The price of education: Which 2-year Washington schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Washington residents attending two-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Everett Community College, Lower Columbia College and Shoreline Community College, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by two-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
Everett Community College
Everett
7,740
$3,794
2
Lower Columbia College
Longview
2,935
$3,864
3
Shoreline Community College
Shoreline
6,128
$3,873
4
Pierce College-Puyallup
Puyallup
4,590
$3,952
5
Big Bend Community College
Lake
1,975
$4,161
6
South Puget Sound Community College
Olympia
4,951
$4,423
7
Walla Walla Community College
Walla
4,253
$4,455
8
Bates Technical College
Tacoma
3,448
$5,391
9
International Beauty Education Center
Heights
32
$6,260
10
Studio Beauty School
Valley
52
$6,760
11
Northwest HVAC/R Training Center
Spokane
48
$7,911
12
International Air and Hospitality Academy
Vancouver
126
$8,025
13
Inland Massage Institute
Spokane
46
$10,375
14
Paroba College of Cosmetology
Everett
138
$11,678
15
Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design
Spokane
106
$12,597
16
Paul Mitchell the School-Spokane
Valley
173
$13,000
17
BJ's Beauty & Barber College
Tacoma
64
$13,150
18
Stylemaster College of Hair Design
Longview
69
$13,300
19
Pima Medical Institute-Renton
Renton
688
$13,887
20
Pima Medical Institute-Seattle
Seattle
630
$13,887
21
Carrington College-Spokane
Spokane
385
$14,322
22
Elite Cosmetology, Barber & Spa Academy
Yakima
104
$14,400
23
Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building
Hadlock
48
$14,450
24
Aveda Institute Portland-Vancouver Campus
Vancouver
129
$15,000
25
Gary Manuel Aveda Institute
Seattle
136
$15,500
26
Cortiva Institute-Seattle
Way
113
$15,510
27
Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology-Seattle
Seattle
74
$16,350
28
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Shoreline
Shoreline
79
$16,500
29
Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett
Everett
165
$16,560
30
Fosbre Academy of Hair Design
Olympia
100
$16,700
31
Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology
Kennewick
114
$17,006
32
Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Mountlake Terrace
Terrace
145
$17,100
33
Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Federal Way
Way
203
$17,100
34
Summit Salon Academy
Tacoma
108
$17,200
35
Paul Mitchell the School-Richland
Richland
174
$17,600
36
Academy of Interactive Entertainment
Seattle
142
$21,000
37
Divers Institute of Technology
Seattle
242
$25,900
38
Perry Technical Institute
Yakima
842
$40,891


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Organizations in this Story

Academy of Interactive Entertainment Aveda Institute Portland-Vancouver Campus Bates Technical College Big Bend Community College BJ's Beauty & Barber College Carrington College-Spokane Cortiva Institute-Seattle Divers Institute of Technology Elite Cosmetology, Barber & Spa Academy Everett Community College Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett Fosbre Academy of Hair Design Gary Manuel Aveda Institute Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Federal Way Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Mountlake Terrace Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design Inland Massage Institute International Air and Hospitality Academy International Beauty Education Center Lower Columbia College Northwest HVAC/R Training Center Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building Paroba College of Cosmetology Paul Mitchell the School-Richland Paul Mitchell the School-Spokane Perry Technical Institute Pierce College-Puyallup Pima Medical Institute-Renton Pima Medical Institute-Seattle Shoreline Community College South Puget Sound Community College Studio Beauty School Stylemaster College of Hair Design Summit Salon Academy Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology-Seattle Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Shoreline Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology Walla Walla Community College

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