Washington Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution

Cheapest Colleges in Washington by In State Tution

Below is a college cost ranking of the 35 colleges in Washington with the lowest in state tution. What is the cheapest college in Washington? Northwest Indian College tops the list with a tuition and fee total of $3,969. Note these costs do not include room and board or living expenses.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published price. 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 in state tution with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeSimply Best Value Colleges in Washington list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

List of Washington Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution
School Tuition In State
Northwest Indian College

Bellingham, WA

$3,969
Bellevue College

Bellevue, WA

$4,057
Olympic College

Bremerton, WA

$4,095
Peninsula College

Port Angeles, WA

$4,317
Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA

$4,609
Seattle Community College Central Campus

Seattle, WA

$4,670
Seattle Community College South Campus

Seattle, WA

$4,831
Columbia Basin College

Pasco, WA

$5,755
Eastern Washington University

Cheney, WA

$7,922
The Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA

$8,529
Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

$8,685
Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

$8,703
University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus

Tukwila, WA

$9,960
Faith Evangelical College & Seminary

Tacoma, WA

$11,250
University of Washington Bothell Campus

Bothell, WA

$11,950
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA

$12,076
University of Washington Tacoma Campus

Tacoma, WA

$12,196
Washington State University

Pullman, WA

$12,417