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
Grays Harbor College

Aberdeen, Washington

$3,826 NA NA
Green River Community College

Auburn, Washington

$3,826 NA NA
Heritage University

Toppenish, Washington

$18,360 NA NA
Highline Community College

Des Moines, Washington

$3,445 NA NA
Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, Washington

$3,029 NA NA
Lower Columbia College

Longview, Washington

$3,817 NA NA
Northwest College of Art

Poulsbo, Washington

$18,000 NA NA
Northwest Indian College

Bellingham, Washington

$3,564 NA NA
Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building

Port Hadlock, Washington

$16,050 NA NA
Northwest University

Kirkland, Washington

$33,500 63 81
Olympic College

Bremerton, Washington

$3,825 NA NA
Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, Washington

$46,816 61 73
Peninsula College

Port Angeles, Washington

$3,826 NA NA
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

Lakewood, Washington

$3,825 NA NA
Pierce College at Puyallup

Puyallup, Washington

$3,636 NA NA
Renton Technical College

Renton, Washington

$3,781 NA NA
Saint Martin's University

Lacey, Washington

$40,210 53 61
Seattle Community College Central Campus

Seattle, Washington

$4,344 NA NA
Seattle Community College North Campus

Seattle, Washington

$4,344 NA NA
Seattle Community College South Campus

Seattle, Washington

$4,344 NA NA