College Costs in Washington

The 2023 Directory of Washington Colleges and Prices

Washington Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend college in Washington?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Washington was $13,421 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $1,709 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 $532 from the 2019-2020 average of $12,889 and represents a 4.13% 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 42,729 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,927. Whitman College is the most expensive in Washington with an in-state tuition of $55,560.

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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Washington Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Antioch University Seattle

Seattle, Washington

$20,880 NA NA
Bates Technical College

Tacoma, Washington

$5,071 NA NA
Bellevue College

Bellevue, Washington

$3,826 NA NA
Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, Washington

$2,832 NA NA
Big Bend Community College

Moses Lake, Washington

$4,343 NA NA
Cascadia Community College

Bothell, Washington

$4,053 NA NA
Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington

$6,656 48 28
Centralia College

Centralia, Washington

$4,343 NA NA
City University of Seattle

Bellevue, Washington

$16,973 NA NA
Clark College

Vancouver, Washington

$4,203 NA NA
Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, Washington

$5,040 NA NA
Columbia Basin College

Pasco, Washington

$5,088 NA NA
Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, Washington

$33,956 NA NA
DeVry University Washington

Federal Way, Washington

$15,835 NA NA
DigiPen Institute of Technology

Redmond, Washington

$34,700 NA NA
Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Washington

$6,896 35 20
Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington

$3,826 NA NA
Everett Community College

Everett, Washington

$3,807 NA NA
Faith Evangelical College & Seminary

Tacoma, Washington

$10,800 NA NA
Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington

$47,560 73 59