State institution: These 4-year Washington schools attract the fewest in-state students


University of Puget Sound, Walla Walla University and Whitman College enrolled the fewest in-state students of all four-year Washington schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of fall 2017 data.

The analysis is based on data reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education.

Washington 4-year schools attracting the fewest in-state students

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
In-state students (%)
Out-of-state students (%)
Foreign countries (%)
Unknown (%)
1
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma
2,413
19%
81%
0%
0%
2
Walla Walla University
Place
1,649
29%
65%
2%
3%
3
Whitman College
Walla
1,510
29%
63%
8%
0%
4
Seattle University
Seattle
4,560
31%
65%
3%
1%
5
Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle
658
42%
57%
0%
1%
6
Gonzaga University
Spokane
5,192
44%
55%
1%
0%
7
DigiPen Institute of Technology
Redmond
1,028
47%
47%
5%
0%
8
Charter College
Vancouver
2,660
48%
52%
0%
0%
9
Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies
Kirkland
1,020
55%
45%
0%
0%
10
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle
2,900
55%
40%
2%
2%
11
The Evergreen State College
Olympia
3,610
60%
39%
1%
0%
12
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma
2,766
61%
29%
1%
9%
13
Whitworth University
Spokane
2,251
61%
35%
4%
0%
14
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle
31,331
68%
17%
15%
0%
15
Northwest University
Kirkland
950
71%
26%
2%
1%
16
Northwest Indian College
Bellingham
544
72%
21%
0%
7%
17
Saint Martin's University
Lacey
1,316
80%
20%
0%
0%
18
Washington State University
Pullman
25,277
80%
17%
2%
1%
19
Northwest College of Art & Design
Poulsbo
85
81%
19%
0%
0%
20
City University of Seattle
Seattle
928
82%
18%
0%
0%
21
Western Washington University
Bellingham
14,968
83%
16%
0%
0%
22
Seattle Film Institute
Seattle
80
86%
14%
0%
0%
23
Peninsula College
Angeles
2,094
91%
9%
0%
0%
24
Central Washington University
Ellensburg
12,080
93%
7%
0%
0%
25
Eastern Washington University
Cheney
11,473
93%
6%
0%
1%
26
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen
1,971
93%
7%
0%
0%
27
University of Washington-Bothell Campus
Bothell
5,365
94%
2%
4%
0%
28
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Tacoma
4,436
94%
3%
1%
2%
29
Spokane Community College
Spokane
10,014
95%
5%
0%
0%
30
The Art Institute of Seattle
Seattle
857
95%
5%
0%
0%
31
Edmonds Community College
Lynnwood
8,100
96%
4%
0%
0%
32
Clark College
Vancouver
10,000
97%
3%
0%
0%
33
Tacoma Community College
Tacoma
6,496
97%
1%
0%
2%
34
Wenatchee Valley College
Wenatchee
3,556
97%
3%
0%
0%
35
Yakima Valley College
Yakima
4,007
97%
3%
0%
0%
36
Centralia College
Centralia
3,122
98%
2%
0%
0%
37
Columbia Basin College
Pasco
6,708
98%
2%
0%
0%
38
Green River College
Auburn
8,048
98%
2%
0%
0%
39
Highline College
Moines
6,824
98%
2%
0%
0%
40
Olympic College
Bremerton
6,476
98%
2%
0%
0%
41
Seattle Central College
Seattle
6,928
98%
1%
0%
0%
42
Spokane Falls Community College
Spokane
5,589
98%
2%
0%
0%
43
Whatcom Community College
Bellingham
4,411
98%
2%
0%
0%
44
Bellevue College
Bellevue
13,322
99%
1%
0%
0%
45
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland
3,697
99%
1%
0%
0%
46
Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom
Lakewood
6,048
99%
1%
0%
0%
47
Renton Technical College
Renton
3,763
99%
1%
0%
0%
48
Skagit Valley College
Vernon
4,670
99%
1%
0%
0%
49
Bellingham Technical College
Bellingham
2,392
100%
0%
0%
0%
50
Cascadia College
Bothell
3,425
100%
0%
0%
0%
51
Clover Park Technical College
Lakewood
3,883
100%
0%
0%
0%
52
Faith International University
Tacoma
144
100%
0%
0%
0%
53
Heritage University
Toppenish
812
100%
0%
0%
0%
54
North Seattle College
Seattle
6,259
100%
0%
0%
0%
55
South Seattle College
Seattle
6,716
100%
0%
0%
0%
56
University of Phoenix-Washington
Tukwila
138
100%
0%
0%
0%


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Bellevue College Bellingham Technical College Cascadia College Central Washington University Centralia College Charter College City University of Seattle Clark College Clover Park Technical College Columbia Basin College Cornish College of the Arts DigiPen Institute of Technology Eastern Washington University Edmonds Community College Faith International University Gonzaga University Grays Harbor College Green River College Heritage University Highline College Lake Washington Institute of Technology North Seattle College Northwest College of Art & Design Northwest Indian College Northwest University Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies Olympic College Pacific Lutheran University Peninsula College Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Renton Technical College Saint Martin's University Seattle Central College Seattle Film Institute Seattle Pacific University Seattle University Skagit Valley College South Seattle College Spokane Community College Spokane Falls Community College Tacoma Community College The Art Institute of Seattle The Evergreen State College U.S. Department of Education University of Phoenix-Washington University of Puget Sound University of Washington-Bothell Campus University of Washington-Seattle Campus University of Washington-Tacoma Campus Walla Walla University Washington State University Wenatchee Valley College Western Washington University Whatcom Community College Whitman College Whitworth University Yakima Valley College

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