Olympic College

Bremerton, WA 98337
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Olympic College is one of the thirty-five public 4-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in an urban area, in Bremerton.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 6,476 students attend the school. Every year 21% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Olympic College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,468, and fees were $225. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,922 and $225 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students6,476
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

The Olympic College ADN program is a two year curriculum approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, and accredited by the National League Nursing Accrediting Commission.

The curriculum consists of a combination of general education courses, theoretical nursing courses and clinical experience practice. Clinical experience is offered at a range of healthcare facilities in the local area.

Most students are able to complete the program in six quarters. Students are expected to earn a minimum GPA of 2.2 to progress to the next stage of the program or to graduate from the program upon completion.  

Graduates from the program are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination to be licensed as a Registered Nurse.

Admission Requirements:

  • Application for entrance to Olympic College
  • Application for the nursing program
  • Official Transcripts for all college level coursework (transcript evaluation required)
  • ACCUPLACER Placement Test (Reading Comprehension Proficiency)
  • Complete Prerequisite courses
  • Attend Information Session

The nursing program requires students entering the program to submit proof of physical examination including screening for TB documentation of immunizations series, submit to criminal background check before enrollment in nursing classes.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 8 48
Bachelor's degree 4 32
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 23
Certificate 2 33
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 95.4%
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
09/01/1948 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
04/01/1995 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2009 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$105/credit
In State Students$105/credit
Out of State Students$119/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,725 $4,725 $5,355
ADN 70 $7,350 $7,350 $8,330
BSN 125 $13,125 $13,125 $14,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 48% of Olympic College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 29% $3,881
Other Federal Grant 7% $2,645
State Grant & Scholarships 22% $3,006
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 8% $2,258
Federal Student Loans 10% $5,158
Private Loans 1% $5,680


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,217
$30,001 to $48,000$6,051
$48,001 to $75,000$8,136
$75,001 to $110,000$10,444
Over $110,000$11,690

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
Olympic College
1600 Chester Ave
Bremerton, WA 98337

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