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Cheapest Colleges in Washington by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Washington these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Washington list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Washington tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Washington are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Washington? Leading the colleges list is Northwest Indian College in Bellingham with an in state total cost of $10,419.

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 rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Washington's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$10,419
In State Total Cost
1) Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, Public Not For Profit
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$14,583
In State Total Cost
2) Olympic College
Bremerton, Public Not For Profit
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$14,760
In State Total Cost
3) Seattle Community College Central Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
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$14,799
In State Total Cost
4) Bellevue College
Bellevue, Public Not For Profit
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$14,877
In State Total Cost
5) Peninsula College
Port Angeles, Public Not For Profit
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$15,074
In State Total Cost
6) Columbia Basin College
Pasco, Public Not For Profit
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$15,480
In State Total Cost
7) Seattle Community College South Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
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$15,768
In State Total Cost
8) Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland, Public Not For Profit
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$16,650
In State Total Cost
9) University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus
Tukwila, Private For Profit
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$17,096
In State Total Cost
10) Faith Evangelical College & Seminary
Tacoma, Private Not For Profit
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$18,022
In State Total Cost
11) The Evergreen State College
Olympia, Public Not For Profit
42 68
$19,442
In State Total Cost
12) Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Public Not For Profit
26 55
$19,589
In State Total Cost
13) Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Public Not For Profit
46 69
$20,060
In State Total Cost
14) Western Washington University
Bellingham, Public Not For Profit
61 75
$22,521
In State Total Cost
15) University of Washington Tacoma Campus
Tacoma, Public Not For Profit
21 57
$22,995
In State Total Cost
16) University of Washington Bothell Campus
Bothell, Public Not For Profit
32 71
$23,707
In State Total Cost
17) Washington State University
Pullman, Public Not For Profit
60 72
$23,916
In State Total Cost
18) University of Washington Seattle Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
90 88
$24,345
In State Total Cost
19) DeVry University Washington
Federal Way, Private For Profit
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$28,090
In State Total Cost
20) City University of Seattle
Bellevue, Private Not For Profit
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