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Washington

State of Washington

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Named for George Washington.

NICKNAME: The Evergreen State.

CAPITAL: Olympia.

ENTERED UNION: 11 November 1889 (42nd).

SONG: "Washington, My Home."

MOTTO: Alki (Chinook for "By and by").

FLAG: The state seal centered on a dark green field.

OFFICIAL SEAL: Portrait of George Washington surrounded by the words "The Seal of the State of Washington 1889."

BIRD: Willow gold-finch.

FISH: Steelhead trout.

FLOWER: Coast rhododendron.

TREE: Western hemlock.

LEGAL HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, 1 January; Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., 3rd Monday in January; Presidents' Day, 2nd Monday in February; Memorial Day, last Monday in May; Independence Day, 4 July; Labor Day, 1st Monday in September; Veterans' Day, 11 November; Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November and the day following; Christmas Day, 25 December.

TIME: 4 AM PST = noon GMT.

LOCATION, SIZE, AND EXTENT

Located on the Pacific coast of the northwestern United States, Washington ranks 20th in size among the 50 states.

The total area of Washington is 66,582 sq mi (176,477 sq km), of which land takes up 66,511 sq mi (172,263 sq km) and inland water 1,627 sq mi (4,214 sq km). The state extends about 360 mi (580 km) e-w and 240 mi (390 km) n-s.

Washington is bounded on the n by the Canadian province of British Columbia (with the northwestern line passing through the Juan de Fuca Strait and the Haro and Georgia straits); on the e by Idaho (with the line in the southwest passing through the Snake River); on the s by Oregon (with most of the line defined by the Columbia River); and on the w by the Pacific Ocean.

Islands of the San Juan group, lying between the Haro and Rosario straits, include Orcas, San Juan, and Lopez; Whidbey is a large island in the upper Puget Sound. The state's boundary length totals 1,099 mi (1,769 km), including 157 mi (253 km) of general coastline; the tidal shoreline extends 3,026 mi (4,870 km). Washington's geographic center is in Chelan County, 10 mi (16 km) wsw of Wenatchee.

TOPOGRAPHY

Much of Washington is mountainous. Along the Pacific coast are the Coast Ranges extending northward from Oregon and California. This chain forms two groups: the Olympic Mountains in the northwest, mainly on the Olympic Peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and Puget Sound, and the Willapa Hills in the southwest. The highest of the Olympic group is Mt. Olympus, at 7,965 ft (2,428 m). About 100 mi (160 km) inward from the Pacific coast is the Cascade Range, extending northward from the Sierra Nevada in California. This chain, 50-100 mi (80-100 km) wide, has peaks generally ranging up to 10,000 ft (3,000 m), except for such volcanic cones as Mt. Adams, Mt. Baker, Glacier Peak, Mt. St. Helen's, and Mt. Rainier, which at 14,410 ft (4,395 m) is the highest peak in the state. The mean elevation of the state is approximately 1,700 ft (519 m). Sea level at the Pacific Coast is the lowest elevation.

Between the Coast and Cascade ranges lies a long, troughlike depressionthe Western Corridorwhere most of Washington's major cities are concentrated. The northern section of this lowland is carved by Puget Sound, a complex, narrow arm of the Pacific wending southward for about 80 mi (130 km) and covering an area of 561 sq mi (1,453 sq km). Of all the state's other major regions, only south-central Washington, forming part of the Columbia Plateau, is generally flat.

The Cascade volcanoes were dormant, for the most part, during the second half of the 19th century and most of the 20th. Early in 1980, however, Mt. St. Helen's began to show ominous signs of activity. On 18 May, the volcano exploded, blasting more than 1,300 ft (400 m) off a mountain crest that had been 9,677 ft (2,950 m) high. Tremendous plumes of steam and ash were thrust into the stratosphere, where prevailing winds carried volcanic dust thousands of miles eastward. The areas immediately surrounding Mt. St. Helen's were deluged with ash and mudflows, choking local streams and lakes, particularly Spirit Lake. About 150 sq mi (388 sq km) of trees and brush were destroyed; the ash fall also damaged crops in neighboring agricultural areas and made highway travel extremely hazardous. The eruption left 57 people dead or missing. Eruptions of lesser severity followed the main outburst; the mountain continued to pose a serious danger to life in the area as the estimated cost of the damage to property, crops, and livestock approached $3 billion. Another minor eruption, on 14 May 1984, shot ash 4 mi (6 km) high and caused a small mudflow down the mountain's flanks, but no injuries or other damage occurred. East of the Cascade Range, much of Washington is a plateau underlain by ancient basalt lava flows. In the northeast are the Okanogan Highlands; in the southeast, the Blue Mountains and the Palouse Hills. All these uplands form extensions of the Rocky Mountain system.

Among Washington's numerous rivers, the longest and most powerful is the Columbia, entering Washington from Canada in the northeast corner and flowing for more than 1,200 mi (1,900 km) across the heart of the state and then along the Oregon border to the Pacific. In average discharge, the Columbia ranks second only to the Mississippi, with 262,000 cu ft (7,400 cu m) per second. Washington's other major river, the Snake, enters the state from Idaho in the southeast and flows generally westward, meeting the Columbia River near Pasco.

