College Costs in Washington

The 2024 Directory of Washington Colleges and Prices

Washington Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2024

How much does it cost to attend college in Washington?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Washington was $13,421 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $1,709 lower than the U.S. average and ranks Washington in the middle of the pack as the 29th most expensive state or district to attend college. This is a change of $189 from the 2019-2020 average of $13,232 and represents a 1.43% annual increase in tuition costs. The list of Washington colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

This analysis surveyed tuition data from the 63 colleges and universities in Washington, the most popular being University of Washington Seattle Campus with 42,729 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,927. Whitman College is the most expensive in Washington with an in-state tuition of $55,560.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.


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University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA

University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

$10,927 Tuition

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,434enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 16

Washington State University
W
Pullman, WA

Washington State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

$10,457 Tuition

#3 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 29,843enrollment
  • $17,931net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 31

Western Washington University
W
Bellingham, WA

Western Washington University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

$7,572 Tuition

#2 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 15,125enrollment
  • $18,398net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 31

Seattle University
S
Seattle, WA

Seattle University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$48,510 Tuition

#3 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 7,268enrollment
  • $36,843net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1330SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Gonzaga University
G
Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$47,560 Tuition

#3 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 7,381enrollment
  • $36,880net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1380SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Central Washington University
C
Ellensburg, WA

Central Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$6,656 Tuition

#5 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 10,176enrollment
  • $16,441net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 930-1150SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.08Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Seattle Pacific University
S
Seattle, WA

Seattle Pacific University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$35,100 Tuition

#2 Best Value Colleges in Washington

  • 3,443enrollment
  • $28,367net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1300SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 11

Eastern Washington University
E
Cheney, WA

Eastern Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$6,896 Tuition

#6 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 10,892enrollment
  • $12,322net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 880-1090SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA

Applications Due Sep 10

Bellevue College
B
Bellevue, WA

Bellevue College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$3,826 Tuition

 

  • 11,546enrollment
  • $9,536net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Sep 15

University of Washington Tacoma Campus
W
Tacoma, WA

University of Washington Tacoma Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$10,927 Tuition

 

  • 5,027enrollment
  • $10,113net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 960-1180SAT range
  • 16-24ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 30

Whitman College
W
Walla Walla, WA

Whitman College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

$55,560 Tuition

#1 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 1,559enrollment
  • $38,989net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1295-1455SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Puget Sound
P
Tacoma, WA

University of Puget Sound

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

$55,390 Tuition

#4 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 2,173enrollment
  • $38,127net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1370SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Pacific Lutheran University
P
Tacoma, WA

Pacific Lutheran University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

$46,816 Tuition

#7 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 2,706enrollment
  • $25,368net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1376SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

The Evergreen State College
E
Olympia, WA

The Evergreen State College

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

$7,389 Tuition

#4 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 2,116enrollment
  • $14,723net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1200SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.12Avg GPA

Northwest University
N
Kirkland, WA

Northwest University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$33,500 Tuition

#3 Best Value Colleges in Washington

  • 1,083enrollment
  • $21,825net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 985-1210SAT range
  • 24-32ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Seattle Community College North Campus
S
Seattle, WA

Seattle Community College North Campus

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,344 Tuition

 

  • 4,887enrollment
  • $5,132net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

University of Washington Bothell Campus
W
Bothell, WA

University of Washington Bothell Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$10,927 Tuition

 

  • 6,052enrollment
  • $8,841net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1270SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

Bates Technical College
B
Tacoma, WA
 

Bates Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$5,071 Tuition

 

  • 4,106enrollment
  • $6,869net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA