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Schools Offering Finance Programs in Washington State

Around 0.4% of Washington State's graduates graduate from finance degree programs every year. That means an estimated 720 finance professionals graduate from Washington State's 14 finance schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State that has a finance 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. In 2010, University of Washington-Seattle Campus graduated 203 students from its finance program. University of Washington-Seattle Campus charged in-state students $8,701 in tuition fees per year.

Washington State University, which is located in Pullman, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a finance program. It received a ranking of 27th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Washington State University graduated 124 students from its finance program. Washington State University charged in-state students $9,489 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Washington State with a finance program is Western Washington University, which is located in Bellingham. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. In 2010, Western Washington University graduated 72 students from its finance programs. Tuition at Western Washington University was $6,858 per year.


Finance schools in Washington State, charge students an average tuition of $14,260 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,825 per year, or as little as $2,610 per year. The Washington State finance schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year
  2. Pacific Lutheran University - located in Tacoma, students are charged $29,200 per year
  3. Seattle Pacific University - located in Seattle, students are charged $28,965 per year

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

  1. Spokane Falls Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Walla Walla Community College - located in Walla Walla, students are charged $3,390 per year
  3. Eastern Washington University - located in Cheney, students are charged $6,622 per year

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

finance graduates in Washington State can go into a variety of professions such as auditor, financial quantitative analyst, financial examiner, credit analyst, and sales agent. In 2010, there were 50,500 finance professional working in Washington State, including 2,460 budget analysts, 20,420 auditors, and 3,410 financial quantitative analysts. In Washington State, the largest numbers of finance professional work in the following counties:

  1. King County - 29,880 finance professionals
  2. Spokane County - 3,790 finance professionals
  3. Pierce County - 3,410 finance professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of finance professionals is expected to grow by 4% by 2018. There are projected to be 67,780 finance professionals working in Washington State then. Of these 67,780 finance professionals, the government predicts that 2,990 will be budget analysts, 30,040 will be auditors, and 4,370 will be financial quantitative analysts.


finance professionals in Washington State earn $70,698 per year on average. However, Washington State finance professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $25,090 per year to more than $164,220 per year in 2010. Finance professionals in the following Washington State counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Skagit County - $78,503 per year
  2. Adams County - $77,800 per year
  3. Chelan County - $76,567 per year

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

  1. Cowlitz County - $58,673 per year
  2. Whatcom County - $61,304 per year
  3. Thurston County - $62,683 per year

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

  1. Branch Financial Manager - $111,070 per year
  2. Loan Officer - $75,990 per year
  3. Sales Agent - $75,790 per year

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

  1. Financial Quantitative Analyst - $63,510 per year
  2. Loan Counselor - $37,420 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Finance in Washington State
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance in Washington State
  • Master's Degree in Finance in Washington State

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Accountants and Auditors 20,420 $65,230 -10.8%
Financial Managers 11,210 $111,070 48.9%
Loan Officers 6,150 $75,990 -17.2%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 4,290 $75,790 -10.3%
Financial Specialists, All Other 3,410 $63,510 -4.5%
Budget Analysts 2,460 $70,530 31.6%
Credit Analysts 990 $65,360 -5.7%
Financial Examiners 690 $67,460 122.6%
Credit Counselors 500 $37,420 400.0%
Economists 380 $74,620 -30.9%

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