Political Science in Washington State

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Schools Offering Political Science Programs in Washington State


Approximately 0.6% of graduates in of Washington State receive political science degrees every year. That means an estimated 933 political scientists graduate from Washington State's 14 political science schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which was ranked 13th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Washington State that has a political science program. It is located in Seattle. 400 students graduated with a degree in political science from University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was $8,701 per year.

Whitman College, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a political science program. It is located in Walla Walla. 38 students graduated with degree in political science from Whitman College in 2010. Students at Whitman College paid $38,770 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Washington State that has a political science program is Washington State University. Washington State University, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Pullman. In 2010, Washington State University graduated 102 students from its political science programs. Students at Washington State University paid $9,489 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Washington State's political science schools ranges from $38,770 per year to $6,622 per year. But, the average tuition is $22,470 per year. The Washington State political science schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  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 following Washington State political science schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Eastern Washington University - located in Cheney, students are charged $6,622 per year
  2. Western Washington University - located in Bellingham, students are charged $6,858 per year
  3. Central Washington University - located in Ellensburg, students are charged $7,110 per year

A political science degree from a Washington State school... what next?

Most people who graduate from political science school in Washington State go on to work as a political scientist. If you decide to work as a political scientist in Washington State, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 60 Washington State political scientists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Washington State political scientists:

  1. King County - 40 political scientists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of political scientists in Washington State will grow by 14%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 170 political scientists working in Washington State.

Salary

A political scientist in Washington State makes an average of $73,620 per year. But, salaries for political scientists can vary. In 2010, political scientists made as little as less than $40,870 per year or as much as more than $130,190 per year in Washington State. The counties in Washington State with the highest average salary for a political scientist are:

  1. King County - $76,330 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in political science in Washington State and to compare salaries with various related fields such as international business or communications, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Political Science in Washington State
  • Master's Degree in Political Science in Washington State
  • Doctoral Degree in Political Science 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
7,686 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
7,724 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
 

Curious what studying Political Science 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)
1
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 370 $72,520 -5.1%
2
Political Scientists + 60 $73,620 -14.3%
 

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