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Located in Kirkland, Washington, Lake Washington Institute of Technology is a public institution. Kirkland is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

352 Undergraduate Degrees

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at LWTech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Best Value Dental Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#77 Most Popular Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Lake Washington Institute of Technology?

Location of Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Contact details for LWTech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11605 132Nd Ave Ne, Kirkland, WA 98034-8506
Phone: 425-739-8100

How Do I Get Into LWTech?

You can apply to LWTech online at:

Lake Washington Institute of Technology has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Lake Washington Institute of Technology?

12% Take Out Loans
10.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At LWTech, approximately 12% of students took out student loans averaging $5,220 a year. That adds up to $20,880 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at LWTech is 10.9%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,786 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,620 undergraduate students at LWTech, with 1,786 being full-time and 1,834 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  LWTech

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,786 full-time undergraduates at LWTech, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  LWTech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lake Washington Institute of Technology students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of LWTech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 165
Black or African American 52
Hispanic or Latino 188
White 912
International Students 108
Other Races/Ethnicities 361

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. At this time, 2 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 33 countries are represented at LWTech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Lake Washington Institute of Technology

206 Took All Classes Online
654 Took At Least One Class Online
22.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 654 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at LWTech has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 14th most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of LWTech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lake Washington Institute of Technology was 22.6%. This is the #680 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at LWTech regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of LWTech majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Public Health 19%
Public Health 19%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Healthcare Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 0 70 0 0 70
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 67 0 0 0 67
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 32 33 0 65
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 20 26 0 46
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 0 0 28 28
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 21 0 0 21
General Public Health 12 0 0 9 21
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 0 13 0 0 13
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 8 0 8
Medical Office Management/Administration 8 0 0 0 8
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 5 0 0 5
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 0 0 0 0 0
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 0 0 0
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 87 161 67 37 352


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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