Welcome to Green River College
On behalf of our faculty, staff and administrators, I want to thank you for considering Green River College as your educational partner and the pathway to your educational and career goals. We look forward to working with you each step of the way!
Green River College is a place that empowers all students from diverse backgrounds to navigate their educational and career pathways. Whether your goal is career and technical training, academic transfer, gaining skills to enhance your current employment opportunities, or enriching your life through life-long learning, we have a place for you at Green River College. Our College is known for student engagement, student-faculty interactions and supportive learning environments. We provide a caring, supportive and nurturing learning community where dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff are committed to your future and success.
For over 50 years, Green River College has had a tremendous impact on our vibrant surrounding communities serving the citizens, local industry and above all else, the students of South King County. As our community has globally expanded Green River College has become a top destination for many international students. Our College’s success is demonstrated through the thousands of students who find a home at Green River College every year and successfully go on to achieve their educational and career goals for employment both inside and outside the state of Washington. I know that you can be part of this story of success as we support you to achieve your dreams.
I invite you to visit our beautiful campus. Take a tour to see our classrooms and hands-on laboratory and training facilities. Talk to our students and dedicated staff and faculty to experience our wonderful learning community. With campuses in Auburn, Enumclaw and Kent, there is a branch of Green River College that is close to home and ready to provide you with the pathway you seek.
To learn more about the College and services for students, program and career opportunities please visit and explore our website at: www.greenriver.edu. While at our website schedule an on-campus visit. We are eager to meet you!
Best wishes for your success with your future educational, career, and personal goals.
Dr. Suzanne M. Johnson
The mission of Green River College is to:
Ensure student success through comprehensive educational programs and support services responsive to our diverse communities.
The vision for Green River College for 2020 is:
To be ranked among the very best in student completion and success and be an invaluable community partner and asset with robust and diverse revenue streams.
The core values for Green River College are:
We support student engagement, retention, completion and post-program success through excellent teaching and learning and comprehensive support services.
We provide high quality in teaching, learning and support services in an environment of compassion and integrity
We meet student needs for access to and inclusion in their educational pursuits
We collaborate, stimulate and contribute to the educational, economic and social development of our external and internal communities through continued learning
We encourage, foster respect for and respond equitably to diverse perspective and needs
We foster citizen responsibility by cultivating a global perspective on critical issues and challenges affecting our community and the world
We strive to maintain sound financial management, increase effective and efficient operations, develop state-of-the-art infrastructure (to include staffing, technology and facilities), and be forthcoming and transparent in accountability for resource use
We seek to encourage, create and adopt innovative perspectives, policies and practices that will help achieve the College's mission
We preserve the safety, ecology and sustainability of our campus environment