Green River Community College
12401 SE 320th St.
Auburn, WA 98092-3622
(253) 833-9111 ext. 2500
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Green River Community College is a public two-year institution founded in Auburn’s Lee Hill neighborhood in 1965. The school is located about 40 minutes from Seattle and Tacoma, Wash. It also has branch campuses in downtown Auburn, Kent, and Enumclaw to meet increasing demand for higher education in the region. Students can choose from transfer degrees, professional-technical programs, pre-college and basic skills courses, and continuing education classes. More than 9,000 students attend each year from the Puget Sound region, across the U.S., and from around the world.

Programs Offered

Green River Community College serves students who are looking to transfer to a four-year institution and those looking for employment upon graduation. Students can choose from either transfer degrees that can be put towards a bachelor’s degree or professional technical programs that result in certifications or skills training. Areas of study include accounting, business administration, computer science, education, forensic technology, information technology, journalism, and nursing. Select courses are offered online. Students may be able to complete an associate degree online after they complete their developmental and/or pre-college classes.


Green River Community College has been regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1967.


Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years old. Candidates can apply to Green River Community College online. In addition to an application, they must submit a $20 application fee. Other requirements may vary depending on whether the applicant has prior college credit, is a returning Green River Community College student, or an international student. During the application process, students will also have the opportunity to attend student orientation, where they can receive advising and register for classes.

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