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
#21 The Evergreen State College

Olympia, Public Not For Profit

$40,800 40 30
#22 Northwest University

Kirkland, Private Not For Profit

$42,830 53 58
#23 DigiPen Institute of Technology

Redmond, Private For Profit

$45,571 NA NA
#24 Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, Private Not For Profit

$48,624 NA NA
#25 University of Washington Tacoma Campus

Tacoma, Public Not For Profit

$50,988 49 56
#26 Saint Martin's University

Lacey, Private Not For Profit

$51,560 47 37
#27 University of Washington Bothell Campus

Bothell, Public Not For Profit

$51,627 55 78
#28 University of Washington Seattle Campus

Seattle, Public Not For Profit

$52,362 82 94
#29 Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, Private Not For Profit

$55,450 62 77
#30 Whitworth University

Spokane, Private Not For Profit

$57,652 63 79
#31 Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, Private Not For Profit

$58,263 61 68
#32 Gonzaga University

Spokane, Private Not For Profit

$58,628 74 61
#33 Seattle University

Seattle, Private Not For Profit

$60,321 76 70
#34 University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Private Not For Profit

$65,740 NA NA
#35 Whitman College

Walla Walla, Private Not For Profit

$68,732 83 66