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Washington Four Year Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend four year college in Washington?   The average annual in-state four year college tuition in Washington was $18,938 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $749 from the 2015-2016 average of $18,189 and represents a 4.12% annual increase. The list of Washington four year colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 35 four year colleges and universities in Washington, the most popular being University of Washington Seattle Campus with 40,301 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $9,909. Whitman College is the most expensive four year school in Washington with an in-state tuition of $49,390.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Washington Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Antioch University Seattle
Seattle, 343 Students
$20,880 - -
Bellevue College
Bellevue, 6,960 Students
$3,468 - -
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, 9,991 Students
$6,037 46 69
City University of Seattle
Bellevue, 327 Students
$16,920 - -
Columbia Basin College
Pasco, 3,593 Students
$3,944 - -
Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, 667 Students
$39,264 - -
DeVry University Washington
Federal Way, 542 Students
$15,835 - -
DigiPen Institute of Technology
Redmond, 956 Students
$28,800 - -
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, 10,790 Students
$6,242 26 55
Faith Evangelical College & Seminary
Tacoma, 422 Students
$6,831 - -
Gonzaga University  Best Value
Spokane, 5,655 Students
$40,540 77 59
Heritage University
Toppenish, 919 Students
$17,824 - -
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland, 1,613 Students
$2,748 - -
Northwest College of Art
Poulsbo, 82 Students
$18,975 - -
Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, 440 Students
$4,032 - -
Northwest University
Kirkland, 1,126 Students
$29,900 41 51
Olympic College
Bremerton, 3,841 Students
$3,468 - -
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, 2,904 Students
$40,352 62 59
Peninsula College
Port Angeles, 1,139 Students
$3,849 - -
Saint Martin's University
Lacey, 1,165 Students
$35,250 36 44