Washington has numerous lakes, of which the largest is the artificial Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake, covering 123 sq mi (319 sq km). Washington has some 90 dams, providing water storage, flood control, and hydroelectric power. One of the largest and most famous dams in the United States is Grand Coulee on the upper Columbia River, measuring 550 ft (168 m) high and 4,173 ft (1,272 m) long, with a storage capacity of more than 9.7 million acre-ft (11,960 cu m).

CLIMATE

The Cascade Mountains divide Washington not only topographically but also climatically. Despite its northerly location, western Washington is as mild as the middle and southeastern Atlantic coast; it is also one of the rainiest regions in the world. Eastern Washington, on the other hand, has a much more continental climate, characterized by cold winters, hot summers, and sparse rainfall. Since the prevailing winds are from the west, the windward (western) slopes of the state's major mountains intercept most of the atmospheric moisture and precipitate it as rain or snow. Certain coastal areas, receiving more than 200 in (500 cm) of rain a year, support dense stands of timber in a temperate rain forest. But in the dry southeastern quadrant, there are sagebrush deserts.

Average January temperatures in western Washington range from a minimum of 20°f (7°c) on the western slope of the Cascades to a maximum of 48°f (9°c) along the Pacific coast; July temperatures range from a minimum of 44°f (7°c) on the western slope of the Cascades to a maximum of 80°f (27°c) in the foothills. In the east the temperature ranges are much more extreme: in January, from 8°f (13°c) in the northeastern Cascades to 40°f (4°c) on the southeastern plateau; in July, from 48°f (9°c) on the eastern slope of the Cascades to 92°f (33°c) in the south-central portion of the state. The normal daily average temperature in Seattle is 53°f (11°c), ranging from 41°f (5°c) in January to 65°f (18°c) in July; Spokane averages 48°f (8°c), ranging from 26°f (3°c) in January to 69°f (20°c) in July. The lowest temperature ever recorded in the state is 48°f (44°c), set at Mazama and Winthrop on 30 December 1968; the highest, at Ice Harbor Dam on 5 August 1961, was 118°f (48°c).

In Seattle average annual precipitation is about 34 in (86 cm), falling most heavily from October through March; in the same period, Spokane receives an average of only 16.9 in (42 cm) annually, more than half of that from November through February. Snowfall in Seattle averages 7.1 in (18 cm) annually; in Spokane, 50.4 in (128 cm). Paradise Ranger Station holds the North American record for the most snowfall in one season, when 1,122 in (2,850 cm) of snow fell during the winter of 197172. High mountain peaks, such as Mt. Adams, Mt. Baker, and Mt. Rainier, have permanent snowcaps or snowfields of up to 100 ft (30 m) deep.

FLORA AND FAUNA

More than 1,300 plant species have been identified in Washington. Sand strawberries and beach peas are found among the dunes while fennel and spurry grow in salt marshes; greasewood and sagebrush predominate in the desert regions of the Columbia Plateau. Conifers include Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, western hemlock, and Alaska cedar; big-leaf maple, red alder, black cottonwood, and western yew are among the characteristic deciduous trees. Wild flowers include the deerhead orchid and wake-robin; the western rhododendron is the state flower. In April 2006, nine plant species were listed as threatened or endangered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, including golden paintbrush, Nelson's checker-mallow, Kincaid's lupine, Spalding's catchfly, Ute ladies' tresses, water howelia, Bradshaw's desert-parsley, showy stickseed, Wenatchee and Mountains checkermallow.

Forest and mountain regions support Columbia black-tailed and mule deer, elk, and black bear; the Roosevelt elk, named after President Theodore Roosevelt, is indigenous to the Olympic Mountains. Other native mammals are the Canadian lynx, red fox, and red western bobcat. Smaller native mammalswestern fisher, raccoon, muskrat, porcupine, marten, and minkare plentiful. The whistler (hoary) marmot is the largest rodent. Game birds include the ruffed grouse, bobwhite quail, and ring-necked pheasant. Sixteen varieties of owl have been identified; other birds of prey include the prairie falcon, sparrow hawk, and golden eagle. The bald eagle is more numerous in Washington than in any other state except Alaska. Washington is also a haven for marsh, shore, and water birds.

Various salmon species thrive in coastal waters and along the Columbia River, and the octopus, hair seal, and sea lion inhabit Puget Sound. Many of the state's wetlands (covering about 2% of the land area) serve as nurseries and feeding sites for steelhead trout as well as salmon.

Animals driven away from the slopes of Mt. St. Helen's by the volcanic eruption in 1980 have largely returned; more than 25 species of mammals and over 100 species of birds have been observed inhabiting the mountain again. The number of elk and deer in the vicinity was roughly the same as prior to the eruption although the mountain goat population reportedly had been killed off. Earlier, on 17 August 1982, the Mt. St. Helen's National Volcanic Monument was created by an act of Congress; it includes about 110,000 acres (44,500 hectares) of the area that had been devastated by the original eruption.

