Green River College

College Degree Finder

Green River College (abbreviated GRC) is located in the city of Auburn, in Washington state. With just over 9,000 students GRC is one of Washington’s larger smaller colleges. It was founded in 1963 but started out as an adult education division of the Auburn School District in 1945. The institution began offering technical and career-oriented programs just after it was chartered as a community college in 1964. In addition to its main campus in Auburn, GRC has branch campuses in Kent and Enumclaw, Washington.

Green River College offers a selection of technical programs designed to help students prepare for various occupations as well as associate degrees intended for those who plan on transferring to a four-year college or university upon graduation. Technical programs and degrees are offered in over 40 fields of study and professional disciplines. One of the college’s most popular programs is in Aviation Technology. In this program, students prepare for various careers in aviation, including a career as a pilot. Students who are intent on attending a four-year college following the completion of their associate degree typically pursue a business, information technology or engineering track.

Green River offers a special program in English for foreign students and students that speak a language other than English. The college is well known for having an exceptional international program that caters to the unique educational needs of foreign students. As of 2012, GRC was ranked No.10 in the nation among community colleges with international programs. The college has an annual enrollment of approximately 1,500 students from over 50 foreign countries across the world.

General Information

Admission Office

12401 SE 320th Street

Auburn, WA 98092

(253) 833-9111

Fax: (253) 288-3454

Contact: Denise Bennatts

Main Address

12401 SE 320th Street

Auburn, WA 98092

(253) 833-9111

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,962


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for health occupation programs.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Marketing Management A
Office Clerical Services A,C
Real Estate A,C

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism C
Communications/Rhetoric C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics C
Information Sciences/Systems A,C

Construction Trades

Carpentry A


Early Childhood Education A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Hazardous Materials Management A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Transcription C
Nursing – Practical C
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Physical Therapy Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Court Reporting A
Legal Administrative Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forest Resources Production A

Security & Protective Services

Police Science A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation A
Transportation & Materials Moving – General A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Enjoy this post? Don't forget to share.