The state's public and private institutions provide an array of academic programs that serve an expanding and diverse population.
Public Baccalaureate Colleges and Universities
Public Comprehensive Institutions
Independent Colleges of Washington
Private Career Colleges - For a list of all schools licensed to offer diploma and certificate programs, see: www.wtb.wa.gov/CurrentLicensedSchools.asp or contact the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board at 360-753-5662.
Online or Distance Learning Programs - are available at most colleges and universities in Washington. The state has established a formal partnership with Western Governors University, an online, nonprofit, competency-based university providing bachelor's and master's degrees in select programs with flat-rate tuition.
Not sure where to start?
Career Bridge is a one-stop, searchable database of education and training programs throughout Washington state where you'll find: the state's Eligible Training Provider (ETP) List; average earnings and employment outlook for your career choice; what you'll need to learn to get those jobs -- and where to go to get the training and education.
Need help paying for college?
See Washington Student Achievement Council's Paying for College pages for information on financial aid, scholarships, and more.