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Institutional Characteristics

Next table compares basic academic information between Washington State. By school type, There are 44 public and 81 private schools in Washington State. By school level, There are 61 four years or high schools , 33 at least 2 but less than 4 years schools31 and less than 2 years schools.

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Academic Comparison - Washington State
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
Beauty Academy Wenatchee, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate
The Art Institute of Seattle Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Bellevue Bellevue, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Bellevue College Bellevue, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Bellingham Technical College Bellingham, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Big Bend Community College Moses Lake, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Everest College-Bremerton Bremerton, WA Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Everest College-Renton Renton, WA Private (not-for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA Public, 4 or more years Master's degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Centralia College Centralia, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
City University of Seattle Seattle, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Paul Mitchell the School-Richland Richland, WA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Clark College Vancouver, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate
Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Columbia Basin College Pasco, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Cornish College of the Arts Seattle, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor, Post-Graduate
Divers Institute of Technology Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Edmonds Community College Lynnwood, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Everett Community College Everett, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Paroba College of Cosmetology Everett, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
The Evergreen State College Olympia, WA Public, 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Lakewood, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design Spokane, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Gonzaga University Spokane, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Grays Harbor College Aberdeen, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Green River College Auburn, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Shoreline Shoreline, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Heritage University Toppenish, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Highline College Des Moines, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Interface College-Spokane Spokane, WA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
International Air and Hospitality Academy Vancouver, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
ITT Technical Institute-Seattle Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Associate, Bachelor
ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley Spokane Valley, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Associate, Bachelor
Bastyr University Kenmore, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Mountlake Terrace Mountlake Terrace, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Bates Technical College Tacoma, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kirkland, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Lower Columbia College Longview, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Trinity Lutheran College Everett, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
BJ's Beauty & Barber College Auburn, WA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
BJ's Beauty & Barber College Tacoma, WA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Northwest Hair Academy Mount Vernon, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
North Seattle College Seattle, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Northwest University Kirkland, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Olympic College Bremerton, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Perry Technical Institute Yakima, WA Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate
Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Peninsula College Port Angeles, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
University of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Renton Technical College Renton, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate
Saint Martin's University Lacey, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
South Seattle College Seattle, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Seattle Central College Seattle, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Everest College-Seattle Seattle, WA Private (not-for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Seattle University Seattle, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
South Puget Sound Community College Olympia, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Spokane Community College Spokane, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Spokane Falls Community College Spokane, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Stylemaster College of Hair Design Longview, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Tacoma Community College Tacoma, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Walla Walla University College Place, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Associate, Bachelor, Master
Washington State University Pullman, WA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Everest College-Vancouver Vancouver, WA Private (not-for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Associate
