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Cheapest Colleges in Washington by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Washington are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Washington? Leading the colleges list is Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland with an in state tuition of $2,688.

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 Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$2,688
In State Tuition
1) Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland, Public Not For Profit
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$3,393
In State Tuition
2) Bellevue College
Bellevue, Public Not For Profit
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$3,393
In State Tuition
3) Olympic College
Bremerton, Public Not For Profit
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$3,393
In State Tuition
4) Seattle Community College South Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
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$3,393
In State Tuition
5) Seattle Community College Central Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
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$3,580
In State Tuition
6) Columbia Basin College
Pasco, Public Not For Profit
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$4,032
In State Tuition
7) Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, Public Not For Profit
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$4,153
In State Tuition
8) Peninsula College
Port Angeles, Public Not For Profit
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$5,907
In State Tuition
9) Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Public Not For Profit
46 69
$6,110
In State Tuition
10) Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Public Not For Profit
26 55
$6,534
In State Tuition
11) The Evergreen State College
Olympia, Public Not For Profit
42 68
$6,732
In State Tuition
12) Western Washington University
Bellingham, Public Not For Profit
61 75
$7,420
In State Tuition
13) Faith Evangelical College & Seminary
Tacoma, Private Not For Profit
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$9,324
In State Tuition
14) Washington State University
Pullman, Public Not For Profit
60 72
$9,694
In State Tuition
15) University of Washington Seattle Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
90 88
$9,694
In State Tuition
16) University of Washington Bothell Campus
Bothell, Public Not For Profit
32 71
$9,694
In State Tuition
17) University of Washington Tacoma Campus
Tacoma, Public Not For Profit
21 57
$9,840
In State Tuition
18) University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus
Tukwila, Private For Profit
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$15,835
In State Tuition
19) DeVry University Washington
Federal Way, Private For Profit
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$16,748
In State Tuition
20) City University of Seattle
Bellevue, Private Not For Profit
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