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The Evergreen State College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on The Evergreen State College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Evergreen offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is The Evergreen State College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

The Evergreen State College was awarded 11 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts / sciences and humanities.

Overall Quality

Evergreen landed the #1,058 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 23 colleges in Washington, Evergreen is ranked at #20.

See all of the rankings for The Evergreen State College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Evergreen?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at The Evergreen State College is 96%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Evergreen is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to Evergreen submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 630. Math scores were between 460 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The Evergreen State College  ( 500 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for The Evergreen State College  ( 460 to 560 )
Evergreen received ACT scores from 30% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for The Evergreen State College  ( 19 to 27 )

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The Evergreen State College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At The Evergreen State College, the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

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 The Evergreen State College is 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at The Evergreen State College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At The Evergreen State College this rate is 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Evergreen the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 41%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  41 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Evergreen

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,576 undergraduates at Evergreen with 2,366 being full-time and 210 being part-time.

Evergreen Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 88.53 out of 100, Evergreen is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  88.53 out of 100
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How Much Does The Evergreen State College Cost?

The overall average net price of Evergreen is $12,500. 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 Evergreen

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,754 $10,431 $13,969 $17,581 $19,915

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 Evergreen, 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 Evergreen, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $5,388 a year. That adds up to $21,552 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Evergreen is 10.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Evergreen Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Evergreen with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $33,200 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 17% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at The Evergreen State College make the most money.

Location of The Evergreen State College

Located in Olympia, Washington, The Evergreen State College is a public institution. Olympia is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Evergreen are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2700 Evergreen Pkwy Nw, Olympia, WA 98505-0001
Phone: 360-867-6170

The Evergreen State College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 5 majors graduated from The Evergreen State College. Of these students, 881 received undergraduate degrees and 117 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 719 $21,100
Biological & Physical Science 162 $21,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 0 NA
Public Administration 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at The Evergreen State College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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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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