Engineering

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Washington

8 Colleges
2,300 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,232 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in WashingtonIn 2018-2019, engineering students earned 2,300 bachelor's degrees from a Washington school, making the subject the 7th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.8% of all the engineering bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Washington ranking analyzed 8 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on engineering schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The engineering school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Engineering Schools.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in Washington

The following schools top our list of the Best Engineering Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Engineering Schools in Washington

Washington State University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering schools. Located in the town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public school with a very large student population. Wazzu did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Washington list.

The average student at Wazzu graduates in less than 4.5 years, and it costs about $29,249 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Wazzu is $130,451. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. UW Seattle is a very large public school located in the large city of Seattle. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UW Seattle, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Washington ranking.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at UW Seattle to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $36,058. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW Seattle is about $152,886. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Walla Walla University

College Place, WA

Walla Walla University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Walla Walla U is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of College Place. In addition to being on our best value list, Walla Walla U has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Washington ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Walla Walla U is 4.6 years, and it costs about $26,994 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Walla Walla U is $125,252. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Saint Martin's University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Saint Martin's is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Lacey. Saint Martin's did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Washington list.

The average student at Saint Martin’s graduates in less than 4.2 years, and it costs about $32,033 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Saint Martin’s be around $135,500. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Gonzaga is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Spokane. Gonzaga also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in Washington list, coming in at #3.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Gonzaga is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $41,090. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga is about $170,934. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Eastern Washington University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. EWU is a fairly large public school located in the town of Cheney. EWU also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in Washington list, coming in at #8.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at EWU to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,417. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from EWU is $119,669. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Seattle University

Seattle, WA

Seattle University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Seattle U is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Seattle. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Seattle U, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Washington ranking.

At Seattle U, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $40,363. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Seattle U is $169,121. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Washington - Bothell Campus comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. University of Washington - Bothell Campus is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Bothell. As a testament to the quality of education offered at University of Washington - Bothell Campus, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Washington ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at University of Washington - Bothell Campus is 4.4 years, and it costs about $33,648 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $147,378 to get a bachelor’s degree from University of Washington - Bothell Campus. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 14,467
Hawaii 293
Oregon 1,583
Alaska 202
Nevada 632

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 642
Electrical Engineering 598
Civil Engineering 354
Chemical Engineering 128
Biomedical Engineering 110

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 2,714
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,671
Physical Sciences 983
Natural Resources & Conservation 714
Mathematics & Statistics 648

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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