Private Colleges in Washington

The 2023 Directory of Washington Private Colleges and Costs

Washington Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

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 $35,963 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $1,217 from the 2019-2020 average of $34,746 and represents a 3.5% 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 Gonzaga University with 6,720 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $47,560. Whitman College is the most expensive private school in Washington with an in-state tuition of $55,560.

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
Antioch University Seattle

Seattle, Washington

$20,880 NA NA
City University of Seattle

Bellevue, Washington

$16,973 NA NA
Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, Washington

$33,956 NA NA
DeVry University Washington

Federal Way, Washington

$15,835 NA NA
DigiPen Institute of Technology

Redmond, Washington

$34,700 NA NA
Faith Evangelical College & Seminary

Tacoma, Washington

$10,800 NA NA
Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington

$47,560 73 59
Heritage University

Toppenish, Washington

$18,360 NA NA
Northwest College of Art

Poulsbo, Washington

$18,000 NA NA
Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building

Port Hadlock, Washington

$16,050 NA NA
Northwest University

Kirkland, Washington

$33,500 63 81
Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, Washington

$46,816 61 73
Saint Martin's University

Lacey, Washington

$40,210 53 61
Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, Washington

$35,100 63 86
Seattle University

Seattle, Washington

$48,510 75 67
University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus

Tukwila, Washington

$9,960 NA NA
University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington

$55,390 70 54
Walla Walla University

College Place, Washington

$29,487 NA NA
Whitman College

Walla Walla, Washington

$55,560 82 76
Whitworth University

Spokane, Washington

$46,350 60 75