Western Washington University Bellingham, WA Public, 4 or more years Master's degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Whatcom Community College Bellingham, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Whitman College Walla Walla, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
Whitworth University Spokane, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Yakima Valley Community College Yakima, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Antioch University-Seattle Seattle, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Everest College-Everett Everett, WA Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Total Cosmetology Training Center Spokane, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Pima Medical Institute-Seattle Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Northwest College of Art & Design Poulsbo, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor
University of Washington-Bothell Campus Bothell, WA Public, 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus Tacoma, WA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Northwest Indian College Bellingham, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Seattle Vocational Institute Seattle, WA Public, Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Emil Fries Piano Hospital and Training Center Vancouver, WA Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Federal Way Federal Way, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Professional Beauty School Yakima, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
ITT Technical Institute-Everett Everett, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Associate, Bachelor
Cortiva Institute-Seattle Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Phoenix-Washington Tukwila, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Northwest HVAC/R Training Center Spokane, WA Private (not-for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Argosy University-Seattle Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Carrington College-Spokane Spokane, WA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Pierce College-Puyallup Puyallup, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Cascadia College Bothell, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Certificate, Associate
Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Master
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology Seattle, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Master
Faith Evangelical College & Seminary Tacoma, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
DigiPen Institute of Technology Redmond, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Everest College-Tacoma Tacoma, WA Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett Everett, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Sanford-Brown College-Seattle Tukwila, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Associate, Bachelor
Pima Medical Institute-Renton Renton, WA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology Kennewick, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Inland Massage Institute Spokane, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Sunnyside Beauty Academy Sunnyside, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Seattle Tukwila, WA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Yakima, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - professional practice Doctorate
Gary Manuel Aveda Institute Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building Port Hadlock, WA Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's degree Certificate, Associate
Pinchot University Seattle, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Master, Post-Graduate
Summit Salon Academy Tacoma, WA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Academy of Cosmetology Richland, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
The Beauty Institute-Schwarzkopf Professional-Bellingham Bellingham, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Northwest Institute of Literary Arts Langley, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Master
Paul Mitchell The School-Spokane Spokane Valley, WA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Un-Known Certificate
Whitworth University-Adult Degree Programs Spokane, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's degree Bachelor, Post-Graduate
Cortiva Institute-Seattle Federal Way, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Academy of Interactive Entertainment Seattle, WA Private (not-for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
DeVry University-Washington Federal Way, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Montessori Education Institute of the Pacific Northwest Bothell, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Un-Known -
Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology-Seattle Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known -
Studio Beauty School Spokane, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known -
Aveda Institute Portland-Vancouver Campus Vancouver, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Un-Known -
Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies Kirkland, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree -

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Washington State is $12,680 for in-state students and $15,852 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance ratio is 76.28% and graduation rate is 54.55%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.

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Key Facts Comparison - Washington State
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
Beauty Academy--50%8%25
The Art Institute of Seattle$17,556-27%22%965
Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Bellevue--77%15%46
Bellevue College$3,624 / $8,968-26%17%13,506
Bellingham Technical College$3,394 / $8,739-42%24%2,426
Big Bend Community College$3,852 / $4,265-37%18%2,193
Everest College-Bremerton$10,800--25%156
Everest College-Renton---35%234
