Best Colleges in Washington for 2017

Top 40 Schools Honored after Evaluation of Program Offerings, Career Resources, Grad Rates

SAN FRANCISCO (PR WEB) April 03, 2017 – LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has announced its list of the best colleges and universities in the state of Washington for 2017. Of the 19 four-year schools that made the list, Gonzaga University, University of Washington, Seattle University, University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University were the top five institutions. Of the 21 two-year schools that were also included, Edmonds Community College, Shorelines Community College, Renton Technical College, Bates Technical College and Clark College took the top five. A list of all the winning schools is included below.

“Washington state’s unemployment rate recently hit a nine-year low, which is great news for people interested in pursuing a college degree,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Our analysis shows schools going the extra mile for students in terms of career preparation, by providing high-quality programs and resources that are translating into student success in the job market.”

To be included on the “Best Colleges in Washington” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data that includes annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, career services offered, availability of financial aid and such additional metrics as student/teacher ratios and graduation rates.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Washington” list, visit https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/washington/

The Best Four-Year Colleges in Washington for 2017 include:
  • Bastyr University
  • Central Washington University
  • City University of Seattle
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Heritage University
  • Northwest University
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Saint Martin's University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • Trinity Lutheran College
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus
  • Walla Walla University
  • Washington State University
  • Western Washington University
  • Whitman College
  • Whitworth University
The Best Two-Year Colleges in Washington for 2017 include:
  • Cascadia Community College
  • Clark College
  • Edmonds Community College
  • Everett Community College
  • Grays Harbor College
  • Lower Columbia College
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
  • Pierce College at Puyallup
  • Renton Technical College
  • Seattle Vocational Institute
  • Shoreline Community College
  • South Puget Sound Community College
  • Spokane Community College
  • Spokane Falls Community College
  • Tacoma Community College
  • Walla Walla Community College
  • Wenatchee Valley College
  • Whatcom Community College

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