Physical Sciences

2021 Best Physical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Washington

4 Colleges
983 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,159 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Physical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Physical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in WashingtonPhysical Sciences is the #13 most popular major in Washington with 983 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 32,633 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.0% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Physical Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Washington ranking, we looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's in physical sciences. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great physical sciences programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the physical sciences program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Physical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Washington

Check out the physical sciences programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Physical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Washington - Seattle Campus tops the 2021 list of our schools in Washington that are best for non-traditional physical sciences students. UW Seattle is a very large public school located in the large city of Seattle. UW Seattle also made our Best Colleges for Physical Sciences in Washington list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at UW Seattle is lower than is typical, just 2.8% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,490 students take at least one class online at UW Seattle. 5,528 of UW Seattle students are attending part time. UW Seattle does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Washington State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best physical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the distant town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Wazzu has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Physical Sciences in Washington ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.1%. 3,345 of Wazzu students are exclusively distance learners. 4,795 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Western Washington University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best physical sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Bellingham, WWU is a public college with a large student population. WWU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Physical Sciences in Washington list.

The student loan default rate at WWU is lower than is typical, just 2.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 692 students take at least one class online at WWU. There are roughly 1,502 part time students in attendance at WWU. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Eastern Washington University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. EWU is a fairly large public school located in the fringe town of Cheney. EWU also made our Best Colleges for Physical Sciences in Washington list, coming in at #5.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.1%. Approximately 2,907 students take at least one class online at EWU. 1,748 of EWU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Physical Sciences Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Physical Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 3,889
Hawaii 79
Oregon 464
Alaska 32
Nevada 126

Physical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Physical Sciences 926
Geological & Earth Sciences 404
Physics 368
Chemistry 345
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 41

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Majors Similar to Physical Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 4,736
Engineering 3,411
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,264
Engineering Technologies 990
Natural Resources & Conservation 964

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 4 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to NASA.

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