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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Overview

Located in Kirkland, Washington, Lake Washington Institute of Technology is a public institution. LWTech is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Lake Washington Institute of Technology Known For?

1,372 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at LWTech.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of the faculty were full-time.

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

LWTech has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#352 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at LWTech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Data Entry Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Dental Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Horticulture Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Computer Systems Networking Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Graphic Communications Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards LWTech has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Highest Paid Visual & Performing Arts Graduates College Factual
#11 Highest Paid Design & Applied Arts Graduates College Factual

Where Is Lake Washington Institute of Technology?

Location of Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Contact details for LWTech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11605 132Nd Ave Ne, Kirkland, WA 98034-8506
Phone: 425-739-8100
Website: https://www.lwtech.edu/

How Do I Get Into LWTech?

You can apply to LWTech online at: https://www.lwtech.edu/admissions/new-students/

Lake Washington Institute of Technology has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Lake Washington Institute of Technology?

12% Take Out Loans
10.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At LWTech, approximately 12% of students took out student loans averaging $5,220 a year. That adds up to $20,880 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at LWTech is 10.9%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,786 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,620 undergraduate students at LWTech, with 1,786 being full-time and 1,834 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  LWTech

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,786 full-time undergraduates at LWTech, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  LWTech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lake Washington Institute of Technology students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of LWTech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 165
Black or African American 52
Hispanic or Latino 188
White 912
International Students 108
Other Races/Ethnicities 361

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. At this time, 2 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 33 countries are represented at LWTech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Lake Washington Institute of Technology

206 Took All Classes Online
654 Took At Least One Class Online
22.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 654 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at LWTech has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 30th most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of LWTech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lake Washington Institute of Technology was 22.6%. This is the #828 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at LWTech regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of LWTech majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Public Health 19%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 139 16 23 0 178
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 46 39 31 0 116
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 66 33 0 99
Precision Metal Working 38 17 29 0 84
Horticulture 52 14 16 0 82
Computer Systems Networking 0 26 48 0 74
Dental Support Services 0 20 26 28 74
Nursing 0 70 0 0 70
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 67 0 0 0 67
Accounting 22 10 27 0 59
Computer Programming 4 38 3 4 49
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 18 17 12 0 47
Data Entry 28 8 9 0 45
Graphic Communications 0 28 0 11 39
Electronics Engineering Technology 12 10 12 0 34
Computer Software & Applications 17 13 3 0 33
Culinary Arts 12 17 4 0 33
Design & Applied Arts 13 0 0 11 24
Industrial Production Technology 22 0 0 0 22
Public Health 12 0 0 9 21
Health & Medical Administrative Services 8 0 8 0 16
Health & Physical Education 0 12 4 0 16
Human Resource Management 14 0 0 0 14
Human Services 0 6 8 0 14
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 13 13
General Business/Commerce 0 12 0 0 12
Business Support & Assistant Services 11 0 0 0 11
General Biology 0 8 0 0 8
Mechanical Engineering 0 5 0 0 5
Health Sciences & Services 0 5 0 0 5
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 5 0 0 5
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Computer Science 0 1 0 0 1
Electrical Engineering 0 1 0 0 1
Construction Management 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0 0
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 0 0 0
Physical Science Technicians 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 536 464 296 76 1,372

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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