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Career Colleges and Universities in Auburn, Washington

Auburn, Washington Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Auburn, Washington. Each degree from a Auburn, Washington Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field.

At career colleges in Washington, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

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Auburn, Wash. Colleges and Universities

Tucked in the Green River Valley, this city of 70,000 is located 30 minutes from Seattle and 20 minutes from Tacoma. For the student who likes to be out and about, Auburn boasts an historic downtown as well as lots of greenspace and walking trails. It's also just an hour from Mt. Rainier and all the outdoor activities it has to offer.

Auburn Colleges

Green River Community College is located in Auburn. This two-year college offers more than 70 programs from drama to geology to philosophy. Tuition is about $96 per credit for in-state students and $109 per credit for those from out-of-state. Just 20 minutes away from Auburn in Tacoma is the University of Puget Sound, a private liberal arts college with about 2,600 students and more than 40 majors, minors and other programs. Tuition plus room and board at the University of Puget Sound runs about $49,000 a year.

The University of Washington has campuses in both Tacoma and Seattle. Tuition there is about $10,600 a year for in-state undergraduate students (not including room and board) and $27,800 for out-of-state undergrads. Seattle, located 30 minutes from Auburn, is also home to Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, Keppler College of Astrological Arts and Sciences and a handful of community colleges.

Auburn Economy

Auburn is a growing city with the population expanding 74 percent between 2000 and 2010. The median household income in Auburn is $54,613, which is slightly higher than the nationwide average of $51,914, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you're worried about a job after college, Auburn may be the place to discover the needed leads: it have more than 4,000 businesses located there.

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