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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 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 $8,898 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $12,906 a year.

About 40% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly 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

The total student population at Charter College is 2,120, which includes 2,120 full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Charter College undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 84% of students at Charter College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from Charter College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Olympic College

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

The total student population at Olympic College is 5,357, which includes 3,416 full-time undergraduates. 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 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

There are 3,591 students at CPTC in total, 1,962 are 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%.

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

#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.

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. 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 4,760 full-time undergraduates at GRC, and 7,493 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 10% of students at GRC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at Edmonds Community College is 6,545, which includes 3,035 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at Edmonds Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,200 during the early-career years.

#7

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
692 Yearly Degrees
$6,628 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.

21% of Bates Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,600 during the early-career years.

#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 average amount of student loans is $4,483 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 Renton Technical College is $32,300.

#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. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar 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

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.

Roughly 8% of students at Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute is $34,000.

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.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,503 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LWTech is $34,700.

#12

Pima Medical Institute - Renton

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

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

Roughly 73% of students at PMI Renton take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,783 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#13

Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
578 Yearly Degrees
$4,818 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.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,901 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close 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

The total student population at Peninsula College is 1,727, which includes 921 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 14% of students at Peninsula College take out loans to pay for college. 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 7,665 students at Clark College in total, 3,997 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,417 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Clark College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
481 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 average amount of student loans 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 average amount of student loans is $6,141 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Seattle is $29,500.

#18

Shoreline Community College

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

There are 2,544 full-time undergraduates at Shoreline Community College, and 5,382 students altogether. 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 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.

Roughly 13% of students at YVC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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.

Roughly 92% of students at Perry Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,790 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average 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 646 full-time undergraduates at PMI Seattle, and 646 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $8,195 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average 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

The total student population at Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett is 597, which includes 597 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett is $18,700.

#23

Seattle Central College

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

The total student population at Seattle Central College is 5,763, which includes 3,068 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at Seattle Central take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Seattle Central is $27,100.

#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%.

Students who graduate from Big Bend Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

South Puget Sound Community College

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

There are 2,778 full-time undergraduates at South Puget Sound Community College, and 4,665 students altogether. 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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