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.”
Greeners experience the second fastest time to degree among Washington’s public four-year institutions
3rd highest four-year graduation rate among Washington’s public institutions
About Your Fellow Greeners
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.
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 faculty of color
Our faculty members are a reflection of our commitment to diversity.
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)
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 lowest tuition costs of any Washington four-year institution.