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Education in Washington State

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Schools Offering Education Programs in Washington State

Each year, approximately 1.7% of Washington State graduates receive degrees in education. Thus, Washington State's 39 education schools put out approximately 2,751 education professionals 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 education program. It is located in Seattle. 153 students graduated with a degree in education 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 education program is Washington State University, which is located in Pullman. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. In 2010, 797 students graduated from Washington State University education program. Washington State University charged in-state students $9,489 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Washington State with a education program is Western Washington University, which is located in Bellingham. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. In 2010, Western Washington University graduated 262 students from its education programs. Students at Western Washington University paid $6,858 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Washington State's education schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $11,085 per year, though tuition can range from $37,225 per year to $2,610 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Washington State education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Puget Sound - located in Tacoma, students are charged $37,225 per year
  2. Gonzaga University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,925 per year
  3. Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year

The following Washington State education schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Spokane Falls Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Spokane Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  3. Tacoma Community College - located in Tacoma, students are charged $3,019 per year

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

education graduates in Washington State can go into a variety of professions such as postsecondary vocational teacher, social science teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, and business teacher. If you decide to work as an education professional in Washington State, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 60,750 Washington State education professional as of 2010. This number includes 2,220 instructional coordinators, 5,780 postsecondary vocational teachers, and 70 social science teachers. In Washington State, the largest numbers of education professional work in the following counties:

  1. King County - 22,450 education professionals
  2. Pierce County - 7,240 education professionals
  3. Spokane County - 4,430 education professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of education professionals in Washington State will grow by 11%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 59,410 education professionals working in Washington State. The greatest growth for education professional is predicted to be amongst Kindergarten Teachers, who are expected to increase by 13% by 2018.


On average, education professionals earn a salary of $66,157 per year in Washington State state. In 2010, however, some Washington State education professional earned as little as less than $20,370 per year or as much as more than $149,560 per year. Education professionals in the following Washington State counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Whatcom County - $65,871 per year
  2. King County - $64,877 per year
  3. Columbia County - $59,230 per year

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

  1. Yakima County - $51,020 per year
  2. Clallam County - $51,940 per year
  3. Kitsap County - $52,438 per year

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

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $127,850 per year
  2. Business Teacher - $75,570 per year
  3. Computer Science Teacher - $73,250 per year

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

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $49,370 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $44,160 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Washington State statistics regarding a career in education. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as teaching or elementary education.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 27,390 $57,760 13.3%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 11,360 $58,490 -16.3%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 5,780 $56,680 0.0%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 3,350 $44,160 8.4%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,870 $127,850
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 2,350 $49,370 -15.8%
Instructional Coordinators 2,220 $61,530 25.4%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,390 $54,920 3.7%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 1,280 $75,570 9.4%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 820 $66,780
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 720 $71,100 -4.0%
Education Administrators, All Other 520 $70,280 48.6%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 480 $73,250 -22.6%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 150 $59,270 7.1%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 70 $65,340

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