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 2020

Total Student Enrollment

 

 

Total student headcount
2281
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Full-time equivalency (FTE) State-funded FTE, excluding waiver
2209
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Percent Washington residents
87.6%
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Percent nonresidents
12.4%
Percent students of color
31.9%
Average age of all students
27.4
Median age of all students
24
Percent non-traditional age (24+ for undergraduate, 30+ for graduate)
48.7%
Percent female
62.0%
Percent male
38.0%
Percent x (non-binary)
< 1%
Percent students with reported disabilities
15.0%
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Percent first generation students
28.5%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
39.9%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
34.8%
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Percent veteran students                                                                                                 
5.7%
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Undergraduate Statistics* Fall 2020            

 

               

*90% of total student enrollment. Enrollment data are also available for First-Time, First-Year and Transfer students.

Number of Undergraduates
2080
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Percent Washington residents
86.8%
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Percent non-residents
13.2%
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Percent students of color
31.9%
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Average age
26.8
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Median age
23
Percent female
61.0%
Percent male
38.6%
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Percent x (non-binary)
< 1%
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Percent full-time students
90.0%
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Percent part-time students
10.0%
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Percent degree-seeking students
99.0%
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Percent non-degree-seeking (special) students
1.0%
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Percent students with reported disabilities
15.7%
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Percent first generation students
28.7%
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Percent Pell Grant recipients (received aid any quarter)
48.7%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
40.4%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
35.2%
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Percent veteran students                                                                                                 
5.7%
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Graduate Student Statistics (9% of total student enrollment)

  
Number of graduate students
201
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Number of students in Master of Environmental Studies
81
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Number of students in Master of Public Administration
120
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Number of students in Master in Teaching
0
Percent Washington residents
96%
Percent nonresidents
4%
Percent students of color
32.3%
Percent female
68.2%
Percent male
31.8%
Percent x (non-binary)
0%
Percent full-time students
56.0%
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Percent part-time students
 44.0%
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Percent students with reported disabilities
8.0%
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Percent first generation baccalaureate students
26.4%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
34.8%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
29.9%
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Percent veteran students
6.5%
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Number of students in Master of Education
 
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Number of students in Dual MEA (Master Env Stud/Pub Admin)
 
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Enrollment by Location

Fall 2020

Campus                                                           

  
Olympia Undergraduate
1902
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Tacoma

        101

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Native Pathways Program
77

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Degrees Offered and Conferred in 2018-19

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Degree

 
Bachelor of Arts
       719
Bachelor of Science
112
Bachelor of Arts and Science (Dual degree)
50
Master of Environmental Studies
40
Master in Public Administration
58
Master in Teaching
19

Student Retention

Fall 2020

Student Retention
                                                                                                                                                  
Retention of Fall 2019 new first-time, first-year students to Fall 2020
    60%
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Overall undergraduate retention Fall 2019 to Fall 2020
72%
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Retention of Fall 2019 undergraduate students of color to Fall 2020
69%
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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 2019 (fall 2020 data available February 2021)

Go to our faculty and staff page for historical data

                                                                                       
    N 
    % 
Total faculty186 
Full-time faculty
127
68.3%
Part-time faculty
59
31.7%
Faculty of color
52
28.0%
Female faculty
102
54.8%
Male faculty
84
45.2%
Faculty with Ph.D./terminal degree
134
72%
Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
21:1 
 

For more information visit the Faculty and Staff Data page.

Staff (Non-instructional)

Fall 2019 (Fall 2020 data available February 2021)

Go to our faculty and staff page for historical data

                                                                                                        
     N  
     %  
Total staff
456
 
Full-time staff
426
93.4%
Part-time staff                                
30
16.6%
Staff of color
110
24.1%
Female staff
267
58.6%
Male staff
189
41.4%

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.