Public Colleges in Washington

The 2023 Directory of Washington Public Colleges and Costs

Washington Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in Washington?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Washington was $6,474 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $281 from the 2019-2020 average of $6,193 and represents a 4.54% 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 42,729 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,927. University of Washington Bothell Campus is the most expensive public school in Washington with an in-state tuition of $10,927.

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
Bates Technical College

Tacoma, Washington

$5,071 NA NA
Bellevue College

Bellevue, Washington

$3,826 NA NA
Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, Washington

$2,832 NA NA
Big Bend Community College

Moses Lake, Washington

$4,343 NA NA
Cascadia Community College

Bothell, Washington

$4,053 NA NA
Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington

$6,656 48 28
Centralia College

Centralia, Washington

$4,343 NA NA
Clark College

Vancouver, Washington

$4,203 NA NA
Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, Washington

$5,040 NA NA
Columbia Basin College

Pasco, Washington

$5,088 NA NA
Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Washington

$6,896 35 20
Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington

$3,826 NA NA
Everett Community College

Everett, Washington

$3,807 NA NA
Grays Harbor College

Aberdeen, Washington

$3,826 NA NA
Green River Community College

Auburn, Washington

$3,826 NA NA
Highline Community College

Des Moines, Washington

$3,445 NA NA
Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, Washington

$3,029 NA NA
Lower Columbia College

Longview, Washington

$3,817 NA NA
Northwest Indian College

Bellingham, Washington

$3,564 NA NA
Olympic College

Bremerton, Washington

$3,825 NA NA