Better Jobs, Brighter Futures, a Stronger Washington
At a time when most well-paying jobs require education past high school, our 34 colleges have a unique ability to meet people where they are and put them on a path to a better future.
- Provide students with career pathways to today’s jobs
- Serve all kinds of students. Whether a student is 16 or 60, rural or urban, their
local community or technical college can prepare them for the next step up
- Are affordable and accessible for students and families
- Partner with local businesses, education institutions and communities to provide
high-quality training programs
Investments in community and technical colleges help people, communities and
our economy grow.
By the Numbers
47 percent of community and technical college students are students of color.
39 percent of public baccalaureate graduates in Washington state start at a community or technical college.
38 percent of community and technical college students receive need-based financial aid in eligible programs.
Washington state community and technical college students earned 30,167 associate degrees in the 2018-19 school year.
Community and technical colleges, their current students, and former students add $20.5 billion annually to Washington state's economy.
Field Guide 2020
Download the entire Field Guide or individual college pages:
- Community and technical college system overview
- Bates Technical College
- Bellevue College
- Bellingham Technical College
- Big Bend Community College
- Cascadia College
- Centralia College
- Clark College
- Clover Park Technical College
- Columbia Basin College
- Edmonds Community College
- Everett Community College
- Grays Harbor College
- Green River College
- Highline College
- Lake Washington Institute of Technology
- Lower Columbia College
- Olympic College
- Peninsula College
- Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
- Pierce College Puyallup
- Renton Technical College
- Seattle Colleges: North Seattle College
- Seattle Colleges: Seattle Central College
- Seattle Colleges: South Seattle College
- Shoreline Community College
- Skagit Valley College
- South Puget Sound Community College
- Spokane Community College
- Spokane Falls Community College
- Tacoma Community College
- Walla Walla Community College
- Wenatchee Valley College
- Whatcom Community College
- Yakima Valley College
Last Modified: 1/2/22, 8:01 AM