Best Washington Community Colleges (2021)

For the 2021 school year, there are 38 community colleges serving 187,925 students in Washington (34 public colleges and 4 private colleges).
For Washington community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,058 per year for in-state students and $7,211 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,770 per year (view national tuition costs).
Washington community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73 (view national diversity statistics).
Minority enrollment is 53% (majority Hispanic and Asian) and the student:teacher ratio is 27:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(WA) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
7%
Hispanic
13%
Black
5%
White
47%
Hawaiian
1%
Two or more races
7%
Non Resident
7%
Unknown
12%
WA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Washington Community Colleges by Town (2021)

  • College Location Students
  • 3000 Landerholm Cir SE
    Bellevue WA  98007
    (425) 564-1000

    13,226 students
  • 3028 Lindbergh Ave
    Bellingham WA  98225
    (360) 752-7000

    2,316 students
  • 18345 Campus Way NE
    Bothell WA  98011
    (425) 352-8860

    3,757 students
  • 20000 68th Ave W
    Lynnwood WA  98036
    (425) 640-1459

    8,041 students
  • 12401 SE 320th St
    Auburn WA  98092
    (253) 833-9111

    8,471 students
  • 11605 132nd Ave NE
    Kirkland WA  98034
    (425) 739-8100

    3,670 students
  • 9600 College Way North
    Seattle WA  98103
    (206) 934-3600

    5,929 students
  • 555 South Renton Village Pl-Ste 400
    Renton WA  98057
    (425) 228-9600

    497 students
  • 9709 Third Ave NE Suite 400
    Seattle WA  98115
    (206) 322-6100

    468 students
  • 3000 NE Fourth St
    Renton WA  98056
    (425) 235-2352

    3,546 students
  • 16101 Greenwood Ave N
    Shoreline WA  98133
    (206) 546-4101

    5,949 students
  • The Art Institute of Seattle
    Private, for profit
    2323 Elliott Ave
    Seattle WA  98121
    (206) 448-0900

    1,378 students
  • 1101 S Yakima Ave
    Tacoma WA  98405
    (253) 680-7000

    2,596 students
  • 7662 Chanute St NE
    Moses Lake WA  98837
    (509) 793-2222

    2,044 students
  • 600 Centralia College Blvd.
    Centralia WA  98531
    (360) 736-9391

    3,167 students
  • Charter College
    Private for-profit
    17200 S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard, Suite 100
    Vancouver WA  98683
    (360) 448-2000

    2,853 students
  • 1933 Fort Vancouver Way
    Vancouver WA  98663
    (360) 992-2000

    9,878 students
  • 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
    Lakewood WA  98499
    (253) 589-5800

    3,905 students
  • 2600 N 20th Ave
    Pasco WA  99301
    (509) 547-0511

    7,034 students
  • 2000 Tower Street
    Everett WA  98201
    (425) 388-9100

    7,957 students
  • 1620 Edward P Smith Drive
    Aberdeen WA  98520
    (360) 532-9020

    1,868 students
  • 2400 S 240th St
    Des Moines WA  98198
    (206) 878-3710

    6,530 students
  • 1600 Maple Street
    Longview WA  98632
    (360) 442-2311

    2,819 students
  • 1600 Chester Ave
    Bremerton WA  98337
    (360) 792-6050

    6,620 students
  • 1502 E Lauridsen Blvd
    Port Angeles WA  98362
    (360) 452-9277

    2,052 students
  • 9401 Farwest Dr SW
    Lakewood WA  98498
    (253) 964-6500

    6,067 students
  • 9401 Farwest Dr SW
    Lakewood WA  98498
    (253) 964-6500

    4,453 students
  • 1701 Broadway Avenue
    Seattle WA  98122
    (206) 934-3800

    6,802 students
  • 2405 E. College Way
    Mount Vernon WA  98273
    (360) 416-7600

    5,159 students
  • 2011 Mottman Rd SW
    Olympia WA  98512
    (360) 596-5241

    4,872 students
  • 6000 16th Ave SW
    Seattle WA  98106
    (206) 934-5300

    6,177 students
  • 1810 North Greene Street
    Spokane WA  99217
    (509) 533-7000

    10,375 students
  • 3410 W Fort George Wright Dr
    Spokane WA  99224
    (509) 533-3500

    5,184 students
  • 6501 S 19th St
    Tacoma WA  98466
    (253) 566-5000

    6,242 students
  • 500 Tausick Way
    Walla Walla WA  99362
    (509) 522-2500

    3,860 students
  • Show 3 more community colleges in Washington (out of 38 total colleges)
Recent Articles
Learn about how the failure of the American auto industry, along with President Obama's education initiatives, will translate into increased enrollment in community college campuses.
Learn about a new option students are using to finance their community college education: savings-matching programs.
As tuition rates at community colleges increase nationwide, we share options in financial aid and other tips to make the college experience more affordable, including what the government has proposed to keep community college affordable.