Washington Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Washington by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Washington by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Washington but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Washington for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 out of state total cost of $10,822.

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 Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Northwest Indian College

Bellingham, Public Not For Profit

$10,822 NA NA
#2 Seattle Community College Central Campus

Seattle, Public Not For Profit

$15,212 NA NA
#3 Peninsula College

Port Angeles, Public Not For Profit

$15,640 NA NA
#4 Seattle Community College South Campus

Seattle, Public Not For Profit

$15,945 NA NA
#5 Olympic College

Bremerton, Public Not For Profit

$15,966 NA NA
#6 University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus

Tukwila, Private For Profit

$16,650 NA NA
#7 Faith Evangelical College & Seminary

Tacoma, Private Not For Profit

$17,110 NA NA
#8 Columbia Basin College

Pasco, Public Not For Profit

$18,009 NA NA
#9 Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, Public Not For Profit

$21,460 NA NA
#10 Bellevue College

Bellevue, Public Not For Profit

$23,076 NA NA
#11 DeVry University Washington

Federal Way, Private For Profit

$24,345 NA NA
#12 Northwest College of Art

Poulsbo, Private For Profit

$27,940 NA NA
#13 City University of Seattle

Bellevue, Private Not For Profit

$27,968 NA NA
#14 Heritage University

Toppenish, Private Not For Profit

$29,099 NA NA
#15 Antioch University Seattle

Seattle, Private Not For Profit

$32,155 NA NA
#16 Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Public Not For Profit

$37,491 46 27
#17 Walla Walla University

College Place, Private Not For Profit

$37,551 NA NA
#18 Western Washington University

Bellingham, Public Not For Profit

$37,680 59 41
#19 Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Public Not For Profit

$38,362 38 24
#20 Washington State University

Pullman, Public Not For Profit

$39,027 64 63