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Washington Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in Washington?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Washington was $12,483 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is $1,459 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Washington in the middle of the pack as the 29th most expensive and 24th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $143 from the 2015-2016 average of $12,340 and represents a 1.16% annual increase. The list of Washington colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 63 colleges and universities in Washington, the most popular being University of Washington Seattle Campus with 40,301 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $9,694. Whitman College is the most expensive in Washington with an in-state tuition of $47,490.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Washington colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Washington or cheap Washington colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Explore Washington Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Antioch University Seattle
Seattle, 343 Students
$20,880 - -
Bates Technical College
Tacoma, 1,598 Students
$3,656 - -
Bellevue College
Bellevue, 6,960 Students
$3,393 - -
Bellingham Technical College
Bellingham, 1,486 Students
$2,513 - -
Big Bend Community College
Moses Lake, 1,494 Students
$3,851 - -
Cascadia Community College
Bothell, 1,709 Students
$3,393 - -
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, 9,991 Students
$5,907 46 69
Centralia College
Centralia, 1,693 Students
$3,846 - -
City University of Seattle
Bellevue, 327 Students
$16,748 - -
Clark College
Vancouver, 5,160 Students
$3,322 - -
Clover Park Technical College
Lakewood, 2,222 Students
$5,040 - -
Columbia Basin College
Pasco, 3,593 Students
$3,580 - -
Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, 667 Students
$37,920 - -
DeVry University Washington
Federal Way, 542 Students
$15,835 - -
DigiPen Institute of Technology
Redmond, 956 Students
$28,800 - -
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, 10,790 Students
$6,110 26 55
Edmonds Community College
Lynnwood, 3,723 Students
$3,386 - -
Everett Community College
Everett, 3,929 Students
$3,393 - -
Faith Evangelical College & Seminary
Tacoma, 422 Students
$7,420 - -
Gonzaga University  Best Value
Spokane, 5,655 Students
$38,980 77 59

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