Washington In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Washington by In State Tuition for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Washington by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Washington are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Washington? Leading the colleges list is Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland with an in state tuition of $2,875.

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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Washington's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, Public Not For Profit

$2,875 NA NA
#2 Seattle Community College Central Campus

Seattle, Public Not For Profit

$3,453 NA NA
#3 Bellevue College

Bellevue, Public Not For Profit

$3,635 NA NA
#4 Olympic College

Bremerton, Public Not For Profit

$3,635 NA NA
#5 Peninsula College

Port Angeles, Public Not For Profit

$3,635 NA NA
#6 Seattle Community College South Campus

Seattle, Public Not For Profit

$4,324 NA NA
#7 Northwest Indian College

Bellingham, Public Not For Profit

$4,435 NA NA
#8 Columbia Basin College

Pasco, Public Not For Profit

$4,958 NA NA
#9 Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Public Not For Profit

$6,318 46 27
#10 Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Public Not For Profit

$6,543 38 24
#11 The Evergreen State College

Olympia, Public Not For Profit

$7,005 40 30
#12 Western Washington University

Bellingham, Public Not For Profit

$7,215 59 41
#13 Faith Evangelical College & Seminary

Tacoma, Private Not For Profit

$8,100 NA NA
#14 Washington State University

Pullman, Public Not For Profit

$9,953 64 63
#15 University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus

Tukwila, Private For Profit

$9,960 NA NA
#16 University of Washington Seattle Campus

Seattle, Public Not For Profit

$10,370 82 94
#17 University of Washington Bothell Campus

Bothell, Public Not For Profit

$10,370 55 78
#18 University of Washington Tacoma Campus

Tacoma, Public Not For Profit

$10,370 49 56
#19 DeVry University Washington

Federal Way, Private For Profit

$15,835 NA NA
#20 City University of Seattle

Bellevue, Private Not For Profit

$16,973 NA NA