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Number of
4-year colleges in Washington

193,846

Students attending
4-year colleges in Washington

$19,542

Average
in-state tuition

$23,313

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Washington 2018

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

161 Forbes

Best colleges in Washington 2018

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Total undergraduates: 5,333
Acceptance rate: 67%
Average annual cost: $33,586
Average salary: $54,100
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Best colleges in Washington 2018

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA

271 Forbes

Best colleges in Washington 2018

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA

Total undergraduates: 3,359
Acceptance rate: 87%
Average annual cost: $29,174
Average salary: $47,200
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Best colleges in Washington 2018

Seattle University

Seattle, WA

206 Forbes

Best colleges in Washington 2018

Seattle University

Seattle, WA

Total undergraduates: 5,250
Acceptance rate: 73%
Average annual cost: $35,627
Average salary: $55,500
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Best colleges in Washington 2018

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

169 Forbes

Best colleges in Washington 2018

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

Total undergraduates: 2,545
Acceptance rate: 78%
Average annual cost: $40,416
Average salary: $49,000
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Best colleges in Washington 2018

University of Washington - Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA

79 Forbes

Best colleges in Washington 2018

University of Washington - Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA

Total undergraduates: 38,781
Acceptance rate: 45%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $54,800
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Best colleges in Washington 2018

University of Washington-Bothell Campus

Bothell, WA

282 Forbes

Best colleges in Washington 2018

University of Washington-Bothell Campus

Bothell, WA

Total undergraduates: 4,696
Acceptance rate: 80%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $54,800
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Best colleges in Washington 2018

Washington State University

Pullman, WA

232 Forbes

Best colleges in Washington 2018

Washington State University

Pullman, WA

Total undergraduates: 27,917
Acceptance rate: 72%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $48,600
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Best colleges in Washington 2018

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

280 Forbes

Best colleges in Washington 2018

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

Total undergraduates: 16,246
Acceptance rate: 83%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $44,400
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Best colleges in Washington 2018

Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

78 Forbes

Best colleges in Washington 2018

Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

Total undergraduates: 1,574
Acceptance rate: 51%
Average annual cost: $34,272
Average salary: $46,600
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Best colleges in Washington 2018

Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

251 Forbes

Best colleges in Washington 2018

Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

Total undergraduates: 2,342
Acceptance rate: 88%
Average annual cost: $27,826
Average salary: $41,000
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

Read more about the rankings. US News' 2016 Best Colleges Rankings are also based on a variety of factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni giving rate. Read more about their methodology. You can also sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to customize your college search by location, popular majors and more!

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