English in Washington State

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Schools Offering English Programs in Washington State

Each year, approximately 0.8% of Washington State graduates receive degrees in English. Thus, Washington State's 17 English schools put out approximately 1,228 english professionals each year.

Top Schools

University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which is located in Seattle, is the top-ranked school in Washington State that has a English program. It received a ranking of 13th in the country in 2010. 417 students graduated with a degree in English from University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2010. University of Washington-Seattle Campus charged in-state students $8,701 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Washington State with a English program is Whitman College, which is located in Walla Walla. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. In 2010, 29 students graduated from Whitman College English program. Tuition at Whitman College was $38,770 per year.

The third-ranked school in Washington State with a English program is Washington State University, which is located in Pullman. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. In 2010, Washington State University graduated 107 students from its English programs. Washington State University charged in-state students $9,489 in tuition fees per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Washington State's English schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $20,889 per year, though tuition can range from $38,770 per year to $3,566 per year. In 2010, the following Washington State English schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Whitman College - located in Walla Walla, students are charged $38,770 per year
  2. University of Puget Sound - located in Tacoma, students are charged $37,225 per year
  3. Gonzaga University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,925 per year

The English schools in Washington State that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Edmonds Community College - located in Lynnwood, students are charged $3,566 per year
  2. Eastern Washington University - located in Cheney, students are charged $6,622 per year
  3. Western Washington University - located in Bellingham, students are charged $6,858 per year

An English degree from a Washington State school... what next?

The Washington State counties with the largest populations of english professional are:

  1. King County - 3,720 english professionals
  2. Pierce County - 400 english professionals
  3. Spokane County - 310 english professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of english professionals in Washington State will grow by 13%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 12,430 english professionals working in Washington State. The greatest growth for english professional is predicted to be amongst Technical Writers, who are expected to increase by 18% by 2018.


english professionals in Washington State make an average of $63,923 per year. But, salaries for english professional can vary. In 2010, english professional made as little as less than $24,230 per year or as much as more than $112,980 per year in Washington State. The following counties in Washington State have the highest average salaries for english professionals:

  1. King County - $66,233 per year
  2. Benton County - $60,125 per year
  3. Pierce County - $54,385 per year

The following counties in Washington State have the lowest average salaries for english professional:

  1. Chelan County - $37,950 per year
  2. Whatcom County - $38,590 per year
  3. Grays Harbor County - $42,760 per year

The english professionals with highest average salaries in Washington State were:

  1. Technical Writer - $78,850 per year
  2. Creative Writer - $68,760 per year
  3. Literacy Teacher - $44,160 per year

On average, the lowest paid english professionals in Washington State were:

  1. Creative Writer - $68,760 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $44,160 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Washington State statistics regarding a career in English and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as language or creative writing.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in English in Washington State
  • Master's Degree in English in Washington State
  • Doctoral Degree in English in Washington State
  • Certificate in English in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,685 miles from location University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle WA 86.9578 45% 45,943
7,487 miles from location Washington State University Pullman WA 72.817 37% 26,101
7,660 miles from location Western Washington University Bellingham WA 72.1677 38% 14,575
7,628 miles from location Central Washington University Ellensburg WA 31.9043 40% 11,357
7,486 miles from location Eastern Washington University Cheney WA 59.4272 49% 11,300
7,680 miles from location Edmonds Community College Lynnwood WA 17.534 n/a 9,658
7,686 miles from location Seattle University Seattle WA 70.3999 21% 7,751
7,474 miles from location Gonzaga University Spokane WA 37.2946 28% 7,633
7,687 miles from location Seattle Pacific University Seattle WA 68.9096 37% 4,000
7,704 miles from location Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma WA 65.5433 36% 3,581
7,703 miles from location University of Puget Sound Tacoma WA 72.0673 20% 2,879
7,472 miles from location Whitworth University Spokane WA 69.1446 18% 2,781
7,558 miles from location Walla Walla University College Place WA 26.6245 63% 1,808
7,724 miles from location Saint Martin's University Lacey WA 57.1629 31% 1,672
7,554 miles from location Whitman College Walla Walla WA 78.8884 28% 1,515
7,680 miles from location Northwest University Kirkland WA 26.3798 48% 1,383
7,638 miles from location Heritage University Toppenish WA 12.0598 n/a 1,115

Curious what studying English gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Washington State

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors + 3,350 $44,160 8.4%
Technical Writers + 1,580 $78,850 -15.5%
Writers and Authors + 1,050 $68,760 66.7%

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