Evergreen State College

Olympia, Washington, United States
Evergreen is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.



In 1971, Evergreen welcomed its first students. The 1,000-acre campus and 3,000-foot Puget Sound beachfront became a living laboratory for creative and scientific inspiration and research. Since then, the college has earned accolades from national publications; Princeton Review, Fiske Guide, U.S. News & World Report, and Sierra Magazine, regularly rank Evergreen as a top college.


In their 2017-19 Strategic Action Plan the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) defines two state goals to be attained by 2023:

All adults in Washington will have a high school diploma or equivalent

At least 70 percent of Washington adults will have a postsecondary education

The overarching big question for this class will be: What policy strategies would be most effective in achieving these goals? In the process, we will explore the role and limitations of state policy in addressing state education goals, always keeping the focus on what Washington is doing to address these issues.


The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment works to improve educational effectiveness through the assessment of teaching and learning, the evaluation of educational practices and services, and the ongoing reporting of demographic and evaluative data for institutional decision making and external reporting.


You already have, or are currently learning, the essential skills that most employers are looking for—leadership, communication, problem solving, and teamwork.

Career Development Counselors can help you learn more about what’s out there, get advice about tailoring what you’ve learned, and assemble your job-getting skills.

We’ll help you create the perfect package to offer a prospective employer. A career counselor can help you look through your academic and work experience with an eye towards job requirements. Be ready with mock interviews. Some people say we’re even tougher than the real thing!

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Education & Training (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)


Housing services

Living on campus links you directly to Evergreen’s vibrant community. Students who live on campus do better in classes and make more friends.

Living on campus has many benefits
  • Enjoy more sleep before walking to class
  • Free Internet service and other utilities
  • No need to commute
  • Easy access to all the programs and activities occurring on campus
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • 1,000 acres of forest and beach in your backyard
  • Library services

    Evergreen Library and Media Services is dedicated to the best possible service to the interdisciplinary programs, students, staff, and faculty of The Evergreen State College. We continually strive to seek new and innovative ways to provide information in all possible formats.

    ICT services

    Students have access to Macintosh and Windows computers, with Internet access and a variety of up-to-date software, in the campus.

    Medical services

    We offer same-day appointments for acute care needs such as colds and flu.                                                                                                                                                                                      

    • Students can be evaluated for mental health issues such as Depression or Anxiety. 
    • Our Reproductive Health visits offer consultation and testing.

    Student Life

    Campus life

    You can look forward to making Evergreen your home away from home. The campus offers recreation and athletics, learning and study resources, groups and clubs, housing options, meal plans, and much more.

    Housing on campus provides many options, free internet, a short commute, and convenient access to a long list of benefits.

    Dining on campus offers flexible ways to get your fill and spend quality time together.

    More than 1,000 acres of forest surround the campus, with winding trails leading to 3,300 feet of unspoiled beach on the Puget Sound.

    Sports facilities

    Club sports are open to students at many skill and fitness levels while providing an opportunity to have a great experience and even compete with other college clubs.

    Beyond traditional college sports, clubs are available for rock climbing, snow sports, and dance.

    Student clubs

    Some of the organizations present at Evergreen include:

    • Bike Shop
    • Cooper Point Journal
    • Demeter's Garden
    • Do it Greener
    • Evergreen Community Gardens
    • Evergreen Gaming Guild
    • Evergreen PAWS (Predator and Wildlife Support)
    • Evergreen RPG Guild


    The Evergreen State College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

    Olympia, Washington, United States