Olympic College is a public two-year post-secondary community college that educates approximately 12,000 students per year. It caters primarily to the people of Kitsap and Mason counties in the state of Washington. Olympic College was established in 1946 with a total of 545 students and was known as the Olympic Junior College. The main building of the college (formerly known as the Lincoln School) was located in Bremerton. The initial classes of the Olympic College were held at Lincoln School, Bremerton High School, and several other buildings vacated by the military personnel on Chester Avenue. In 1951, the Board of Trustees renamed the college as the Olympic College. Since then, several buildings such as the Science Building, Olympic College Theater, Art, Technical, Music, and the English-Social Science buildings were constructed.
Olympic College has two additional campuses located in Kitsap and Mason counties. The Olympic College at Poulsbo is a 20-acre campus in North Kitsap County and the Olympic College at Shelton is another 27-acre campus located in the Mason County. The main campus of the Olympic College is located in Bremerton, on a 33-acre campus overlooking the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier.
The Olympic College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.