In April 2006, 27 animal species (vertebrates and invertebrates) were listed as threatened or endangered in Washington, including the Columbian white-tailed deer, woodland caribou, short-tailed albatross, brown pelican, pygmy rabbit, humpback whale, eight species of salmon, and two species (green and leatherback) of sea turtle.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The mission of the Department of Ecology (established in 1970) is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington's environment and promote the wise management of its air, land, and water for the benefit of current and future generations. To fulfill this mission, the Department of Ecology: administers permit and authorization programs which ensure that pollutant discharges, waste management and cleanup, and resource uses are properly controlled; provides technical assistance on pollution control or resource development issues; and provides financial assistance through grant and loan programs to local governments for waste water and solid waste facilities. The Department of Ecology also reviews federal and state actions and plans for consistency with state laws and regulations for natural resource protection, maintains an ongoing program to monitor the quality of air and water resources, hazardous waste management, and toxic and nuclear cleanup actions; and reviews local government-permitting actions relating to the state's shorelands and to solid waste facilities. Furthermore, the Department of Ecology directly administers an automobile inspection program for the Seattle, Vancouver (Washington), and Spokane areas, an Estuarine Sanctuary program at Padilla Bay, the Conservation Corps employment program, and the Youth Corps litter control program.

Among other state agencies with environmental responsibilities are the State Conservation Commission, Environmental Hearings Office, State Parks and Recreation Commission, Department of Health, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Department of Natural Resources.

Principal air pollutants in the state are particulate emissions, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, lead, and dioxides of nitrogen. Fuel combustion and industrial processes are responsible for most of the first two pollutants, transportation (especially the automobile) for most of the last four. Significant progress has been made since 1988 in reducing the amount of pollutants released to the air. In 1988, the total number of days air quality did not meet health standards was 25. In 1994, the total number of days was 15, and by 1999, the total had been reduced to seven days. In 1990, more than two million people were exposed to air that violated federal standards, but by 1999, the number had been reduced to 112,000.

More than 6,500 sites in Washington are suspected or confirmed to be contaminated with toxic chemicals. At the Hanford Nuclear Site alone, contamination includes 1,500 places where radioactive and chemical wastes were disposed to the soil. From 19902002, cleanup was completed (or nearly completed) at a majority of the high-priority sites. In 2003, 22.9 million lb of toxic chemicals were released in the state.

Washington state has one of the highest overall recycling rates in the United States. In the mid-1980s, Bellingham began the state's first curbside recycling collection program. Seattle soon started its own program after being forced to close a municipal landfill and facing fierce opposition to construction of a garbage incinerator. In 1989, the state legislature passed the Waste-Not Washington Act, which defined a clear solid-waste management strategy and set a recycling goal of 50%; while this had not been achieved as of 2003, the rate of 40% was reported in 1995, with 37% reported for 2001. (The national average is 30%.) In 2003, Washington had 236 hazardous waste sites listed in the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) database, 46 of which were on the National Priorities List as of 2006, including the Bangor Naval Submarine Base, Fairchild Air Force Base, and the Seattle Municipal Land-fill. In 2005, the EPA spent over $4.8 million through the Super-fund program for the cleanup of hazardous waste sites in the state. The same year, federal EPA grants awarded to the state included $18.7 million for the clean water state revolving fund. A grant of $208,400 was awarded for assessment and response to the problem of declining oxygen levels in the Hood Canal.

POPULATION

Washington ranked 14th in population in the United States with an estimated total of 6,287,759 in 2005, an increase of 6.7% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, Washington's population grew from 4,866,692 to 5,894,121, an increase of 21.1%, making it one of the nation's 10 fastest-growing states. The population is projected to reach 6.9 million by 2015 and 7.9 million by 2025. The population density in 2004 was 93.2 persons per sq mi. In 2004 the median age was 36.4. Persons under 18 years old accounted for 24% of the population while 11.3% was age 65 or older.

Most Washingtonians live in the Western Corridor, a broad strip in western Washington running north-south between the Coast and Cascade ranges. The leading city in the Western Corridor is Seattle, with an estimated 2004 population of 571,480. Other leading cities with their 2004 population estimates are Spokane, 196,721; Tacoma, 196,094; Vancouver, 155,053; and Bellevue, 116,914. The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area had an estimated 2004 population of 3,166,828.

ETHNIC GROUPS

Washington is ethnically and racially heterogeneous. As of 2000, foreign-born Washingtonians made up 10.4% of the state's population (614,457), up from 6.6% in 1990. The largest minority group consists of Hispanics and Latinos, numbering 441,509, or 7.5% of the state population, according to the 2000 census, more than double the 1990 figure of 215,000. In 2004, 8.5% of the total population was Hispanic or Latino. Most of the state's Spanish-speaking residents have arrived since World War II. Black Americans numbered 190,267 in 2000. In 2004, 3.5% of the population was black. Black immigration dates largely from World War II and postwar recruitment for defense-related industries.

