Olympic College is a public two-year community college, with many 4 year degree options, that educates more than 13,000 students a year in a wide range of ages and with diverse backgrounds. Founded in 1946, the college has three campuses in Bremerton, Poulsbo, and Shelton, and serves a population of 280,000 residents living in Kitsap and Mason Counties. The institution provides opportunities to all students that want to attend and helps build skills for the next phase of their life or career.
Olympic College has a strong reputation for quality and excellence and was named as one of ten finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Highly qualified faculty and staff are committed to providing students with the best educational experience possible. About 25 percent of faculty hold doctorate degrees and all professional-technical faculty have industry experience.
In recent years, the college has undergone many changes including the completion of a new 70,000 square-foot College Instruction Center building at the Bremerton campus that houses the visual arts, music, performing arts, and digital filmmaking programs, expansion of services at its Poulsbo and Shelton campuses, and the addition of a bachelor's of science in Nursing degree and most recently a bachelor's of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership and Technical Management. Read stories about the college that have appeared in the media (http://www.olympic.edu/news) – less