Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland, WA 98034-8506


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 3,652
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Lake Washington Institute of Technology has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Lake Washington Institute of Technology charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $7,625 and in-state students paid $2,688.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 42% of Lake Washington Institute of Technology's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 29% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,105 (which is 7.4% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Lake Washington Institute of Technology in 2016-2017, was 19, which is 15% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,938 (which is 12% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Lake Washington Institute of Technology has enrolled a total of 3,652 students (1,613 students full-time and 2,039 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,652 students, 246 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 41% men and 59% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 87 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 60%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%

Asian: 10%

Hispanic: 7%

Two or more races: 4%

Black/African American: 3%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 25% 907
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 14% 518
Precision Production 9% 331
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 9% 324
Education 7% 267
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 7% 240
Personal And Culinary Services 4% 153
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 4% 150
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 2% 74
Visual And Performing Arts 1% 54

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Lake Washington Institute of Technology full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Lake Washington Institute of Technology graduates 6 years after enrollment is $26,300. Last year, out of the total 784 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 580 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 991 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 743 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $26,300 $36,800
Employment Rate 74% 75%
Total Graduates 784 991

Campus Location

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