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 2018

Total Student Enrollment

 

 

Total student headcount
3,327
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Full-time equivalency (FTE) State-funded FTE, excluding waiver
3,339
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Percent Washington residents
82.7%
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Percent nonresidents
17.3%
Percent students of color
30.2%
Average age of all students
26.5
Median age of all students
23
Percent non-traditional age (24+ for undergraduate, 30+ for graduate)
44.2%
Percent female
59.2%
Percent male
40.8%
Percent x (non-binary)
< 1%
Percent students with reported disabilities
13.7%
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Percent first generation students
28.9%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
52.8%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
46.4%
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Percent veteran students                                                                                                 
4.9%
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Undergraduate Statistics* Fall 2018              

 

               

*92% of total student enrollment. Enrollment data are also available for First-Time, First-Year and Transfer students.

Number of Undergraduates
3,018
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Percent Washington residents
81.5%
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Percent non-residents
18.5%
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Percent students of color
30.0%
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Average age
25.7
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Median age
22
Percent female
58.3%
Percent male
41.7%
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Percent x (non-binary)
< 1%
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Percent full-time students
92.1%
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Percent part-time students
7.9%
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Percent degree-seeking students
98.1%
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Percent non-degree-seeking (special) students
1.9%
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Percent students with reported disabilities
14.3%
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Percent first generation students
29.0%
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Percent Pell Grant recipients (received aid any quarter)
50.4%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
52.7%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
46.6%
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Percent veteran students                                                                                                 
5.0%
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Graduate Student Statistics (9% of total student enrollment)

  
Number of graduate students
309
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Number of students in Master of Environmental Studies
102
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Number of students in Master of Public Administration
144
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Number of students in Master in Teaching
63
Percent Washington residents
93.9%
Percent nonresidents
6.1%
Percent students of color
32.7%
Percent female
68.3%
Percent male
31.7%
Percent x (non-binary)
< 1%
Percent full-time students
62.1%
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Percent part-time students
 37.9%
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Percent students with reported disabilities
7.8%
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Percent first generation baccalaureate students
27.8%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
54.0%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
45.0%
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Percent veteran students
4.2%
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Number of students in Master of Education
0
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Number of students in Dual MEA (Master Env Stud/Pub Admin)
0
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Enrollment by Location

Fall 2017

Campus                                                           

  
Grays Harbor
 16
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Olympia
  3,727
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Tacoma
132
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Native Pathways Program (Previously: Tribal Reservation-based)
32

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Degrees Offered and Conferred in 2017-18

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Degree

 
Bachelor of Arts
       772
Bachelor of Science
104
Bachelor of Arts and Science (Dual degree)
57
Master of Environmental Studies
29
Master in Public Administration
68
Master in Teaching
25

Student Retention

Fall 2017

Student Retention
                                                                                                                                                  
Retention of Fall 2016 new first-time, first-year students to Fall 2017
        60%
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Retention of Fall 2016 undergraduate students of color to Fall 2017
74%
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Overall undergraduate retention Fall 2016 to Fall 2017
74%
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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 2017 (fall 2018 data available February 2019)

                                                                                       
    N 
    % 
 
Total faculty
223
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Full-time faculty
155
69.5%
Part-time faculty
68
30.5%
Faculty of color
53
27.8%
Female faculty
121
53.8%
Male faculty
108
46.2%
Faculty with Ph.D./terminal degree
179
78.9%
Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
21:1 
 

For more information visit the Faculty and Staff Data page.

Staff (Non-instructional)

Fall 2017 (fall 2018 data available February 2019)

                                                                                                        
     N  
     %  
 
Total staff
551
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Full-time staff
479
86.9%
Part-time staff                                
72
13.1%
Staff of color
121
22.0%
Female staff
317
57.5%
Male staff
234
42.5%

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.