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64 Schools in Washington Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Faith Evangelical College & Seminary

    Tacoma, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,560
    Years Accredited
    13 (2001)
    Student Population
    457
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Gonzaga University

    Spokane, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $33,652
    Years Accredited
    87 (1927)
    Student Population
    8,807
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Grays Harbor College

    Aberdeen, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,915
    Years Accredited
    65 (1948)
    Student Population
    3,551
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Green River Community College

    Auburn, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,961
    Years Accredited
    46 (1967)
    Student Population
    12,617
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Heritage University

    Toppenish, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,515
    Years Accredited
    28 (1986)
    Student Population
    1,447
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Highline Community College

    Des Moines, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,000
    Years Accredited
    48 (1965)
    Student Population
    10,619
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    International Academy of Design and Technology-Seattle

    Tukwila, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,055
    Years Accredited
    10 (2004)
    Student Population
    605
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Lake Washington Institute of Technology

    Kirkland, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,875
    Years Accredited
    33 (1981)
    Student Population
    6,113
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Lower Columbia College

    Longview, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,272
    Years Accredited
    65 (1948)
    Student Population
    5,536
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Northwest Indian College

    Bellingham, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,720
    Years Accredited
    20 (1993)
    Student Population
    1,234
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Northwest Institute of Literary Arts

    Freeland, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    4 (2010)
    Student Population
    35
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Northwest University

    Kirkland, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $24,706
    Years Accredited
    40 (1973)
    Student Population
    1,762
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Olympic College

    Bremerton, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,726
    Years Accredited
    66 (1948)
    Student Population
    11,658
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Peninsula College

    Port Angeles, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,246
    Years Accredited
    48 (1965)
    Student Population
    4,470
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

    Lakewood, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,777
    Years Accredited
    42 (1972)
    Student Population
    13,512
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Pierce College at Puyallup

    Puyallup, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,825
    Years Accredited
    42 (1972)
    Student Population
    5,415
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Pima Medical Institute-Renton

    Renton, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    10 (2004)
    Student Population
    1,436
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Pima Medical Institute-Seattle

    Seattle, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    25 (1989)
    Student Population
    1,275
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Renton Technical College

    Renton, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,715
    Years Accredited
    35 (1978)
    Student Population
    6,854
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Saint Martin's University

    Lacey, WA
    Tuition & Fees
    $28,740
    Years Accredited
    81 (1933)
    Student Population
    1,960
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
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College Costs

Many newspapers in Washington have less than positive headlines when it comes to the state's college and university tuition in 2014. For example, the Spokesman Review noted that Washington is in the top third of the country’s higher education institutions, but in the bottom third when it comes to state appropriations. In fact, a 2012 College Board report notes that the state’s appropriations for higher education fell 16.5% between 2007 and 2012. To make up for the double digit tuition increases authorized during the recession, the state legislature has frozen tuition at the state’s public universities for the next two academic years, according to the Spokesman Review.

College Enrollment

Between 2000 and 2010, enrollment in Washington state’s higher education institution increased 20.8%, despite the double-digit tuition increases. One reason for this increase might be that more secondary schools have partnerships with the state’s public universities for dual enrollment programs ― programs that allow high school students to take college-level courses and earn college credit as well.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • Guaranteed Education Tuition: This is a prepaid tuition plan. There is a limited enrollment period with an enrollment fee, and once the account is set up, account holders can purchase units that correspond to college tuition, room and board and fees for resident students at Washington’s public universities. One hundred units covers 1 year of study.
    • Washington Opportunity Pathways: This program is run by the Washington Student Achievement Council. Students can obtain financial aid in the form of scholarships and need-based grants through this program.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • Seattle Education Access: Seattle Education Access helps young students overcome poverty and advocates for access to higher education. The organization also works with nontraditional students.
    • College Access Now: College Access Now, or CAN, was created to help economically disadvantaged students enroll in an institution of higher education. This organization identifies barriers to college education and helps individuals obtain financial aid and enroll in higher education programs.
    • Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education: Washington joined the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education in 1955. Since then, WICHE has helped students in Washington overcome barriers to attending college.
  4. Higher Education News

    • Education Lab: The education blog at the Seattle Times is a mix of news and analysis for education at all levels, including higher education.
    • Seattle Community Colleges Blog: The chancellor’s blog focuses on community college news and analysis of policy decisions.

Higher Education in Washington

Washington Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 68% Washington
      Graduation Rate
    • 1560 SAT Washington
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Washington

  • WA US
    Public 2-Year
  • WA US
    Public 4-Year
  • WA US
    Private 4-year

Washington Institutions

  • WA US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • WA US
    Public
    Institutions
  • WA US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • WA US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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