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# Washington Colleges

In terms of yearly graduations, Washington is ranked #19 in the country with 83,247 degrees handed out in 2021. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $14,067 per year to get their degree at a college in Washington, while out of state students will pay an average of $17,917 per year.

An estimated 33% of college students in Washington take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,964 per year.

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## Most Popular Schools in Washington

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There are 48,149 students at UW Seattle in total, 32,244 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 29,350 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW Seattle is 4.2 years.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 20% of students at UW Seattle take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,776 a year. UW Seattle has a 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UW Seattle with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $55,968 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 25,470 undergraduates at Wazzu, of which 22,315 are full-time, and there are 31,159 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Wazzu is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 41% of students at Wazzu take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,788 a year. Wazzu has a 3.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Wazzu is $51,093.

There are 15,197 students at WWU in total, 14,194 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,622 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at WWU is 4.5 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at WWU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,514 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from WWU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,620 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 10,518 undergraduates at CWU, of which 9,235 are full-time, and there are 11,174 students altogether. For undergraduates at CWU, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at CWU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,315 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CWU is $45,565.

The total student population at Eastern Washington University is 12,349, of which 10,292 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,685 are full-time. For undergraduates at EWU, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Roughly 51% of students at EWU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,303 a year. EWU has a 4.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from EWU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 4,244 undergraduates at Seattle U, of which 4,045 are full-time, and there are 7,050 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 55% of students at Seattle U take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,001 a year. Seattle U has a 1.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $56,299 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Bellevue College is 12,286, which includes 6,747 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,495 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BC is $43,534.

There are 7,295 students at Gonzaga in total, 4,852 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,744 are full-time. It takes the average Gonzaga undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at Gonzaga take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,338 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $62,373 during the early-career years.

There are 5,659 undergraduates at UW Bothell, of which 4,911 are full-time, and there are 6,304 students altogether. It takes the average UW Bothell undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 28% of students at UW Bothell take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,318 a year. UW Bothell has a 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW Bothell is $55,968.

The total student population at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is 5,364, of which 4,567 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,034 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 28% of students at UW Tacoma take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,788 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW Tacoma is $55,968.

The total student population at Green River College is 7,493, which includes 4,760 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,534 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,664 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is 8,329, which includes 5,131 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,891 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,755 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 3,997 full-time undergraduates at Clark College, and 7,665 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,417 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Clark College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,169 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Columbia Basin College is 6,745, which includes 3,770 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,918 a year. CBC has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CBC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,477 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 7,580 students at Everett Community College in total, 4,086 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,142 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,138 during the early-career years.

There are 3,416 full-time undergraduates at OC, and 5,357 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

7% of OC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,888 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from OC is $33,562.

There are 2,702 undergraduates at SPU, of which 2,606 are full-time, and there are 3,601 students altogether. For undergraduates at SPU, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 27% of accepted students are men, and 73% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,507 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $49,228 during the early-career years.

There are 2,778 full-time undergraduates at South Puget Sound Community College, and 4,665 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,082 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from South Puget Sound Community College is $33,822.

The total student population at Tacoma Community College is 5,823, which includes 3,492 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at Tacoma Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,269 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Tacoma Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,961 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 3,878 full-time undergraduates at Spokane Community College, and 7,081 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,701 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Spokane Community College is $33,123.

There are 2,842 full-time undergraduates at Spokane Falls Community College, and 4,189 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 25% of students at Spokane Falls Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,057 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,715 during the early-career years.

There are 3,068 full-time undergraduates at Seattle Central, and 5,763 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at Seattle Central take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,941 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Seattle Central is $34,048.

There are 3,140 full-time undergraduates at Highline, and 5,829 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at Highline take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,450 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Highline is $36,755.

There are 5,382 students at Shoreline Community College in total, 2,544 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at Shoreline Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,143 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,394 during the early-career years.

There are 6,545 students at Edmonds Community College in total, 3,035 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

14% of Edmonds Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,507 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Edmonds Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,523 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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