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Olympic College | Field Guide 2022

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At Olympic College, we move mountains. Our students are high achievers who graduate from our programs and go on to become community leaders. Our diversity and social justice graduation requirement prepares these students to lead responsibly with critical skills for examining topics such as race, class, gender, sexuality, ability and sustainability.

With cutting-edge programs and facilities, our students learn in a world-class environment. Employees of Olympic College are hyper-focused on students and their success, which is at the heart of all that we do. We welcome students from all walks of life to reach new heights at Olympic College.

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Key Facts

Highest Enrolled Programs

  • Associate in Arts Transfer Agreement
  • Industrial Trades Technician Apprenticeship
  • Associate in Technical Arts
  • Associate in Technical Arts in Nursing
  • Associate of Science Transfer Degree Track 2
  • Associate in Business Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program


  • Headcount (all sources): 8,554
  • FTES (all sources): 4,951
  • Headcount (state-funded): 7,768
  • FTES (state-funded): 3,820

Students in Selected Programs

  • Bachelor's: 156
  • Apprentices: 784
  • I-BEST: 635
  • International: 94
  • Running Start: 1,207
  • Worker Retraining: 690

Student Profile

Type of Student

  • Academic/transfer: 46%
  • Basic skills: 5%
  • Other: 9%
  • Workforce education: 40%


  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 5%
  • Asian: 13%
  • Black/African American: 6%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 12%
  • Pacific Islander: 3%
  • White: 79%


  • Full-time: 56%
  • Part-time: 44%

Family and Finances

  • Students receiving need-based financial aid: 24%
  • Students with dependents: 36%


  • Female: 56%
  • Male: 44%

Median age


Points of Interest

New aviation partnership program takes flight at Olympic College 

Residents of Kitsap and Mason counties looking to enter the workforce in the growing aviation field have a new pathway thanks to a partnership between Olympic College and Green River College. This fall, Olympic College launched its Aviation Technology Associate of Applied Science Program, which prepares students for careers as airline dispatchers, where they can earn a median pay of $56,000 per year. This program used a mix of online and in person classes taught at Olympic College and/or Avian Flight School in Bremerton.

Veterans and Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathway expands opportunities

Olympic College recently launched a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathway tailored specifically to current and retired Air Force and Army military medics, with a Navy corpsman option coming soon. Current and former military medics can now apply their skill, experience and Joint Service Transcripts towards a bachelor's degree credential in Nursing. The Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VL-BSN) pathway uses a flexible hybrid model that allows students to tailor their classes to meet the needs of working professionals seeking to grow their education. 

Olympic College premiers documentary filmmaking Certificate of Completion

The proliferation of streaming networks and social media are creating increasing demand for skilled filmmakers, and Olympic College is leading the way with its unique Film School. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Filmmaking is considered one of the best values in the nation, and this industry-leading program has a new certificate option for budding filmmakers in the Documentary Filmmaking Certificate of Completion Program. Led by award-winning documentary filmmaker Marq Evans, the Certificate of Completion offers the whole scope of documentary filmmaking, from development through distribution, in a hands-on and project-based environment. At the end of three consecutive quarters, students produce their own documentary film.

Data is from the 2019-20 academic year. Reflects headcount unless otherwise noted.

*May not add up to 100% because students may be counted in more than one race. Percentages calculated on reported value.


Dr. Marty Cavalluzzi


  • Cheryl Miller, chair
  • Tom Eckmann, vice chair
  • Harriette Bryant
  • Frankie Coleman
  • Candelario Gonzalez

Year Founded


Service Area

Kitsap and Mason counties

Legislative Districts

23, 26, 35

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