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Seattle Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Seattle Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Seattle, Washington

There are at least 23 colleges in Seattle, listed and described below. These schools represent 74,174 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 65,896 full-time students, and a reported 9,759 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Seattle University, Seattle Community College-Central Campus and Seattle Community College-South Campus. For a prestigious selective school, you might want to look at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University or University of Washington-Seattle Campus.

We also provide an extensive list of Washington Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Seattle is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Seattle.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Seattle.

Featured Colleges in the Seattle Area (QuickSchools™)

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Cortiva Institute


Seattle, WA; Federal Way, WA

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  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate

Saybrook University


Kirkland, WA

Be a part of the world’s premier institution for humanistic studies at Saybrook University.

  • Program Categories: Psychology Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Master

Everest College


Everett, WA; Tacoma, WA

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  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Colleges in Seattle with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Antioch University Seattle
2326 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: psychology, education, liberal arts and sciences, organizational behavior, environmental studies, systems science and theory, business management, public relations and advertising
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 916 students, 634 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Study abroad option.

Cornish College of the Arts
1000 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121

  • Programs: drama, fine arts, design and visual communication, dance, music performance, theatre design
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 776 students, 783 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.

Divers Institute of Technology
4315 11th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107-0667

  • Programs: professional diver
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 223 students, 271 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty
10715 8th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125

  • Programs: cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 265 students, 316 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Greenwood Academy of Hair
8501 Greenwood N
Seattle, WA 98103

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, technical teaching
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 67 students, 262 full-time equivalent.

Mars Hill Graduate School
2501 Elliott Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

  • Programs: counseling psychology, ministry, Christian studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 323 students, 227 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine
916 NE 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98115

  • Programs: acupuncture
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 36 students, 83 full-time equivalent.

Seattle Midwifery School
4000 NE 41st St, Building D, Suite 3
Seattle, WA 98105

  • Programs: direct entry midwifery
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 35 students, 29 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119-1997

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business, psychology, secondary teaching, registered nursing, communication studies, biology, English, business administration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 3,842 students, 3,640 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,830 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-640. Math: 520-620. Writing: 520-620.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Seattle University
900 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122-4340

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: law, business management, registered nursing, finance, psychology, teacher ed, accounting, marketing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 7,529 students, 6,189 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,725 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-630. Math: 520-620. Writing: 510-610.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

University of Washington-Seattle Campus
1400 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98195-4550

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: political science, business management, economics, psychology, communication studies, English, sociology, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 40,218 students, 39,412 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 6,204 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-640. Math: 550-680.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Seattle Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Pima Medical Institute Seattle
9709 Third Ave NE Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98115

  • Programs: veterinary assistant, medical assistant, phlebotomy, radiation therapist, dental assistant, pharmacy tech, medical secretary, physical therapist assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 357 students, 435 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Seattle Community College-Central Campus
1701 Broadway Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, physical sciences, registered nursing, fashion design, chef training, mental and social health services, respiratory care tech, audiovisual tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 6,810 students, 5,228 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Seattle Community College-North Campus
9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103-3599

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, EMT paramedic, phlebotomy, business, licensed practical nurse, registered nursing, early childhood education, nursing assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 5,856 students, 3,659 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

Seattle Community College-South Campus
6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106-1499

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, licensed practical nurse, business and related services, chef training, business, registered nursing, accounting technology, pastry
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 6,664 students, 4,284 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Seattle Vocational Institute
2120 S Jackson
Seattle, WA 98144-2219

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: phlebotomy, general office occupations, medical assistant, construction trades, cosmetology, health unit coordinator, dental assistant, nursing assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 257 students, 444 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Bellevue Colleges 6 109,569 15,929  
Kenmore Colleges 1 18,678 1,103 41
Kirkland Colleges 2 45,054 5,255 650
Redmond Colleges 1 45,256 873  
Renton Colleges 4 50,052 5,205  

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