List of colleges and universities in Washington

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The Quad at the University of Washington
Memorial Building at Whitman College

This is a list of colleges and universities in Washington state. This list also includes other educational institutions providing higher education, meaning tertiary, quaternary, and, in some cases, post-secondary education.

State institutions[edit]

Four-year institutions[edit]

Name Location Control Carnegie Classification Enrollment

(2020)[1]

Founded[2] Other branches
University of Washington Seattle Public Doctoral 47,361 1861 Bothell, Tacoma
Washington State University Pullman Public Doctoral 31,478 1890 Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, Everett, [Washington State University https://online.wsu.edu/ Global]
Western Washington University Bellingham Public Master's 16,121 1893 Anacortes, Bremerton, Everett, Port Angeles, Poulsbo
Eastern Washington University Cheney Public Master's 12,635 1882 Bellevue, Everett, Spokane[3]
Central Washington University Ellensburg Public Master's 12,342 1891 Des Moines, Everett, Lynnwood, Moses Lake, Pierce County, Sammamish, Wenatchee, Yakima
Evergreen State College Olympia Public Master's 3,327 1967 Aberdeen,[4] Tacoma
Bellevue College Bellevue Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 2,596 1940
Bellingham Technical College Bellingham Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 2,301 1957
Centralia College Centralia Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 3,757 2000
Clark College Vancouver Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 10,911 1933
Columbia Basin College Pasco Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 11,368 1955
Green River College Auburn Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 7,915 1963
Highline College Des Moines Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 6,443 1961
Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kirkland Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 3,660 1949
North Seattle College Seattle Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 6,493 1970
Olympic College Bremerton Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 7,349 1946
Pierce College Lakewood Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 5,927 1967
Seattle Central College Seattle Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 6,773 1966
South Seattle College Seattle Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 5,535 1969
Spokane Falls Community College Spokane Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 5,970 1967
Tacoma Community College Tacoma Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 7,189 1965
Whatcom Community College Bellingham Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 10,993 1967
Yakima Valley Community College Yakima Public Baccalaureate / Associate's 3,950 1928
Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma Private Master's 3,100 1890
University of Puget Sound Tacoma Private Baccalaureate 2,666 1888
Walla Walla University College Place Private Master's 1,855 1892
Whitman College Walla Walla Private Baccalaureate 1,475 1859
Whitworth University Spokane Private Master's 3,100 1890
Antioch University Seattle Private Master's 810 1852
Bastyr University Kenmore Private Special Focus 1,018 1978
City University of Seattle Seattle Private Master's 6,755 1973
Cornish College of the Arts Seattle Private Special Focus 623 1914
Gonzaga University Spokane Private Doctoral 7,501 1887
DigiPen Institute of Technology Redmond Private (for-profit) Baccalaureate 970 1988
Faith International University & Seminary Tacoma Private Special Focus 400 1969
Heritage University Toppenish Private Master's 708 1907
Northeastern University Seattle Private 27,391 1898
Northwest University Kirkland Private Master's 1,321 1934
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Yakima Private Special Focus 576 2005
St. Martin's University Lacey Private Master's 1,344 1895
Seattle Bible College Seattle[citation needed] Private 1955
Seattle Pacific University Seattle Private Doctoral 2,876 1891
Seattle University Seattle Private Doctoral 4,764 1891
Washington Technology University Bellevue Private 4,389 2017

Defunct Private Colleges and Universities

Name Location Control Enrollment

(2020)

Carnegie Classification Founded
Adelphia College Seattle Private (For Profit) 5,391 Faith-related institution 1905
Argosy University/Seattle Seattle Private (For Profit) 17,600 Associate of Arts Colleges 1995
The Art Institute of Seattle Seattle Private (For Profit) 2,245 Special Focus 1946
DeVry University Bellevue (location closed) Private (For Profit) 79,621 Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges 1931
DeVry University Federal Way (location closed) Private (For Profit) Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges 1931
Northwest Theological Seminary Lynnwood Private Faith-related institution 2000
Pinchot University Seattle Private (Not For Profit) 30 Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges 2002
Henry Cogswell College Everett Private 230 Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges 1979
Interface College Spokane[5] Private 91 Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges 1982
Moody Bible Institute Spokane Private 3,442 Faith-related institution 1886
Trinity Lutheran College Seattle Private 166 Faith-related institution 1944

Two-year Institutions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enrollment is the total enrollment as reported by IPEDS for fall 2016.
  2. ^ U.S. News & World Report. "America's Best Colleges 2008". Retrieved 2007-09-29.
  3. ^ "Off Campus Programs". Eastern Washington University.
  4. ^ "Classes in Grays Harbor". The Evergreen State College. The Evergreen State College. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Spokane's Interface College closes its doors". KHQ. KHQ-TV. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Locations". Peninsula College. Peninsula College.

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