Best Washington State Colleges Tuition Comparison

In Washington State, there are 130 colleges and universities - 44 public and 86 private schools. Among them 123 schools have undergraduate programs and 36 schools offers graduate programs. You can list all Washington schools and analyze Washington tuition statistics for those schools. Belwo we introduce best colleges in Washington State where University of Washington-Seattle Campus is ranked top and Whitman College is positioned on second place.

Next table shows general academic characteristics of the best washington state schools. You can see the full information of each school by following link on the school's name.
Table. Washington State College Overview
NameLocationTypeAcceptance RatesPopulation
University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA Public, Four or more years 55% 45,408
Whitman College Walla Walla, WA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 57% 1,470
University of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 85% 2,774
Gonzaga University Spokane, WA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 67% 7,491
Whitworth University Spokane, WA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 65% 2,650
Seattle University Seattle, WA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 73% 7,405
Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 77% 3,170

Best Washington State Tuition Comparison

Below, we summarize and compare the tuition and other costs at best Washington State colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements. The required fee is a fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition. The book and supplies is the estimated average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year (or program).

You can see more comprehensive tuition comparison between the best Washington State schools at best Washington State schools tuition comparing page.

Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate

Next table summarizes the 2015 undergraduate tuition and fees between the schools.
Table. Best Washington State - Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
University of Washington-Seattle Campus $10,768$1,206 $33,072$1,206
Whitman College $44,440$1,400 $44,440$1,400
University of Puget Sound $44,740$1,000 $44,740$1,000
Gonzaga University $37,480$1,092 $37,480$1,092
Whitworth University $38,168$888 $38,168$888
Seattle University $38,970$1,500 $38,970$1,500
Pacific Lutheran University $37,600$1,050 $37,600$1,050

Tuition and Fees - Graduate

Next table summarizes graduate tuition and fees charged to students who holds a bachelor's or first-professional degree, or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. These students may or may not be enrolled in graduate programs.
Table. Best Washington State - Graduate School Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
University of Washington-Seattle Campus $16,278$1,206 $28,326$1,206
Whitman College -$1,400 -$1,400
University of Puget Sound $30,077$1,000 $30,077$1,000
Gonzaga University $15,090$1,092 $15,090$1,092
Whitworth University $16,100$888 $16,100$888
Seattle University $19,793$1,500 $19,793$1,500
Pacific Lutheran University $22,052$1,050 $22,052$1,050

Living Cost

Next table shows the living costs including room & board charge and other expenses. Room charge is for an academic year for rooming accommodations for a typical student sharing a room with one other student and board charge is for meals, for a specified number of meals per week. Other expenses include the money (estimated by the financial aid office) needed by a student to cover expenses such as laundry, transportation, entertainment, and furnishings.
Table. Best Washington State - Living Costs
On CampusOff Campus
(without family)
Off Campus
(with family)
Room and BoardOther ExpensesRoom and BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses
University of Washington-Seattle Campus $11,310$2,679 $14,625$3,561 $3,561
Whitman College $11,228$800 -- -
University of Puget Sound $11,480$2,300 $11,480$2,300 $2,300
Gonzaga University $10,835$3,330 $11,003$3,330 $3,330
Whitworth University $10,714$1,770 $5,040$1,770 $1,770
Seattle University $11,121$4,170 $11,121$4,170 $4,170
Pacific Lutheran University $10,330$2,508 $10,330$2,508 $2,508

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