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 $12,340 for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is $1,246 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Washington in the middle of the pack as the 30th most expensive and 23rd most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $15 from the 2014-2015 average of $12,325 and represents a 0.12% annual increase. The list of Washington colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 75 colleges and universities in Washington, the most popular being University of Washington Seattle Campus with 40,073 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,768. Whitman College is the most expensive in Washington with an in-state tuition of $45,770.

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 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Explore Washington Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Antioch University Seattle
Seattle, 404 Students
$20,880 n/a n/a
Argosy University Seattle
Seattle, 34 Students
$13,464 n/a n/a
Bates Technical College
Tacoma, 1,587 Students
$3,271 n/a n/a
Bellevue College
Bellevue, 6,733 Students
$3,388 n/a n/a
Bellingham Technical College
Bellingham, 1,542 Students
$2,513 n/a n/a
Big Bend Community College
Moses Lake, 1,510 Students
$3,846 n/a n/a
Cascadia Community College
Bothell, 1,640 Students
$3,388 n/a n/a
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, 9,606 Students
$6,897 45 68
Centralia College
Centralia, 1,650 Students
$3,846 n/a n/a
City University of Seattle
Bellevue, 840 Students
$14,880 n/a n/a
Clark College
Vancouver, 5,035 Students
$3,280 n/a n/a
Clover Park Technical College
Lakewood, 2,338 Students
$4,582 n/a n/a
Columbia Basin College
Pasco, 3,564 Students
$3,662 n/a n/a
Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, 709 Students
$36,840 n/a n/a
DeVry University Washington
Federal Way, 542 Students
$15,835 n/a n/a
DigiPen Institute of Technology
Redmond, 924 Students
$27,600 n/a n/a
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, 10,946 Students
$7,052 32 63
Edmonds Community College
Lynnwood, 3,780 Students
$3,388 n/a n/a
Everest College Bremerton
Bremerton, 156 Students
$10,800 n/a n/a
Everest College Everett
Everett, 275 Students
$10,800 n/a n/a

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