Informational Guide to Washington Colleges

Washington is one of the last vestiges of uninterrupted pine forests, mountain ranges, and pure nature. Those interested in maritime endeavors are probably more familiar with Puget Sound, a major seafaring route for trade between Alaska, Canada, and countries along the Pacific Rim. The myriad islands in the Sound provide vistas of the Cascade Mountains, among them Mt. Rainier, the tallest mountain in the continental United States. For those seeking non-rural excitement, Seattle is the place to go. Sixty percent of Washington's population resides in the Seattle metropolitan area, and other important cities include Spokane and Tacoma.

Washington is one of a select number of states without a personal income tax, making it a desirable place to work. It is a hub for technology, with Seattle being a prime spot for the software and aircraft industries. Some of the top employers in Washington are Microsoft, Boeing, and Nintendo. Due to the high demand for technological positions, students from one of Washington's prestigious colleges can expect degrees in information technology and computer science to pay dividends.

Campus Schools (100)

Below please find www.ValueOfADegree.com's list of accredited Washington Colleges. Click on the school of your choice and fill out the form to request free information.

Academy of Hair Design Program offerings:
  • Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist (Award of less than 1 academic year)
  • Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor (Award of less than 1 academic year)
  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General (Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years)
Wenatchee, WA
Alpine College Program offerings:
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary (Award of less than 1 academic year)
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist (Award of less than 1 academic year)
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
Spokane Valley, WA
Antioch University Seattle Program offerings:
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Postbaccalaureate certificate)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Master's degree)
  • Education, General (Master's degree)
  • Environmental Studies (Master's degree)
  • Environmental Studies (Postbaccalaureate certificate)
Seattle, WA
Bastyr University Program offerings:
  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Master's degree)
  • Behavioral Sciences (Bachelor's degree)
  • Counseling Psychology (Master's degree)
  • Direct Entry Midwifery (Post-master's certificate)
  • Herbalism/Herbalist (Bachelor's degree)
Kenmore, WA
Bates Technical College Program offerings:
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Associate Degree)
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General (Associate Degree)
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician (Associate Degree)
Tacoma, WA
Bellevue College Program offerings:
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Award of less than 1 academic year)
  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other (Bachelor's degree)
  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other (Associate Degree)
Bellevue, WA
Bellingham Beauty School Program offerings:
  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General (Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years)
  • Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist (Award of less than 1 academic year)
Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Technical College Program offerings:
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Associate Degree)
  • Appliance Installation and Repair Technology/Technician (Associate Degree)
  • Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician (Associate Degree)
  • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician (Associate Degree)
  • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician (Award of less than 1 academic year)
Bellingham, WA
Big Bend Community College Program offerings:
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Award of less than 1 academic year)
  • Agricultural Production Operations, General (Associate Degree)
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew (Associate Degree)
  • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician (Associate Degree)
Moses Lake, WA
  • Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist (Award of less than 1 academic year)
  • Barbering/Barber (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor (Award of less than 1 academic year)
  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General (Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years)
Tacoma, WA
Cascade Beauty College Program offerings:
  • Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor (Award of less than 1 academic year)
  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General (Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years)
Auburn, WA
Cascadia Community College Program offerings:
  • Business/Commerce, General (Associate Degree)
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other (Award of less than 1 academic year)
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General (Associate Degree)
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (Associate Degree)
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (Associate Degree)
Bothell, WA
  • Accounting (Master's degree)
  • Accounting (Bachelor's degree)
  • Acting (Bachelor's degree)
  • Actuarial Science (Bachelor's degree)
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew (Bachelor's degree)
Ellensburg, WA
Centralia College Program offerings:
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Award of less than 1 academic year)
  • Business/Commerce, General (Associate Degree)
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician (Associate Degree)
Centralia, WA
Port Angeles, WA
City University of Seattle Program offerings:
  • Accounting (Postbaccalaureate certificate)
  • Accounting (Master's degree)
  • Accounting (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Accounting (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
Bellevue, WA
Clare's Beauty College Inc Program offerings:
  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General (Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years)
Pasco, WA
Clark College Program offerings:
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General (Associate Degree)
  • Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other (Associate Degree)
  • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
Vancouver, WA
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Award of less than 1 academic year)
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist (Associate Degree)
  • Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist (Award of less than 1 academic year)
Lakewood, WA
Columbia Basin College Program offerings:
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician (Associate Degree)
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other (Associate Degree)
  • Business/Commerce, General (Associate Degree)
Pasco, WA
Cornish College of the Arts Program offerings:
  • Dance, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Design and Visual Communications, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General (Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years)
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General (Bachelor's degree)
Seattle, WA
Cortiva Institute Program offerings:
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage (Award of less than 1 academic year)
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
Seattle, WA
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (Bachelor's degree)
  • Computer Engineering, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Computer Programming, Other (Bachelor's degree)
  • Computer Programming, Other (Master's degree)
  • Design and Visual Communications, General (Bachelor's degree)
Redmond, WA
  • Diver, Professional and Instructor (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
Seattle, WA
  • Accounting (Bachelor's degree)
  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching (Master's degree)
  • Anthropology (Bachelor's degree)
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation (Bachelor's degree)
  • Art Teacher Education (Bachelor's degree)
Cheney, WA