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79 Colleges
21,965 Yearly Graduations
$34,308 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,812 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Washington is ranked #14 in the country with 21,965 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $8,577 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $12,350 a year.

About 41% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,953 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
$18,161 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,853 students at Charter College in total, 2,853 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 87% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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
$3,905 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Olympic College is 6,620, which includes 4,024 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

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.

#3

Clover Park Technical College

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

There are 3,905 students at CPTC in total, 2,290 are full-time undergraduates. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CPTC is $26,700.

#4

Spokane Community College

Spokane, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
1,032 Yearly Degrees
$3,634 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,375 students at Spokane Community College in total, 4,262 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at Spokane Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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
$4,141 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,471 students at GRC in total, 5,326 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at GRC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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.

#6

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
711 Yearly Degrees
$4,017 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Edmonds Community College is 8,041, which includes 3,577 full-time undergraduates. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Edmonds Community College is $29,200.

#7

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
692 Yearly Degrees
$6,497 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,033 full-time undergraduates at Bates Technical College, and 4,445 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,787 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.5% 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
$5,567 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,245 full-time undergraduates at Renton Technical College, and 3,546 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

17% of Renton Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,788 a year. Renton Technical College has a 8.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Renton Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Everett Community College

Everett, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
648 Yearly Degrees
$3,881 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,086 full-time undergraduates at Everett Community College, and 7,957 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

6% of Everett Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Everett Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
630 Yearly Degrees
$3,834 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bellingham Technical College is 2,316, which includes 1,441 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 18% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,986 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
602 Yearly Degrees
$4,418 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,670 students at LWTech in total, 1,745 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 12% of students at LWTech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,220 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% is close to the national average 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

The total student population at Pima Medical Institute - Renton is 497, which includes 497 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,471 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$4,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,270 full-time undergraduates at Walla Walla Community College, and 3,860 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

27% of Walla Walla Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,425 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% 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.

#14

Peninsula College

Port Angeles, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
505 Yearly Degrees
$4,126 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Peninsula College is 2,052, which includes 1,156 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

10% of Peninsula College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,814 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.6% 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
$3,879 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,907 full-time undergraduates at Clark College, and 9,878 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
481 Yearly Degrees

There are 110 full-time undergraduates at International Air and Hospitality Academy, and 110 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,639 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,900 during the early-career years.

#17

North Seattle College

Seattle, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
472 Yearly Degrees
$4,625 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,929 students at North Seattle in total, 1,874 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

10% of North Seattle students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,388 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,500 during the early-career years.

#18

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
446 Yearly Degrees
$3,981 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,911 full-time undergraduates at Shoreline Community College, and 5,949 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at Shoreline Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Shoreline Community College is $32,900.

#19

Yakima Valley College

Yakima, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
414 Yearly Degrees
$4,285 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,041 full-time undergraduates at YVC, and 4,456 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

8% of YVC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

#20

Perry Technical Institute

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

There are 903 full-time undergraduates at Perry Tech, and 903 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 92% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,614 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Perry Tech is $38,500.

#20

Pima Medical Institute - Seattle

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

There are 468 full-time undergraduates at PMI Seattle, and 468 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,714 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

The total student population at Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett is 380, which includes 380 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,653 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 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
$3,779 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,802 students at Seattle Central in total, 3,623 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,752 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%.

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
$4,381 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,044 students at Big Bend Community College in total, 1,456 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 13% of students at Big Bend Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,899 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.6% 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
$4,592 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at South Puget Sound Community College is 4,872, which includes 2,823 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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 of Beauty-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 of Beauty-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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