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# Washington Colleges

Washington ranked #15 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 108,464 students received some type of diploma that year. Washington colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $13,987 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $17,688 per year.

An estimated 42% of college students in Washington take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,264 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. UW Seattle has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

20% of UW Seattle students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,776 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UW Seattle with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 31,159 students at Wazzu in total, 25,470 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 22,315 are full-time. For undergraduates at Wazzu, the average graduation time 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.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,788 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Wazzu is $40,600.

The total student population at Western Washington University is 15,197, of which 14,194 students 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. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,514 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WWU is $35,400.

There are 11,174 students at CWU in total, 10,518 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,235 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students 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 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from CWU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

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.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,303 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,600 during the early-career years.

There are 7,493 students at GRC in total, 4,760 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at GRC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,534 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GRC is $29,900.

There are 12,286 students at BC in total, 6,747 are 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 typical student loan amount is $5,495 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from BC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 7,050 students at Seattle U in total, 4,244 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,045 are full-time. For undergraduates at Seattle U, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,001 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Seattle U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Olympic College is 5,357, which includes 3,416 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,888 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from OC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,507 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Edmonds Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Clark College is 7,665, which includes 3,997 full-time undergraduates. 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 student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,600 during the early-career years.

There are 4,852 undergraduates at Gonzaga, of which 4,744 are full-time, and there are 7,295 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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.

43% of Gonzaga students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,338 a year. Gonzaga has a 1.3% 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 $47,100 during the early-career years.

There are 4,086 full-time undergraduates at Everett Community College, and 7,580 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,142 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

The total student population at University of Washington - Bothell Campus is 6,304, of which 5,659 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,911 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

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

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,318 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UW Bothell with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Spokane Community College is 7,081, which includes 3,878 full-time undergraduates. 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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Spokane Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,269 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,100 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Clover Park Technical College is 3,591, which includes 1,962 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

13% of CPTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,434 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,700 during the early-career years.

There are 2,120 students at Charter College in total, 2,120 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Charter College, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

84% of Charter College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,433 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Charter College is $27,700.

There are 4,567 undergraduates at UW Tacoma, of which 4,034 are full-time, and there are 5,364 students altogether. It takes the average UW Tacoma undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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

28% of UW Tacoma students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,788 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.2% 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 $44,900.

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.

10% of Shoreline Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,143 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Shoreline Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 5,131 full-time undergraduates at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom, and 8,329 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,891 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,400 during the early-career years.

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.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,450 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Highline is $30,200.

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 8.2% 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 CBC is $27,400.

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

6% of South Puget Sound Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,082 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from South Puget Sound Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 3,954 students at YVC in total, 2,701 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at YVC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,335 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,300 during the early-career years.

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