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 2019

Total Student Enrollment

 

 

Total student headcount
2,854
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Full-time equivalency (FTE) State-funded FTE, excluding waiver
2,851
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Percent Washington residents
84.7%
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Percent nonresidents
15.3%
Percent students of color
31.4%
Average age of all students
26.9
Median age of all students
23
Percent non-traditional age (24+ for undergraduate, 30+ for graduate)
46.0%
Percent female
60.0%
Percent male
40.0%
Percent x (non-binary)
< 1%
Percent students with reported disabilities
15.0%
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Percent first generation students
29.0%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
51.9%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
44.8%
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Percent veteran students                                                                                                 
5.4%
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Undergraduate Statistics* Fall 2019             

 

               

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

Number of Undergraduates
2,576
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Percent Washington residents
83.6%
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Percent non-residents
16.4%
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Percent students of color
31.3%
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Average age
26.2
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Median age
23
Percent female
58.6%
Percent male
41.4%
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Percent x (non-binary)
< 1%
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Percent full-time students
92.0%
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Percent part-time students
8.0%
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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
15.5%
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Percent first generation students
29.3%
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Percent Pell Grant recipients (received aid any quarter)
51.7%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
51.7%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
44.9%
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Percent veteran students                                                                                                 
5.2%
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Graduate Student Statistics (10% of total student enrollment)

  
Number of graduate students
278
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Number of students in Master of Environmental Studies
91
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Number of students in Master of Public Administration
142
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Number of students in Master in Teaching
45
Percent Washington residents
95.3%
Percent nonresidents
4.7%
Percent students of color
32.0%
Percent female
68.3%
Percent male
31.7%
Percent x (non-binary)
< 1%
Percent full-time students
62.0%
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Percent part-time students
 38.0%
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Percent students with reported disabilities
5.0%
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Percent first generation baccalaureate students
26.6%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
54.0%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
44.2%
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Percent veteran students
6.8%
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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 2019

Campus                                                           

  
Olympia Undergraduate
  2411
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Tacoma
115
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Native Pathways Program (Previously: Tribal Reservation-based)
50

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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 2019

Student Retention (Trend charts coming soon)
                                                                                                                                                  
Retention of Fall 2018 new first-time, first-year students to Fall 2019
    65%
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Overall undergraduate retention Fall 2018 to Fall 2019
77%
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Retention of Fall 2018 undergraduate students of color to Fall 2019
76%
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For more information visit the Retention and Graduation page.

Alumni

One-Year Alumni Survey Data (2018) | View Trends (PDF)

Continuing Education

 
Percent of Evergreen alumni who applied to graduate or professional school
within one year of graduating
                    31%
Percent of those who applied to graduate or professional school accepted
for admission
77%
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: 
Education
23%
Natural Resources and Conservation
12%
Public Administration/Public Policy
9%

Alumni Employment

               
Percent of Evergreen graduates employed one year after earning
baccalaureate degree
78%
Percent employed by public agencies (government, public school, tribal, etc.)
35%
Percent employed by nonprofit organizations
22%
Percent employed in "high demand" science positions: computer/
mathematical, life science, physical science, farming/fishing/forestry,
healthcare, architecture/engineering
15%
Percent self-employed or own their own business
14%
Top fields of employment one year after graduation: 
Education/Instruction/Library
16%
Office/Administrative Support
14%
Community and Social Services
11%

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Instructional Faculty

Fall 2018 (fall 2019 data available February 2020)

                                                                                       
    N 
    % 
 
Total faculty
190
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Full-time faculty
134
70.5%
Part-time faculty
56
29.5%
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Faculty of color
49
25.8%
Female faculty
103
54.2%
Male faculty
87
45.8%
Faculty with Ph.D./terminal degree
155
81.6%
Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
21:1 
 

For more information visit the Faculty and Staff Data page.

Staff (Non-instructional)

Fall 2018 (Fall 2019 data available February 2020)

                                                                                                        
     N  
     %  
 
Total staff
502
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Full-time staff
440
87.6%
Part-time staff                                
62
12.4%
Staff of color
120
23.9%
Female staff
291
58.0%
Male staff
211
42.0%

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.