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


Washington residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Spokane Community College, Spokane Falls Community College and Bellingham Technical College, 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 lowest in-state tuition?

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

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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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