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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 2019, 16,365 students received a healthcare degree from a college in Washington, making it rank #23 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $12,420 per year to get their degree at a college in Washington, while out of state students will pay an average of $16,135 per 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

There are 47,576 students at UW Seattle in total, 32,046 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 29,332 are full-time. For undergraduates at UW Seattle, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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 average amount of student loans 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%.

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

#2

Charter College

Vancouver, Washington
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,553 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. 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%.

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

#3

Washington State University

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

There are 31,607 students at Wazzu in total, 26,062 of which 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%. Around 41% of accepted students 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%.

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

There are 717 students at PMI Renton in total, 717 are 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

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

#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.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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.

#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%.

Students who graduate from YVC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,788 a year. Renton Technical College has a 8.3% 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 $32,300 during the early-career years.

#8

Pima Medical Institute - Seattle

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

There are 577 full-time undergraduates at PMI Seattle, and 577 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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 average amount of student loans 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 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.

12% of Tacoma Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

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.

Roughly 12% of students at LWTech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,220 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% is close 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

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.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from North Seattle with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

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 typical student loan amount 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,600 during the early-career years.

#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.

6% of BC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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.

#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.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#16

Everett Community College

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

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

6% of Everett Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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.

#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.

Roughly 9% of students at Skagit Valley College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,800 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at University of Washington - Bothell Campus is 5,913, of which 5,350 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,631 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at UW Bothell is 88%, 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 80%. 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. 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.

#19

Spokane Community College

Spokane, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
300 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 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%.

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

#20

Clark College

Vancouver, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
298 Yearly Degrees
$3,879 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Clark College is 9,233, which includes 4,852 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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

#21

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.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Roughly 51% of students at Gonzaga take out loans to pay for college. 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.

#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.

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%.

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.

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

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

#24

Seattle University

Seattle, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
270 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. 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 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.

#25

Shoreline Community College

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

There are 5,884 students at Shoreline Community College in total, 2,946 are full-time undergraduates. 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close 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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