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 5,326 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $3,547. 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, 2,033 Students
$4,257 - -
Bellingham Technical College
Bellingham, 1,441 Students
$2,625 - -
Big Bend Community College
Moses Lake, 1,456 Students
$3,936 - -
Cascadia Community College
Bothell, 1,644 Students
$3,547 - -
Centralia College
Centralia, 1,649 Students
$4,026 - -
Clark College
Vancouver, 4,907 Students
$3,961 - -
Clover Park Technical College
Lakewood, 2,290 Students
$5,040 - -
Edmonds Community College
Lynnwood, 3,577 Students
$3,782 - -
Everett Community College
Everett, 4,086 Students
$3,539 - -
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, 1,283 Students
$3,547 - -
Green River Community College
Auburn, 5,326 Students
$3,547 - -
Highline Community College
Des Moines, 3,673 Students
$3,192 - -
Lower Columbia College
Longview, 1,492 Students
$3,548 - -
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
Lakewood, 2,643 Students
$3,547 - -
Pierce College at Puyallup
Puyallup, 1,737 Students
$3,547 - -
Renton Technical College
Renton, 1,245 Students
$3,598 - -
Seattle Community College North Campus
Seattle, 1,874 Students
$3,547 - -
Shoreline Community College
Shoreline, 2,911 Students
$3,466 - -
Skagit Valley College
Mount Vernon, 2,546 Students
$3,800 - -
South Puget Sound Community College
Olympia, 2,823 Students
$3,958 - -