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.

Education Institutes in Seattle
Total Number of Educational Institutes
Total Enrollment in all institutes
Number of Public Educational Institutes
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
Graduation Rate
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
On Campus and Online Programs in Seattle
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
Number of Institutes Offering both
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Seattle
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg In-State TuitionPrograms Offered
Cornish College of the Arts674Four or more years37,9207
Divers Institute of Technology259Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
North Seattle College6,266Four or more years3,39358
South Seattle College6,346Four or more years3,39383
Seattle Central College6,705Four or more years3,39356
Seattle Pacific University4,061Four or more years38,52086
Seattle University7,487Four or more years40,500171
University of Washington-Seattle Campus45,591Four or more years9,694646
Antioch University-Seattle568Four or more years21,60013
Seattle Vocational Institute221Less than 2 years (below associate)3,52315
Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine22Four or more yearsN/A1
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology300Four or more yearsN/A3
Gary Manuel Aveda Institute266Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A3
Pinchot University45Four or more yearsN/A2
Academy of Interactive Entertainment129Less than 2 years (below associate)17,5313
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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