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Washington Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend private college in Washington?   The average annual in-state four year, not for profit private college tuition in Washington was $34,255 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $3,409 from the 2015-2016 average of $30,846 and represents a 11.05% annual increase. The list of Washington private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 20 private colleges and universities in Washington, the most popular being Seattle University with 5,904 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $43,785. Whitman College is the most expensive private school in Washington with an in-state tuition of $52,370.

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
Antioch University Seattle
Seattle, 402 Students
$20,880 - -
City University of Seattle
Bellevue, 363 Students
$16,973 - -
Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, 617 Students
$40,442 - -
DeVry University Washington
Federal Way, 542 Students
$15,835 - -
DigiPen Institute of Technology
Redmond, 903 Students
$31,140 - -
Faith Evangelical College & Seminary
Tacoma, 129 Students
$7,425 - -
Gonzaga University  Best Value
Spokane, 5,844 Students
$42,370 78 56
Heritage University
Toppenish, 826 Students
$17,824 - -
Northwest College of Art
Poulsbo, 72 Students
$20,500 - -
Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building
Port Hadlock, 38 Students
$14,450 - -
Northwest University
Kirkland, 1,190 Students
$31,100 40 43
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, 2,992 Students
$42,066 61 59
Saint Martin's University
Lacey, 1,238 Students
$36,950 36 38
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, 3,125 Students
$42,480 56 44
Seattle University  Best Value
Seattle, 5,904 Students
$43,785 69 48
University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus
Tukwila, 73 Students
$9,960 - -
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, 2,590 Students
$49,510 - -
Walla Walla University
College Place, 1,752 Students
$27,120 67 64
Whitman College  Best Value
Walla Walla, 1,436 Students
$52,370 89 57
Whitworth University
Spokane, 2,451 Students
$42,540 59 50