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Cheapest Colleges in Washington by Out of State Tuition

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 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Washington? Leading the colleges list is Seattle Community College South Campus in Seattle with an out of state tuition of $3,800.

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 Tuition
Out of State Tuition College Rating $Value
$3,800
Out of State Tuition
1) Seattle Community College South Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$3,800
Out of State Tuition
2) Seattle Community College Central Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$3,839
Out of State Tuition
3) Olympic College
Bremerton, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$4,032
Out of State Tuition
4) Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$4,560
Out of State Tuition
5) Peninsula College
Port Angeles, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$5,853
Out of State Tuition
6) Columbia Basin College
Pasco, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$7,420
Out of State Tuition
7) Faith Evangelical College & Seminary
Tacoma, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$7,625
Out of State Tuition
8) Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$8,737
Out of State Tuition
9) Bellevue College
Bellevue, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,840
Out of State Tuition
10) University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus
Tukwila, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,464
Out of State Tuition
11) Argosy University Seattle
Seattle, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$15,835
Out of State Tuition
12) DeVry University Washington
Federal Way, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,748
Out of State Tuition
13) City University of Seattle
Bellevue, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,460
Out of State Tuition
14) The Art Institute of Seattle
Seattle, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$18,975
Out of State Tuition
15) Northwest College of Art
Poulsbo, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$19,032
Out of State Tuition
16) Heritage University
Toppenish, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$19,710
Out of State Tuition
17) Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Public Not For Profit
46 69
$20,676
Out of State Tuition
18) Western Washington University
Bellingham, Public Not For Profit
61 75
$20,880
Out of State Tuition
19) Antioch University Seattle
Seattle, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$22,502
Out of State Tuition
20) Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Public Not For Profit
26 55