Washington In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Washington by In State Total Cost for 2022

Cheapest Colleges in Washington by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Washington these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Washington list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Washington tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Washington are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2020/2021 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Washington? Leading the colleges list is Northwest Indian College in Bellingham with an in state total cost of $12,769.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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Washington's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Northwest Indian College

Bellingham, Public Not For Profit

$12,769 NA NA
#2 Seattle Community College South Campus

Seattle, Public Not For Profit

$15,442 NA NA
#3 Seattle Community College Central Campus

Seattle, Public Not For Profit

$15,486 NA NA
#4 Olympic College

Bremerton, Public Not For Profit

$15,631 NA NA
#5 Peninsula College

Port Angeles, Public Not For Profit

$15,642 NA NA
#6 Columbia Basin College

Pasco, Public Not For Profit

$16,515 NA NA
#7 University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus

Tukwila, Private For Profit

$16,650 NA NA
#8 Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, Public Not For Profit

$16,729 NA NA
#9 Bellevue College

Bellevue, Public Not For Profit

$18,418 NA NA
#10 Faith Evangelical College & Seminary

Tacoma, Private Not For Profit

$19,810 NA NA
#11 The Evergreen State College

Olympia, Public Not For Profit

$21,960 43 37
#12 Western Washington University

Bellingham, Public Not For Profit

$22,022 58 40
#13 Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Public Not For Profit

$22,143 39 26
#14 Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Public Not For Profit

$23,131 47 26
#15 DeVry University Washington

Federal Way, Private For Profit

$24,345 NA NA
#16 Washington State University

Pullman, Public Not For Profit

$24,978 61 58
#17 University of Washington Tacoma Campus

Tacoma, Public Not For Profit

$25,047 52 68
#18 University of Washington Bothell Campus

Bothell, Public Not For Profit

$25,740 52 78
#19 University of Washington Seattle Campus

Seattle, Public Not For Profit

$26,532 82 96
#20 City University of Seattle

Bellevue, Private Not For Profit

$27,968 NA NA