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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.

About 27% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly 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

There are 11,111 undergraduates at CWU, of which 9,977 are full-time, and there are 11,658 students altogether. It takes the average CWU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

59% of CWU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,019 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from CWU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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 47,576, of which 32,046 students are undergraduates and of those, 29,332 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at UW Seattle is 94%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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 typical student loan amount is $5,525 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UW Seattle with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 31,607, of which 26,062 students are undergraduates and of those, 23,092 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 41% 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. Wazzu has a 4.1% 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 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 15,240 undergraduates at WWU, of which 13,887 are full-time, and there are 16,142 students altogether. For undergraduates at WWU, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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.

44% of WWU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,174 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average 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 3,529 students at SPU in total, 2,717 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,636 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,400 during the early-career years.

#6

Eastern Washington University

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

There are 10,756 undergraduates at EWU, of which 9,498 are full-time, and there are 12,410 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

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

56% of EWU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%!

Students who graduate from EWU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

City University of Seattle

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

The total student population at City University of Seattle is 1,960, of which 807 students are undergraduates and of those, 175 are full-time. For undergraduates at CityU, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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.

Students who graduate from CityU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Seattle University

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

The total student population at Seattle University is 7,199, of which 4,633 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,410 are full-time. For undergraduates at Seattle U, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

64% of Seattle U students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,521 a year. Seattle U has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Seattle U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Gonzaga University

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

There are 5,211 undergraduates at Gonzaga, of which 5,123 are full-time, and there are 7,537 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

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

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Gonzaga is $47,100.

#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 2,814, of which 2,417 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,360 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.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,315 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Whitworth with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 3,620 students at LWTech in total, 1,786 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,220 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LWTech is $34,700.

#12

Columbia Basin College

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

There are 7,280 students at CBC in total, 3,920 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,671 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CBC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Highline College

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

There are 6,310 students at Highline in total, 3,345 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 1,730 full-time undergraduates at North Seattle, and 5,693 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Seattle is $29,500.

#15

Big Bend Community College

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

The total student population at Big Bend Community College is 2,131, which includes 1,457 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at Big Bend Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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 4,377, which includes 2,019 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Bates Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Centralia College

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

The total student population at Centralia College is 3,077, which includes 1,561 full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans 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 6,278 students at OC in total, 3,803 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

7% of OC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

#19

Heritage University

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

The total student population at Heritage University is 971, of which 827 students are undergraduates and of those, 665 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

31% of Heritage University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,599 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

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

There are 5,350 undergraduates at UW Bothell, of which 4,631 are full-time, and there are 5,913 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at UW Bothell is 88%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

27% of UW Bothell students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at Yakima Valley College is 4,650, which includes 3,139 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from YVC is $26,300.

#22

Clark College

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

There are 9,233 students at Clark College in total, 4,852 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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

There are 6,195 students at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom in total, 2,635 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is $29,400.

#24

Wenatchee Valley College

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

There are 2,293 full-time undergraduates at WVC, and 3,352 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

5% of WVC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

There are 3,062 students at PLU in total, 2,695 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,627 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at PLU 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 3.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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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