Spokane Colleges and Schools

Students attending Spokane colleges can enjoy city life and outdoor recreation. While the downtown area features a variety of restaurants, breweries and performance venues, residents also have easy access to many lakes, ski resorts, mountains and bike paths. The cost of living here, including rent, can be quite affordable.

Through Washington State's dual credit program, high school students can take rigorous courses to earn high school and college credit.

Fun Facts about Trade and Technical Schools in Spokane

Of the two community colleges in Spokane, Spokane Community College has the largest student population. SCC offers students some unique, student-run services and amenities. These include automotive repair services, a restaurant used by the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy, and a bakery used by the school's Professional Baking program.

Spokane Falls Community College offers career and technical certificate programs and associate programs in a wide range of majors. It also offers bachelor's degree programs in applied science in information systems and technology or applied management.

Fun Facts about Spokane Colleges and Universities

The two universities in Spokane are both faith-based institutions.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit liberal arts college. Spiritual diversity is welcome, with 27 different faiths represented on campus. The 152-acre campus includes ample student housing, including the Living-Learning Communities where students can pursue their education with like-minded roommates and the support of key academic departments. Students can also join or watch Gonzaga's 18 intercollegiate sports.

Whitworth University is a Christian college that welcomes diversity among its students — in race, gender, socio-economic status and religion. Current international students come from 35 countries, and nearly half of 2018 grads studied abroad as Whitworth students.

Graduate Schools in Spokane

Both of the universities in Spokane have graduate degree programs.

Gonzaga University offers 26 master's and four doctoral programs, in fields such as law, nursing, theology, counseling, sports and athletic administration, business, taxation, education and engineering.

Whitworth University offers graduate degree programs in business, teaching, athletic training, administration and training, counseling and theology.

Additional information about higher education in the state can be found on our Washington colleges page.


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Education Institutes in Spokane
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 Spokane
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) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Spokane
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesNumber of Programs Offered
Whitworth University2,776Four or more years$43,64066
Inland Massage Institute29Less than 2 years (below associate)$10,3751
Spokane Community College10,375Four or more years$3,547114
Spokane Falls Community College5,184Four or more years$3,54760
Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design80Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A5
Gonzaga University7,563Four or more years$43,21067
Northwest HVAC/R Training Center41Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
Carrington College-Spokane337At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A13
Whitworth University-Adult Degree Programs294Four or more yearsN/A6
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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