Most Affordable Colleges for Washington Residents for 2019

State of Washington
Middle Class Affordability Rankings™
Which colleges are most affordable for Washington residents? The answer may surprise you.

These rankings of the most affordable colleges for Washington residents are based on the estimated net price for a "typical" middle class family living in the state of Washington.

Note: Net price is the actual cost of the school paid by the student and family, after factoring in merit and grant aid from the college federal programs and work study. The net prices displayed in these rankings are College Raptor's estimates.
"Typical" Middle Class Family
Used in the net price estimates shown below
Number in Family
4
Number In College
1
Total Income
$80,000
Total Assets
$50,000


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Rank College Name Typical Net Price Sticker Price % Savings # Undergrads Est. Median SAT Acceptance Rate
1 Bellevue College $9,800 Image $16,400 40% 13,322 N/A N/A
1 Northwest Indian College $9,800 Image $14,000 30% 544 N/A N/A
3 Clark College $10,500 Image $16,600 37% 10,000 N/A N/A
4 University of Washington-Seattle Campus $11,800 Image $28,800 59% 31,331 1,326 46.42%
5 University of Washington-Tacoma Campus $13,100 Image $27,400 52% 4,436 1,085 83.85%
6 Whitman College $13,600 Image $65,800 79% 1,510 1,330 51.73%
7 University of Washington-Bothell Campus $14,300 Image $27,900 49% 5,365 1,130 80.11%
8 The Evergreen State College $15,500 Image $22,300 31% 3,610 1,094 96.28%
9 Central Washington University $16,900 Image $22,800 26% 12,080 1,015 86.34%
10 Eastern Washington University $17,100 Image $22,300 23% 11,473 1,000 96.2%
11 Western Washington University $17,400 Image $22,600 23% 14,968 1,194 84.79%
12 Washington State University $19,400 Image $27,700 30% 25,277 1,135 73.06%
13 Saint Martin's University $23,400 Image $53,800 56% 1,316 1,085 97.51%
14 Pacific Lutheran University $25,100 Image $51,200 51% 2,766 1,164 75.39%
15 Seattle University $26,500 Image $61,000 57% 4,560 1,254 73.8%
16 Walla Walla University $27,300 Image $40,700 33% 1,649 1,113 62.05%
17 Seattle Pacific University $29,500 Image $59,400 50% 2,900 1,179 90.87%
18 Whitworth University $29,600 Image $49,700 40% 2,251 1,218 89.01%
19 Gonzaga University $30,900 Image $61,200 49% 5,192 1,299 64.85%
20 University of Puget Sound $34,400 Image $67,200 49% 2,413 1,258 83.87%
21 Cornish College of the Arts $37,600 Image $61,100 38% 658 N/A 87.49%
22 Northwest University $39,100 Image $41,500 6% 950 1,124 97.44%
School data from 2016-2017
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