Washington Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend public college in Washington?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Washington was $5,875 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of ($411) from the 2015-2016 average of $6,286 and represents a -6.54% annual decline. 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 40,301 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $9,909. University of Washington Bothell Campus is the most expensive public school in Washington with an in-state tuition of $9,909.

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
Bates Technical College
Tacoma, 1,598 Students
$3,732 - -
Bellevue College
Bellevue, 6,960 Students
$3,468 - -
Bellingham Technical College
Bellingham, 1,486 Students
$2,568 - -
Big Bend Community College
Moses Lake, 1,494 Students
$4,149 - -
Cascadia Community College
Bothell, 1,709 Students
$3,468 - -
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, 9,991 Students
$6,037 46 69
Centralia College
Centralia, 1,693 Students
$3,936 - -
Clark College
Vancouver, 5,160 Students
$3,370 - -
Clover Park Technical College
Lakewood, 2,222 Students
$5,040 - -
Columbia Basin College
Pasco, 3,593 Students
$3,944 - -
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, 10,790 Students
$6,242 26 55
Edmonds Community College
Lynnwood, 3,723 Students
$3,468 - -
Everett Community College
Everett, 3,929 Students
$3,460 - -
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, 1,375 Students
$3,460 - -
Green River Community College
Auburn, 5,342 Students
$3,468 - -
Highline Community College
Des Moines, 3,802 Students
$3,123 - -
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland, 1,613 Students
$2,748 - -
Lower Columbia College
Longview, 1,488 Students
$3,922 - -
Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, 440 Students
$4,032 - -
Olympic College
Bremerton, 3,841 Students
$3,468 - -