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Next table compares the basic academic information between Colleges in Washington. By school type, there are 44 public and 74 private schools in Colleges in Washington. By school level, there are 69 four years or high schools , 20 at least 2 but less than 4 years schools and 29 less than 2 years schools.

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Academic Comparison - Colleges In Washington
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
Charter College Vancouver, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master
Beauty Academy Wenatchee, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting -
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 Non-degree granting 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, 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Big Bend Community College Moses Lake, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
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 Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Paul Mitchell the School-Richland Richland, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Clark College Vancouver, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
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 Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Edmonds Community College Lynnwood, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
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 Non-degree granting 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, 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design Spokane, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Gonzaga University Spokane, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Grays Harbor College Aberdeen, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
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 Non-degree granting 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
International Air and Hospitality Academy Vancouver, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
ITT Technical Institute-Seattle Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree -
ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley Spokane Valley, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree -
Bastyr University Kenmore, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Mountlake Terrace Mountlake Terrace, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting 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
BJ's Beauty & Barber College Auburn, WA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
BJ's Beauty & Barber College Tacoma, WA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
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 Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
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, Associate
Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree 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 Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Renton Technical College Renton, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Saint Martin's University Lacey, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, 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
Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Seattle University Seattle, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree 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, 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Spokane Falls Community College Spokane, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Stylemaster College of Hair Design Longview, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Tacoma Community College Tacoma, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
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 Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Western Washington University Bellingham, WA Public, 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Whatcom Community College Bellingham, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
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 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 Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Altierus Career College Everett Everett, WA Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree -
Pima Medical Institute-Seattle Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Northwest College of Art & Design Tacoma, 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 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 Non-degree granting -
Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Federal Way Federal Way, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Professional Beauty School Yakima, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting -
ITT Technical Institute-Everett Everett, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree -
Cortiva Institute-Seattle Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of Phoenix-Washington Tukwila, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master
Northwest HVAC/R Training Center Spokane, WA Private (not-for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Argosy University-Seattle Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Master, Doctorate
Carrington College-Spokane Spokane, WA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Pierce College-Puyallup Lakewood, WA Public, 2-4 years Associate's Degree Certificate, Associate
Cascadia College Bothell, WA Public, 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Master, Doctorate
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology Seattle, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Master
Faith International University Tacoma, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
DigiPen Institute of Technology Redmond, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Bachelor, Master
Altierus Career College-Tacoma Tacoma, WA Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree -
Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett Everett, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Sanford-Brown College-Seattle Tukwila, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree -
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 Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Inland Massage Institute Spokane, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Sunnyside Beauty Academy Sunnyside, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting -
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Seattle Tukwila, WA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Associate's Degree -
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Yakima, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's Degree Doctorate
Gary Manuel Aveda Institute Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting 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 -
Summit Salon Academy Tacoma, WA Private (for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
Paul Mitchell the School-Spokane Spokane Valley, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Whitworth University-Adult Degree Programs Spokane, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Bachelor's Degree Bachelor
Cortiva Institute-Seattle Federal Way, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Academy of Interactive Entertainment Seattle, WA Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
Montessori Education Institute of the Pacific Northwest Bothell, WA Private (not-for-profit), 2-4 years Non-degree granting Certificate
Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology-Seattle Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Studio Beauty School Spokane Valley, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Aveda Institute Portland-Vancouver Campus Vancouver, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies Kirkland, WA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Fosbre Academy of Hair Design Olympia, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
International Beauty Education Center Airway Heights, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Seattle Film Institute Seattle, WA Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's Degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master
Elite Cosmetology, Barber & Spa Academy Yakima, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Centralia Beauty College Centralia, WA Private (for-profit), Less than 2 years Non-degree granting Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Colleges in Washington is $13,500 for in-state students and $16,652 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 80.56% and graduation rate is 54.08%. 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 Between Colleges In Washington
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
Charter College$18,161100%50%25:12,853
Beauty Academy$14,750-50%6:125
The Art Institute of Seattle$17,460-28%18:1857
Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Bellevue$16,560-83%20:173
Bellevue College$3,866 / $9,246-29%15:113,226
Bellingham Technical College$3,834 / $4,807-46%18:12,316
Big Bend Community College$4,381 / $4,830-38%15:12,044
Central Washington University$8,273 / $23,95478%55%19:112,342
Centralia College$4,542 / $4,991-39%15:13,167
City University of Seattle$16,973--6:12,113
Paul Mitchell the School-Richland$18,400-59%15:1260
Clark College$3,879 / $9,258-24%13:19,878
Clover Park Technical College$5,740 / $5,740-41%21:13,905
Columbia Basin College$5,613 / $7,294-29%18:17,034
Cornish College of the Arts$33,36077%59%10:1625
Divers Institute of Technology$25,900-93%17:1243
Eastern Washington University$7,526 / $25,05763%44%21:112,633
Edmonds Community College$4,017 / $9,369-25%13:18,041
Everett Community College$3,881 / $9,261-36%14:17,957
Paroba College of Cosmetology$11,67887%79%14:1111
The Evergreen State College$8,217 / $27,53795%55%21:13,327
Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom$4,041 / $4,483-26%15:16,067
Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design$12,634-63%15:180
Gonzaga University$45,14066%86%11:17,563
Grays Harbor College$4,204 / $9,576-33%16:11,868
Green River College$4,141 / $4,584-37%12:18,471
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Shoreline$17,040-58%10:161
Heritage University$18,029-31%7:1980
Highline College$4,127 / $4,576-32%13:16,530
International Air and Hospitality Academy$8,025-83%6:1110
ITT Technical Institute-Seattle---20:1-
ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley---13:1-
Bastyr University$25,455--12:11,098
Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Mountlake Terrace$17,100-64%14:1128
Bates Technical College$6,497 / $15,527-48%21:14,445
Lake Washington Institute of Technology$4,418 / $9,797-39%12:13,670
Lower Columbia College$3,942 / $4,398-22%13:12,819
BJ's Beauty & Barber College$13,225--4:113
BJ's Beauty & Barber College$8,250-70%8:174
North Seattle College$4,302 / $4,625-34%17:15,929
Northwest University$32,96095%55%12:11,321
Olympic College$3,880 / $4,361-24%18:16,620
Perry Technical Institute$42,175-76%16:1903
Pacific Lutheran University$43,67480%67%12:13,207
Peninsula College$4,126 / $4,550-38%14:12,052
University of Puget Sound$51,74088%75%11:12,666
Renton Technical College$5,567 / $6,016-57%17:13,546
Saint Martin's University$38,56096%62%11:11,607
South Seattle College$4,515 / $4,717-32%18:16,177
Seattle Central College$3,795 / $3,779-27%14:16,802
Seattle Pacific University$45,07890%68%13:13,688
Seattle University$46,59076%74%11:17,291
Shoreline Community College$3,981 / $6,744-35%13:15,949
Skagit Valley College$4,000 / $6,884-24%15:15,159
South Puget Sound Community College$4,592 / $9,923-41%15:14,872
Spokane Community College$3,634 / $4,881-24%21:110,375
Spokane Falls Community College$3,634 / $4,881-22%19:15,184
Stylemaster College of Hair Design$13,300-84%14:157
Tacoma Community College$4,419 / $9,862-25%16:16,242
Walla Walla Community College$4,700 / $6,200-41%16:13,860
Walla Walla University$28,88151%57%14:11,854
Washington State University$11,841 / $26,41977%59%15:131,478
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$11,465 / $38,16649%84%19:147,400
Wenatchee Valley College$4,188 / $4,208-31%14:13,444
Western Washington University$8,343 / $24,69088%68%18:116,121
Whatcom Community College$4,650 / $10,095-33%12:14,263
Whitman College$53,82050%87%9:11,475
Whitworth University$44,94091%79%11:12,776
Yakima Valley College$4,285 / $4,729-30%19:14,456
Antioch University-Seattle$22,035--4:1605
Altierus Career College Everett$11,274--24:1228
Pima Medical Institute-Seattle$14,882-79%25:1468
Northwest College of Art & Design$18,100-39%21:185
University of Washington-Bothell Campus$11,390 / $38,09179%62%20:15,970
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus$11,639 / $38,34086%58%16:15,354
Northwest Indian College$4,407 / $4,840-11%9:1535
Seattle Vocational Institute$4,150 / $4,150-62%12:1221
Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Federal Way$17,100-66%18:1180
Professional Beauty School$13,700-94%10:119
ITT Technical Institute-Everett---23:1-
Cortiva Institute-Seattle$15,510-75%15:1119
University of Phoenix-Washington$12,155-17%9:173
Northwest HVAC/R Training Center$7,96188%61%17:141
Argosy University-Seattle$13,499-33%8:122
Carrington College-Spokane$16,12387%79%35:1337
Pierce College-Puyallup$4,148 / $4,590-30%13:14,453
Cascadia College$4,055 / $9,435-30%16:13,396
Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine$23,999---29
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology$14,849---242
Faith International University$8,550-71%15:1196
DigiPen Institute of Technology$32,60057%47%13:1970
Altierus Career College-Tacoma$11,274--24:1270
Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett$16,860-75%20:1380
Sanford-Brown College-Seattle$13,548-26%7:112
Pima Medical Institute-Renton$14,882-73%25:1497
Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology$15,840-92%9:175
Inland Massage Institute$10,375-65%10:129
Sunnyside Beauty Academy--80%20:18
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Seattle$9,933-53%20:1215
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences----570
Gary Manuel Aveda Institute$18,100-67%10:1108
Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building$16,050-62%10:138
Pinchot University$29,999---30
Summit Salon Academy$17,200-70%14:1121
Paul Mitchell the School-Spokane$13,000-59%15:1134
Whitworth University-Adult Degree Programs$13,199100%-17:1294
Cortiva Institute-Seattle$15,510-79%15:1108
Academy of Interactive Entertainment$21,75088%80%22:1147
Montessori Education Institute of the Pacific Northwest$6,630--2:141
Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology-Seattle$16,350-55%10:153
Studio Beauty School$6,860-82%10:168
Aveda Institute Portland-Vancouver Campus$15,000-75%13:1121
Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies$15,600--17:11,155
Fosbre Academy of Hair Design$16,70093%-10:1102
International Beauty Education Center$6,260--20:132
Seattle Film Institute$30,240-100%7:1100
Elite Cosmetology, Barber & Spa Academy$14,400--13:1113
Centralia Beauty College$14,450-80%8:158
Average$13,500 / $16,65280.56%54.08%14.66:13,237
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