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57 Colleges
6,556 Yearly Graduations
$46,267 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,625 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly teaching graduations, Washington is ranked #17 in the country with 6,556 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $11,567 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $15,722 a year.

An estimated 27% of college students in Washington take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,656 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
636 Yearly Degrees
$8,273 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Washington University is 12,342, of which 11,419 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,040 are full-time. For undergraduates at CWU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,019 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CWU is $36,900.

Public Public vs. Private
601 Yearly Degrees
$11,465 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Washington - Seattle Campus is 47,400, of which 32,099 students are undergraduates and of those, 29,496 are full-time. For undergraduates at UW Seattle, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 46%. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

26% of UW Seattle students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,525 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,900 during the early-career years.

#3

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
536 Yearly Degrees
$11,841 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Washington State University is 31,478, of which 26,098 students are undergraduates and of those, 22,877 are full-time. For undergraduates at Wazzu, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 44% of students at Wazzu take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,724 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Wazzu is $40,600.

#4

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
340 Yearly Degrees
$8,343 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,170 undergraduates at WWU, of which 13,893 are full-time, and there are 16,121 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 85%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 44% of students at WWU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,174 a year. WWU has a 2.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WWU is $35,400.

#5

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
337 Yearly Degrees
$45,078 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,688 students at SPU in total, 2,876 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,781 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SPU is 4.2 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at SPU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,082 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from SPU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
248 Yearly Degrees
$7,526 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Eastern Washington University is 12,633, of which 11,408 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,910 are full-time. It takes the average EWU undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at EWU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,227 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from EWU is $34,600.

#7

City University of Seattle

Seattle, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
198 Yearly Degrees
$13,120 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 774 undergraduates at CityU, of which 166 are full-time, and there are 2,113 students altogether. It takes the average CityU undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

50% of CityU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,000 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,100 during the early-career years.

#8

Seattle University

Seattle, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
195 Yearly Degrees
$46,590 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,685 undergraduates at Seattle U, of which 4,469 are full-time, and there are 7,291 students altogether. It takes the average Seattle U undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at Seattle U take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,521 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,400 during the early-career years.

#9

Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
193 Yearly Degrees
$45,140 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Gonzaga University is 7,563, of which 5,304 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,237 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

51% of Gonzaga students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,327 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Gonzaga with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Whitworth University

Spokane, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
181 Yearly Degrees
$44,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Whitworth University is 2,776, of which 2,370 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,304 are full-time. For undergraduates at Whitworth, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at Whitworth take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,315 a year. Whitworth has a 2.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
178 Yearly Degrees
$4,418 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,670 students at LWTech in total, 1,745 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

12% of LWTech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,220 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from LWTech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Columbia Basin College

Pasco, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
142 Yearly Degrees
$5,613 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,928 full-time undergraduates at CBC, and 7,034 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at CBC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,671 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,400 during the early-career years.

#13

Highline College

Des Moines, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
136 Yearly Degrees
$4,127 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,530 students at Highline in total, 3,673 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 4% of students at Highline take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,380 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,200 during the early-career years.

#14

North Seattle College

Seattle, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
134 Yearly Degrees
$4,625 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,874 full-time undergraduates at North Seattle, and 5,929 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at North Seattle take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,388 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from North Seattle with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Big Bend Community College

Moses Lake, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
128 Yearly Degrees
$4,381 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,456 full-time undergraduates at Big Bend Community College, and 2,044 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

13% of Big Bend Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,899 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Big Bend Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
125 Yearly Degrees
$6,497 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bates Technical College is 4,445, which includes 2,033 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,787 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,600 during the early-career years.

#17

Centralia College

Centralia, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
115 Yearly Degrees
$4,542 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,649 full-time undergraduates at Centralia College, and 3,167 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

2% of Centralia College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,233 a year.

Students who graduate from Centralia College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Olympic College

Bremerton, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
114 Yearly Degrees
$3,905 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,620 students at OC in total, 4,024 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at OC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,530 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,600 during the early-career years.

#19

Heritage University

Toppenish, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees
$18,128 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 980 students at Heritage University in total, 777 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 695 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,599 a year. Heritage University has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Heritage University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees
$11,390 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,970 students at UW Bothell in total, 5,401 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,623 are full-time. UW Bothell has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,662 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,900 during the early-career years.

#21

Yakima Valley College

Yakima, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
111 Yearly Degrees
$4,285 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,456 students at YVC in total, 3,041 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at YVC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,979 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,300 during the early-career years.

#22

Clark College

Vancouver, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
103 Yearly Degrees
$3,879 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,907 full-time undergraduates at Clark College, and 9,878 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

12% of Clark College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,118 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Clark College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom

Lakewood, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
103 Yearly Degrees
$4,041 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is 6,067, which includes 2,643 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,527 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
94 Yearly Degrees
$4,188 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,397 full-time undergraduates at WVC, and 3,444 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,048 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from WVC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
88 Yearly Degrees
$43,674 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pacific Lutheran University is 3,207, of which 2,836 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,730 are full-time. For undergraduates at PLU, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,248 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from PLU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Washington Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Everett Community College 86
27 Northwest University 79
28 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus 77
29 Green River College 76
29 Antioch University - Seattle 76
29 Skagit Valley College 76
32 Whatcom Community College 75
33 Spokane Falls Community College 67
34 Renton Technical College 63
35 South Puget Sound Community College 61
36 Saint Martin’s University 58
37 Bellevue College 56
38 Grays Harbor College 47
39 Lower Columbia College 46
40 University of Puget Sound 41
41 Clover Park Technical College 36
42 Tacoma Community College 35
43 Walla Walla Community College 33
44 Shoreline Community College 31
45 Peninsula College 30
46 Northwest University - College of Adult and Professional Studies 29
47 Walla Walla University 28
48 The Evergreen State College 19
49 Edmonds Community College 16
50 Whitworth University - Adult Degree Programs 15
51 Faith International University 11
52 Seattle Central College 10
52 South Seattle College 10
54 Northwest Indian College 3
55 Bellingham Technical College 2
55 Pierce College-Puyallup 2
57 Spokane Community College 0

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