Japanese-Americans have been farmers and small merchants in Washington throughout the 20th century. During World War II, the Nisei (Japanese Americans) of Washington were deported to internment camps. Chinese-Americans, imported as laborers in the mid-1800s, endured a wave of mob violence during the 1880s. As of 2000, the Asian population was estimated at 322,335, up from 281,000 in 1996. According to the 1990 census, there were 65,373 Filipinos, 35,985 Japanese, 59,914 Chinese, 46,880 Koreans, and 46,149 Vietnamese, up from 17,004 in 1990. Pacific Islanders numbered 23,953 in 2000, including 8,049 Samoans and 4,883 native Hawaiians. Immigration from Southeast Asia was an important demographic factor during the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 2004, 6.3% of the population was Asian, and 0.5% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

There were 93,301 American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts living in Washington in 2000, the eighth-highest total in the nation. In 2004, 1.6% of the population was American Indian or Alaskan Native. Indian lands in the state cover some 2.5 million acres (1 million hectares). The Yakama reservation had a population of 31,799 in 2000. A dispute developed in the 1970s over Indian fishing rights in the Puget Sound area; a decision in 1974 by US District Judge George Boldt that two 120-year-old treaties guaranteed the Indians 50% of the salmon catch in certain rivers was essentially upheld by the US Supreme Court in 1979.

In 2004, 2.9% of the population reported origin of two or more races.

LANGUAGES

Early settlers took from Chinook jargon some words like potlatch (gift-dispensing feast), skookum (strong), and tillicum (friend). Other language influences came from the many Indian tribes inhabiting Washington, especially such place-names as Chehalis, Walla Walla, Puyallup, Humptulips, and Spokane. Northern and Midland dialects dominate, with Midland strongest in eastern Washington and the Bellingham area, Northern elsewhere. In the urban areas, minor eastern variants have been lost; in rural sections, however, older people have preserved such terms as johnnycake (corn bread) and mouth organ (harmonica). One survey showed Northern quarter to dominant in the state with 81%, with Midland quarter till having only a 5% response; Northern angleworm (earthworm) had 63%, but Midland fishworm and fishing worm only 17%. The north coast of the Olympic Peninsula, settled by New Englanders who sailed around Cape Horn, retains New England /ah/ in glass and aunt. In Seattle, fog and frog are Midland /fawg/ and /frawg/, but on is Northern /ahn/; cot and caught sound alike, as in Midland; but the final /y/, as in city and pretty, has the Northern /ee/ sound rather than the Midland short /i/ as in pit.

In 2000, English was the language spoken at home by 86% of Washington residents five years old and older, down from 91% in 1990.

The following table gives selected statistics from the 2000 Census for language spoken at home by persons five years old and over. The category "Other Pacific Island languages" includes Chamorro, Hawaiian, Ilocano, Indonesian, and Samoan. The category "Other Slavic languages" includes Czech, Slovak, and Ukrainian. The category "African languages" includes Amharic, Ibo, Twi, Yoruba, Bantu, Swahili, and Somali. The category "Scandinavian languages" includes Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

LANGUAGE NUMBER PERCENT
Population 5 years and over 5,501,398 100.0
  Speak only English 4,730,512 86.0
  Speak a language other than English 770,886 14.0
Speak a language other than English 770,886 14.0
  Spanish or Spanish Creole 321,490 5.8
  Chinese 48,459 0.9
  Tagalog 41,674 0.8
  Vietnamese 39,829 0.7
  German 39,702 0.7
  Korean 39,522 0.7
  Russian 31,339 0.6
  Japanese 24,055 0.4
  French (incl. Patois, Cajun) 22,385 0.4
  Other Pacific Island languages 16,199 0.3
  Other Slavic languages 15,596 0.3
  Mon-Khmer, Cambodian 14,559 0.3
  African languages 12,420 0.2
  Scandinavian languages 10,695 0.2

RELIGIONS

First settled by Protestant missionaries, Protestant denominations were only slightly predominant among the religiously active population in 2000. The leading denominations that year were the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), 178,000; Assemblies of God, 105,692; the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 127,854; the United Methodist Church, 76,648; and the Presbyterian Church USA, 74,338. In 2004, there were 705,732 Roman Catholics in the state, with about 550,450 belonging to the archdiocese of Seattle. In 2000, there were an estimated 43,500 Jews, and about 15,550 Muslims. Over 3.9 million people (about 67% of the population) were not counted as members of any religious organization.

Aglow International, a Christian women's organization, has its worldwide headquarters in Edmonds. The US office of the World Evangelical Alliance is located in Seattle.

TRANSPORTATION

As of 2003, the state of Washington had 3,576 rail mi (5,757 km) of railroad lines. In that same year, farm products were the top commodities carried by rail that terminated in the state, while mixed freight was the top commodity carried by rail that originated in the state. Washington is served by a total of 19 railroads, of which two are Class I lines. As of 2006, Amtrak provided service from Seattle down the coast to Los Angeles, and eastward via Spokane to St. Paul, Minnesota, and Chicago.

As of 2004, Washington had 81,216 mi (130,757 km) of public highways, roads, and streets. Principal interstate highways include I-90, connecting Spokane and Seattle, and I-5, proceeding north-south from Vancouver in British Columbia through Seattle and Tacoma to Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. In 2004, the state had 4,504,581 licensed drivers and some 5.623 million registered motor vehicles, including around 3.013 million automobiles.

Washington's principal ports include Seattle, Tacoma, and Anacortes, all part of the Puget Sound area and belonging to the Seattle Customs District. The Ports of Longview, Kalama, and Vancouver, along the Columbia River, are considered part of the Portland (Oregon) Customs District. In 2004, the Port of Seattle handled 23.501 million tons of cargo, while Tacoma handled 26.282 million tons, making them the 37th- and the 30th-busiest ports in the United States, respectively. State-operated ferry systems transported more than 13 million passengers and over 10 million vehicles across Puget Sound annually in the mid-1990s. In 2003, waterborne shipments totaled 106.489 million tons. In 2004, the state of Washington had 1,057 mi (1,701 km) of navigable inland waterways.

