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# Washington Colleges

In 2019, 108,464 students received a degree from a college in Washington, making it rank #15 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $13,497 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $17,007 a year.

An estimated 44% of college students in Washington take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,199 per year.

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## Most Popular Schools in Washington

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There are 32,046 undergraduates at UW Seattle, of which 29,332 are full-time, and there are 47,576 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at UW Seattle. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 46%. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

26% of UW Seattle students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,525 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW Seattle is $44,900.

The total student population at Washington State University is 31,607, of which 26,062 students are undergraduates and of those, 23,092 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

44% of Wazzu students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,724 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,600 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Western Washington University is 16,142, of which 15,240 students are undergraduates and of those, 13,887 are full-time. It takes the average WWU undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 44% of students at WWU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,174 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,400 during the early-career years.

There are 11,658 students at CWU in total, 11,111 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,977 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at CWU is 4.6 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,019 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.8% 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 12,410, of which 10,756 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,498 are full-time. For undergraduates at EWU, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at EWU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,227 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 8,435 students at GRC in total, 5,479 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

14% of GRC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,224 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,900 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Bellevue College is 12,563, which includes 6,602 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

6% of BC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,651 a year. BC has a 7.4% 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 BC is $35,700.

The total student population at Seattle University is 7,199, of which 4,633 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,410 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

64% of Seattle U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,521 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Seattle U is $44,400.

The total student population at Olympic College is 6,278, which includes 3,803 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,530 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

There are 3,510 full-time undergraduates at Edmonds Community College, and 7,877 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at Edmonds Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,806 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,200 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Clark College is 9,233, which includes 4,852 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 12% of students at Clark College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,118 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 Clark College is $26,600.

The total student population at Gonzaga University is 7,537, of which 5,211 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,123 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Gonzaga. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,327 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Gonzaga with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Everett Community College is 7,977, which includes 4,254 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at Everett Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,027 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 Everett Community College is $26,900.

There are 5,913 students at UW Bothell in total, 5,350 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,631 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UW Bothell is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,662 a year. UW Bothell has a 2.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

There are 4,231 full-time undergraduates at Spokane Community College, and 10,225 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,707 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% which is higher than 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 3,708 full-time undergraduates at Tacoma Community College, and 6,095 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,675 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Tacoma Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,313 full-time undergraduates at CPTC, and 3,973 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 18% of students at CPTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,099 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CPTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,474 full-time undergraduates at Charter College, and 2,474 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Charter College is 4.0 years.

Approximately 87% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,113 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,700 during the early-career years.

There are 4,588 undergraduates at UW Tacoma, of which 4,066 are full-time, and there are 5,329 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,131 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UW Tacoma is $44,900.

The total student population at Shoreline Community College is 5,884, which includes 2,946 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

17% of Shoreline Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,850 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% 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 6,195 students at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom in total, 2,635 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

20% of Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,527 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is $29,400.

There are 3,345 full-time undergraduates at Highline, and 6,310 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,380 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

There are 7,280 students at CBC in total, 3,920 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

7% of CBC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,671 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,400 during the early-career years.

There are 3,087 full-time undergraduates at South Puget Sound Community College, and 4,974 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

9% of South Puget Sound Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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.

The total student population at Yakima Valley College is 4,650, which includes 3,139 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,979 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from YVC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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