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Colleges in Washington

There are 66 colleges in Washington, 43 public and 23 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. Washington has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large" ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.


The University of Washington is located in Seattle, with other campuses in Tacoma and Bothell. With enrollment in excess of 40,000 students, it is one of the largest in the state. In 2011, University of Washington was ranked 16th among the world top 500 universities by Academic Ranking of World Universities, and is considered a "Public Ivy," a distinction coined in 1985 bestowed to universities that provide an Ivy League experience at a public school price. In 2012, The U.S. News & World Report ranked the undergraduate program 42nd among national universities and 10th among public institutions.


Washington State University is based in Pullman and it noted for its degree programs in veterinary medicine, agriculture, and animal, food, and plant sciences. Further, it's ranked in the top ten universities in the country with respect to clean technology. The renowned Edward R. Murrow College of Communication is named for Washington State University's most famous alumni.


Gonzaga University is a private Roman Catholic institution located in Spokane. Gonzaga core curriculum showcases its liberal arts tradition over 92 fields of study and 26 graduate programs, including Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, and Professional Studies.


Other Washington colleges include Bellevue College in Bellevue, Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Western Washington University in Bellingham, Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, and many more.


Cappex has tons of resources for students considering a college in Washington, including plenty of ways to help you find and apply for scholarships. Begin by browsing the complete list of colleges and universities below.


Colleges in Washington

School Scholarships Available
Antioch University-Seattle 5 scholarships
Bainbridge Graduate Institute No scholarships
Bakke Graduate University No scholarships
Bastyr University 4 scholarships
Bates Technical College No scholarships
Bellevue College 25 scholarships
Bellingham Technical College No scholarships
Big Bend Community College No scholarships
Cascadia Community College No scholarships
Central Washington University 88 scholarships
Centralia College No scholarships
City University of Seattle No scholarships
Clark College No scholarships
Clover Park Technical College No scholarships
Columbia Basin College 1 scholarships
Cornish College of the Arts 8 scholarships
Eastern Washington University 80 scholarships
Edmonds Community College No scholarships
Everett Community College No scholarships
Faith Evangelical College & Seminary No scholarships
Gonzaga University 60 scholarships
Grays Harbor College No scholarships
Green River Community College No scholarships
Heritage University 1 scholarships
Highline Community College No scholarships
Lake Washington Institute of Technology 1 scholarships
Lower Columbia College No scholarships
Northwest Indian College No scholarships
Northwest Institute of Literary Arts No scholarships
Northwest University 14 scholarships
Olympic College 2 scholarships
Pacific Lutheran University 21 scholarships
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences No scholarships
Peninsula College 11 scholarships
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom No scholarships
Pierce College at Puyallup No scholarships
Renton Technical College No scholarships
Saint Martin's University 11 scholarships
Seattle Community College-Central Campus 1 scholarships
Seattle Community College-North Campus No scholarships
Seattle Community College-South Campus 3 scholarships
Seattle Pacific University 26 scholarships
Seattle University 4 scholarships
Shoreline Community College No scholarships
Skagit Valley College 16 scholarships
South Puget Sound Community College No scholarships
Spokane Community College No scholarships
Spokane Falls Community College No scholarships
Tacoma Community College No scholarships
The Evergreen State College 78 scholarships
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology No scholarships
Trinity Lutheran College 13 scholarships
University of Puget Sound 27 scholarships
University of Washington-Bothell Campus 9 scholarships
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 19 scholarships
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus 5 scholarships
Walla Walla Community College No scholarships
Walla Walla University 170 scholarships
Washington State University 4 scholarships
Wenatchee Valley College No scholarships
Western Washington University 4 scholarships
Whatcom Community College No scholarships
Whitman College 11 scholarships
Whitworth University 5 scholarships
Whitworth University-Adult Degree Programs No scholarships
Yakima Valley Community College No scholarships