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 Green River Community College 

Name: Green River Community College
President: Eileen Ely
City: Auburn
State: WA
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Medium City, Suburban/Rural
Year Established: 1965

Governing Board Website


Green River Community College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 8,361
Part Time: 35.3%
Full Time: 64.7%

Male: 46.7%
Female: 53.3%

African American: 5.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 6.3%
Hispanic: 5.4%
Native American: 0.7%
White: 61.0%
Other: 21.3%




Eileen Ely


Board Chair

Linda Cowan
Board Chair

Quote from the President

"At Green River Community College, we are extremely proud of our nearly 50 years of fulfilling our mission to provide quality education and our vision to create opportunities for every student. With more than 10,000 students, the college prides itself in welcoming a diverse student population. Our students come from around the Puget Sound region, across the United States, and from around the world. Our rich diversity allows students the opportunity to experience a wealth of perspectives and ideas, thus preparing them for a global world."

Interesting Facts

  • Green River Community College is active in providing academic, transition, and support services for student veterans. Through the Veterans Council, Green River serves more than 300 student veterans who are receiving G.I. Bill benefits, and more than 400 students receive tuition waivers due to veteran status.
  • The national award-winning Green River Natural Resources program is one of only two in Washington—and one of only 23 in North America—with degrees recognized by the Society of American Foresters.
  • Green River’s aviation program is a Federal Aviation Commission-Air Traffic College Training initiative (FAACTI) school. The program prepares students for employment in the highly competitive fields of air traffic control, aircraft dispatch, professional piloting, helicopter piloting, and air transportation.
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