In 2005, the state of Washington had a total of 493 public and private-use aviation-related facilities. This included 336 airports, 138 heliports, three STOLports (Short Take-Off and Landing), and 16 seaplane bases. Seattle-Tacoma (SEATAC) International Airport is by far the busiest in the state, with 14,092,285 passengers enplaned in 2004, making it the 16th busiest airport in the United States.

HISTORY

The region now known as the State of Washington has been inhabited for at least 9,000 years, the first Americans having crossed the Bering Strait from Asia and entered North America via the Pacific Northwest. Their earliest known remains in Washingtonburned bison bones and a human skeletondate from approximately 7000 bc. Clovis points, a type of arrowhead, have been unearthed and determined to be approximately 30,000 years old.

The Cascades impeded communications between coastal Indians and those of the eastern plateau, and their material cultures evolved somewhat differently. Coastal Indiansbelonging mainly to the Nootkin and Salishan language familieslived in a land of plenty, with ample fish, shellfish, roots, and berries. Timber was abundant for the construction of dugout canoes, villages with wooden dwellings, and some stationary wooden furniture. Warfare between villages was fairly common, with the acquisition of slaves the primary objective. The coastal Indians also emphasized rank based on wealth, through such institutions as the potlatch, a gigantic feast with extravagant exchanges of gifts. The plateau (or "horse") Indians, on the other hand, paid little attention to class distinctions. Social organization was simpler and intertribal warfare less frequent than on the coast. After the horse reached Washington around 1730, the plateau tribes (mainly of the Shahaptian language group) became largely nomadic, traveling long distances in search of food. Housing was portable, often taking the form of skin or mat teepees. In winter, circular pit houses were dug for protection from the wind and snow.

The first Europeans known to have sailed along the Washington coast were 18th-century Spaniards; stories of earlier voyages to the area by Sir Francis Drake in 1579 and Juan de Fuca in 1592 are largely undocumented. In 1774, Juan Pérez explored the northwestern coastline to the southern tip of Alaska; an expedition led by Bruno Heceta and his assistant, Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra, arrived a year later. Men from this expedition made the first known landing on Washington soil, at the mouth of the Hoh River, but the venture ended in tragedy when the Indians seized the landing boat and killed the Spaniards.

English captain James Cook, on his third voyage of exploration, arrived in the Pacific Northwest in 1778 while searching for a northwest passage across America. He was the first of numerous British explorers and traders to be attracted by the luxuriant fur of the sea otter. Cook was followed in 1792 by another Englishman, George Vancouver, who mapped the Pacific coast and the Puget Sound area. In the same year, an American fur trader and explorer, Captain Robert Gray, discovered the mouth of the Columbia River. As the maritime fur trade began to prosper, overland traders moved toward the Northwest, the most active organizations being the British Hudson's Bay Company and the Canadian North West Company.

American interest in the area also increased. Several US maritime explorers had already visited the Northwest when President Thomas Jefferson commissioned an overland expedition to inspect the territory acquired from France through the Louisiana Purchase (1803). That expedition, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, first sighted the Pacific Ocean in early November 1805 from the north bank of the Columbia River in what is now Pacific County. In time, as reports of the trip became known, a host of British and American fur traders followed portions of their route to the Pacific coast, and the interest of missionaries was excited. In 1831, a delegation visited Clark in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was then superintendent of Indian affairs, to persuade him to send teachers who could instruct the Indians in the Christian religion. When news of the visit became known, there was an immediate response from the churches.

The first missionaries to settle in Washington were Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, representing the Protestant American Board of Missions; their settlement, at Waiilatpu in southeastern Washington (near present-day Walla Walla), was established in 1836. Although the early Protestant missions had scant success in converting the Indians, the publicity surrounding their activities encouraged other Americans to journey to the Pacific Northwest, and the first immigrant wagons arrived at Waiilatpu in 1840. The Indian population became increasingly hostile to the missionaries, however, and on 29 November 1847, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and 12 other Americans were massacred.

As early as 1843, an American provisional government had been established, embracing the entire Oregon country and extending far into the area that is now British Columbia, Canada. Three years later, after considerable military and diplomatic maneuvering, a US-Canada boundary along the 49th parallel was established by agreement with the British. Oregon Territory, including the present state of Washington, was organized in 1848. In the early 1850s, residents north of the Columbia River petitioned Congress to create a separate "Columbia Territory." The new territorial status was granted in 1853, but at the last minute the name of the territory (which embraced part of present-day Idaho) was changed to Washington.

President Franklin Pierce appointed Isaac I. Stevens as the first territorial governor. Stevens, who served at the same time as a US superintendent of Indian affairs, negotiated a series of treaties with the Northwest Indian tribes, establishing a system of reservations. Although the Indian situation had long been tense, it worsened after the treaties were concluded, and bloody uprisings by the Yakima, Nisqualli, and Cayuse were not suppressed until the late 1850s. Court battles over fishing rights spelled out in those treaties were not substantially resolved until 1980.

