Lake Washington Institute of Technology

11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034-8506
Tel: (425)739-8100
3,660 students
Public institution
Originally Lake Washington Vocational Technical Institute, the college began serving the greater Eastside in 1949. Beginning with only a sewing course, the institute grew steadily to include vocational programs in trade and industry, office technology, distributive and marketing education, medical, consumer and homemaking education, adult education, community service and community education classes.
School Highlights
Lake Washington Institute of Technology serves 3,660 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 41%.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
The nearest community college is Cascadia College (4.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 137 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
College Lake Washington Institute of Technology (WA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 137 staff
138 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,660 has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,660 students 3,682 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
# Full-Time Students 1,776 students
2,087 students
# Part-Time Students 1,884 students
1,890 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.51 0.62

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,875 is less than the state average of $3,898. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,061 is more than the state average of $8,657. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,875 $3,898
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,061 $8,657
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 52%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Lake Washington Technical College, in Kirkland's Totem Lake area, serves local students from King and Snohomish counties, commuter students from areas like Port Townsend, Gig Harbor and Marysville, and international students from around the globe, including Japan, Tonga, Ireland, Indonesia and the Ukraine. Lake Washington Technical College officially became part of the new community and technical college system on September 1, 1991; the institute became a degree-granting technical college with all the rights and responsibilities of a technical college as prescribed by state law. During the next three years the college replaced its two-year diplomas with Associate of Applied Science degrees. Twenty Association of Applied Science degrees were approved by the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges to be offered to students by the college. Our new Redmond Campus Corporate Learning Center is a striking 20,000 square-foot education and training facility. Next door to Marymoor Park, this attractive two-story structure includes classrooms, conference rooms, computer labs, offices, a tiered auditorium for large group presentations and a soaring, two-story atrium facing the park. Creative scheduling of a variety of classes at this facility along with our distance learning offerings and the customized instructional programs of our Business Training Center make LWTC a magnet for working people seeking to enhance their skills and improve their careers as well. LWTC offers the cutting-edge, professional career and technical training needed to rapidly and affordably qualify our students for opportunities in today's job market. With training opportunities in over 100 degree and certificate options in 39 programs, we have something for everyone. Lake Washington Technical College also offers personal enrichment courses which are not eligible for state funding. Community service and continuing education classes, offered through Extended Learning, are based on citizen demand. Adult education programs are also offered. Lake Washington Technical College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

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Did You Know?
For King County, WA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,893 per year for in-state students and $8,953 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

King County, WA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in King County, WA is The Art Institute of Seattle. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.