Washington Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend community college in Washington?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Washington was $4,103 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of ($792) from the 2015-2016 average of $4,895 and represents a -16.18% annual decline. 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 Green River Community College with 5,342 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $3,468. Clover Park Technical College is the most expensive community school in Washington with an in-state tuition of $5,040.

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.

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
Bates Technical College
Tacoma, 1,598 Students
$3,732 - -
Bellingham Technical College
Bellingham, 1,486 Students
$2,568 - -
Big Bend Community College
Moses Lake, 1,494 Students
$4,149 - -
Cascadia Community College
Bothell, 1,709 Students
$3,468 - -
Centralia College
Centralia, 1,693 Students
$3,936 - -
Clark College
Vancouver, 5,160 Students
$3,370 - -
Clover Park Technical College
Lakewood, 2,222 Students
$5,040 - -
Edmonds Community College
Lynnwood, 3,723 Students
$3,468 - -
Everett Community College
Everett, 3,929 Students
$3,460 - -
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, 1,375 Students
$3,460 - -
Green River Community College
Auburn, 5,342 Students
$3,468 - -
Highline Community College
Des Moines, 3,802 Students
$3,123 - -
Lower Columbia College
Longview, 1,488 Students
$3,922 - -
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
Lakewood, 2,722 Students
$3,468 - -
Pierce College at Puyallup
Puyallup, 1,867 Students
$3,468 - -
Renton Technical College
Renton, 1,284 Students
$3,518 - -
Seattle Community College North Campus
Seattle, 2,149 Students
$3,707 - -
Shoreline Community College
Shoreline, 2,946 Students
$3,395 - -
Skagit Valley College
Mount Vernon, 2,447 Students
$3,800 - -
South Puget Sound Community College
Olympia, 2,865 Students
$3,936 - -