Washington In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Washington by In State Tuition for 2022

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 2020/2021 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 $2,947.

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 Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#21 Northwest College of Art

Poulsbo, Private For Profit

$18,000 NA NA
#22 Heritage University

Toppenish, Private Not For Profit

$18,192 NA NA
#23 Antioch University Seattle

Seattle, Private Not For Profit

$20,880 NA NA
#24 Walla Walla University

College Place, Private Not For Profit

$28,908 NA NA
#25 Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, Private Not For Profit

$32,964 NA NA
#26 Northwest University

Kirkland, Private Not For Profit

$33,500 54 65
#27 DigiPen Institute of Technology

Redmond, Private For Profit

$33,700 NA NA
#28 Saint Martin's University

Lacey, Private Not For Profit

$39,500 44 38
#29 Whitworth University

Spokane, Private Not For Profit

$45,050 61 80
#30 Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, Private Not For Profit

$45,440 NA NA
#31 Gonzaga University

Spokane, Private Not For Profit

$46,060 74 62
#32 Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, Private Not For Profit

$46,728 62 71
#33 Seattle University

Seattle, Private Not For Profit

$47,565 76 68
#34 Whitman College

Walla Walla, Private Not For Profit

$50,000 84 82
#35 University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Private Not For Profit

$52,495 NA NA