To help college-bound seniors choose the best schools within their states, WalletHub’s analysts compared nearly 1,000 higher-education institutions in the U.S. based on 26 key measures grouped into seven categories....

such as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing and Career Outcomes. The data set ranges from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary.

Top 10 Colleges & Universities in Washington

1 University of Washington 6 Central Washington University
2 Whitman College 7 Western Washington University
3 Seattle University 8 Gonzaga University
4 Pacific Lutheran University 9 Walla Walla University
5 Washington State University 10 Seattle Pacific University

For Example:

School Snapshot: University of Washington (1 = Best; 7 = Average; 14 = Worst)

  • 1st – Admission Rate
  • 6th – Net Cost
  • 10th – Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 5th – On-Campus Crime
  • 1st – Gender & Racial Diversity
  • 2nd – Graduation Rate
  • 2nd – Post-Attendance Median Salary

School Snapshot: Whitman College (1 = Best; 7 = Average; 14 = Worst)

  • 2nd – Admission Rate
  • 14th – Net Cost
  • 1st – Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 13th – On-Campus Crime
  • 13th – Gender & Racial Diversity
  • 1st – Graduation Rate
  • 7th – Post-Attendance Median Salary

School Snapshot: Seattle University (1 = Best; 7 = Average; 14 = Worst)

  • 6th – Admission Rate
  • 13th – Net Cost
  • 4th – Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 10th – On-Campus Crime
  • 2nd – Gender & Racial Diversity
  • 3rd – Graduation Rate
  • 1st – Post-Attendance Median Salary