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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 of 36.34% for academic year 2021-2022 in Washington. Eastern Washington University is positioned second with 31.77% yield and Western Washington University follows them with 28%. 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 (2022)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Northwest University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsKirkland, WA
36.34% 473 454 165 95.98%
2Eastern Washington University
Public, four-yearsCheney, WA
31.77% 4,232 4,108 1,305 97.07%
3Western Washington University
Public, four-yearsBellingham, WA
28.27% 10,580 10,167 2,874 96.10%
4University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Public, four-yearsSeattle, WA
27.76% 48,840 26,121 7,252 53.48%
5Washington State University
Public, four-yearsPullman, WA
25.67% 18,197 15,607 4,007 85.77%
6The Evergreen State College
Public, four-yearsOlympia, WA
21.18% 1,111 1,105 234 99.46%
7Gonzaga University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSpokane, WA
19.45% 8,853 6,742 1,311 76.15%
8Saint Martin's University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLacey, WA
18.32% 2,653 1,900 348 71.62%
9Pacific Lutheran University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsTacoma, WA
17.92% 3,220 2,846 510 88.39%
10Whitman College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsWalla Walla, WA
15.70% 5,155 3,039 477 58.95%