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Schools Offering Science Programs in Washington State


Approximately 4.3% of graduates in of Washington State receive science degrees every year. That means an estimated 7,005 science professionals graduate from Washington State's 51 science schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State with a science program is University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which is located in Seattle. In 2010, it was ranked 13th nationwide. 2,227 students graduated with a degree in science 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 science program is Whitman College, which is located in Walla Walla. In 2010, it was ranked 21st nationwide. 108 students graduated with degree in science 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 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 1,301 students from its science programs. Washington State University charged in-state students $9,489 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Washington State's science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $10,423 per year, though tuition can range from $38,770 per year to $2,610 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Washington State science schools were charged at the following schools:

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

  1. Spokane Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Spokane Falls Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  3. Olympic College - located in Bremerton, students are charged $3,006 per year

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

Many Washington State science graduates become a environmental scientist, biology professor, science professor, biophysics scientist , and chemist. Washington State had 13,220 science professionals in 2010. 220 of these science professionals were life scientists, 3,880 were environmental scientists, and 920 were biology professors. In Washington State, the largest numbers of science professional work in the following counties:

  1. King County - 8,210 science professionals
  2. Benton County - 1,230 science professionals
  3. Thurston County - 610 science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of science professionals in Washington State will grow by 18%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 13,400 science professionals working in Washington State. The greatest growth for science professional is predicted to be amongst Clinical Research Scientists, who are expected to increase by 30% by 2018.

Salary

science professionals in Washington State earn $77,989 per year on average. However, Washington State science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $29,260 per year to more than $162,980 per year in 2010. On average science professional earn the most in the following Washington State counties:

  1. Benton County - $89,980 per year
  2. King County - $86,539 per year
  3. Whatcom County - $71,257 per year

The Washington State counties with the lowest average salary for science professionals are:

  1. Skagit County - $50,590 per year
  2. Chelan County - $53,670 per year
  3. Yakima County - $55,500 per year

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

  1. Biophysics Scientist - $104,540 per year
  2. Life Scientist - $97,540 per year
  3. Biology Professor - $78,640 per year

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

  1. Science Professor - $66,780 per year
  2. Animal Scientist - $56,440 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Science in Washington State
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science in Washington State
  • Master's Degree in Science in Washington State
  • Doctoral Degree in Science in Washington State
  • Certificate in Science in Washington State

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 4,600 $73,040 39.4%
2
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 3,880 $72,590 16.5%
3
Chemists 1,910 $74,340 64.7%
4
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 920 $78,640 7.0%
5
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 820 $66,780
6
Physicists 780 $104,540 50.0%
7
Life Scientists, All Other 220 $97,540
8
Animal Scientists 90 $56,440
 

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