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Why Us

The possibilities are endless at Washington state's community and technical colleges. Whatever your goals, we'll help you reach them. With nearly 273,000 students, we're the largest public higher education system in the state. We work with students, universities, employers and industry experts to make sure we're offering what you need to graduate on time, with less debt, and ready for your next step in life.

Check us out and see what we can do together.

College Where You Want It

With 34 colleges and many more branch campuses across the state, you can go to college where you want. Online classes give you the freedom to take classes whenever and wherever. With so many possibilities, you can find the college that’s just right for you.

College at an Affordable Price

It's not too good to be true: you can get a quality education from an accredited college at a fraction of the cost. Our colleges are the most affordable not-for-profit higher education solution in the state. We can help you with financial aid, scholarships, work study and grants, too. With tuition at just $4,623 for the year for a full-time student, we're not here to make money. We're here to see you succeed.

Education Programs that Fit What You Want to Learn

Whatever you’re interested in learning — whether it’s the theories behind math, philosophy, science and literature, or the hands-on knowledge of criminal justice, information technology, mechanics and business — we have classes and majors for you. We'll help you prepare for a career or transfer to a university, learn skills for a great life, and make an impact in the world.

Student Life

Play sports, act in a play or join a club — our student life activities create friendships and skills that last a lifetime.

Paying for College

College is an important investment. Our scholarship and financial aid opportunities can help you reach your goals.

Becoming a Student

Where do you want to go in life? We'll help you get there. Find out more about becoming a student.

Starting Your Career

Your college experience doesn't need to end when you finish your last class. Our career counselors can help you get started in your career.

Explore our Colleges

Check out our colleges and find the right one for you.

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