washington state

Tra­di­tion­al Schools in Washington

alphabetical / by state

35 Traditional Schools in Washington

From Washington’s beginnings, the land was central to life in the state, with forestry, agriculture, and fishing remaining some of Washington’s most important industries to this day. Washington’s climate is perfect for grapes, making Washington the second most productive wine-making state in the US, after California, and if you’re eaten apples, apricots, and cherries from anywhere but your own tree, they probably came from Washington. Then came the tech boom. Today, Washington is one of the world’s leading locations for entrepreneurship, technology, and retail, with 4 of the nation’s 20 most-admired companies at home in Washington - Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, and Costco. Washington is one of the greenest states in the union too, in more ways than one - 80% of Washington’s electricity comes from hydroelectric power, and environmental consciousness is pretty much synonymous with Washington State. All of Washington’s idiosyncrasies are reflected in Washington’s higher education. The best colleges in Washington are a healthy mix of small liberal arts colleges like Whitman College and Gonzaga University, nationally-recognized institutions that supply leaders in business, education, and government; major research universities like the University of Washington and Western Washington University, that keep the state’s tech scene churning with the most up-to-date research and development; and wonderful wild cards like The Evergreen State University and the University of Puget Sound, forward-looking institutions that test the limits of higher education to create tomorrow’s innovators.
Bellevue, Washington

Bellevue College

Moses Lake, Washington

Big Bend Community College

Ellensburg, Washington
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Central Washington University

Seattle, Washington

City University of Seattle

Vancouver, Washington

Clark College

Pasco, Washington

Columbia Basin College

Seattle, Washington

Cornish College of the Arts

Cheney, Washington
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Eastern Washington University

Lynnwood, Washington

Edmonds College

Olympia, Washington

The Evergreen State College

Tacoma, Washington

Faith In­ter­na­tion­al University

Spokane, Washington
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Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington

Great Northern University

Toppenish, Washington

Heritage University

Des Moines, Washington

Highline College

Seattle, Washington

North Seattle College

Kirkland, Washington

Northwest University

Tacoma, Washington

Pacific Lutheran University

Lakewood, Washington

Pierce College District

Tacoma, Washington

University of Puget Sound