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Washington Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

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 $33,017 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $2,171 from the 2015-2016 average of $30,846 and represents a 7.04% 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 5,886 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $42,120. Whitman College is the most expensive private 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 - -
City University of Seattle
Bellevue, 327 Students
$16,920 - -
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 - -
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 - -
Northwest College of Art
Poulsbo, 82 Students
$18,975 - -
Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building
Port Hadlock, 39 Students
$14,450 - -
Northwest University
Kirkland, 1,126 Students
$29,900 41 51
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, 2,904 Students
$40,352 62 59
Saint Martin's University
Lacey, 1,165 Students
$35,250 36 44
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, 3,380 Students
$40,464 58 54
Seattle University  Best Value
Seattle, 5,886 Students
$42,120 69 50
University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus
Tukwila, 242 Students
$9,960 - -
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, 2,702 Students
$47,840 - -
Walla Walla University
College Place, 1,754 Students
$26,595 62 61
Whitman College  Best Value
Walla Walla, 1,453 Students
$49,390 88 61
Whitworth University  Best Value
Spokane, 2,381 Students
$41,086 62 58