Washington College Overview

For the academic year 2019-2020, 105 colleges are active for serving college programs in Washington. By school types, there are forty-three public schools and sixty-two private schools. By school levels, sixty-three 4-years (or high) schools, seventeen 2-4 years schools (community colleges), and twenty-five less than 2 years schools (career, technical or vocational schools) are active based on the IPEDS data.
Of the 105 Washington schools, University of Washington-Seattle Campus ranked first and Whitman College ranked second (view more at Washington college rankings). The 2020 average tuition & fees of all Washington colleges is $13,796 for Washington residents and $17,240 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 81.54% and the average SAT score is 1,162. The average number of students is 3,347 and the average student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.
The below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for Washington colleges. For the statistics, we include only 4-years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges. In addition, for some statistics, we include only eligible colleges, for example, for the graduate tuition & fees over colleges that offer the graduate programs.

2020 Washington Colleges Comparison Table

The following table lists colleges located in Washington ordered by college ranking. The ranking is targeting only 4-years universities and colleges. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$39,114$30,2941,34552.00%47,40084%19 to 1
Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$50,408-1,34556.00%1,47590%9 to 1
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$46,920$17,6751,28062.00%7,56385%11 to 1
University of Washington-Bothell Campus
Bothell, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$39,018$30,1981,14074.00%5,97069%20 to 1
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Tacoma, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$39,258$30,4381,08587.00%5,35456%16 to 1
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$25,266$24,1051,17090.00%16,12168%18 to 1
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$27,113$27,5611,12576.00%31,47860%15 to 1
Seattle University
Seattle, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$48,390$14,0401,23578.00%7,29174%11 to 1
Northwest University
Kirkland, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,980$18,6161,13593.00%1,32158%12 to 1
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$47,244$31,8961,13591.00%3,68868%13 to 1
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$25,702$28,9211,02596.00%12,63354%21 to 1
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$46,200$30,3911,18586.00%3,20769%12 to 1
Walla Walla University
College Place, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,931$23,8411,06551.00%1,85461%14 to 1
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$24,520$24,9761,06085.00%12,34258%19 to 1
Whitworth University
Spokane, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$46,250$12,3121,17091.00%2,77675%11 to 1
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$52,775$37,346-84.00%2,66676%11 to 1
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$28,515$21,1671,08498.00%3,32750%21 to 1
Saint Martin's University
Lacey, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$39,940$15,8401,07096.00%1,60767%11 to 1
City University of Seattle
Seattle, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,658$11,812--2,11333%6 to 1
Antioch University-Seattle
Seattle, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,035$18,459--605-4 to 1
Heritage University
Toppenish, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,332$9,692--98041%7 to 1
Whatcom Community College
Bellingham, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$10,212---4,26337%12 to 1
Academy of Interactive Entertainment
Seattle, WA
Private, 2-4 years
$21,682--92.00%14787%22 to 1
Bellingham Technical College
Bellingham, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$4,911---2,31632%18 to 1
North Seattle College
Seattle, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$4,123---5,92925%17 to 1
Centralia College
Centralia, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$5,113---3,16740%15 to 1
Perry Technical Institute
Yakima, WA
Private, 2-4 years
$43,435---90384%16 to 1
Yakima Valley College
Yakima, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$5,231---4,45628%19 to 1
Studio Beauty School
Spokane Valley, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$6,963---6867%10 to 1
Clark College
Vancouver, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$9,718---9,87831%13 to 1
Northwest College of Art & Design
Tacoma, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,100--74.00%8552%21 to 1
Fosbre Academy of Hair Design
Olympia, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,975--93.00%10281%10 to 1
Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$34,200$41,642-73.00%62554%10 to 1
South Seattle College
Seattle, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$4,214---6,17733%18 to 1
Northwest Indian College
Bellingham, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$6,787---53519%9 to 1
Elite Cosmetology, Barber & Spa Academy
Yakima, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,500---11369%13 to 1
Edmonds Community College
Lynnwood, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$9,498---8,04128%13 to 1
University of Phoenix-Washington
Tukwila, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,552$16,752--7317%9 to 1
South Puget Sound Community College
Olympia, WA
Public, 2-4 years
$10,152---4,87239%15 to 1
Pierce College-Puyallup
Lakewood, WA
Public, 2-4 years
$4,590---4,45333%13 to 1
Stylemaster College of Hair Design
Longview, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,300---5792%14 to 1
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
Seattle, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,849$16,260--242--
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Shoreline
Shoreline, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,600---6154%10 to 1
Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett
Everett, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,220---38076%20 to 1
International Air and Hospitality Academy
Vancouver, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$8,025---11081%6 to 1
Inland Massage Institute
Spokane, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$10,375---2961%10 to 1
Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building
