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68 Colleges
16,365 Yearly Graduations
$49,681 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,953 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly healthcare graduations, Washington is ranked #23 in the country with 16,365 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Washington is $12,420 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $16,135 a year.

About 33% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,738 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
1,760 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%.

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 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.

#2

Charter College

Vancouver, Washington
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,553 Yearly Degrees
$18,161 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,474 students at Charter College in total, 2,474 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Charter College, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

87% of Charter College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Charter College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
859 Yearly Degrees
$11,841 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,062 undergraduates at Wazzu, of which 23,092 are full-time, and there are 31,607 students altogether. It takes the average Wazzu undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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.

44% of Wazzu students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,724 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,600 during the early-career years.

#4

Pima Medical Institute - Renton

Renton, Washington
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
586 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Pima Medical Institute - Renton is 717, which includes 717 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,471 a year. PMI Renton has a 7.0% 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 $26,700 during the early-career years.

#5

Clover Park Technical College

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

There are 3,973 students at CPTC in total, 2,313 are full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CPTC is $26,700.

#6

Yakima Valley College

Yakima, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
460 Yearly Degrees
$4,285 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,650 students at YVC in total, 3,139 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,300 during the early-career years.

#7

Renton Technical College

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

The total student population at Renton Technical College is 3,755, which includes 1,255 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at Renton Technical College take out loans to pay for college. 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Renton Technical College is $32,300.

#8

Pima Medical Institute - Seattle

Seattle, Washington
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
386 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Pima Medical Institute - Seattle is 577, which includes 577 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 66% of students at PMI Seattle take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,714 a year. PMI Seattle has a 7.0% 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 PMI Seattle is $26,700.

#9

Walla Walla Community College

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

There are 3,671 students at Walla Walla Community College in total, 2,260 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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

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

#10

Tacoma Community College

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

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

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

Public Public vs. Private
352 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 average amount of student loans 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.

#12

North Seattle College

Seattle, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
347 Yearly Degrees
$4,625 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at North Seattle College is 5,693, which includes 1,730 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

10% of North Seattle students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

#13

Eastern Washington University

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

There are 12,410 students at EWU in total, 10,756 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,498 are full-time. It takes the average EWU undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,227 a year. EWU has a 5.1% 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 EWU is $34,600.

#14

Bellevue College

Bellevue, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
338 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 typical student loan amount is $5,651 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

#15

Seattle Central College

Seattle, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
329 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,100 during the early-career years.

#16

Everett Community College

Everett, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
319 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

#17

Skagit Valley College

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

There are 2,644 full-time undergraduates at Skagit Valley College, and 5,085 students altogether. 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%.

Students who graduate from Skagit Valley College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 5,913 students at UW Bothell in total, 5,350 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,631 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

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.

#19

Spokane Community College

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

The total student population at Spokane Community College is 10,225, which includes 4,231 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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

#20

Clark College

Vancouver, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
298 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.

Roughly 12% of students at Clark College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Clark College is $26,600.

#21

Gonzaga University

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

There are 7,537 students at Gonzaga in total, 5,211 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,123 are full-time. It takes the average Gonzaga undergraduate about 5.1 years to complete their degree.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% 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. 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.

#22

Olympic College

Bremerton, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
294 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.

7% of OC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from OC is $26,600.

#23

Columbia Basin College

Pasco, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
289 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.

7% of CBC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,671 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CBC is $27,400.

#24

Seattle University

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

There are 7,199 students at Seattle U in total, 4,633 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,410 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%!

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

#25

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
262 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 typical student loan amount 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.

Other Washington Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Bastyr University 258
27 Bellingham Technical College 247
28 Carrington College, Spokane 241
29 Edmonds Community College 230
30 Highline College 222
31 Lower Columbia College 211
32 Bates Technical College 199
33 Western Washington University 194
34 Whatcom Community College 190
35 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom 180
36 Green River College 179
37 Peninsula College 174
38 Wenatchee Valley College 166
39 Spokane Falls Community College 137
40 Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences 136
41 Central Washington University 125
42 Seattle Pacific University 122
42 Pacific Lutheran University 122
44 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus 114
45 Centralia College 105
46 South Puget Sound Community College 100
47 Big Bend Community College 97
48 Antioch University - Seattle 88
49 Walla Walla University 87
50 University of Puget Sound 70
51 Pierce College-Puyallup 60
51 Whitworth University 60
53 Perry Technical Institute 56
54 Grays Harbor College 55
55 Heritage University 51
56 Northwest University 44
57 Inland Massage Institute 32
58 City University of Seattle 22
59 South Seattle College 19
60 Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine 13
61 Elite Cosmetology, Barber & Spa Academy 12
61 Victoria’s Academy of Cosmetology 12
63 Saint Martin’s University 9
64 Faith International University 8
65 University of Phoenix - Washington 4
65 Northwest Indian College 4
67 Whitman College 1
68 Cascadia College 0

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