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.


63 results

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

Whitworth University
W
Spokane, WA

Whitworth University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$46,350 Tuition

#8 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 2,681enrollment
  • $25,785net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Clark College
C
Vancouver, WA
 

Clark College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,203 Tuition

 

  • 6,921enrollment
  • $8,120net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Highline Community College
H
Des Moines, WA
 

Highline Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,445 Tuition

 

  • 4,951enrollment
  • $8,114net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Saint Martin's University
S
Lacey, WA

Saint Martin's University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$40,210 Tuition

#9 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 1,616enrollment
  • $23,824net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 995-1225SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 31

Green River Community College
G
Auburn, WA
 

Green River Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

$3,826 Tuition

 

  • 6,559enrollment
  • $9,245net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Walla Walla University
W
College Place, WA

Walla Walla University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$29,487 Tuition

 

  • 1,584enrollment
  • $23,598net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
L
Kirkland, WA
 

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$3,029 Tuition

 

  • 3,240enrollment
  • $8,283net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Tacoma Community College
T
Tacoma, WA
 

Tacoma Community College

Public 2 Year

2 reviews

$4,486 Tuition

 

  • 5,359enrollment
  • $6,240net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Shoreline Community College
S
Shoreline, WA
 

Shoreline Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,792 Tuition

 

  • 4,843enrollment
  • $8,272net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Edmonds Community College
E
Lynnwood, WA
 

Edmonds Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,826 Tuition

 

  • 5,606enrollment
  • $8,554net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Spokane Falls Community College
S
Spokane, WA
 

Spokane Falls Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,029 Tuition

 

  • 3,805enrollment
  • $5,971net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 30

Antioch University Seattle
A
Seattle, WA
 

Antioch University Seattle

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$20,880 Tuition

 

  • 779enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Skagit Valley College
S
Mount Vernon, WA
 

Skagit Valley College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,826 Tuition

 

  • 3,891enrollment
  • $7,762net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Sep 7

DigiPen Institute of Technology
D
Redmond, WA
 

DigiPen Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$34,700 Tuition

 

  • 1,197enrollment
  • $36,832net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1178-1390SAT range
  • 22-33ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Spokane Community College
S
Spokane, WA
 

Spokane Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,029 Tuition

 

  • 6,890enrollment
  • $4,947net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 30

Everett Community College
E
Everett, WA
 

Everett Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,807 Tuition

 

  • 6,682enrollment
  • $9,667net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 24

Pierce College at Puyallup
P
Puyallup, WA
 

Pierce College at Puyallup

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,636 Tuition

 

  • 4,453enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Cascadia Community College
C
Bothell, WA
 

Cascadia Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,053 Tuition

 

  • 1,996enrollment
  • $8,082net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

City University of Seattle
C
Bellevue, WA
 

City University of Seattle

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$16,973 Tuition

 

  • 1,996enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

DeVry University Washington
D
Federal Way, Washington
 

DeVry University Washington

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$15,835 Tuition

 

  • 972enrollment
  • -net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Olympic College
O
Bremerton, WA
 

Olympic College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$3,825 Tuition

 

  • 4,999enrollment
  • $8,416net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Seattle Community College Central Campus
S
Seattle, WA
 

Seattle Community College Central Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$4,344 Tuition

 

  • 4,698enrollment
  • $5,191net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 31

Cornish College of the Arts
C
Seattle, WA

Cornish College of the Arts

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$33,956 Tuition

 

  • 455enrollment
  • $39,440net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Columbia Basin College
C
Pasco, WA

Columbia Basin College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$5,088 Tuition

 

  • 6,089enrollment
  • $10,356net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
P
Lakewood, WA
 

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,825 Tuition

 

  • 7,363enrollment
  • $8,147net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Centralia College
C
Centralia, WA
 

Centralia College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,343 Tuition

 

  • 2,153enrollment
  • $8,620net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Sep 1

Walla Walla Community College
W
Walla Walla, WA
 

Walla Walla Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

$4,850 Tuition

 

  • 3,084enrollment
  • $6,770net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Clover Park Technical College
C
Lakewood, WA
 

Clover Park Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$5,040 Tuition

 

  • 2,846enrollment
  • $7,046net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Sep 27

Renton Technical College
R
Renton, WA
 

Renton Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,781 Tuition

 

  • 3,097enrollment
  • $7,595net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Seattle Community College South Campus
S
Seattle, WA
 

Seattle Community College South Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$4,344 Tuition

 

  • 4,893enrollment
  • $9,159net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Sep 13

South Puget Sound Community College
S
Olympia, WA
 

South Puget Sound Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,315 Tuition

 

  • 4,215enrollment
  • $8,057net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Yakima Valley Community College
Y
Yakima, WA
 

Yakima Valley Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,343 Tuition

 

  • 3,643enrollment
  • $7,265net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 12

University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus
P
Tukwila, WA
 

University of Phoenix Western Washington Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$9,960 Tuition

 

  • 11enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Whatcom Community College
W
Bellingham, WA
 

Whatcom Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,523 Tuition

 

  • 3,850enrollment
  • $7,919net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Bellingham Technical College
B
Bellingham, WA
 

Bellingham Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$2,832 Tuition

 

  • 1,915enrollment
  • -$1,471net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Big Bend Community College
B
Moses Lake, WA
 

Big Bend Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,343 Tuition

 

  • 1,778enrollment
  • $8,215net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Peninsula College
P
Port Angeles, WA
 

Peninsula College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$3,826 Tuition

 

  • 1,702enrollment
  • $8,415net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Heritage University
H
Toppenish, WA
 

Heritage University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$18,360 Tuition

 

  • 898enrollment
  • $7,356net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.02Avg GPA

Wenatchee Valley College
W
Wenatchee, WA
 

Wenatchee Valley College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,768 Tuition

 

  • 2,661enrollment
  • $8,114net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Northwest College of Art
N
Poulsbo, WA
 

Northwest College of Art

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$18,000 Tuition

 

  • 103enrollment
  • $13,870net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Faith Evangelical College & Seminary
F
Tacoma, WA
 

Faith Evangelical College & Seminary

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$10,800 Tuition

 

  • 291enrollment
  • $19,502net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Lower Columbia College
L
Longview, WA
 

Lower Columbia College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,817 Tuition

 

  • 2,164enrollment
  • $7,357net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Grays Harbor College
G
Aberdeen, WA
 

Grays Harbor College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,826 Tuition

 

  • 1,469enrollment
  • $6,954net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Northwest Indian College
N
Bellingham, WA
 

Northwest Indian College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$3,564 Tuition

 

  • 622enrollment
  • $6,556net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building
N
Port Hadlock, WA
 

Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

$16,050 Tuition

 

  • 52enrollment
  • $29,578net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA