Best Washington Community Colleges (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 37 community colleges serving 166,477 students in Washington (37 public colleges and 0 private colleges).
For Washington community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,559 per year for in-state students and $7,740 for out-of-state students. (view national tuition costs).
The best top ranked community colleges in California include Bellingham Technical College, Bellevue College and Cascadia College.
Washington community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is equal to the national average of 0.71 (view national diversity statistics).
Minority enrollment is 50% (majority Hispanic and Asian) and the student:teacher ratio is 11:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(WA) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
8%
Hispanic
14%
Black
5%
White
50%
Hawaiian
1%
Two or more races
8%
Non Resident
6%
Unknown
7%
WA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Ranked Washington Community Colleges (2024)

College
Location
Students
Bellingham Technical College
Public
3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 752-7000
| 1,848 students
Bellevue College
Public
3000 Landerholm Cir SE
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425) 564-1000
| 12,286 students
Cascadia College
Cascadia College Photo - Cascadia College logo
Public
18345 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011
(425) 352-8000
| 2,597 students
Charter College
Public
17200 S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard, Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683
(360) 448-2000
| 2,120 students
Everett Community College
Public
2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 388-9100
| 7,580 students
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 739-8100
| 3,620 students
North Seattle College
Public
9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 934-3600
| 5,240 students
Pima Medical Institute-Renton
Public
555 South Renton Village Place Suite 110
Renton, WA 98057
(425) 228-9600
| 666 students
Pima Medical Institute-Seattle
Public
9709 Third Ave NE Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 322-6100
| 646 students
Renton Technical College
Public
3000 NE Fourth St
Renton, WA 98056
(425) 235-2352
| 3,214 students
Shoreline Community College
Public
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 546-4101
| 5,382 students
2011 Mottman Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98512
(360) 596-5440
| 5,300 students
Walla Walla Community College
Walla Walla Community College Photo - The Fourth of July is celebrated with fireworks over the Dietrich Dome on Walla Walla Community College's campus
Public
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 522-2500
| 2,940 students
Bates Technical College
Bates Technical College Photo - Dental Assisting students learn in a real-world dental office, open to the public.
Public
1101 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 680-7000
| 3,369 students
Big Bend Community College
Public
7662 Chanute St NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 793-2222
| 1,892 students
Centralia College
Public
600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 736-9391
| 2,314 students
Clark College
Public
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
(360) 699-6398
| 9,233 students
Clover Park Technical College
Public
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 589-5800
| 3,591 students
Columbia Basin College
Public
2600 N 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-0511
| 6,745 students
Edmonds College
Edmonds College Photo - Edmonds Community College offers Associate of Science degrees with areas of emphasis in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology and Earth Science, Physics, Computer Science, General Pre- Engineering, and the Pre-Engineering areas of Bioengineering: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Industrial, and Materials Science.
Public
20000 68th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
(425) 640-1459
| 6,545 students
Grays Harbor College
Public
1620 Edward P Smith Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520
(360) 532-9020
| 1,553 students
Green River College
Public
12401 SE 320th St
Auburn, WA 98092
(253) 833-9111
| 7,493 students
Highline College
Highline College Photo - Looking west from the plaza outside the library and student union.
Public
2400 S 240th St
Des Moines, WA 98198
(206) 878-3710
| 5,829 students
Lower Columbia College
Lower Columbia College Photo - Lower Columbia College's state-of-the-art Health and Science Building
Public
1600 Maple Street
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 442-2311
| 2,325 students
Olympic College
Public
1600 Chester Ave
Bremerton, WA 98337
(360) 792-6050
| 5,357 students
Peninsula College
Public
1502 E Lauridsen Blvd
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 452-9277
| 1,727 students
Pierce College District
Pierce College District Photo - Students gather outside the Gaspard Building on the Puyallup Campus.
Public
9401 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
(253) 964-6500
| 8,329 students
Pierce College-Puyallup
Public
9401 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
(253) 964-6500
| 4,566 students
Seattle Central College
Public
1701 Broadway Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 934-3800
| 5,763 students
Skagit Valley College
Public
2405 E. College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 416-7600
| 4,227 students
South Seattle College
Public
6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 934-5300
| 5,324 students
Spokane Community College
Public
1810 North Greene Street
Spokane, WA 99217
(509) 533-7000
| 7,081 students
3410 W Fort George Wright Dr
Spokane, WA 99224
(509) 533-3500
| 4,189 students
Tacoma Community College
Public
6501 S 19th St
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5000
| 5,823 students
Wenatchee Valley College
Public
1300 Fifth St
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 682-6800
| 3,090 students
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Community Colleges in Washington (Closed)

School
Location
Students
2323 Elliott Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-0900
| 1,378 students
1615 75th Street Sw, Suite 220
Everett, WA 98203
(425) 583-0200
| 279 students
13518 E Indiana Avenue
Spokane, WA 99216
(509) 926-2900
| 295 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many community colleges are located in Washington?
There are 37 community colleges serving 166,477 students in Washington.
How much do community colleges cost in Washington?
For Washington community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,559 per year for in-state students and $7,740 for out-of-state students.
What are the top ranked community colleges in Washington?
The best top ranked community colleges in Washington include Bellingham Technical College, Bellevue College and Cascadia College.
What is community college diversity score in Washington?
Washington community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is equal to the national average of 0.71 (view national diversity statistics).
How diverse are community college in Washington?
Community colleges in Washington are approximately 50% minority students (majority Hispanic and Asian).

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