Top Washington Colleges and Universities

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Located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, Washington State was named after George Washington. Some of the best public universities are located in Washington, five of which are described below.
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Top Five Schools in Washington

University of Washington

The University of Washington, a public educational institution, was founded in 1861. Located in Seattle, the University of Washington has an undergraduate student population of 30,790. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Washington at 41st in the nation. This comes as no surprise for its students as the school is nationally recognized as being one of the Public Ivy universities. There are 18 schools and colleges in the University of Washington: the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Dentistry, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Engineering, College of Education, Information School, School of International Studies, School of Law, College of Forest Resources, School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Social Work, School of Public Affairs, School of Public Health and Community Medicine and Graduate School. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $2,129; it jumps to $7,377 for non-residents.

Washington State University

Washington State University, a public educational institution, was founded in 1890. Located in Pullman, Washington State has an undergraduate student population of approximately 20,000. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has recognized the university as being an institution of very high research activity. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked WSU as being 118th in the nation. There are ten schools and colleges at Washington State University: Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Architecture; Liberal Arts; Nursing; Pharmacy; Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; and Honors. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $315 per hour and $830 for non-residents.

Western Washington University

Western Washington University, a public educational institution, was founded in 1893. Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA has an undergraduate student population of 12,226. WWU is nationally known for having strong programs in philosophy, economics and politics. The Philosophical Gourmet Report states that the philosophy program at Western Washington University easily ranks with the best in the nation. Western Washington University has eight colleges and schools: the College of Fine and Performing Arts, Huxley College of the Environment, College of Business and Economics, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Fairhaven College, College of Sciences and Technology, Woodring College of Education and Graduate Schools. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $3044 and $10,428 for non-residents.

Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University, a public educational institution, was founded in 1882. Located in Spokane, Eastern Washington University has an undergraduate student population of 8,309. Students interested in pursuing forensic science careers choose Eastern Washington University as it is home to the only crime lab in the state. There are six colleges and schools at Eastern Washington University: the College of Arts and Letters, College of Science, College of Education and Human Development, College of Business and Public Administration, College of Health and Engineering, School of Social Work and Human Services and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $4,905 and $13,749 for non-residents.

Central Washington University

Central Washington University, a public educational institution, was founded in 1891. Located in Ellensburg, Central Washington University has an undergraduate student population of 10,145. Originally used to train future junior and high school teachers, Central Washington University has grown to include a wide range of majors for incoming freshmen and freshwomen. There are eight schools and colleges at Central Washington University: Arts and Sciences; Business; Education and Professional Studies; Sciences; Continuing Education; Graduate Studies; Science Honors Program; and the Honors College. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $3,074 and $9,342 for non-residents.

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  • BA: Criminal Justice
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Grand Canyon University

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Colorado State University Global

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Herzing University

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Johns Hopkins University

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George Fox University

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