Public Colleges in Washington

The 2021 Directory of Washington Public Colleges and Costs

Washington Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

How much does it cost to attend public college in Washington?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Washington was $6,193 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a change of $169 from the 2018-2019 average of $6,024 and represents a 2.81% annual increase. The list of Washington public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Washington and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 43 public colleges and universities in Washington, the most popular being University of Washington Seattle Campus with 41,872 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,370. University of Washington Bothell Campus is the most expensive public school in Washington with an in-state tuition of $10,370.

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.

<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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Washington Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Bates Technical College

Tacoma, Washington

$5,237 NA NA
Bellevue College

Bellevue, Washington

$3,635 NA NA
Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, Washington

$2,688 NA NA
Big Bend Community College

Moses Lake, Washington

$4,127 NA NA
Cascadia Community College

Bothell, Washington

$3,635 NA NA
Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington

$6,318 46 27
Centralia College

Centralia, Washington

$4,126 NA NA
Clark College

Vancouver, Washington

$3,618 NA NA
Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, Washington

$5,040 NA NA
Columbia Basin College

Pasco, Washington

$4,958 NA NA
Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Washington

$6,543 38 24
Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington

$3,635 NA NA
Everett Community College

Everett, Washington

$3,626 NA NA
Grays Harbor College

Aberdeen, Washington

$3,635 NA NA
Green River Community College

Auburn, Washington

$3,635 NA NA
Highline Community College

Des Moines, Washington

$3,269 NA NA
Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, Washington

$2,875 NA NA
Lower Columbia College

Longview, Washington

$3,596 NA NA
Northwest Indian College

Bellingham, Washington

$4,435 NA NA
Olympic College

Bremerton, Washington

$3,635 NA NA