students
24.9%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
60.7%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
51.0%
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Percent veteran students
7.9%
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Enrollment by Location

Fall 2014

Campus    
Grays Harbor
28
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Olympia
3,981
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Tacoma
179
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Tribal Reservation-based
31

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Degrees Offered and Conferred in 2013-14

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Degree  
Bachelor of Arts
1,006
Bachelor of Science
129
Bachelor of Arts and Science (Dual degree)
79
Master of Environmental Studies
29
Master in Public Administration
56
Master of Environmental Studies/Public Administration (Dual degree)
1
Master in Teaching
27

Student Retention

Fall 2013

     
Retention of Fall 2012 new first-time, first-year students to Fall 2013
73%
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Retention of Fall 2012 undergraduate students of color to Fall 2013
84%
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Overall undergraduate retention Fall 2012 to Fall 2013
82%
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For more information visit the Retention and Graduation page.

Alumni

One-Year Alumni Survey Data (2012)

Continuing Education  
Percent of Evergreen alumni who applied to graduate or professional school
within one year of graduating
27%
Percent of those who applied to graduate or professional school accepted
for admission
84%
Percent of Evergreen graduates attending graduate or professional school
within one year of earning baccalaureate degree
21%
Top fields of graduate study for those who attend within one year:  
Education
16%
Public Administration/Public Policy
16%
Natural Resources and Conservation
13%
Computer and Information Sciences
7%
English Language and Literature/Letters
7%
Alumni Employment  
Percent of Evergreen graduates employed one year after earning
baccalaureate degree
78%
Percent employed by public agencies (government, public school, tribal, etc.)
29%
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
23%
Percent self-employed or own their own business
12%
Top fields of employment one year after graduation:  
Office/Administrative Support
11%
Community/Social Service
9%
Education/Training/Library
9%

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Instructional Faculty

Fall 2013 (Fall 2014 data available February 2015)

 
N
%
 
Total faculty
232
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Full-time faculty
166
71.6%
Part-time faculty
66
28.4%
Faculty of color
56
24.1%
Female faculty
125
53.9%
Male faculty
107
46.1%
Faculty with Ph.D./terminal degree
181
78.0%
Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
23:1 
 

For more information visit the Faculty and Staff Data page.

Staff (Non-instructional)

Fall 2013 (Fall 2014 data available February 2015)

 
N
%
 
Total staff
531
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Full-time staff
462
87.0%
Part-time staff                                
69
13.0%
Staff of color
124
23.4%
Female staff
301
56.7%
Male staff
230
43.3%

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.