Green River College

Green River College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Green River College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

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Green River College was awarded 82 badges in the 2022 rankings.

Overall Quality

GRC was not ranked in College Factual's 2022 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

Is It Hard to Get Into GRC?

Acceptance Rate

Green River College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Green River College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At GRC, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Green River College is 50%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  50 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Green River College

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Green River College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,435 undergraduates at GRC with 5,479 being full-time and 2,956 being part-time.

How Much Does Green River College Cost?

The overall average net price of GRC is $8,939. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for GRC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,286 $7,933 $10,408 $13,692 $14,283

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of GRC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At GRC, approximately 14% of students took out student loans averaging $4,224 a year. That adds up to $16,896 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at GRC is 14.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do GRC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from GRC make about $38,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Green River College

Located in Auburn, Washington, Green River College is a public institution. Auburn is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for GRC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 12401 Se 320Th St, Auburn, WA 98092-3622
Phone: 253-833-9111

Green River College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Information Technology 62 NA
Computer Programming 53 NA
Entrepreneurial Studies 26 NA
Air Transportation 18 NA
Business Administration & Management 16 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 13 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3 NA
Legal Support Services 1 NA
Mechanical Engineering 0 NA
Carpentry 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Green River College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at GRC

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 3,485 students took at least one online class at Green River College. This is an increase from the 3,364 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 3,485 1,272
2017-2018 3,364 1,074
2016-2017 2,943 974
2015-2016 2,779 897
2013-2014 2,464 849

Learn more about online learning at Green River College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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