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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 2016/2017 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 $10,389.

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 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Washington's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$10,389
In State Total Cost
1) Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,034
In State Total Cost
2) Olympic College
Bremerton, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,570
In State Total Cost
3) Columbia Basin College
Pasco, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,589
In State Total Cost
4) Bellevue College
Bellevue, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,819
In State Total Cost
5) Seattle Community College South Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,890
In State Total Cost
6) Seattle Community College Central Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,174
In State Total Cost
7) Peninsula College
Port Angeles, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,396
In State Total Cost
8) Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,340
In State Total Cost
9) University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus
Tukwila, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,524
In State Total Cost
10) The Evergreen State College
Olympia, Public Not For Profit
43 68
$18,610
In State Total Cost
11) Faith Evangelical College & Seminary
Tacoma, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$18,792
In State Total Cost
12) Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Public Not For Profit
32 63
$18,896
In State Total Cost
13) Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Public Not For Profit
45 68
$19,159
In State Total Cost
14) Western Washington University
Bellingham, Public Not For Profit
59 74
$21,738
In State Total Cost
15) International Academy of Design and Technology Seattle
Tukwila, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$21,886
In State Total Cost
16) University of Washington Tacoma Campus
Tacoma, Public Not For Profit
22 57
$22,348
In State Total Cost
17) University of Washington Bothell Campus
Bothell, Public Not For Profit
31 70
$23,256
In State Total Cost
18) Argosy University Seattle
Seattle, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$23,269
In State Total Cost
19) University of Washington Seattle Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
86 88
$23,357
In State Total Cost
20) Washington State University
Pullman, Public Not For Profit
55 70