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 2021

Total Student Enrollment

 

 

Total student headcount
2116
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Full-time equivalency (FTE) State-funded FTE, excluding waiver
2026
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Percent Washington residents
86.3%
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Percent nonresidents
13.7%
Percent students of color
32.4%
Average age of all students
27.4
Median age of all students
24
Percent non-traditional age (24+ for undergraduate, 30+ for graduate)
47.7%
Percent female
61.6%
Percent male
37.9%
Percent x (non-binary)
< 1%
Percent students with reported disabilities
16.2%
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Percent first generation students
25.9%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
39.8%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
35.0%
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Percent veteran students                                                                                                 
5.4%
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Undergraduate Statistics* Fall 2021           

 

               

*87% of total student enrollment. Enrollment data are also available for First-Time, First-Year and Transfer students.

Number of Undergraduates
1849
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Percent Washington residents
87.4%
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Percent non-residents
12.6%
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Percent students of color
32.3%
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Average age
26.6
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Median age
23
Percent female
60.7%
Percent male
38.7%
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Percent x (non-binary)
< 1%
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Percent full-time students
87.9%
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Percent part-time students
12.1%
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Percent degree-seeking students
98.4%
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Percent non-degree-seeking (special) students
1.0%
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Percent students with reported disabilities
16.7%
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Percent first generation students
25.4%
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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)
38.8%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
34.1%
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Percent veteran students                                                                                                 
5.4%
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Graduate Student Statistics (13% of total student enrollment)

   
Number of graduate students
267
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Number of students in Master of Environmental Studies
73
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Number of students in Master of Public Administration
131
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Number of students in Master in Teaching
63
Percent Washington residents
95.5%
Percent nonresidents
4.5%
Percent students of color
33.0%
Percent female
67.4%
Percent male
32.6%
Percent x (non-binary)
0%
Percent full-time students
65.2%
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Percent part-time students
34.8%
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Percent students with reported disabilities
12.4%
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Percent first generation baccalaureate students
29.6%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
46.4%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
40.8%
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Percent veteran students
5.6%
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Enrollment by Location

Fall 2021

Campus                                                           

   
Olympia Undergraduate
1716
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Tacoma

65

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Native Pathways Program
68

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Degrees Offered and Conferred in 2020-21

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Degree

 
Bachelor of Arts
541
Bachelor of Science
84
Bachelor of Arts and Science (Dual degree)
52
Master of Environmental Studies
25
Master in Public Administration
56
Master in Teaching
n/a

Student Retention

Fall 2021

Student Retention
                                                                                                                                                    
Retention of Fall 2020 new first-time, first-year students to Fall 2021
66%
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Overall undergraduate retention Fall 2020 to Fall 2021
74%
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Retention of Fall 2020 undergraduate students of color to Fall 2021
71%
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For more information visit the Retention and Graduation page.

Alumni

One-Year Alumni Survey Data (2020) | View Trends (PDF)

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
92%
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:  
Public Administration/Public Policy
16%
Natural Resources and Conservation
11%
Education/Social Service Professions (tie)
10%

 

 

Alumni Employment

               
Percent of Evergreen graduates employed one year after earning
baccalaureate degree
69%
Percent employed by public agencies (government, public school, tribal, etc.)
36%
Percent employed by nonprofit organizations
23%
Percent employed in "high demand" science positions: computer/
mathematical, life science, physical science, farming/fishing/forestry,
healthcare, architecture/engineering
25%
Percent self-employed or own their own business
9%
Top fields of employment one year after graduation:  
Education/Instruction/Library
16%
Community and Social Services
12%
Office/Administrative Support
9%

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Instructional Faculty

Fall 2021

Go to our faculty and staff page for historical data

                                                                                       
    N 
    % 
Total faculty 166  
Full-time faculty
120
72%
Part-time faculty
59
28%
Faculty of color
44
27%
Female faculty
93
56%
Male faculty 73
44%
Faculty with Ph.D./terminal degree
131
79%
Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
14:1 
 

For more information visit the Faculty and Staff Data page.

Staff (Non-instructional)

Fall 2021

Go to our faculty and staff page for historical data

                                                                                                        
     N  
     %  
Total staff
443
 
Full-time staff
380

 86%

Part-time staff                                
63
14%
Staff of color
109
25%
Female staff
269
61%
Male staff
174
39%

 

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.