The price of education: Which 4-year Washington schools charge the highest in-state tuition?


Washington residents attending four-year schools pay the highest in-state tuition at Whitman College, University of Puget Sound and Seattle University, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by four-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the highest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Whitman College
Walla
1,510
$52,764
2
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma
2,701
$49,776
3
Seattle University
Seattle
7,278
$44,610
4
Whitworth University
Spokane
2,627
$43,640
5
Gonzaga University
Spokane
7,506
$43,210
6
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle
3,783
$42,939
7
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma
3,122
$42,436
8
Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle
658
$41,642
9
Saint Martin's University
Lacey
1,565
$37,356
10
Northwest University
Kirkland
1,250
$31,540
11
DigiPen Institute of Technology
Redmond
1,102
$31,340
12
Seattle Film Institute
Seattle
113
$30,240
13
Walla Walla University
Place
1,825
$28,035
14
Bastyr University
Kenmore
1,195
$26,091
15
Charter College
Vancouver
2,664
$22,655
16
Antioch University-Seattle
Seattle
614
$22,035
17
Northwest College of Art & Design
Poulsbo
85
$20,600
18
Heritage University
Toppenish
1,044
$17,914
19
City University of Seattle
Seattle
2,199
$16,973
20
Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies
Kirkland
1,116
$15,600
21
Washington State University
Pullman
30,614
$11,584
22
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Tacoma
5,162
$11,261
23
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle
46,166
$11,207
24
University of Washington-Bothell Campus
Bothell
5,981
$11,138
25
Washington State University-Tri Cities
Richland
--
$10,532
26
Washington State University-Vancouver
Vancouver
--
$10,319
27
University of Phoenix-Washington
Tukwila
162
$9,552
28
Western Washington University
Bellingham
15,915
$8,126
29
Central Washington University
Ellensburg
12,901
$8,072
30
Faith International University
Tacoma
288
$7,875
31
The Evergreen State College
Olympia
3,907
$7,746
32
Eastern Washington University
Cheney
12,607
$7,323
33
Clover Park Technical College
Lakewood
3,883
$5,740
34
Renton Technical College
Renton
3,763
$5,466
35
Columbia Basin College
Pasco
6,708
$5,288
36
Yakima Valley College
Yakima
4,007
$5,163
37
South Seattle College
Seattle
6,716
$4,717
38
Whatcom Community College
Bellingham
4,411
$4,551
39
North Seattle College
Seattle
6,259
$4,461
40
Peninsula College
Angeles
2,094
$4,453
41
Northwest Indian College
Bellingham
544
$4,437
42
Centralia College
Centralia
3,122
$4,437
43
Clark College
Vancouver
10,000
$4,287
44
Tacoma Community College
Tacoma
6,496
$4,276
45
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland
3,697
$4,251
46
Skagit Valley College
Vernon
4,670
$4,200
47
Edmonds Community College
Lynnwood
8,100
$4,136
48
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen
1,971
$4,080
49
Green River College
Auburn
8,048
$4,053
50
Wenatchee Valley College
Wenatchee
3,556
$4,035
51
Highline College
Moines
6,824
$4,026
52
Cascadia College
Bothell
3,425
$3,931
53
Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom
Lakewood
6,048
$3,862
54
Bellevue College
Bellevue
13,322
$3,778
55
Olympic College
Bremerton
6,476
$3,771
56
Seattle Central College
Seattle
6,928
$3,669
57
Bellingham Technical College
Bellingham
2,392
$3,600
58
Spokane Community College
Spokane
10,014
$3,547
59
Spokane Falls Community College
Spokane
5,589
$3,547

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Antioch University-Seattle Bastyr University 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 Evergreen State College 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 Washington State University-Tri Cities Washington State University-Vancouver Wenatchee Valley College Western Washington University Whatcom Community College Whitman College Whitworth University Yakima Valley College

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