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Olympic College Data & Information Overview

183 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
13% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Olympic College Ranked?

#1,150 Best Colleges in Nation
#23 Best Colleges in WA
Engineering Technologies Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Olympic College was awarded 183 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is engineering technologies.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked OC as #1,150 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when OC held the #1,394 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

OC also holds the #23 spot on the Best Colleges in Washington ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into OC?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Olympic College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

Learn more about Olympic College admissions.

Olympic College Faculty

18 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Olympic College, this ratio is 18 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Olympic College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Olympic College

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Olympic College.

Olympic College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,416 Full-Time Undergraduates
31.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
54.5% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,357 undergraduates at OC with 3,416 being full-time and 1,941 being part-time.

How Much Does Olympic College Cost?

$7,639 Net Price
1% Take Out Loans
$20,900 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of OC is $7,639. 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 OC

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

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 OC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At OC, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $5,225 a year. That adds up to $20,900 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at OC is 13.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do OC Graduates Make?

$39,230 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from OC make around $39,230 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Olympic College make the most money.

Location of Olympic College

Washington State
3,416 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Olympic College is a public institution situated in Bremerton, Washington. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for OC are given below.

Contact Details
Address:1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337-1699

Olympic College Majors

34 Majors With Completions
1,335 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management24$45,067
Audiovisual Communications16NA
Computer Information Systems10NA
Graphic Communications0NA
General Business/Commerce0NA
Computer Programming0NA
Computer Software & Applications0NA
Computer Systems Networking0NA

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

Online Learning at OC

91% Take At Least One Class Online
65% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 4,531 students took at least one online class at Olympic College. This is an increase from the 4,421 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

Learn more about online learning at Olympic College.

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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