Colleges in Washington

Washington has 36 private and 31 public 4-year colleges that enroll 264,641 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $4,780 (for in-state students) and $11,949 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $27,683 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of Washington provided $53,243,889 in financial aid to 8,156 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $171,558,252 in grant and scholarships to 18,410 students.

Washington receives 1.7% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 11,251 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $47,983,416 in pell grant ($4,255 per student on average) and 13,740 students received a total amount of $79,093,682 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($6,021 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in Washington

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Antioch University-Seattle

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
not for profit
Argosy University-Seattle

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
for profit
Bastyr University

Location: Kenmore, WA

Private
not for profit
Bellevue College

Location: Bellevue, WA

Public $8,011 $3,393 $8,737
Open admission
Bellingham Technical College

Location: Bellingham, WA

Public $7,708 $2,513 $7,130
Open admission
Cascadia College

Location: Bothell, WA

Public $8,201 $3,393 $8,738
Open admission
Central Washington University

Location: Ellensburg, WA

Public $14,080 $5,907 $19,710
80%
Centralia College

Location: Centralia, WA

Public $7,390 $3,846 $4,254
Open admission
Charter College

Location: Vancouver, WA

Private
for profit
$26,520
Open admission
City University of Seattle

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
not for profit
$16,748 $16,748
Open admission
Clark College

Location: Vancouver, WA

Public $7,319 $3,322 $8,665
Open admission
Clover Park Technical College

Location: Lakewood, WA

Public $6,508 $5,040 $10,736
Open admission
Columbia Basin College

Location: Pasco, WA

Public $8,033 $3,580 $5,853
Open admission
Cornish College of the Arts

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
not for profit
$34,021 $37,920 $37,920
60%
DigiPen Institute of Technology

Location: Redmond, WA

Private
for profit
$33,076 $28,800 $28,800
53%
Eastern Washington University

Location: Cheney, WA

Public $12,397 $6,110 $22,502
95%
Faith International University

Location: Tacoma, WA

Private
not for profit
$20,712 $7,420 $7,420
Open admission
Gonzaga University

Location: Spokane, WA

Private
not for profit
$33,586 $38,980 $38,980
67%
Grays Harbor College

Location: Aberdeen, WA

Public $7,267 $3,393 $8,738
Open admission
Green River College

Location: Auburn, WA

Public $8,902 $4,099 $4,509
Open admission
Heritage University

Location: Toppenish, WA

Private
not for profit
$10,139 $19,032 $19,032
Open admission
Highline College

Location: Des Moines, WA

Public $7,746 $3,056 $3,056
Open admission
Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Location: Kirkland, WA

Public $6,824 $2,688 $7,625
Open admission
North Seattle College

Location: Seattle, WA

Public $5,430 $3,393 $3,800
Open admission
Northwest College of Art & Design

Location: Poulsbo, WA

Private
for profit
$16,516 $18,975 $18,975
Open admission
Northwest Indian College

Location: Bellingham, WA

Public $3,642 $4,032 $4,032
Open admission
Northwest University

Location: Kirkland, WA

Private
not for profit
$21,536 $28,800 $28,800
93%
Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies

Location: Kirkland, WA

Private
not for profit
$14,284 $11,995 $11,995
Open admission
Olympic College

Location: Bremerton, WA

Public $5,684 $3,393 $3,839
Open admission
Pacific Lutheran University

Location: Tacoma, WA

Private
not for profit
$25,219 $39,080 $39,080
77%
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Location: Yakima, WA

Private
not for profit
Peninsula College

Location: Port Angeles, WA

Public $7,149 $4,153 $4,560
Open admission
Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom

Location: Lakewood, WA

Public $6,338 $3,393 $3,801
Open admission
Pinchot University

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
not for profit
Renton Technical College

