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60 Colleges
15,982 Yearly Graduations
$50,283 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,634 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. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Washington is $12,571 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $16,498 a year.

An estimated 27% of college students in Washington take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,659 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
1,874 Yearly Degrees
$12,170 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 31,159 students at Wazzu in total, 25,470 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 22,315 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 80%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,788 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 Wazzu is $40,600.

Public Public vs. Private
1,801 Yearly Degrees
$11,745 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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. The freshman retention rate at UW Seattle is 93%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,776 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#3

Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
796 Yearly Degrees
$46,920 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,295 students at Gonzaga in total, 4,852 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,744 are full-time. It takes the average Gonzaga undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

43% of Gonzaga students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,338 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,100 during the early-career years.

#4

Seattle University

Seattle, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
778 Yearly Degrees
$48,390 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,050 students at Seattle U in total, 4,244 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,045 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Seattle U is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,001 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Seattle U is $44,400.

#4

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
778 Yearly Degrees
$8,444 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,174 students at CWU in total, 10,518 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,235 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

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

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,315 a year. CWU has a 6.9% 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 CWU is $36,900.

#6

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
631 Yearly Degrees
$8,508 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,194 undergraduates at WWU, of which 12,622 are full-time, and there are 15,197 students altogether. It takes the average WWU undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,514 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
$4,107 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,545 students at Edmonds Community College in total, 3,035 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,507 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% 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
$7,733 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,349 students at EWU in total, 10,292 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,685 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,303 a year. EWU has a 5.4% 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 EWU is $34,600.

Public Public vs. Private
513 Yearly Degrees
$11,649 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,659 undergraduates at UW Bothell, of which 4,911 are full-time, and there are 6,304 students altogether. For undergraduates at UW Bothell, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,318 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 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
$4,233 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Green River College is 7,493, which includes 4,760 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

10% of GRC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,534 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% 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
$4,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Tacoma Community College is 5,823, which includes 3,492 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,269 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,100 during the early-career years.

#12

Clark College

Vancouver, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
363 Yearly Degrees
$3,957 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,997 full-time undergraduates at Clark College, and 7,665 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

6% of Clark College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,417 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close to 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.

#12

Bellevue College

Bellevue, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
363 Yearly Degrees
$3,958 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bellevue College is 12,286, which includes 6,747 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at BC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,495 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,700 during the early-career years.

#14

City University of Seattle

Seattle, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
343 Yearly Degrees
$13,658 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at City University of Seattle is 2,052, of which 991 students are undergraduates and of those, 117 are full-time. For undergraduates at CityU, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

The student loan default rate of 6.2% 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
$11,889 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,567 undergraduates at UW Tacoma, of which 4,034 are full-time, and there are 5,364 students altogether. It takes the average UW Tacoma undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 28% of students at UW Tacoma take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,788 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#16

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
267 Yearly Degrees
$4,076 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,544 full-time undergraduates at Shoreline Community College, and 5,382 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at Shoreline Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,143 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 $32,900 during the early-career years.

#17

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom

Lakewood, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
262 Yearly Degrees
$4,172 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,131 full-time undergraduates at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom, and 8,329 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,891 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,400 during the early-career years.

#18

Highline College

Des Moines, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
258 Yearly Degrees
$4,231 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Highline College is 5,829, which includes 3,140 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

3% of Highline students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,450 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Highline is $30,200.

#19

North Seattle College

Seattle, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
251 Yearly Degrees
$4,123 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at North Seattle College is 5,240, which includes 1,731 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,141 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,500 during the early-career years.

#20

Everett Community College

Everett, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
242 Yearly Degrees
$3,972 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 14 to 1.

6% of Everett Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,142 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Everett Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Whatcom Community College

Bellingham, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
229 Yearly Degrees
$4,764 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,719 students at Whatcom Community College in total, 1,567 are full-time undergraduates. 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 $5,295 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.7% is very similar to 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.

#21

Olympic College

Bremerton, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
229 Yearly Degrees
$3,996 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Olympic College is 5,357, which includes 3,416 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 $4,888 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% 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.

#23

Columbia Basin College

Pasco, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
198 Yearly Degrees
$5,755 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,770 full-time undergraduates at CBC, and 6,745 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at CBC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,918 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average rate 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.

#24

South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
191 Yearly Degrees
$4,695 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,778 full-time undergraduates at South Puget Sound Community College, and 4,665 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

6% of South Puget Sound Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,082 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,200 during the early-career years.

#25

Seattle Central College

Seattle, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
190 Yearly Degrees
$4,053 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,068 full-time undergraduates at Seattle Central, and 5,763 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

6% of Seattle Central students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,941 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%.

Students who graduate from Seattle Central with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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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