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
Spokane Community College

Spokane, Washington

$3,029 NA NA
Spokane Falls Community College

Spokane, Washington

$3,029 NA NA
Tacoma Community College

Tacoma, Washington

$4,486 NA NA
Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla, Washington

$4,850 NA NA
Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee, Washington

$3,768 NA NA
Whatcom Community College

Bellingham, Washington

$4,523 NA NA
Yakima Valley Community College

Yakima, Washington

$4,343 NA NA