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Washington Technical Schools

A technical degree can help prepare students for a career in technical electronics and computer technology industries; accounting, office, and new media technologies, maintenance technologies, and in health/medical industries. Technical school graduates work as science technicians, pharmacy technicians, veterinary medical technicians and paramedics, engineering technicians, sound engineering technicians and more. Most technical schools offer a wide variety of degree options, so finding a technical school to match your chosen field should be easy. Fortunately, Washington State has a number of technical schools to fit all backgrounds.  

Washington technical schools offer certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and advanced degrees in technical related fields. Washington’s best technical schools include Lake Washington Technical College (est. 1949), Bates Technical College (est. 1945), Bellingham Technical College (est. 1911), and Washington County Community College (est. 1969) Overall, the state of Washington has 43 public and 33 private institutions with more than 318,852 students enrolled. There are thousands of students enrolled in Washington technical schools with more than 11,360 enrolled Washington’s top technical schools alone. According to the latest figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, technical school enrollment is 266,000+ students across the nation.

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Facts and Figures for Washington Technical Schools

Average Tuition Costs On-Campus

The average cost for tuition and fees at a public Washington technical school is $5,353 per academic year. The average cost for tuition and fees at private Washington technical schools is $23,127 per academic year.

Average Tuition Costs Online

The tuition costs for online Washington technical schools start at around $200-$220 per credit hour. For graduate school, tuition starts at around $300-$320 per credit hour. Students will pay the same tuition and fees for online technical schools as on-campus programs, but you will save a significant amount of money by eliminating room & board expenses as well as transportation costs. The average room and board costs for public Washington colleges is $8,124 per academic year.

Noted On-Campus Washington Technical Schools and Enrollment

Lake Washington Technical College (avg. enrollment, 4,000)
Bates Technical College (avg. enrollment, 4,947 students)
Bellingham Technical College (avg. enrollment, 2,417 students)
Washington County Community College (avg. enrollment, 326 students)

Noted Online Technical Schools Available in Washington

Bates Technical College
Washington County Community College
DeVry University Online
ITT Technical Institute-Washington
University of Phoenix

Accredited Washington Technical Schools

Lake Washington Technical College
Bates Technical College
Bellingham Technical College
Washington County Community College

Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007, 126th Ed.
Princeton Review
National Center for Education and Statistics
The U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Education

Locations Washington