Location: Renton, WA

Public $6,338 $3,436 $3,436
Open admission
Saint Martin's University

Location: Lacey, WA

Private
not for profit
$21,605 $33,950 $33,950
95%
Sanford-Brown College-Seattle

Location: Tukwila, WA

Private
for profit
Seattle Central College

Location: Seattle, WA

Public $4,967 $3,393 $3,800
Open admission
Seattle Film Institute

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
for profit
$20,372 $30,240 $30,240
Open admission
Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
for profit
Seattle Pacific University

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
not for profit
$29,174 $38,520 $38,520
87%
Seattle University

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
not for profit
$35,627 $40,500 $40,500
74%
Skagit Valley College

Location: Mount Vernon, WA

Public $8,159 $3,800 $4,300
Open admission
South Seattle College

Location: Seattle, WA

Public $7,221 $3,393 $3,800
Open admission
Spokane Falls Community College

Location: Spokane, WA

Public $5,831 $2,688 $7,625
Open admission
Tacoma Community College

Location: Tacoma, WA

Public $6,358 $3,476 $8,820
Open admission
The Art Institute of Seattle

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
for profit
$25,213 $17,460 $17,460
Open admission
The Evergreen State College

Location: Olympia, WA

Public $13,367 $6,534 $23,007
97%
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
not for profit
University of Phoenix-Washington

Location: Tukwila, WA

Private
for profit
Open admission
University of Puget Sound

Location: Tacoma, WA

Private
not for profit
$40,416 $46,310 $46,310
79%
University of Washington-Bothell Campus

Location: Bothell, WA

Public $8,940 $9,694 $33,732
80%
University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Location: Seattle, WA

Public $10,068 $9,694 $33,732
45%
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

Location: Tacoma, WA

Public $8,539 $9,694 $33,732
84%
Walla Walla University

Location: College Place, WA

Private
not for profit
$23,782 $26,100 $26,100
62%
Washington State University

Location: Pullman, WA

Public $17,815 $9,324 $23,956
72%
Western Washington University

Location: Bellingham, WA

Public $16,245 $6,732 $20,676
83%
Whitman College

Location: Walla Walla, WA

Private
not for profit
$34,272 $47,490 $47,490
51%
Whitworth University

Location: Spokane, WA

Private
not for profit
$27,826 $39,600 $39,600
89%
Whitworth University-Adult Degree Programs

Location: Spokane, WA

Private
not for profit
Yakima Valley College

Location: Yakima, WA

Public $7,277 $3,798 $4,205
Open admission

2-year Colleges in Washington

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Bates Technical College

Location: Tacoma, WA

Public $3,913 $3,656 $9,063
Open admission
Big Bend Community College

Location: Moses Lake, WA

Public $7,152 $3,851 $4,265
Open admission
BJ's Beauty & Barber College

Location: Auburn, WA

Private
for profit
$4,750 $13,225 $13,225
Open admission
BJ's Beauty & Barber College

Location: Tacoma, WA

Private
for profit
$6,201 $13,125 $13,125
Open admission
Carrington College-Spokane

Location: Spokane, WA

Private
for profit
$20,107 $15,488 $15,488
76%
Edmonds Community College

Location: Lynnwood, WA

Public $9,267 $3,386 $9,096
Open admission
Everest College-Everett

Location: Everett, WA

Private
not for profit
$19,941
Open admission
Everest College-Tacoma

Location: Tacoma, WA

Private
not for profit
$20,323
Open admission
Everett Community College

Location: Everett, WA

Public $8,423 $3,393 $8,738
Open admission
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Seattle

Location: Tukwila, WA

Private
for profit
Lower Columbia College

Location: Longview, WA

Public $7,330 $3,783 $4,317
Open admission
Montessori Education Institute of the Pacific Northwest

Location: Bothell, WA

Private
not for profit
$6,300 $6,300
Open admission
Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building

Location: Port Hadlock, WA

Private
not for profit
$24,086 $14,550 $14,550
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Spokane

Location: Spokane Valley, WA

Private
for profit
$13,975 $12,800 $12,800
Open admission
Perry Technical Institute

Location: Yakima, WA

Private
not for profit
$19,870 $33,526 $33,526
Open admission
Pierce College-Puyallup

