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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 2018/2019 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 $10,419.

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 rating methodology.

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.

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Washington's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$28,444
In State Total Cost
21) Heritage University
Toppenish, Private Not For Profit
- -
$30,146
In State Total Cost
22) Northwest College of Art
Poulsbo, Private For Profit
- -
$32,155
In State Total Cost
23) Antioch University Seattle
Seattle, Private Not For Profit
- -
$36,390
In State Total Cost
24) Walla Walla University
College Place, Private Not For Profit
67 64
$41,010
In State Total Cost
25) Northwest University
Kirkland, Private Not For Profit
40 43
$44,140
In State Total Cost
26) DigiPen Institute of Technology
Redmond, Private For Profit
- -
$49,802
In State Total Cost
27) Saint Martin's University
Lacey, Private Not For Profit
36 38
$54,066
In State Total Cost
28) Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Private Not For Profit
61 59
$55,605
In State Total Cost
29) Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, Private Not For Profit
56 44
$56,000
In State Total Cost
30) Whitworth University
Spokane, Private Not For Profit
59 50
$56,278
In State Total Cost
31) Gonzaga University
Spokane, Private Not For Profit
78 56
$56,642
In State Total Cost
32) Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, Private Not For Profit
- -
$58,098
In State Total Cost
33) Seattle University
Seattle, Private Not For Profit
69 48
$63,316
In State Total Cost
34) University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Private Not For Profit
- -
$67,282
In State Total Cost
35) Whitman College
Walla Walla, Private Not For Profit
89 57