Community Colleges in Washington

The 2023 Directory of Washington Community Colleges and Costs

Washington Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in Washington?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Washington was $4,429 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $197 from the 2019-2020 average of $4,232 and represents a 4.66% annual increase. The list of Washington community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 27 community colleges and universities in Washington, the most popular being Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom with 4,372 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $3,825. Bates Technical College is the most expensive community school in Washington with an in-state tuition of $5,071.

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
Bates Technical College

Tacoma, Washington

$5,071 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
Centralia College

Centralia, Washington

$4,343 NA NA
Clark College

Vancouver, Washington

$4,203 NA NA
Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, Washington

$5,040 NA NA
Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington

$3,826 NA NA
Everett Community College

Everett, Washington

$3,807 NA NA
Grays Harbor College

Aberdeen, Washington

$3,826 NA NA
Green River Community College

Auburn, Washington

$3,826 NA NA
Highline Community College

Des Moines, Washington

$3,445 NA NA
Lower Columbia College

Longview, Washington

$3,817 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
Seattle Community College North Campus

Seattle, Washington

$4,344 NA NA
Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, Washington

$3,792 NA NA
Skagit Valley College

Mount Vernon, Washington

$3,826 NA NA
South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, Washington

$4,315 NA NA