Washington Public Colleges and Universities

Public Colleges in Washington

Washington Public Colleges and Universities - University of Washington in Seattle: Allen Library

When choosing a Washington public college or university, consider the kind of backdrop you want. Do you prefer a large university with a busy athletic program and plenty of clubs and service organizations or a small school with five or six main degree programs? One suggestion is to save a bundle and rediscover why thousands of students move to Washington for college every year. Why not stay put in the land of rivers, gorges, lakes, apples and high tech?

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Washington's higher education system includes 19 public and 38 private four-year colleges and universities, and 74 community and technical colleges. Perhaps the most notable university in Washington is Whitman College. Founded in 1883 and located in Walla Walla. The state is also home to two public research universities - the University of Washington and Washington State University - and both have histories dating back 100 years or more.

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) is the authority responsible for monitoring and maintaining the state's higher education system. There is no formal state university system in the state of Washington. Eight public colleges and universities are funded by the state with two having branch campuses in other cities in the state.

Many colleges and universities in Washington are publicly funded and some are located in the cities of Spokane, Tacoma, Bellevue and the state capital,

University of Washington campuses:

  • University of Washington, Seattle (Seattle, Main Campus)
  • University of Washington Bothell (Bothell)
  • University of Washington, Tacoma (Tacoma)
  • University of Washington North Sound (Proposed)

Other Public 4-Year Colleges and Universities

  • Washington State University (Pullman)
  • Western Washington University (Bellingham)
  • Eastern Washington University (Cheney)
  • Central Washington University (Ellensburg)
  • Evergreen State College (Olympia)

The most popular school is the University of Washington Seattle. University of Washington Bothell is the most expensive public school in Washington.

The University of Washington is the largest University in the Pacific Northwest and carries the designation of Public Ivy, which identifies it as being on par in terms of educational quality with private Ivy League schools.

This emerald state is a feast for the eyes. It is a great place to enrich your life. If you are looking to earn an online college degree and is searching for the right distance learning program. Washington ranks 12th out of the 50 states in percentage of people with a bachelor's degree. Join them by enrolling today.

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