Central Washington University$7,719 / $21,52282%52%20%11,971
Centralia College$4,188 / $4,600-34%15%3,265
City University of Seattle$16,748-24%12%1,874
Paul Mitchell the School-Richland--67%14%158
Clark College$3,498 / $8,841-25%14%10,318
Clover Park Technical College$5,865 / $11,907-36%22%3,978
Columbia Basin College$4,163 / $6,436-27%20%6,489
Cornish College of the Arts$38,82068%48%7%674
Divers Institute of Technology--89%16%259
Eastern Washington University$6,951 / $23,34382%47%22%12,279
Edmonds Community College$3,756 / $9,096-28%14%8,348
Everett Community College$3,648 / $8,993-38%17%7,619
Paroba College of Cosmetology-91%78%14%141
The Evergreen State College$7,398 / $23,87198%56%22%4,089
Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom$3,648 / $4,056-20%17%6,068
Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design--72%12%88
Gonzaga University$39,73073%84%12%7,567
Grays Harbor College$3,746 / $9,091-37%18%1,973
Green River College$4,597 / $5,007-36%12%8,050
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Shoreline--76%10%78
Heritage University$19,122-17%7%1,124
Highline College$3,851 / $4,265-33%9%6,750
Interface College-Spokane-----
International Air and Hospitality Academy--84%5%85
ITT Technical Institute-Seattle-77%-20%372
ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley-93%-13%248
Bastyr University$24,684--9%1,247
Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Mountlake Terrace--67%13%164
Bates Technical College$4,602 / $10,008-47%19%3,291
Lake Washington Institute of Technology$4,059 / $9,403-28%12%3,652
Lower Columbia College$4,131 / $4,665-38%15%2,787
Trinity Lutheran College-67%-15%211
BJ's Beauty & Barber College--74%12%25
BJ's Beauty & Barber College--71%10%88
Northwest Hair Academy-----
North Seattle College$3,819 / $4,226-25%15%6,266
Northwest University$29,20064%56%10%1,226
Olympic College$3,618 / $4,064-27%18%6,527
Perry Technical Institute--81%21%837
Pacific Lutheran University$39,45076%71%11%3,070
Peninsula College$4,344 / $4,751-29%15%2,173
University of Puget Sound$46,55279%80%11%2,791
Renton Technical College$5,004 / $5,004-61%13%3,587
Saint Martin's University$34,35693%55%11%1,586
South Seattle College$3,854 / $4,261-39%15%6,346
Seattle Central College$3,925 / $4,332-23%14%6,705
Everest College-Seattle---19%76
Seattle Pacific University$38,94082%71%15%4,061
Seattle University$41,26573%75%11%7,487
Shoreline Community College$3,735 / $6,461-42%16%5,805
Skagit Valley College$4,200 / $4,700-19%15%5,086
South Puget Sound Community College$4,104 / $9,513-34%16%4,861
Spokane Community College$3,393 / $8,738-25%17%10,100
Spokane Falls Community College$3,393 / $8,738-23%18%5,639
Stylemaster College of Hair Design--84%19%78
Tacoma Community College$3,686 / $9,030-27%18%6,699
Walla Walla Community College$4,203 / $5,670-40%16%4,327
Walla Walla University$26,98256%54%13%1,894
Washington State University$11,041 / $25,67380%67%15%30,142
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,753 / $34,79153%84%20%45,591
Wenatchee Valley College$3,678 / $4,085-34%15%3,440
Everest College-Vancouver---26%173
Western Washington University$7,653 / $21,56782%69%18%15,574
Whatcom Community College$4,316 / $9,618-37%14%4,507
Whitman College$47,86243%88%9%1,493
Whitworth University$40,56262%73%11%2,634
Yakima Valley Community College$4,230 / $4,637-25%16%4,101
Antioch University-Seattle$22,035-13%9%568
Everest College-Everett$11,274-70%26%254
Total Cosmetology Training Center---7%58
Pima Medical Institute-Seattle--78%25%607
Northwest College of Art & Design$19,07578%63%20%98
University of Washington-Bothell Campus$10,690 / $34,72879%67%22%5,734
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus$10,831 / $34,86983%60%16%4,987
Northwest Indian College$4,407 / $4,407-23%10%579
Seattle Vocational Institute$4,150 / $4,150-62%13%221
Emil Fries Piano Hospital and Training Center$15,000--5%5
Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Federal Way--63%16%199
Professional Beauty School--93%4%17
ITT Technical Institute-Everett-86%-23%219
Cortiva Institute-Seattle--92%25%142
University of Phoenix-Washington$11,858-14%13%242
Northwest HVAC/R Training Center--76%18%46
Argosy University-Seattle$13,152-100%6%59
Carrington College-Spokane-100%69%35%407
Pierce College-Puyallup$3,696 / $4,104-29%14%4,094
Cascadia College$3,753 / $9,098-31%16%3,434
Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine----22
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology----300
Faith Evangelical College & Seminary$7,845-80%15%588
DigiPen Institute of Technology$29,00047%40%13%1,062
Everest College-Tacoma$11,274-64%24%383
Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett--80%15%122
Sanford-Brown College-Seattle$14,079-27%9%86
Pima Medical Institute-Renton--74%25%689
Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology--96%11%82
Inland Massage Institute$9,375-83%10%37
Sunnyside Beauty Academy--93%20%8
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Seattle$12,780-53%30%215
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences----568
Gary Manuel Aveda Institute--75%18%266
Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building$14,550-77%10%39
Pinchot University----45
Summit Salon Academy--78%10%123
Academy of Cosmetology-----
The Beauty Institute-Schwarzkopf Professional-Bellingham---17%67
Northwest Institute of Literary Arts----52
Paul Mitchell The School-Spokane--59%15%166
Whitworth University-Adult Degree Programs$12,960--8%331
Cortiva Institute-Seattle--74%25%150
Academy of Interactive Entertainment$17,53165%74%19%129
DeVry University-Washington-100%-1%12
Montessori Education Institute of the Pacific Northwest---3%30
Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology-Seattle---8%114
Studio Beauty School---10%52
Aveda Institute Portland-Vancouver Campus--60%10%129
Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies$12,075--28%966
Average$167 / $2092.63%0.55%0.13%25
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education. Tuition and costs are based on 2016-2017 data and other data is from 2015-2016 data.