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Most Favored Washington Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the most favored (higher yield) schools in Washington. The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission. Higher yield means that more admitted students are finally enrolled into the school. Northwest University, has the highest yield rate as of 36.68% for academic year 2019-2020 in Washington. Eastern Washington University is positioned second with 36.02% yield and Western Washington University follows them with 33%. Next table shows the schools that have high yield rates with admission statistics and acceptance rates. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the lowest yield rates in Washington.
Most Favored Washington Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate (2020)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Northwest University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsKirkland, WA
36.68% 556 518 190 93.17%
2Eastern Washington University
Public, 4 or more yearsCheney, WA
36.02% 5,297 5,069 1,826 95.70%
3Western Washington University
Public, 4 or more yearsBellingham, WA
32.79% 10,513 9,502 3,116 90.38%
4University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Public, 4 or more yearsSeattle, WA
29.64% 45,579 23,592 6,992 51.76%
5Washington State University
Public, 4 or more yearsPullman, WA
29.62% 21,434 16,247 4,812 75.80%
6Central Washington University
Public, 4 or more yearsEllensburg, WA
23.22% 11,017 9,356 2,172 84.92%
7Saint Martin's University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLacey, WA
21.77% 1,614 1,548 337 95.91%
8Gonzaga University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSpokane, WA
21.72% 9,311 5,745 1,248 61.70%
9The Evergreen State College
Public, 4 or more yearsOlympia, WA
20.39% 1,303 1,275 260 97.85%
10Whitworth University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSpokane, WA
19.58% 3,817 3,488 683 91.38%