Port Hadlock, WA
Private, 2-4 years
$16,050---38100%10 to 1
Bates Technical College
Tacoma, WA
Public, 2-4 years
$16,253---4,44546%21 to 1
Wenatchee Valley College
Wenatchee, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$4,734---3,44434%14 to 1
Whitworth University-Adult Degree Programs
Spokane, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,440$9,720-100.00%294-17 to 1
Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Bellevue
Bellevue, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,560---7383%20 to 1
BJ's Beauty & Barber College
Auburn, WA
Private, 2-4 years
$13,225---13-4 to 1
Montessori Education Institute of the Pacific Northwest
Bothell, WA
Private, 2-4 years
$6,630---41-2 to 1
Big Bend Community College
Moses Lake, WA
Public, 2-4 years
$4,945---2,04440%15 to 1
Aveda Institute Portland-Vancouver Campus
Vancouver, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,000---12180%13 to 1
Clover Park Technical College
Lakewood, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$5,740---3,90535%21 to 1
Renton Technical College
Renton, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$6,131---3,54663%17 to 1
International Beauty Education Center
Airway Heights, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$6,100---3268%20 to 1
Divers Institute of Technology
Seattle, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$25,900---24387%17 to 1
Seattle Central College
Seattle, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$4,053---6,80233%14 to 1
Gene Juarez Academy
Federal Way, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,100---18071%18 to 1
Centralia Beauty College
Centralia, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,450---5869%8 to 1
Everett Community College
Everett, WA
Public, 2-4 years
$9,363---7,95735%14 to 1
Shoreline Community College
Shoreline, WA
Public, 2-4 years
$6,851---5,94933%13 to 1
Northwest HVAC/R Training Center
Spokane, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$9,537--100.00%4180%17 to 1
Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom
Lakewood, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$4,625---6,06727%15 to 1
Spokane Community College
Spokane, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$5,006---10,37526%21 to 1
Cascadia College
Bothell, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$4,788---3,39634%16 to 1
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$9,687---1,86827%16 to 1
Tacoma Community College
Tacoma, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$10,016---6,24226%16 to 1
Faith International University
Tacoma, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,250$8,450--19640%15 to 1
Pima Medical Institute-Renton
Renton, WA
Private, 2-4 years
$15,348---49776%25 to 1
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Yakima, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
----570--
Bastyr University
Kenmore, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$26,895$30,975--1,098-12 to 1
Summit Salon Academy
Tacoma, WA
Private, 2-4 years
$17,200---12178%14 to 1
Charter College
Vancouver, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,276$9,604-100.00%2,85343%25 to 1
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$9,900---3,67028%12 to 1
Cortiva Institute-Seattle
Federal Way, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,510---108-15 to 1
Bellevue College
Bellevue, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$9,349---13,22627%15 to 1
BJ's Beauty & Barber College
Tacoma, WA
Private, 2-4 years
$14,760---7490%8 to 1
Olympic College
Bremerton, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$9,387---6,62024%18 to 1
Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology-Seattle
Seattle, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,350---5365%10 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Richland
Richland, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,400---26076%15 to 1
Peninsula College
Port Angeles, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$4,671---2,05246%14 to 1
Pima Medical Institute-Seattle
Seattle, WA
Private, 2-4 years
$15,348---46866%25 to 1
Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies
Kirkland, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,970$15,722--1,155-17 to 1
Columbia Basin College
Pasco, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$7,484---7,03428%18 to 1
Seattle Film Institute
Seattle, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$30,240$33,000--10086%7 to 1
Cortiva Institute-Seattle
Seattle, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,510---119-15 to 1
Paroba College of Cosmetology
Everett, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$11,678--84.00%11182%14 to 1
Skagit Valley College
Mount Vernon, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$6,885---5,15928%15 to 1
Carrington College-Spokane
Spokane, WA
Private, 2-4 years
$16,123--87.00%33771%35 to 1
Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design
Spokane, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$12,915---8074%15 to 1
Spokane Falls Community College
Spokane, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$5,006---5,18424%19 to 1
Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine
Seattle, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$24,899$24,950--29--
Green River College
Auburn, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$4,694---8,47138%12 to 1
Walla Walla Community College
Walla Walla, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$6,318---3,86040%16 to 1
DigiPen Institute of Technology
Redmond, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,700$28,0801,26434.00%97056%13 to 1
Highline College
Des Moines, WA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$4,691---6,53033%13 to 1
Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology
Kennewick, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,500---75100%9 to 1
Gary Manuel Aveda Institute
Seattle, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,100---10876%10 to 1
Gene Juarez Academy
Mountlake Terrace, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,100---12875%14 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Spokane
Spokane Valley, WA
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,000---13446%15 to 1
The Art Institute of Seattle
Seattle, WA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,460---85728%18 to 1
Lower Columbia College
Longview, WA
Public, 2-4 years
$5,256---2,81938%13 to 1
Average$17,240$22,6511,16281.54%3,34756%14 to 1