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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 2017/2018 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 $3,468.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. 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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Washington's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
Out of State Tuition College Rating $Value
$26,595
Out of State Tuition
21) Walla Walla University
College Place, Private Not For Profit
62 61
$28,800
Out of State Tuition
22) DigiPen Institute of Technology
Redmond, Private For Profit
- -
$29,900
Out of State Tuition
23) Northwest University
Kirkland, Private Not For Profit
41 51
$34,473
Out of State Tuition
24) University of Washington Seattle Campus
Seattle, Public Not For Profit
90 88
$34,473
Out of State Tuition
25) University of Washington Bothell Campus
Bothell, Public Not For Profit
32 71
$34,473
Out of State Tuition
26) University of Washington Tacoma Campus
Tacoma, Public Not For Profit
21 57
$35,250
Out of State Tuition
27) Saint Martin's University
Lacey, Private Not For Profit
36 44
$39,264
Out of State Tuition
28) Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, Private Not For Profit
- -
$40,352
Out of State Tuition
29) Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Private Not For Profit
62 59
$40,464
Out of State Tuition
30) Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, Private Not For Profit
58 54
$40,540
Out of State Tuition
31) Gonzaga University
Spokane, Private Not For Profit
77 59
$41,086
Out of State Tuition
32) Whitworth University
Spokane, Private Not For Profit
62 58
$42,120
Out of State Tuition
33) Seattle University
Seattle, Private Not For Profit
69 50
$47,840
Out of State Tuition
34) University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Private Not For Profit
- -
$49,390
Out of State Tuition
35) Whitman College
Walla Walla, Private Not For Profit
88 61