On the economic front, discoveries of gold in the Walla Walla area, in British Columbia, and in Idaho brought prosperity to the entire region. The completion in 1883 of the Northern Pacific Railroad line from the eastern United States to Puget Sound encouraged immigration, and Washington's population, only 23,955 in 1870, swelled to 357,232 by 1890. In the political sphere, Washington was an early champion of women's suffrage. The territorial legislature granted women the vote in 1883; however, the suffrage acts were pronounced unconstitutional in 1887.

Cattle and sheep raising, farming, and lumbering were all established by the time Washington became the 42d state in 1889. The Populist movement of the 1890s found fertile soil in Washington, and the financial panic of 1893 further stimulated radical labor and Granger activity. In 1896, the Fusionistsa coalition of Populists, Democrats, and Silver Republicansswept the state. The discovery of gold in the Klondike, for which Seattle was the primary departure point, helped dim the Fusionists' prospects, and for the next three decades the Republican Party dominated state politics.

In 1909 Seattle staged the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, celebrating the Alaska gold rush and Seattle's new position as a major seaport. World War I brought the state several major new military installations, and the Puget Sound area thrived as a shipbuilding center. The war years also saw the emergence of radical labor activities, especially in the shipbuilding and logging industries. Seattle was the national headquarters of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and became, in 1919, the scene of the first general strike in the United States, involving about 60,000 workers. The towns of Centralia and Everett were the sites of violent conflict between the IWW and conservative groups.

Washington's economy was in dire straits during the depression of the 1930s, when the market for forest products and field crops tumbled. The New Deal era brought numerous federally funded public works projects, notably the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams on the Columbia River, providing hydroelectric power for industry and water for the irrigation of desert lands. Eventually, more than one million acres (400,000 hectares) were reclaimed for agricultural production. During World War II, Boeing led the way in establishing the aerospace industry as Washington's primary employer. Also during the war, the federal government built the Hanford Reservation nuclear research center; the Hanford plant was one of the major contractors in the construction of the first atomic bomb and later became a pioneer producer of atomic-powered electricity.

In 1962, "Century 21," the Seattle World's Fair, again promoted the area as the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition had a half-century earlier. The exhibition left Seattle a number of buildingsincluding the Space Needle and Coliseumthat have since been converted into a civic and performing arts center. The 1960s and 1970s, a period of rapid population growth (with Seattle and the Puget Sound area leading the way), also witnessed an effort by government and industry to reconcile the needs of an expanding economy with an increasing public concern for protection of the state's unique natural heritage. An unforeseen environmental hazard emerged in May 1980 with the eruption of Mt. St. Helens and the resultant widespread destruction.

Washington experienced a deep recession in 1979. The industries of logging and lumber, which lost market share to mills in the Southeast and in Canada, were particularly hard hit. Employment in wood products dropped 30% between 1978 and 1982. Nuclear waste also became an issue with the publication of a study in 1985 claiming that plutonium produced at the Hanford bomb fuel facility had leaked into the nearby Columbia River. This claim was confirmed in 1990 by the federal government, which, together with the state, started a cleanup program. The state's economy, strengthened by the expansion of Microsoft Corporation, Boeing, and Weyerhauser Paper in the 1980s, was still hampered by falling agricultural prices and weakness in the timber industry.

Speaker of the House Tom Foley, a Democrat and 30-year Congressional veteran, lost his House seat in the 1994 mid-term elections in which Republicans prevailed in seven of the state's nine Congressional districts.

Washingtonian Gary Locke, a Democrat, was elected the nation's first governor of Chinese heritage in 1996; he won reelection in 2000. Under his administration, the state raised education spending by $1 billion. Locke also signed a welfare reform bill that reduced the number of recipients by one-third. Locke chose not to run for a third term. Christine Gregoire, former Washington attorney general, was elected governor in 2004. In 2005, Gregoire announced Washington's six regional salmon recovery plans were submitted to the federal government. The first listings of salmon in Washington under the federal Endangered Species Act were made in 1991, and within eight years more than 75% of the state had salmon populations listed.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Washington's constitution of 1889, as amended (95 times as of January 2005), continues to govern the state today. The legislative branch consists of a Senate of 49 members elected to four-year terms, and a House of Representatives with 98 members serving two-year terms. Legislators assemble annually in January, meeting for a maximum of 105 calendar days in odd-numbered years and 60 calendar days in even-numbered years. Special sessions, which are limited to 30 calendar days, may be called by a two-thirds vote of the members in each house. Legislators must be US citizens at least 18 years old and qualified voters in their districts. The legislative salary in 2004 was $34,227.

Executives elected statewide are the governor and lieutenant governor (who run separately), secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general, auditor, superintendent of public education, and officers of insurance and public land. The governor and lieutenant governor and serve four-year terms. Candidates for these offices must be US citizens, qualified voters, state residents, and at least 18 years old. As of December 2004, the governor's salary was $139,087.

A bill becomes law if passed by a majority of the elected members of each house and then signed by the governor or left unsigned for five days while the legislature is in session or 20 days after it has adjourned. A two-thirds vote of members present in each house is sufficient to override a gubernatorial veto. Constitutional amendments require a two-thirds vote of the legislature and ratification by the voters at the next general election.

