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78 Colleges
17,135 Yearly Graduations
$39,933 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,397 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Washington is ranked #18 in the country with 17,135 degrees handed out in 2021. Washington colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $9,983 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $13,940 per year.

About 40% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,099 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Olympic College

Bremerton, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
1,246 Yearly Degrees
$4,101 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.

7% of OC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,888 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 OC is $33,562.

#2

Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
1,142 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 average amount of student loans is $5,434 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,690 during the early-career years.

#3

Charter College

Vancouver, Washington
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,108 Yearly Degrees
$17,208 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Charter College is 2,120, which includes 2,120 full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Charter College is 4.0 years.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,433 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,515 during the early-career years.

#4

Spokane Community College

Spokane, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
1,048 Yearly Degrees
$3,826 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.

Roughly 32% of students at Spokane Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,701 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Spokane Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,123 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
756 Yearly Degrees
$4,004 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bellingham Technical College is 1,848, which includes 1,127 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,446 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,545 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Green River College

Auburn, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
623 Yearly Degrees
$4,332 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,760 full-time undergraduates at GRC, and 7,493 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $4,534 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from GRC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,664 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
556 Yearly Degrees

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

Roughly 74% of students at Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,924 a year. Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett has a 2.1% 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 Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett is $25,368.

#8

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
541 Yearly Degrees
$6,511 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,582 full-time undergraduates at Bates Technical College, and 3,369 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $4,029 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%.

Students who graduate from Bates Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,225 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Renton Technical College

Renton, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
518 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.

10% of Renton Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,483 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Renton Technical College is $40,851.

#10

Everett Community College

Everett, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
503 Yearly Degrees
$4,062 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,086 full-time undergraduates at Everett Community College, and 7,580 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

6% of Everett Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,142 a year. Everett Community College has a 7.1% 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 Everett Community College is $36,138.

#11

Pima Medical Institute - Renton

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

The total student population at Pima Medical Institute - Renton is 666, which includes 666 full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount is $6,783 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,568 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
424 Yearly Degrees
$4,609 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is 3,319, which includes 1,719 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

7% of LWTech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,503 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LWTech is $41,756.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
409 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at International Air and Hospitality Academy is 107, which includes 107 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,468 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from International Air and Hospitality Academy with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,746 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Perry Technical Institute

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

The total student population at Perry Technical Institute is 881, which includes 881 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 typical student loan amount is $6,790 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.8% 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 $50,422.

#15

Skagit Valley College

Mount Vernon, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
335 Yearly Degrees
$4,431 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,357 full-time undergraduates at Skagit Valley College, and 4,227 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

7% of Skagit Valley College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,702 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,488 during the early-career years.

#16

Pima Medical Institute - Seattle

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

There are 646 students at PMI Seattle in total, 646 are 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from PMI Seattle is $31,568.

#17

Clark College

Vancouver, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
331 Yearly Degrees
$4,529 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.

Roughly 6% of students at Clark College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,417 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Clark College is $32,169.

#18

Seattle Central College

Seattle, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
306 Yearly Degrees
$4,670 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,763 students at Seattle Central in total, 3,068 are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,941 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Seattle Central is $34,048.

#19

Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
305 Yearly Degrees
$4,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Walla Walla Community College is 2,940, which includes 1,670 full-time undergraduates. 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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Walla Walla Community College is $33,376.

#20

Big Bend Community College

Moses Lake, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
299 Yearly Degrees
$4,629 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.

11% of Big Bend Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,903 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Big Bend Community College is $32,702.

#21

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
295 Yearly Degrees
$4,209 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,035 full-time undergraduates at Edmonds Community College, and 6,545 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $4,507 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,523 during the early-career years.

#22

South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
256 Yearly Degrees
$4,795 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 13.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,822 during the early-career years.

#23

North Seattle College

Seattle, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
248 Yearly Degrees
$4,799 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.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,141 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,674 during the early-career years.

#24

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
245 Yearly Degrees
$4,166 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,382 students at Shoreline Community College in total, 2,544 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

10% of Shoreline Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,143 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,394 during the early-career years.

#25

Divers Institute of Technology

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

There are 229 students at Divers Institute of Technology in total, 229 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Divers Institute of Technology is 94%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $13,420 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Divers Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,570 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Washington Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Carrington College, Spokane 221
27 Columbia Basin College 214
28 Bellevue College 206
29 Yakima Valley College 200
30 Eastern Washington University 197
31 Centralia College 175
32 Whatcom Community College 165
33 Central Washington University 162
34 Tacoma Community College 153
35 Paul Mitchell the School Richland 147
36 University of Washington - Bothell Campus 138
37 Grays Harbor College 114
38 University of Washington - Seattle Campus 107
39 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom 105
40 Aveda Institute Portland - Vancouver Campus 104
41 Studio Beauty School 101
42 Summit Salon Academy - Tacoma 100
42 Highline College 100
44 Washington State University 99
45 Paroba College of Cosmetology 90
46 International Beauty Education Center 84
47 Peninsula College 78
48 Wenatchee Valley College 76
48 Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design 76
48 Gene Juarez Academy-Federal Way 76
51 Lower Columbia College 75
52 Fosbre Academy of Hair Design 73
53 South Seattle College 66
53 Gene Juarez Academy-Mountlake Terrace 66
55 Spokane Falls Community College 59
55 Paul Mitchell the School Spokane 59
57 Victoria’s Academy of Cosmetology 55
58 Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology-Seattle 52
59 Gary Manuel Aveda Institute 51
59 BJ’s Beauty & Barber College 51
61 Elite Cosmetology, Barber & Spa Academy 49
62 Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Shoreline 45
63 Northwest HVAC/R Training Center 30
64 Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building 27
65 Western Washington University 25
66 Walla Walla University 23
67 Stylemaster College of Hair Design 19
68 Bastyr University 16
69 Seattle University 15
70 Cascadia College 14
71 Centralia Beauty College 13
72 City University of Seattle 9
73 Antioch University - Seattle 5
74 Northwest Indian College 3
75 Heritage University 1
76 Pacific Lutheran University 0
76 Northwest University 0
76 Whitworth University 0

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