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Green River is a 4-year public university located at 12401 SE 320th St in Auburn, Washington. It's a Small campus in a City-based setting with 8,153 enrolled students and a student faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Campus housing is not present on campus, and online programs are available.

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Green River College (GRC) is a public college that is located in Auburn region, Washington State. The history of GRC establishment returns back to 1945 when a huge learning event in Washington was held by the Auburn School District offering adult evening education programs. The program gained high reputation that the citizens at that time decided that this region “Green Valley” was in high need of establishment of a community college. A number of local committees were held in 1959 to get the approvals needed from the state for the new college establishment. The committees successfully acquired their goal when they obtained the state approval in 1963. A year later, in 1963, GRC opened its doors to enroll in its academic and technical programs in its old site near the Auburn Boeing plant. After one more year, the college moved to its current location in Lea Hill, east of Auburn. The location of current campus is characterized by being easily reachable from the different surrounding communities. In addition it is only 40-minute drive from Seattle and Tacoma two of the largest cities in Washington. In addition to its main campus, GRC has opened two remote campuses in Kent and Enumclaw in Washington.

The college mission is to guarantee providing students with high standard educational programs and services that would match the surrounding communities’ requirements. It aims be ranked as one of the best colleges in terms of students’ accomplishment and prosperity.

GRC has kept its place as one of the top 100 nation’s associate degrees awarding colleges for seven times in the past ten years. It is also ranked as one of the top 100 colleges in the U.S that award one year certificates in all of its offered disciplines.

Green River offers four-year undergraduate degrees in more than 5 majors, technical programs in more than 25 disciplines and 10 different associate degrees.

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  • #2122 Nationally for Universities with highest tuition

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  • #1738 Nationally for Colleges with the most expensive cost of living.

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  • #2122 Nationally for Universities with highest tuition

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  • #1738 Nationally for Colleges with the most Expensive cost of living

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  • #451 Nationally for Largest Number of students enrolled

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Tony Tost

Entertainment & Arts

An American famous poet and winner of the 2003 Walt Whitman Award for his poetry book “The Invisible Bride”.

Douglas Randall Sisk

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An American former baseball player and a professional relief pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1982 till 1988 and from 1990 till 1991.

Mark Allen Emmert

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A former president of the University of Washington and a current president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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