Voters in Washington must be US citizens, at least 18 years old, and residents of the state, their county, and their precinct for at least 30 days prior to election day. Restrictions apply to those convicted of certain crimes and to those judged by the court as mentally incompetent to vote.

POLITICAL PARTIES

Washington never went for a full-fledged Democrat in a presidential election until 1932, when Franklin D. Roosevelt won the first of four successive victories in the state. Until then, Washington had generally voted Republican, the lone exceptions being 1896, when the state's Populist voters carried Washington for William Jennings Bryan, and 1912, when a plurality of the voters chose Theodore Roosevelt on the Progressive ticket.

The rise of the Democratic Party after World War II was linked to the careers of two US senatorsHenry Jackson, who held his seat from 1953 until his death in 1983, and Warren Magnuson, defeated in 1980 after serving since 1945.

During the 1970s and 1980s the state tended to favor Republicans in presidential elections, but Democrats more than held their own in other contests. Washingtonians elected a Democratic governor, Dixy Lee Ray, in 1976, but in 1980 they chose a Republican, John Spellman; in 1984, they returned to the Democratic column, electing Booth Gardner. Mike Lowry, also a Democrat, was elected governor in 1992. He was succeeded, in 1997, by fellow Democrat Gary Locke. Locke was reelected in 2000, but in 2003, announced he would not seek reelection in 2004. Democrat Christine Gregoire won the office in 2004.

In November 2000, Democrat Maria Cantwell was elected to the US Senate. Washington's other senator, Democrat Patty Mur-ray, was elected to a third term in 2004. A stunning Republican victory in the 1994 mid-term elections saw, for the first time since 1860, a sitting Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Thomas S. Foley, lose his seat in the House. The winner was a little-known Republican, George Nethercutt, who called for change and received support from conservative national talk show hosts and former presidential candidate Ross Perot. Nethercutt was reelected in 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002. Following the 2004 elections, three of Washington's nine US Representatives were Republicans; the other six were Democrats. There were 23 Republicans and 26 Democrats serving in the state Senate, and 55 Democrats and 43 Republicans in the state House in mid-2005.

Democratic candidate Al Gore received 50% of Washington's popular vote in the 2000 presidential election; Republican George W. Bush received 45%, and Green Party candidate Ralph Nader garnered 4%. In 2004, Democrat John Kerry won 53% of the vote to 46% for the incumbent Bush. In 2004 there were 2,884,000 registered voters; there is no party registration in the state. The state had 11 electoral votes in the 2004 presidential election.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

As of 2005, Washington had 39 counties, 279 municipal governments, 296 public school districts, and 1,173 special districts, including public utility, library, port, water, hospital, cemetery, and sewer districts.

Counties may establish their own institutions of government by charter; otherwise, the chief governing body is an elected board of commissioners. Other elected officials generally include the sheriff, prosecuting attorney, coroner, auditor, treasurer, and clerk. Cities and towns are governed under the mayor-council or coun-

Washington Presidential Vote by Political Parties, 19482004
YEAR ELECTORAL VOTE WASHINGTON WINNER DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST PROHIBITION SOC. LABOR CONSTITUTION
*Won:US presidential election.
1948 8 *Truman (D) 476,165 386,315 31,692 3,534 6,117 1,113
1952 9 *Eisenhower (R) 492,845 599,107 2,460 6,33 7,290
1956 9 *Eisenhower (R) 523,002 620,430 7,457
1960 9 Nixon(R) 599,298 629,273 10,895 1,401
1964 9 *Johnson (D) 779,699 470,366 7,772
PEACE AND FREEDOM AMERICAN IND.
1968 9 Humphrey (D) 616,037 588,510 1,669 96,900 491
PEOPLE'S LIBERTARIAN AMERICAN
1972 9 *Nixon (R) 568,334 837,135 2,644 1,537 1,102 58,906
1976 9 Ford (R) 717,323 777,732 1,124 5,042 8,585 5,046
CITIZENS SOC. WORKERS
1980 9 *Reagan (R) 650,193 865,244 9,403 29,213 1,137
1984 9 *Reagan (R) 807,352 1,051,670 1,891 8,844
NEW ALLIANCE WORKER'S
1988 9 Dukakis (D) 933,516 903,835 3,520 17,240 1,440 1,290
IND. (Perot) TAXPAYERS NATURAL LAW POPULIST
1992 11 *Clinton (D) 993,037 731,234 541,780 7,533 2,354 2,456 4,854
IND. (Nader)
1996 11 *Clinton (D) 1,123,323 840,712 201,003 12,522 60,322
FREEDOM (Buchanan) GREEN (Nader)
2000 11 Gore (D) 1,247,652 1,108,864 7,171 13,135 103,002 2,927
CONSTITUTION (Peroutka) IND. (Nader) GREEN (Cobb) WORKERS (Parker)
2004 11 Kerry (D) 1,510,201 1,304,894 3,922 11,955 23,283 2,974 1,077

cil-manager systems. Larger cities, Seattle among them, generally have their own charters and elected mayors.

In 2005, local government accounted for about 212,591 full-time (or equivalent) employment positions.