Location: Puyallup, WA

Public $9,445 $3,393 $3,801
Open admission
Pima Medical Institute-Renton

Location: Renton, WA

Private
for profit
$19,717 $12,851 $12,851
Open admission
Pima Medical Institute-Seattle

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
for profit
$19,180 $12,851 $12,851
Open admission
Shoreline Community College

Location: Shoreline, WA

Public $7,757 $3,328 $6,054
Open admission
South Puget Sound Community College

Location: Olympia, WA

Public $7,184 $3,852 $9,261
Open admission
Spokane Community College

Location: Spokane, WA

Public $4,147 $2,688 $7,625
Open admission
Summit Salon Academy

Location: Tacoma, WA

Private
for profit
$15,371 $17,000 $17,000
Open admission
Walla Walla Community College

Location: Walla Walla, WA

Public $6,945 $4,203 $5,670
Open admission
Wenatchee Valley College

Location: Wenatchee, WA

Public $7,269 $3,393 $3,800
Open admission
Whatcom Community College

Location: Bellingham, WA

Public $7,530 $4,031 $9,333
Open admission

Vocational & Trade Schools in Washington

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
not for profit
$18,333
73%
Aveda Institute Portland-Vancouver Campus

Location: Vancouver, WA

Private
for profit
$12,055 $15,000
Open admission
Beauty Academy

Location: Wenatchee, WA

Private
for profit
$12,677 $14,750
Open admission
Cortiva Institute-Seattle

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
for profit
$18,319 $11,745
Open admission
Cortiva Institute-Seattle

Location: Federal Way, WA

Private
for profit
$20,768 $11,754
Open admission
Divers Institute of Technology

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
for profit
$35,529 $25,900
Open admission
Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Bellevue

Location: Bellevue, WA

Private
for profit
$14,164 $16,320
Open admission
Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett

Location: Everett, WA

Private
for profit
$14,913 $16,320
Open admission
Fosbre Academy of Hair Design

Location: Olympia, WA

Private
for profit
$18,374 $16,700
Gary Manuel Aveda Institute

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
for profit
$16,057 $16,693
Open admission
Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Federal Way

Location: Federal Way, WA

Private
for profit
$12,131 $17,100
Open admission
Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Mountlake Terrace

Location: Mountlake Terrace, WA

Private
for profit
$12,791 $17,100
Open admission
Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design

Location: Spokane, WA

Private
for profit
$10,124 $12,330
Open admission
Inland Massage Institute

Location: Spokane, WA

Private
for profit
$27,638
Open admission
International Air and Hospitality Academy

Location: Vancouver, WA

Private
for profit
$11,936 $8,025
Open admission
International Beauty Education Center

Location: Airway Heights, WA

Private
for profit
$10,943 $5,596
Open admission
Northwest HVAC/R Training Center

Location: Spokane, WA

Private
not for profit
$9,561 $7,486
Open admission
Paroba College of Cosmetology

Location: Everett, WA

Private
for profit
$15,699 $11,122
81%
Paul Mitchell the School-Richland

Location: Richland, WA

Private
for profit
$15,171 $16,500
Open admission
Professional Beauty School

Location: Yakima, WA

Private
for profit
$3,948 $13,700
Open admission
Seattle Vocational Institute

Location: Seattle, WA

Public $2,899
Open admission
Studio Beauty School

Location: Spokane, WA

Private
for profit
$13,474 $14,310
Open admission
Stylemaster College of Hair Design

Location: Longview, WA

Private
for profit
$6,280 $13,300
Open admission
Sunnyside Beauty Academy

Location: Sunnyside, WA

Private
for profit
$4,028 $13,400
Open admission
Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology-Seattle

Location: Seattle, WA

Private
for profit
$8,713 $16,350
Open admission
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Shoreline

Location: Shoreline, WA

Private
for profit
$18,890 $16,400
Open admission
Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology

Location: Kennewick, WA

Private
for profit
$9,901 $15,620
Open admission