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49 Colleges
5,022 Yearly Graduations
$43,868 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,618 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, Washington is ranked #27 in the country with 5,022 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $10,967 per year to get their degree at a college in Washington, while out of state students will pay an average of $15,180 per year.

About 26% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,655 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
477 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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Wazzu is 4.5 years.

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.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Wazzu with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Gonzaga University

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

The total student population at Gonzaga University is 7,537, of which 5,211 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,123 are full-time. For undergraduates at Gonzaga, the average graduation time is 5.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Of the accepted students, 45% 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 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 Gonzaga with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 32,046 undergraduates at UW Seattle, of which 29,332 are full-time, and there are 47,576 students altogether. 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.

Roughly 26% of students at UW Seattle take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,525 a year. UW Seattle has a 2.8% 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 Seattle is $44,900.

#4

Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
256 Yearly Degrees
$4,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Walla Walla Community College is 3,671, which includes 2,260 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 27% of students at Walla Walla Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,425 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,700 during the early-career years.

#5

Seattle University

Seattle, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
248 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.

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.

64% of Seattle U students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,521 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 Seattle U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
206 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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW Bothell is 4.4 years.

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

Roughly 27% of students at UW Bothell take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,662 a year. UW Bothell has a 2.8% 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 $44,900 during the early-career years.

#7

Skagit Valley College

Mount Vernon, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
189 Yearly Degrees
$4,026 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,085 students at Skagit Valley College in total, 2,644 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

9% of Skagit Valley College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,131 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Skagit Valley College is $27,800.

#8

Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
177 Yearly Degrees
$5,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,313 full-time undergraduates at CPTC, and 3,973 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at CPTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,099 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CPTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Olympic College

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

There are 3,803 full-time undergraduates at OC, and 6,278 students altogether. 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.

#10

Lower Columbia College

Longview, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
150 Yearly Degrees
$3,942 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,703 students at LCC in total, 1,583 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 19% of students at LCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,195 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LCC is $26,000.

#11

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
140 Yearly Degrees
$3,981 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,946 full-time undergraduates at Shoreline Community College, and 5,884 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at Shoreline Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,850 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,900 during the early-career years.

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

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

12% of LWTech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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.

#13

Everett Community College

Everett, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
126 Yearly Degrees
$3,881 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,254 full-time undergraduates at Everett Community College, and 7,977 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,027 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Everett Community College is $26,900.

#14

Renton Technical College

Renton, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
121 Yearly Degrees
$5,567 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,755 students at Renton Technical College in total, 1,255 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,788 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Renton Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
114 Yearly Degrees
$3,834 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,396 full-time undergraduates at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute, and 2,325 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,986 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,000 during the early-career years.

#16

Bellevue College

Bellevue, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
112 Yearly Degrees
$3,866 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bellevue College is 12,563, which includes 6,602 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at BC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,651 a year. BC has a 7.4% 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 BC is $35,700.

#17

Columbia Basin College

Pasco, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
109 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.

Roughly 7% of students at CBC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

#18

Tacoma Community College

Tacoma, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
108 Yearly Degrees
$4,419 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,095 students at Tacoma Community College in total, 3,708 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 12% of students at Tacoma Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,675 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Tacoma Community College is $30,100.

#19

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
105 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 school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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

Roughly 57% of students at PLU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,248 a year. PLU has a 3.4% 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 $36,200 during the early-career years.

#20

Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
101 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.

Roughly 5% of students at WVC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,900 during the early-career years.

#21

Whatcom Community College

Bellingham, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
94 Yearly Degrees
$4,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,293 full-time undergraduates at Whatcom Community College, and 4,152 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 9% of students at Whatcom Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,333 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Whatcom Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Seattle Central College

Seattle, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
89 Yearly Degrees
$3,779 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Seattle Central College is 6,743, which includes 3,622 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

9% of Seattle Central students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,752 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 Seattle Central is $27,100.

#23

Clark College

Vancouver, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
86 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.

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.

#23

Charter College

Vancouver, Washington
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees
$18,161 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Charter College is 2,474, which includes 2,474 full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Charter College is 4.0 years.

Roughly 87% of students at Charter College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,113 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Charter College is $27,700.

#25

Spokane Community College

Spokane, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
84 Yearly Degrees
$3,634 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,231 full-time undergraduates at Spokane Community College, and 10,225 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

31% of Spokane Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,707 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

Other Washington Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Seattle Pacific University 79
27 Highline College 77
28 Bates Technical College 75
29 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus 71
30 Big Bend Community College 64
31 Centralia College 58
31 Edmonds Community College 58
33 Walla Walla University 55
33 Eastern Washington University 55
35 Yakima Valley College 54
36 Green River College 51
37 Peninsula College 49
38 Northwest University 44
39 Pierce College-Puyallup 42
40 Western Washington University 37
41 Grays Harbor College 27
41 South Puget Sound Community College 27
43 Whitworth University 20
44 Heritage University 11
45 Saint Martin’s University 9
46 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom 5
47 South Seattle College 0
47 North Seattle College 0
47 Cascadia College 0

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