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#26 Most Popular State/Terr. for Grad Students
30 Colleges
14,174 Yearly Graduations
$74,095 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)

Washington ranked #26 in the nation for graduate degrees with 14,174 students receiving a diploma in 2019. The average in-state tuition for the state is $18,524, while the average out-of-state tuition for graduate students is $22,369. This cost can vary greatly from school to school.

Learn more about the most popular graduate schools in the state below:

Public Public vs. Private
5,563 Yearly Degrees
$19,293 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Washington - Seattle Campus was ranked the #1 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 5,563 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Washington - Seattle Campus

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,198 $32,439
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,095 $1,095
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $866 $1,544

#2

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
1,980 Yearly Degrees
$13,095 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 30 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Wazzu ranked #2 in terms of popularity with 1,980 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Washington State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,493 $25,248
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,602 $1,602
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $603 $1,291

#3

Seattle University

Seattle, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,263 Yearly Degrees
$20,105 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Seattle U handed out 1,263 graduate degrees. This makes it the #3 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Seattle University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $19,280 $19,280
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $825 $825
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $707 $707

#4

Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
920 Yearly Degrees
$17,096 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 30 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Gonzaga ranked #4 in terms of popularity with 920 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Gonzaga University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $16,672 $16,672
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $424 $424
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,010 $1,010

#5

City University of Seattle

Seattle, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
441 Yearly Degrees
$11,430 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, CityU handed out 441 graduate degrees. This makes it the #5 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for City University of Seattle

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,430 $11,430
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $623 $623

#6

Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
439 Yearly Degrees
$12,704 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

EWU handed out 439 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #6 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Eastern Washington University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,721 $27,214
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $983 $983
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $391 $907

#7

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
411 Yearly Degrees
$30,636 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Seattle Pacific University was ranked the #7 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 411 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Seattle Pacific University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $30,636 $30,636
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $851 $851

Public Public vs. Private
386 Yearly Degrees
$19,467 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, UW Tacoma handed out 386 graduate degrees. This makes it the #8 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Washington - Tacoma Campus

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,198 $32,439
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,269 $1,269
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $866 $1,544

#9

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
319 Yearly Degrees
$11,537 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 30 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, CWU ranked #9 in terms of popularity with 319 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Central Washington University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,582 $22,449
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,955 $1,955
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $319 $748

#10

Bastyr University

Kenmore, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
317 Yearly Degrees
$30,975 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 30 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Bastyr University ranked #10 in terms of popularity with 317 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Bastyr University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $30,900 $30,900
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $75 $75
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $755 $755

#11

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
261 Yearly Degrees
$11,934 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, WWU handed out 261 graduate degrees. This makes it the #11 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Western Washington University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,806 $22,431
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,128 $1,128
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $360 $785

Public Public vs. Private
231 Yearly Degrees
$19,218 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, UW Bothell handed out 231 graduate degrees. This makes it the #12 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Washington - Bothell Campus

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,198 $32,439
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,020 $1,020
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $866 $1,544

#13

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
192 Yearly Degrees
$30,316 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

PLU handed out 192 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #13 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Pacific Lutheran University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $30,316 $30,316
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $984 $984

#14

Whitworth University

Spokane, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
180 Yearly Degrees
$12,168 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 30 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Whitworth ranked #14 in terms of popularity with 180 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Whitworth University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $12,168 $12,168
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $676 $676

#15

Northwest University

Kirkland, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
175 Yearly Degrees
$19,453 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Northwest University handed out 175 graduate degrees. This makes it the #15 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Northwest University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $19,101 $19,101
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $352 $352
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $751 $751

#16

Antioch University - Seattle

Seattle, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
159 Yearly Degrees
$19,389 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Antioch University - Seattle handed out 159 graduate degrees. This makes it the #16 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Antioch University - Seattle

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,954 $18,954
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $435 $435
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $702 $702

#17

Heritage University

Toppenish, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
145 Yearly Degrees
$9,476 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Heritage University handed out 145 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #17 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Heritage University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,336 $9,336
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $140 $140
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $778 $778

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
136 Yearly Degrees

PNWU handed out 136 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #18 most popular graduate school in the state.

#19

The Evergreen State College

Olympia, Washington
Public Public vs. Private
117 Yearly Degrees
$9,519 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 30 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Evergreen ranked #19 in terms of popularity with 117 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for The Evergreen State College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,760 $19,980
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $759 $759
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $365 $833

#20

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
110 Yearly Degrees
$35,800 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Puget Sound handed out 110 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #20 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Puget Sound

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $35,800 $35,800
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,193 $1,193

#21

Walla Walla University

College Place, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$22,953 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 30 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Walla Walla U ranked #21 in terms of popularity with 109 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Walla Walla University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $22,788 $22,788
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $165 $165
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $633 $633

#22

Saint Martin's University

Lacey, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
104 Yearly Degrees
$15,300 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Saint Martin’s handed out 104 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #22 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Saint Martin’s University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $15,300 $15,300
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,275 $1,275

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
57 Yearly Degrees
$16,185 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

The Seattle School handed out 57 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #23 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,850 $14,850
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,335 $1,335
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $675 $675

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
50 Yearly Degrees
$15,556 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 30 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Northwest University CAPS ranked #24 in terms of popularity with 50 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Northwest University - College of Adult and Professional Studies

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $15,423 $15,423
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $133 $133
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $641 $641

#25

Faith International University

Tacoma, Washington
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
44 Yearly Degrees
$8,450 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Faith International University was ranked the #25 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 44 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Faith International University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,000 $8,000
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $450 $450
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $250 $250

Other Washington Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 DigiPen Institute of Technology 29
27 Seattle Film Institute 17
28 Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine 13
29 University of Phoenix - Washington 6
30 Cornish College of the Arts 0

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