Colleges in Washington: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Washington Colleges Summary

The state of Washington has more than 115 colleges and career schools, and more than 350,000 students attending those schools. Average SAT scores are relatively high in Washington, as it is one of only six states with an average SAT score or more than 535.

The biggest college is the University of Washington. The college has more than 42,000 students and has locations in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The next largest college is Washington State University, with more than 23,000 students.

Other notable colleges include: Western Washington University, Bellevue Community College, Eastern Washington University, Central Washington University, and Seattle Community College (three locations). Each of these has more than 10,000 students. Another well-known college in the state is Gonzaga University. It has just over 6,000 students. The smallest school in the state is the Emil Fries Piano Hospital and Training Center, which offers training in piano technology for the visually impaired. It has less than ten students.

The mailing address and web site address for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in Washington is as follows:

Old Capitol Building
600 South Washington
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Website: http://www.k12.wa.us/

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Colleges and Universities in Washington

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Academy of Hair Design Wenatchee Wenatchee 75   Yes
Alpine College Spokane Valley 37   Yes
Antioch University Seattle Seattle 916   No
Bastyr University Kenmore 1,103 41 No
Bates Technical College Tacoma 5,463   Yes
Bellevue College Bellevue 12,305   Yes
Bellingham Beauty School Bellingham 66   Yes
Bellingham Technical College Bellingham 2,896   Yes
Big Bend Community College Moses Lake 1,893 160 Yes
BJ's Beauty and Barber College Tacoma 63   Yes
Cascadia Community College Bothell 2,093   Yes
Central Washington University Ellensburg 10,505 3,060 No V: 440-540
M: 440-550
Centralia College Centralia 3,652   Yes
City University of Seattle Bellevue 3,566   Yes
Clare's Beauty College Pasco 75   Yes
Clark College Vancouver 9,705   Yes
Clover Park Technical College Lakewood 9,829   Yes
Columbia Basin College Pasco 6,393   Yes
Cornish College of the Arts Seattle 776   No
DigiPen Institute of Technology Redmond 873   No V: 540-670
M: 560-680
W: 480-600
Divers Institute of Technology Seattle 223   No
Eastern Washington University Cheney 10,686 2,350 No V: 410-530
M: 420-540
W: 410-510
Edmonds Community College Lynnwood 8,435 59 Yes
Emil Fries Piano Hospital and Training Center Vancouver 5   No
Everett Community College Everett 7,674   Yes
Evergreen Beauty & Barber College Bellevue Bellevue 58   Yes
Evergreen Beauty and Barber College Everett Everett 78   No
Faith Evangelical Seminary Tacoma 275   No
Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty Seattle 265   No
Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty Branch Campus Federal Way 302   No
Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design Spokane 114   Yes
Gonzaga University Spokane 6,873 2,616 No V: 530-640
M: 540-650
Grays Harbor College Aberdeen 2,050   Yes
Green River Community College Auburn 6,919   Yes
Greenwood Academy of Hair Seattle 67   No
Heritage University Toppenish 1,198   Yes
Highline Community College Des Moines 5,859   Yes
International Air Academy Vancouver 320 210 No
Lake Washington Technical College Kirkland 3,996   Yes
Lower Columbia College Longview 3,348   Yes
Mars Hill Graduate School Seattle 323   No
Northwest Baptist Seminary Tacoma 78   No
Northwest College of Art Poulsbo 99   No
Northwest Hair Academy Mount Vernon Mount Vernon 167   No
Northwest Hair Academy Port Angeles Port Angeles 40   Yes
Northwest HVAC/R Training Center Spokane 41   Yes
Northwest Indian College Bellingham 584 60 Yes
Northwest University Kirkland 1,259 650 No V: 450-580
M: 430-520
Olympic College Bremerton 6,623   Yes
Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma 3,661 1,642 No V: 490-630
M: 500-620
W: 490-600
Paroba College of Cosmetology Everett 138   No
Peninsula College Port Angeles 3,180   Yes
Perry Technical Institute Yakima 442   No
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Lakewood 7,504   Yes
Pierce College at Puyallup Puyallup 3,068   Yes
Pima Medical Institute Renton Renton 290   Yes
Pima Medical Institute Seattle Seattle 357   Yes
Professional Beauty School Sunnyside Sunnyside 19   Yes
Professional Beauty School Yakima Yakima 20   Yes
Renton Technical College Renton 4,915   Yes
Saint Martin's University Lacey 1,605 643 No V: 420-550
M: 430-570
W: 410-540
Seattle Community College Central Campus Seattle 6,810   Yes
Seattle Community College North Campus Seattle 5,856   Yes
Seattle Community College South Campus Seattle 6,664   Yes
Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine Seattle 36   No
Seattle Midwifery School Seattle 35   No
Seattle Pacific University Seattle 3,842 1,830 No V: 520-640
M: 520-620
W: 520-620
Seattle University Seattle 7,529 1,725 No V: 520-630
M: 520-620
W: 510-610
Seattle Vocational Institute Seattle 257   Yes
Shoreline Community College Shoreline 5,581   Yes
Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon 5,727 136 Yes
South Puget Sound Community College Olympia 4,947   Yes
Spokane Community College Spokane 6,961   Yes
Spokane Falls Community College Spokane 9,623   Yes
Stylemaster College of Hair Design Longview 26   Yes
Tacoma Community College Tacoma 5,811   Yes
The Evergreen State College Olympia 4,586 985 No V: 530-660
M: 470-600
Total Cosmetology Training Center Spokane 67   Yes
Trinity Lutheran College Everett 103 160 No V: 480-520
M: 380-460
W: 440-520
University of Puget Sound Tacoma 2,772 1,634 No V: 570-675
M: 570-665
University of Washington Bothell Campus Bothell 1,878   No V: 460-560
M: 490-590
University of Washington Seattle Campus Seattle 40,218 6,204 No V: 520-640
M: 550-680
University of Washington Tacoma Campus Tacoma 2,653   No V: 420-540
M: 440-540
Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla 4,600   Yes
Walla Walla University College Place 1,829 1,223 No V: 470-600
M: 450-590
Washington State University Pullman 24,396 6,454 No V: 490-600
M: 510-620
W: 470-580
Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee 3,150   Yes
Western Washington University Bellingham 14,276 3,962 No V: 500-620
M: 500-610
W: 490-590
Whatcom Community College Bellingham 4,127   Yes
Whitman College Walla Walla 1,489 840 No V: 620-720
M: 610-690
W: 620-710
Whitworth University Spokane 2,607 1,247 No V: 550-660
M: 550-650
W: 540-630
Yakima Beauty School Beautyworks Yakima 32   No
Yakima Valley Community College Yakima 4,354   Yes
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