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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
$10,419
In State Total Cost
1) Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, Public Not For Profit
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$14,634
In State Total Cost
2) Seattle Community College Central Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
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$15,193
In State Total Cost
3) Peninsula College
Port Angeles, Public Not For Profit
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$15,266
In State Total Cost
4) Olympic College
Bremerton, Public Not For Profit
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$15,843
In State Total Cost
5) Seattle Community College South Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
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$15,943
In State Total Cost
6) Columbia Basin College
Pasco, Public Not For Profit
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$16,065
In State Total Cost
7) Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland, Public Not For Profit
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$16,115
In State Total Cost
8) Faith Evangelical College & Seminary
Tacoma, Private Not For Profit
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$16,650
In State Total Cost
9) University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus
Tukwila, Private For Profit
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$17,554
In State Total Cost
10) Bellevue College
Bellevue, Public Not For Profit
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$19,962
In State Total Cost
11) The Evergreen State College
Olympia, Public Not For Profit
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$20,189
In State Total Cost
12) Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Public Not For Profit
42 66
$20,251
In State Total Cost
13) Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Public Not For Profit
44 74
$20,516
In State Total Cost
14) Western Washington University
Bellingham, Public Not For Profit
61 73
$23,189
In State Total Cost
15) University of Washington Tacoma Campus
Tacoma, Public Not For Profit
25 66
$23,915
In State Total Cost
16) University of Washington Bothell Campus
Bothell, Public Not For Profit
36 79
$23,942
In State Total Cost
17) Washington State University
Pullman, Public Not For Profit
58 69
$24,345
In State Total Cost
18) DeVry University Washington
Federal Way, Private For Profit
- -
$24,905
In State Total Cost
19) University of Washington Seattle Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
88 89
$27,968
In State Total Cost
20) City University of Seattle
Bellevue, Private Not For Profit
- -
$28,444
In State Total Cost
21) Heritage University
Toppenish, Private Not For Profit
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$30,146
In State Total Cost
22) Northwest College of Art
Poulsbo, Private For Profit
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$32,155
In State Total Cost
23) Antioch University Seattle
Seattle, Private Not For Profit
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$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