College Costs in Washington

The 2021 Directory of Washington Colleges and Prices

Washington Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

How much does it cost to attend college in Washington?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Washington was $12,936 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is $1,729 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Washington in the middle of the pack as the 29th most expensive and 24th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $247 from the 2018-2019 average of $12,689 and represents a 1.95% annual increase. The list of Washington colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 63 colleges and universities in Washington, the most popular being University of Washington Seattle Campus with 41,872 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,370. Whitman College is the most expensive in Washington with an in-state tuition of $53,420.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Washington colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Washington or cheap Washington colleges guide.

<Academic 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 ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Washington Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Antioch University Seattle

Seattle, Washington

$20,880 NA NA
Bates Technical College

Tacoma, Washington

$5,237 NA NA
Bellevue College

Bellevue, Washington

$3,635 NA NA
Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, Washington

$2,688 NA NA
Big Bend Community College

Moses Lake, Washington

$4,127 NA NA
Cascadia Community College

Bothell, Washington

$3,635 NA NA
Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington

$6,318 46 27
Centralia College

Centralia, Washington

$4,126 NA NA
City University of Seattle

Bellevue, Washington

$16,973 NA NA
Clark College

Vancouver, Washington

$3,618 NA NA
Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, Washington

$5,040 NA NA
Columbia Basin College

Pasco, Washington

$4,958 NA NA
Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, Washington

$32,160 NA NA
DeVry University Washington

Federal Way, Washington

$15,835 NA NA
DigiPen Institute of Technology

Redmond, Washington

$32,400 NA NA
Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Washington

$6,543 38 24
Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington

$3,635 NA NA
Everett Community College

Everett, Washington

$3,626 NA NA
Faith Evangelical College & Seminary

Tacoma, Washington

$8,100 NA NA
Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington

$44,280 74 61