Washington Colleges Tuition Trends Over The Current Decade (The 2010s)

There are 125 colleges in Washington State - 44 public and 81 private schools. The average tuition & fees of public schools are $4,954 for Washington residents and $10,561 for others in 2017. It increase -4.56% from last year and 19.57% from 2010 cumulatively. For private schools, the average tuition & fees are $23,986 which are increased 3.96% from last year and 16.35% from 2010 cumulatively.


Tuition & Fees Trends of Washington Colleges from 2010 to 2017

Next table and charts illustrates the tuition changes from 2010 to 2017 for Washington colleges and universities. The costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education and due to the data availability, the avarage amount mainly based on 2-4 years and 4 years colleges and universities.
Undergraduate (Public) Undergraduate (Private) Graduate (Public) Graduate (Private)
For Washington public schools, the 2017 undergraduate in-state tuition & fees are $4,954 which has increased by 18.15% over the current decade and the out-of-state cost is $10,561 which has risen by 19.57%. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 2.80% while last year increase rate was -4.56%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Washington Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$4,193$4,724$5,175$5,230$5,284$5,223$4,954
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%12.67%9.55%1.06%1.04%-1.16%-5.15%
Cumulative Rates0.00%12.67%23.43%24.73%26.03%24.57%18.15%
Out-of-State Costs$8,832$9,545$10,158$10,687$10,939$11,067$10,561
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%8.06%6.43%5.20%2.36%1.16%-4.56%
Cumulative Rates0.00%8.06%15.01%20.99%23.85%25.29%19.57%
For private schools in Washington state, the 2017 undergraduate tuition & fees are $23,986 which has increased by 16.35% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 2.34% while last year increase rate was 3.96%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Washington Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$20,616$21,047$21,752$22,305$22,805$23,073$23,986
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%2.09%3.35%2.54%2.24%1.18%3.96%
Cumulative Rates0.00%2.09%5.51%8.19%10.62%11.92%16.35%
The average graduate school tuition & fees of Washington public schools are $13,061 which has increased by 36.71% over the current decade and the out-of-state graduate cost is $25,365 which has risen by 18.00%. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 2.57% while last year increase rate was 0.68%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Washington Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$9,554$10,503$11,519$12,109$12,763$12,951$13,061
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%9.93%9.68%5.12%5.39%1.48%0.85%
Cumulative Rates0.00%9.93%20.57%26.75%33.59%35.56%36.71%
Out-of-State Costs$21,495$22,740$23,486$24,250$24,933$25,193$25,365
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%5.80%3.28%3.25%2.82%1.04%0.68%
Cumulative Rates0.00%5.80%9.26%12.82%16.00%17.21%18.00%
For private graduate schools in Washington state, the 2017 tuition & fees are $19,509 which has increased by 11.01% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 1.57257% while last year increase rate was 6.33%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Washington Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$17,575$18,173$17,313$17,658$17,798$18,348$19,509
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%3.41%-4.73%1.99%0.79%3.09%6.33%
Cumulative Rates0.00%3.41%-1.49%0.48%1.27%4.40%11.01%
You can check the changes of other college costs including room & board costs, book & supplies, and other living expenses at Washington college cost trends.

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