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Cheapest Colleges in Washington by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Washington but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Washington for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 Out of State Total Cost
Out of State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$10,389
Out of State Total Cost
1) Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, Public Not For Profit
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$14,480
Out of State Total Cost
2) Olympic College
Bremerton, Public Not For Profit
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$15,226
Out of State Total Cost
3) Seattle Community College South Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
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$15,297
Out of State Total Cost
4) Seattle Community College Central Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
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$15,581
Out of State Total Cost
5) Peninsula College
Port Angeles, Public Not For Profit
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$16,340
Out of State Total Cost
6) University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus
Tukwila, Private For Profit
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$16,843
Out of State Total Cost
7) Columbia Basin College
Pasco, Public Not For Profit
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$18,610
Out of State Total Cost
8) Faith Evangelical College & Seminary
Tacoma, Private Not For Profit
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$19,933
Out of State Total Cost
9) Bellevue College
Bellevue, Public Not For Profit
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$20,333
Out of State Total Cost
10) Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland, Public Not For Profit
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$24,345
Out of State Total Cost
11) DeVry University Washington
Federal Way, Private For Profit
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$27,396
Out of State Total Cost
12) City University of Seattle
Bellevue, Private Not For Profit
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$29,483
Out of State Total Cost
13) Northwest College of Art
Poulsbo, Private For Profit
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$29,530
Out of State Total Cost
14) Heritage University
Toppenish, Private Not For Profit
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$32,155
Out of State Total Cost
15) Antioch University Seattle
Seattle, Private Not For Profit
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$32,699
Out of State Total Cost
16) Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Public Not For Profit
46 69
$33,103
Out of State Total Cost
17) Western Washington University
Bellingham, Public Not For Profit
61 75
$33,997
Out of State Total Cost
18) The Evergreen State College
Olympia, Public Not For Profit
42 68
$35,157
Out of State Total Cost
19) Walla Walla University
College Place, Private Not For Profit
62 61
$35,184
Out of State Total Cost
20) Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Public Not For Profit
26 55

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