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Washington Business Colleges

60 Colleges
15,982 Yearly Graduations
$48,507 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,855 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly business graduations, Washington is ranked #22 in the country with 15,982 degrees handed out in 2019. Washington colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $12,127 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $15,905 per year.

About 30% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,714 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
1,874 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. For undergraduates at Wazzu, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,724 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

Public Public vs. Private
1,801 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. Students tend to stick around at UW Seattle. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

About 46% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 26% of students at UW Seattle take out loans to pay for college. 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

Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
796 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. Students tend to stick around at Gonzaga. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

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.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,327 a year. Gonzaga has a 1.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

#4

Seattle University

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

There are 4,633 undergraduates at Seattle U, of which 4,410 are full-time, and there are 7,199 students altogether. 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%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

64% of Seattle U students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#4

Central Washington University

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

The total student population at Central Washington University is 11,658, of which 11,111 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,977 are full-time. It takes the average CWU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

59% of CWU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,900 during the early-career years.

#6

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
631 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. It takes the average WWU undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 44% of students at WWU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%!

Students who graduate from WWU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
573 Yearly Degrees
$4,017 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,510 full-time undergraduates at Edmonds Community College, and 7,877 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at Edmonds Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,806 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Edmonds Community College is $29,200.

#8

Eastern Washington University

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

The total student population at Eastern Washington University is 12,410, of which 10,756 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,498 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at EWU is 4.7 years.

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

56% of EWU students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%!

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.

Public Public vs. Private
513 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. 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. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

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

#10

Green River College

Auburn, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
424 Yearly Degrees
$4,141 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,479 full-time undergraduates at GRC, and 8,435 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,224 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,900 during the early-career years.

#11

Tacoma Community College

Tacoma, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
420 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 average amount of student loans 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.

#12

Clark College

Vancouver, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
363 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 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%.

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

#12

Bellevue College

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

There are 6,602 full-time undergraduates at BC, and 12,563 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

6% of BC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,651 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.4% 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 $35,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

City University of Seattle

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

There are 1,960 students at CityU in total, 807 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 175 are full-time. 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CityU is $45,100.

Public Public vs. Private
327 Yearly Degrees
$11,639 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is 5,329, of which 4,588 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,066 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW Tacoma is 4.2 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 32% of students at UW Tacoma take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,131 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW Tacoma is $44,900.

#16

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
267 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%.

Students who graduate from Shoreline Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom

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

The total student population at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is 6,195, which includes 2,635 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 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.

#18

Highline College

Des Moines, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
258 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.

4% of Highline students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,380 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.8% is close 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.

#19

North Seattle College

Seattle, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
251 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 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%.

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

#20

Everett Community College

Everett, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
242 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 average amount of student loans 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.

#21

Whatcom Community College

Bellingham, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
229 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.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,700 during the early-career years.

#21

Olympic College

Bremerton, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
229 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.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#23

Columbia Basin College

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

The total student population at Columbia Basin College is 7,280, which includes 3,920 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 typical student loan amount is $4,671 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar 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.

#24

South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
191 Yearly Degrees
$4,592 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,087 full-time undergraduates at South Puget Sound Community College, and 4,974 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

9% of South Puget Sound Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,082 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from South Puget Sound Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Seattle Central College

Seattle, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
190 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.

Roughly 9% of students at Seattle Central take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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.

Other Washington Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Pacific Lutheran University 183
27 Spokane Community College 179
28 Peninsula College 165
29 Yakima Valley College 158
30 Walla Walla Community College 151
31 Bellingham Technical College 127
32 Whitworth University 123
33 Grays Harbor College 119
34 Lower Columbia College 118
35 Pierce College-Puyallup 117
35 Seattle Pacific University 117
37 Charter College 116
38 Saint Martin’s University 111
39 Lake Washington Institute of Technology 110
40 Cascadia College 107
40 University of Puget Sound 107
42 South Seattle College 99
43 Skagit Valley College 91
43 Spokane Falls Community College 91
45 Renton Technical College 87
46 Centralia College 84
47 Northwest University 78
48 Clover Park Technical College 72
49 Big Bend Community College 65
50 Wenatchee Valley College 53
51 Walla Walla University 46
52 Perry Technical Institute 41
53 Heritage University 31
54 Northwest Indian College 28
54 University of Phoenix - Washington 28
56 Whitworth University - Adult Degree Programs 27
57 Whitman College 24
58 Bates Technical College 21
58 Northwest University - College of Adult and Professional Studies 21
60 Faith International University 20

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