Washington Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Washington by Out of State Tuition for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Washington by Out of State Tuition

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 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Washington? Leading the colleges list is Seattle Community College Central Campus in Seattle with an out of state tuition of $3,453.

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 Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Seattle Community College Central Campus

Seattle, Public Not For Profit

$3,453 NA NA
#2 Peninsula College

Port Angeles, Public Not For Profit

$4,079 NA NA
#3 Olympic College

Bremerton, Public Not For Profit

$4,116 NA NA
#4 Seattle Community College South Campus

Seattle, Public Not For Profit

$4,324 NA NA
#5 Northwest Indian College

Bellingham, Public Not For Profit

$4,435 NA NA
#6 Columbia Basin College

Pasco, Public Not For Profit

$6,639 NA NA
#7 Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, Public Not For Profit

$7,812 NA NA
#8 Faith Evangelical College & Seminary

Tacoma, Private Not For Profit

$8,100 NA NA
#9 Bellevue College

Bellevue, Public Not For Profit

$9,015 NA NA
#10 University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus

Tukwila, Private For Profit

$9,960 NA NA
#11 DeVry University Washington

Federal Way, Private For Profit

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

Bellevue, Private Not For Profit

$16,973 NA NA
#13 Heritage University

Toppenish, Private Not For Profit

$17,889 NA NA
#14 Northwest College of Art

Poulsbo, Private For Profit

$18,000 NA NA
#15 Antioch University Seattle

Seattle, Private Not For Profit

$20,880 NA NA
#16 Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Public Not For Profit

$21,999 46 27
#17 Western Washington University

Bellingham, Public Not For Profit

$23,562 59 41
#18 Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Public Not For Profit

$24,074 38 24
#19 Washington State University

Pullman, Public Not For Profit

$24,531 64 63
#20 The Evergreen State College

Olympia, Public Not For Profit

$26,325 40 30