Established in 2013, Western Washington University Center at Olympic College Poulsbo is a collaboration between Olympic College and Western to serve the community and businesses on the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas.

This partnership allows the space to offer residents of Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas bachelor’s degree programs and an array of non-credit learning opportunities.

Ready to learn more about enrolling at Western in Poulsbo?

Guaranteed Transfer Admission

Any transfer student who completes a transferable associate degree at Peninsula College or Olympic College, and meets the eligibility requirements, is guaranteed admission to Western Washington University.

Find out if you are eligible

Online courses are available through WesternOnline, along with an online Human Services degree.

Additional Resources in Poulsbo

Western offers events and programming through the SEA Discovery Center, the public aquarium and hands on learning center.

Western’s Kitsap County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides tools, training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed. 

Connect One-on-One with a Program Counselor

Schedule a 30-minute video chat with a Program Counselor.

Exterior of WWU OC- Poulsbo building, which features a glass facade.

Reduced Tuition starting in 2020

Washington State Legislature provided funds to reduce tuition rates and enhance access for resident undergraduate students in most four-year degree programs offered by Western on the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. 

Aim Higher with a Washington College Grant

Through the Washington College Grant, more families are eligible for state aid.  The Grant does not need to be paid back. There is no separate application for the Washington College Grant. Completing a state (WASFA) or federal FAFSA application is the first step to accessing these funds.

Western is a military friendly university offering special tuition rates for active duty personnel, veteran tuition assistance waivers, credit for military training, and priority registration. Learn more about these services provided through Western’s Veteran Services office.

Alex Tadio stands in front of a sparkling body of water with the sunset behind him.

For questions about Environmental Science and Environmental Studies contact Alex Tadio.

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Lauren Kemper, Program Coordinator

For questions about Business Administration, Business and Sustainability, Cybersecurity and Multidisciplinary Studies, contact Lauren Kemper

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Heather Purcell

For questions about Business Administration, Business and Sustainability, Cybersecurity and Multidisciplinary Studies, contact Heather Purcell.

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Western has a rich assortment of educational and enrichment opportunities for all ages to engage, learn and connect. WeLearn, a curated site of Western resources, was built with that goal in mind. We invite you to discover all that Western has to offer, including upskilling and career changing options, youth programming, networking, digital resources through Western Libraries and much more!

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Contact Us

WWU Center at OC Poulsbo - Directions
1000 Olympic College Way NW, Suite 222
Poulsbo, WA 98370-7198

Mailing Address
WWU Center at OC Poulsbo
1000 Olympic College Way NW
Poulsbo, WA 98370-7198
(360) 650-2568​​​​​​​