Psychology in Washington State

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Schools Offering Psychology Programs in Washington State

Each year, roughly 1.3% of Washington State students graduate with degrees in psychology. In other words, every year an estimated 2,077 psychology professionals graduate from Washington State's 23 psychology schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State that has a psychology program is University of Washington-Seattle Campus. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which was ranked 13th in the country in 2010, is located in Seattle. 501 students graduated with a degree in psychology from University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was $8,701 per year.

The second-ranked school in Washington State with a psychology program is Whitman College, which is located in Walla Walla. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. 28 students graduated with degree in psychology from Whitman College in 2010. The tuition rate at Whitman College was $38,770 per year.

The third-ranked school in Washington State that has a psychology 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 276 students from its psychology programs. Tuition at Washington State University was $9,489 per year.


If you choose to attend a Washington State psychology school, average tuition will be $18,982 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $6,622 per year to $38,770 per year. The Washington State psychology 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 psychology 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 psychology degree from a Washington State school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of Washington State psychology professionals:

  1. King County - 870 psychology professionals
  2. Pierce County - 410 psychology professionals
  3. Spokane County - 200 psychology professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of psychology professionals in the state of Washington State will grow to 4,150. This would require a 14% growth in the profession.


psychology professionals in Washington State make an average of $75,695 per year. However, Washington State psychology professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $32,460 per year to more than $113,490 per year in 2010. The counties in Washington State with the highest average salary for psychology professionals are:

  1. Pierce County - $78,890 per year
  2. Thurston County - $78,380 per year
  3. King County - $74,355 per year

On average, psychology professionals earn the least in the following Washington State counties:

  1. Columbia County - $61,970 per year
  2. Cowlitz County - $63,450 per year
  3. Kitsap County - $64,330 per year

On average, the highest paid psychology professionals in Washington State were:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $78,250 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $73,140 per year

The psychology professionals with lowest average salaries in Washington State were:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $78,250 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $73,140 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in Washington State
  • Master's Degree in Psychology in Washington State
  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology 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
7,680 miles from location City University of Seattle Bellevue WA 10.3031 n/a 3,204
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
7,687 miles from location Antioch University Seattle Seattle WA 8.7094 100% 996
7,680 miles from location Bastyr University Kenmore WA 6.60214 n/a 918
7,687 miles from location University of Phoenix-Western Washington Campus Seattle WA 9.30665 n/a 603
7,688 miles from location Argosy University-Seattle Seattle WA 1.36146 n/a 487
7,687 miles from location Mars Hill Graduate School Seattle WA 0.0326307 n/a 273
7,671 miles from location Trinity Lutheran College Everett WA 25.7832 27% 113

Curious what studying Psychology 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)
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists + 1,940 $73,140 -8.9%
Psychologists, All Other + 290 $78,250 107.1%

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