Lake Washington Institute of Technology

11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland,
WA, 98034-8506
Tel: (425)739-8100
3,717 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 3,717 students (48% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 28%.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
The nearest community college is Bellevue College (8.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 3,717 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 29% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,717 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
1,797 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 1,920 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
% Asian 13%
% Hawaiian -
% Hispanic 7%
% Black 3%
% White 73%
% Two or more races 3%
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. 0.44

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,875 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,061 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,875 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,061 $10,175
Source: 2012 (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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