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2021 Best Value Colleges for History in Washington

6 Colleges
478 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,603 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value History School for You

Best Value Colleges for History in WashingtonHistory is the #21 most popular major in Washington with 478 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 1.8% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for History in Washington ranking analyzed 6 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in history. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on history schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value History Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value History Schools in Washington

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

Best Value History Schools in Washington

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Washington State University. Located in the town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public school with a fairly large student population. Wazzu also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for History in Washington rankings.

The average student at Wazzu graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,249. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Wazzu is $130,451. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Pacific Lutheran University. PLU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Tacoma. As a testament to the quality of education offered at PLU, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for History in Washington ranking.

At PLU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.0 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $33,002. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from PLU be around $133,328. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Western Washington University. Located in the city of Bellingham, WWU is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at WWU, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for History in Washington ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at WWU to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,912. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from WWU be around $130,104. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value history schools. UW Seattle is a very large public school located in the large city of Seattle. In addition to being on our best value list, UW Seattle has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for History in Washington ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UW Seattle is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $36,058. 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 UW Seattle is $152,886. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#5

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Our rankings recognize Gonzaga University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Gonzaga is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Spokane. Gonzaga also made our Best Colleges for History in Washington list, coming in at #3.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Gonzaga to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $41,090. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Gonzaga is $170,934. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize University of Washington - Tacoma Campus as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Tacoma, University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. University of Washington - Tacoma Campus not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for History in Washington list.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $33,304. 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 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is $141,209. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best History Colleges in the Far Western US Region

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State Degrees Awarded
California 2,936
Hawaii 76
Oregon 339
Alaska 28
Nevada 103

History Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
History 478

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 3,485
Psychology 2,377
Communication & Journalism 1,862
Education 1,776
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 462

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 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 Abraham Ortelius.

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