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48 Colleges
$47,332 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,350 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, Washington is ranked #26 in the country with 3,964 degrees handed out in 2021. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Washington is $11,833 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $16,446 a year.

About 21% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,838 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
$12,701 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
29% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Washington State University is 31,159, of which 25,470 students are undergraduates and of those, 22,315 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Wazzu is 4.5 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,487 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $53,297 during the early-career years.

#2

Seattle University

Seattle, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$51,324 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
54% Freshmen Loans

There are 4,244 undergraduates at Seattle U, of which 4,045 are full-time, and there are 7,050 students altogether. It takes the average Seattle U undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

54% of Seattle U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,017 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Seattle U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $61,038 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
$12,242 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
20% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at University of Washington - Seattle Campus is 48,149, of which 32,244 students are undergraduates and of those, 29,350 are full-time. For undergraduates at UW Seattle, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

20% of UW Seattle students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,832 a year. UW Seattle has a 0.7% 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 $59,911 during the early-career years.

#4

Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$50,735 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
42% Freshmen Loans

There are 7,295 students at Gonzaga in total, 4,852 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,744 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Gonzaga is 4.1 years.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

42% of Gonzaga students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,537 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $65,106 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
$12,224 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
23% Freshmen Loans

There are 5,659 undergraduates at UW Bothell, of which 4,911 are full-time, and there are 6,304 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

23% of UW Bothell students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,009 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UW Bothell with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $59,911 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Seattle Central College

Seattle, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
$4,865 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
1% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Seattle Central College is 5,763, which includes 3,068 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,660 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,202 during the early-career years.

#7

Highline College

Des Moines, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
$4,458 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
2% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,140 full-time undergraduates at Highline, and 5,829 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at Highline take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,967 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,102 during the early-career years.

#8

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$50,256 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
47% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,544 undergraduates at PLU, of which 2,486 are full-time, and there are 2,907 students altogether. It takes the average PLU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

47% of PLU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,921 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from PLU is $53,149.

#9

Everett Community College

Everett, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
$4,152 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
4% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Everett Community College is 7,580, which includes 4,086 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

4% of Everett Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,945 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Everett Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,107 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Bellevue College

Bellevue, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
$4,159 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
4% Freshmen Loans

There are 12,286 students at BC in total, 6,747 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,486 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from BC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,901 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Lower Columbia College

Longview, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
$4,261 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
12% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Lower Columbia College is 2,325, which includes 1,329 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 average amount of student loans is $4,906 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,961 during the early-career years.

#12

Tacoma Community College

Tacoma, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
$4,901 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
11% Freshmen Loans

There are 5,823 students at Tacoma Community College in total, 3,492 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

11% of Tacoma Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,901 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Tacoma Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,974 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
$4,256 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
9% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Shoreline Community College is 5,382, which includes 2,544 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,432 a year. Shoreline Community College has a 4.6% 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 Shoreline Community College is $39,935.

#14

Olympic College

Bremerton, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
$4,472 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
1% Freshmen Loans

There are 5,357 students at OC in total, 3,416 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at OC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,225 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from OC is $34,039.

#15

Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
$4,965 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
21% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,940 students at Walla Walla Community College in total, 1,670 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,323 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,499 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
$12,458 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
26% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is 5,364, of which 4,567 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,034 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW Tacoma is 4.3 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 26% of students at UW Tacoma take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,335 a year. UW Tacoma has a 0.7% 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 UW Tacoma is $59,911.

#17

Spokane Community College

Spokane, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
$3,928 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
27% Freshmen Loans

There are 7,081 students at Spokane Community College in total, 3,878 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,416 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,644 during the early-career years.

#18

Clark College

Vancouver, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
$4,529 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
10% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Clark College is 7,665, which includes 3,997 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,630 a year. Clark College has a 2.2% 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 $34,330 during the early-career years.

#19

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$37,158 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
56% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,702 undergraduates at SPU, of which 2,606 are full-time, and there are 3,601 students altogether. For undergraduates at SPU, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,567 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.6% 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 $50,511 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Charter College

Vancouver, Washington
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$16,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
92% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,120 students at Charter College in total, 2,120 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Charter College, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

Approximately 92% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,607 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Charter College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,938 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
$5,361 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
8% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,369 students at Bates Technical College in total, 1,582 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at Bates Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,018 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 Bates Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,012 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
$4,095 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
33% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Bellingham Technical College is 1,848, which includes 1,127 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 33% of students at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,235 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,984 during the early-career years.

#23

Columbia Basin College

Pasco, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
$5,959 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
4% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,770 full-time undergraduates at CBC, and 6,745 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

4% of CBC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,055 a year. CBC has a 2.1% 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 CBC is $37,286.

Public Public vs. Private
$4,710 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
7% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,719 full-time undergraduates at LWTech, and 3,319 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,760 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from LWTech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,447 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
$4,968 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
4% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,090 students at WVC in total, 2,116 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

4% of WVC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,124 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 WVC is $33,905.

Other Washington Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Walla Walla University 66
27 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom 60
28 Yakima Valley College 57
29 Skagit Valley College 55
30 Eastern Washington University 45
30 Northwest University 45
32 Green River College 36
33 Western Washington University 32
34 South Puget Sound Community College 30
35 Peninsula College 29
35 Whatcom Community College 29
37 Grays Harbor College 27
38 Centralia College 23
39 Renton Technical College 19
40 Whitworth University 18
40 Big Bend Community College 18
42 Heritage University 17
43 Saint Martin’s University 13
44 South Seattle College 0
44 North Seattle College 0
44 Edmonds Community College 0
44 Clover Park Technical College 0
44 Cascadia College 0

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