Universities & Colleges in Washington

University (city) Total StudentsUG (in) / UG (out)G (in) / G (out)
University of Washington-Seattle Campus (Seattle) 56315$12545 / $40772$20908 / $35545
Washington State University (Pullman) 35149$12545 / $28227$14636 / $28227
Gonzaga University (Spokane) 8474$48090 / $48090$18818 / $18818
Whitman College (Walla Walla) 1470$49136 / $49136$N/A / $N/A
Seattle University (Seattle) 8254$49136 / $49136$21954 / $21954
DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond) 1190$34499 / $34499$29272 / $29272
Western Washington University (Bellingham) 17966$9409 / $26136$12545 / $25090
University of Washington-Bothell Campus (Bothell) 7188$12545 / $40772$20908 / $35545
Northwest University (Kirkland) 1457$34499 / $34499$20908 / $20908
Seattle Pacific University (Seattle) 4204$39727 / $39727$25090 / $25090
Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma) 3170$39727 / $39727$24045 / $24045
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (Tacoma) 6354$12545 / $40772$20908 / $35545
Central Washington University (Ellensburg) 17678$9409 / $25090$12545 / $26136
The Evergreen State College (Olympia) 4036$9409 / $29272$10454 / $21954
Eastern Washington University (Cheney) 15961$8363 / $27181$13590 / $30318
Saint Martin's University (Lacey) 1719$35545 / $35545$14636 / $14636
Whitworth University (Spokane) 2650$41817 / $41817$17772 / $17772
Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle) 724$39727 / $39727$38681 / $38681
Argosy University-Seattle (Seattle) 152$14636 / $14636$14636 / $14636
Bastyr University (Kenmore) 1183$28227 / $28227$32408 / $32408
University of Puget Sound (Tacoma) 2774$47045 / $47045$32408 / $32408
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology (Seattle) 302$N/A / $N/A$16727 / $16727
University of Phoenix-Washington (Tukwila) 387$12545 / $12545$16727 / $16727
Walla Walla University (College Place) 2137$30318 / $30318$24045 / $24045
Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (Seattle) 37$N/A / $N/A$19863 / $19863
Antioch University-Seattle (Seattle) 861$24045 / $24045$20908 / $20908
Olympic College (Bremerton) 7177$5227 / $5227$N/A / $N/A
Heritage University (Toppenish) 1251$19863 / $19863$10454 / $10454
City University of Seattle (Seattle) 2347$17772 / $17772$14636 / $14636
Faith Evangelical College & Seminary (Tacoma) 517$9409 / $9409$9409 / $9409
Bellevue College (Bellevue) 13398$4181 / $9409$N/A / $N/A
Lake Washington Institute of Technology (Kirkland) 3531$4181 / $10454$N/A / $N/A
Northwest College of Art & Design (Poulsbo) 100$20908 / $20908$N/A / $N/A
South Seattle College (Seattle) 6076$4181 / $10454$N/A / $N/A
Northwest Indian College (Bellingham) 641$5227 / $5227$N/A / $N/A
Seattle Central College (Seattle) 6574$4181 / $10454$N/A / $N/A
Peninsula College (Port Angeles) 2271$5227 / $5227$N/A / $N/A
Columbia Basin College (Pasco) 6422$5227 / $7318$N/A / $N/A
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (Yakima) 495$N/A / $N/A$N/A / $N/A
Trinity Lutheran College (Everett) 211$31363 / $31363$N/A / $N/A
The Art Institute of Seattle (Seattle) 1190$18818 / $18818$N/A / $N/A

*UG - Undergraduate
*G - Graduate
*in - In-state Fees
*out - Out-of-State Fees
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Oregon is a state in America, located in the Pacific Northwest. The most populous city is Portland while Salem is the capital. According to the 2010 census, the population of the state was an estimate of ~583,800.

Climate

The climate of Oregon greatly varies in the western and eastern part. The western part where most of the people live has oceanic climate whereas eastern part has drier semi-arid climate. Winters in the state are also rainy, but a lot of people come here for snowboarding, skiing, festivals and whale watching.

Education

Oregon boasts more than 50 universities and colleges, including 7 public universities, all of which offer a range of graduate and undergraduate programs/courses for international pupils. The Portland University and the Oregon State University are popular and so is the University of Oregon in Eugene. In the fall of the year 2010, around 1,764 foreign pupils were enrolled at this university for their higher studies. 1,300 international pupils and more come to the Oregon State University every year.

Tuition Fees

The cost of a semester of undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon for residents is ~$9,200 and a non resident is ~$28,600 apart from other expenses.

Loans/Financial Aid

To secure a loan for studying at the Oregon State University for e.g. can come in various types. The Education Department of the U.S. award student's government loans via the initiative of Direct Student Loans. Private financial institutes also offer various private student loans. It's recommended to apply for any private student loan post you have exhausted all the grants, scholarship and federal aid options.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Oregon is about ~14.9% higher in compared to the American average. The yearly average pay in the state Oregon is around ~$41,700 and this is lesser than the American annual average salary by approximately ~$5,000. The CPI or the consumer price index of 211 in this state is ~5.80% lesser than the American city average of ~224.

Top Industries

The manufacturing industry accounts for nearly 18% of the state's gross product and the service industries here contribute the rest of 82%. The other popular industry here is the wood processing industry and Oregon is one of the top wood products in the whole world. Tourism again forms one of the most important industries in the state. The state also has two fortune 500 companies namely Precision Castparts and Nike.

Top Jobs in Oregon

Healthcare and resort-hotel based jobs are now expanding in Oregon. A range of jobs are available in the Hospitality Industry, Management, Housekeeping, Advertising, Tourism, Marketing and Sales, Maintenance, Information Technology (IT), and other various career fields. The Travel and Tourism industry too is hugely responsible for a huge contribution to the economy of the state. Let's have a look at some of the top jobs in Oregon:
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Account Executives Most big public universities in Oregon offer the student housing facility; however pupils can also choose to live outside of the college campus.