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79 Colleges
21,965 Yearly Graduations
$35,593 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,330 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 21,965 students received a trade school degree from a college in Washington, making it rank #14 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Washington is $8,898 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $12,906 a year.

An estimated 40% of college students in Washington take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,083 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Charter College

Vancouver, Washington
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,678 Yearly Degrees
$19,276 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,120 full-time undergraduates at Charter College, and 2,120 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Charter College 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.

#2

Olympic College

Bremerton, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
1,317 Yearly Degrees
$3,996 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Roughly 7% of students at OC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from OC is $26,600.

#3

Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
1,285 Yearly Degrees
$5,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 typical student loan amount 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.

#4

Spokane Community College

Spokane, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
1,032 Yearly Degrees
$3,727 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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. 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.

#5

Green River College

Auburn, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
853 Yearly Degrees
$4,233 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

#6

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
711 Yearly Degrees
$4,107 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 average amount of student loans 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.

#7

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
692 Yearly Degrees
$6,628 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bates Technical College is 3,369, which includes 1,582 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,029 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bates Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Renton Technical College

Renton, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
675 Yearly Degrees
$5,671 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Renton Technical College is 3,214, which includes 1,069 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at Renton Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,483 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,300 during the early-career years.

#9

Everett Community College

Everett, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
648 Yearly Degrees
$3,972 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Everett Community College is 7,580, which includes 4,086 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 average amount of student loans is $5,142 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Everett Community College is $26,900.

#10

Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
630 Yearly Degrees
$3,915 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,127 full-time undergraduates at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute, and 1,848 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

8% of Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,446 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
602 Yearly Degrees
$4,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,319 students at LWTech in total, 1,719 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at LWTech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,503 a year. LWTech has a 8.7% 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 $34,700 during the early-career years.

#12

Pima Medical Institute - Renton

Renton, Washington
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
586 Yearly Degrees

There are 666 full-time undergraduates at PMI Renton, and 666 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,783 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#13

Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
578 Yearly Degrees
$4,818 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,670 full-time undergraduates at Walla Walla Community College, and 2,940 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at Walla Walla Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,901 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#14

Peninsula College

Port Angeles, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
505 Yearly Degrees
$4,218 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 921 full-time undergraduates at Peninsula College, and 1,727 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

14% of Peninsula College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,288 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Peninsula College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Clark College

Vancouver, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
499 Yearly Degrees
$3,957 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

6% of Clark College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,417 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close 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.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
481 Yearly Degrees

There are 107 full-time undergraduates at International Air and Hospitality Academy, and 107 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

75% of International Air and Hospitality Academy students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,468 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from International Air and Hospitality Academy is $21,900.

#17

North Seattle College

Seattle, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
472 Yearly Degrees
$4,123 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at North Seattle College is 5,240, which includes 1,731 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at North Seattle take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,141 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 North Seattle with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
446 Yearly Degrees
$4,076 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Shoreline Community College is 5,382, which includes 2,544 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.8% is close 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.

#19

Yakima Valley College

Yakima, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
414 Yearly Degrees
$4,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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.

#20

Perry Technical Institute

Yakima, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
386 Yearly Degrees

There are 881 students at Perry Tech in total, 881 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 92% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,790 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Perry Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Pima Medical Institute - Seattle

Seattle, Washington
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
386 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Pima Medical Institute - Seattle is 646, which includes 646 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

76% of PMI Seattle students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,195 a year. PMI Seattle has a 8.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
379 Yearly Degrees

There are 597 students at Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett in total, 597 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

74% of Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,924 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Seattle Central College

Seattle, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
373 Yearly Degrees
$4,053 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

6% of Seattle Central students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,941 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,100 during the early-career years.

#24

Big Bend Community College

Moses Lake, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
342 Yearly Degrees
$4,484 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,892 students at Big Bend Community College in total, 1,359 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,903 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Big Bend Community College is $25,000.

#25

South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
339 Yearly Degrees
$4,695 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at South Puget Sound Community College is 4,665, which includes 2,778 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at South Puget Sound Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from South Puget Sound Community College is $26,200.

Other Washington Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Skagit Valley College 335
27 Centralia College 309
28 Columbia Basin College 296
29 Grays Harbor College 285
30 Tacoma Community College 284
30 South Seattle College 284
32 Divers Institute of Technology 250
33 Carrington College, Spokane 241
34 Bellevue College 226
35 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom 183
36 Wenatchee Valley College 170
37 Highline College 166
38 Whatcom Community College 164
39 Central Washington University 159
40 Paul Mitchell the School Richland 153
41 Eastern Washington University 150
42 Lower Columbia College 145
43 University of Washington - Seattle Campus 138
44 Spokane Falls Community College 132
45 University of Washington - Bothell Campus 102
46 Fosbre Academy of Hair Design 100
47 Paroba College of Cosmetology 98
47 Gene Juarez Academy-Federal Way 98
49 Gary Manuel Aveda Institute 95
49 Aveda Institute Portland - Vancouver Campus 95
51 Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design 93
52 Gene Juarez Academy-Mountlake Terrace 81
53 Paul Mitchell the School Spokane 78
54 Elite Cosmetology, Barber & Spa Academy 76
55 Summit Salon Academy - Tacoma 70
56 BJ’s Beauty & Barber College 67
57 Studio Beauty School 61
58 Victoria’s Academy of Cosmetology 51
59 Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology-Seattle 48
60 Northwest HVAC/R Training Center 36
61 Walla Walla University 32
61 Inland Massage Institute 32
61 Pierce College-Puyallup 32
61 Western Washington University 32
65 Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building 31
66 Bastyr University 29
66 Stylemaster College of Hair Design 29
68 International Beauty Education Center 23
69 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Shoreline 19
70 Seattle University 18
71 Washington State University 16
72 Centralia Beauty College 15
73 City University of Seattle 10
74 Whitworth University 9
75 Northwest Indian College 4
75 University of Phoenix - Washington 4
77 Heritage University 2
78 Cascadia College 0
78 Northwest University 0

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