Washington Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Washington by Out of State Total Cost for 2022

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 2020/2021 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 $12,769.

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 Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#21 The Evergreen State College

Olympia, Public Not For Profit

$42,150 43 37
#22 Northwest University

Kirkland, Private Not For Profit

$44,300 54 65
#23 DigiPen Institute of Technology

Redmond, Private For Profit

$45,417 NA NA
#24 Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, Private Not For Profit

$49,036 NA NA
#25 University of Washington Tacoma Campus

Tacoma, Public Not For Profit

$52,416 52 68
#26 University of Washington Bothell Campus

Bothell, Public Not For Profit

$53,109 52 78
#27 Saint Martin's University

Lacey, Private Not For Profit

$53,350 44 38
#28 University of Washington Seattle Campus

Seattle, Public Not For Profit

$53,901 82 96
#29 Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, Private Not For Profit

$58,930 NA NA
#30 Whitworth University

Spokane, Private Not For Profit

$59,336 61 80
#31 Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, Private Not For Profit

$60,861 62 71
#32 Gonzaga University

Spokane, Private Not For Profit

$61,067 74 62
#33 Seattle University

Seattle, Private Not For Profit

$62,370 76 68
#34 Whitman College

Walla Walla, Private Not For Profit

$65,608 84 82
#35 University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Private Not For Profit

$67,255 NA NA