Fast Facts

About Your Academics

60+ fields of study to explore

With no formal majors, you’re free to choose programs with topics that interest you.

Evergreen is fully accredited as a baccalaureate and graduate degree granting institution by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


Evergreen's 2013 ranking by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top colleges in the West

Evergreen also made the U.S. News & World Report  2013 list of the nation's 18 best “Learning Communities.”

Of the college, the magazine said, “While in many ways Evergreen breaks the mold of traditional higher education—and in doing so opens up opportunities for students with a wide range of learning styles and career goals—the college delivers a high level of academic rigor.”

3.88 years, average

Greeners experience the second fastest time to degree among Washington’s public four-year institutions

Source: State of Washington’s Office of Financial Management

3rd highest four-year graduation rate among Washington’s public institutions

Go beyond majors, classes, and grades and see why Evergreen is a very different place to learn.

About Your Fellow Greeners

47 states, 27 foreign countries

Greeners come from all over the U.S., including Puerto Rico and U.S. military bases abroad, as well as from many other countries around the world

75% of Greeners are Washington residents


the average (mean) high school GPA for freshmen who enrolled in September 2012

The average SAT Critical Reading score was 575, the average SAT Math score was 526, and the average ACT composite was 24 for freshmen who enrolled.

25% of Greeners are students of color

50% of Greeners hold down a job while going to school

81% of 2011 graduates belonged to at least one traditionally under-served population

These include low-income families, students of color, first generation to attend college, veterans, students with a disability, and older than average students.

See what Evergreen’s students have to say about Evergreen in their own words.

About Your Faculty


Evergreen’s student–faculty ratio.

Evergreen’s 240 faculty members are distinguished both in scholarship and by their dedication to teaching. Seventy-eight percent hold the highest degree in their field.


are female.


are faculty of color

Our faculty members are a reflection of our commitment to diversity.

Get to know your faculty members and what programs they’re teaching next.

About Our Greener Alumni


are working, in graduate or professional schools, or doing something else meaningful one year after graduation according to a recent survey of graduates.

Our accomplished alumni live and work around the world and they tend to be creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial in their endeavors.

Many Evergreen alumni are working to make the world a better place. Prominent alumni include:

  • Lynda Barry (author, cartoonist)
  • Josh Blue (winner, 2006 "Last Comic Standing")
  • Joseph A. Dear (Chief Investment Officer, California Public Employees' Retirement System)
  • Matt Groening (creator of "The Simpsons")
  • Dr. James Moore (Director, Harvard Law School's Open Economies project)

Explore life after Evergreen through alumni profiles.

About Financial Aid

66% of Greeners receive some form of financial aid, with the average award being $13,306.

52% of 2011 graduates finished with no loan history at Evergreen, and those with debt were well below state and national averages.


Evergreen alumni have earnings comparable to other college graduates in the same fields and careers.

Fields in which Evergreen graduates are represented at higher-than-average levels include the sciences (life, physical, and social); education, training, library; arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media; computer and mathematical (for older graduates); legal (for older graduates); and farming, fishing, and forestry.


Evergreen alumni make an average of $22,600 more in annual average lifetime earnings than if they had not attended college.

That means it takes about four years of increased annual average lifetime earnings to pay back the entire cost of four years at Evergreen (at today’s prices).


Evergreen has the second-lowest tuition costs of any Washington four-year institution.

Learn more about how you can get help paying for an Evergreen education.