STATE SERVICES

To address the continuing threat of terrorism and to work with the federal Department of Homeland Security, homeland security in Washington operates under the authority of the governor; the adjutant general is designated as the state homeland security advisor.

The Public Disclosure Commission, consisting of five members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate, provides disclosure of financial data in connection with political campaigns, lobbyists' activities, and the holdings of elected officials and candidates for public office. Each house of the legislature has its own board of ethics.

Public education in Washington is governed by a Board of Education and superintendent of public instruction; the Higher Education Coordinating Board coordinates the state's higher educational institutions. The Department of Transportation oversees the construction and maintenance of highways, bridges, and ferries and assists locally owned airports.

The Department of Social and Health Services, the main human resources agency, oversees programs for adult corrections, juvenile rehabilitation, public and mental health, Medicaid, nursing homes, income maintenance, and vocational rehabilitation. Also involved in human resources activities are the Human Rights Commission, Department of Labor and Industries, Employment Security Department, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Public protection services are provided by the Washington State Patrol, the Division of Emergency Management (civil defense), and the Military Department (Army and Air National Guard).

JUDICIAL SYSTEM

The state's highest court, the Supreme Court, consists of nine justices serving six-year terms. Three justices are elected by nonpartisan ballot in each even-numbered year. The Chief Justice is elected to a four-year term by members of the court. The courts' senior judge holds the title of associate chief justice. Appeals of superior court decisions are usually heard in the court of appeals, whose 21 judges are elected to staggered six-year terms. The superior courts are the state's felony trial courts. There are 176 district and municipal courts; they hear traffic and misdemeanor matters.

As of 31 December 2004, a total of 16,614 prisoners were held in the state of Washington's state and federal prisons, an increase from 16,148 of 2.9% from the previous year. As of year-end 2004, a total of 1,330 inmates were female, up from 1,288 or 3.3% from the year before. Among sentenced prisoners (one year or more), the state of Washington had an incarceration rate of 264 per 100,000 population in 2004.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington state in 2004, had a violent crime rate (murder/nonnegligent manslaughter; forcible rape; robbery; aggravated assault) of 343.8 reported incidents per 100,000 population, or a total of 21,330 reported incidents. Crimes against property (burglary; larceny/theft; and motor vehicle theft) in that same year totaled 300,837 reported incidents or 4,849.2 reported incidents per 100,000 people. Washington has a death penalty which allows the condemned the option of lethal injection or hanging. From 1976 through 5 May 2006, the state has carried out four executions, the most recent taking place in August 2001. As of 1 January 2006, Washington had 10 inmates on death row.

In 2003, the state of Washington spent $381,988,278 on homeland security, an average of $61 per state resident.

ARMED FORCES

In 2004, there were 37,906 active-duty military personnel and 23,433 civilian personnel stationed in Washington, nearly half of whom were at Fort Lewis near Tacoma. Other chief facilities in Washington include a Trident nuclear submarine base at Bangor, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, McChord Air Force Base (Tacoma), and Fairchild Air Force Base (Airway Heights). In 2004, federal defense contract awards totaled more than $3.3 billion, and defense payroll outlays were $5.3 billion.

In 2003, there were 632,929 veterans living in Washington, of whom 69,756 saw service during World War II; 55,166 in the Korean conflict; 205,783 during the Vietnam era; and 109,183 in the Persian Gulf War. In 2004, the Veterans Administration expended more than $1.6 billion in pensions, medical assistance, and other major veterans' benefits.

In 2004, the Washington State Patrol employed 1,054 full-time sworn officers.

MIGRATION

The first overseas immigrants to reach Washington were Chinese laborers, imported during the 1860s; Chinese continued to arrive into the 1880s, when mob attacks on Chinese homes forced the territorial government to put Seattle under martial law and call in federal troops to restore order. The 1870s and 1880s brought an influx of immigrants from western Europeespecially Germany, Scandinavia, and the Netherlandsand from Russia and Japan.

In recent decades, Washington has benefited from a second migratory wave even more massive than the first. From 1970 to 1980, the state ranked seventh among the states in net migration with a gain of 719,000. From 1985 to 1990, the net migration gain was 317,832 (sixth among the states). Many of those new residents were drawn from other states by Washington's defense-and trade-related industries. In addition, many immigrants from Southeast Asia arrived during the late 1970s. Between 1990 and 1998, Washington had net gains of 374,000 in domestic migration and 121,000 in international migration. In 1996, the foreign-born population totaled 386,000, or 7% of the state's total population. In 1998, 16,920 immigrants from foreign countries entered Washington, the seventh-highest total of any state for that year. Of that total, 4,129 came from Mexico, 1,159 from the Philippines, and 940 from Vietnam. In the period 200005, net international migration was 134,242 and net internal migration was 80,974, for a net gain of 215,216 people.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION

Washington participates in the Columbia River Gorge Compact (with Oregon), Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Western Interstate Corrections Compact, Western Interstate Energy Compact, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Northwest Power and Conservation Council (with Idaho, Montana, and Oregon), Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Parolees and Probationers, Agreement on Qualification of Educational Personnel, Interstate Compact on Placement of Children, Multistate Tax Compact, and Driver License Compact, among other interstate bodies. The state has one boundary compact with Oregon. Federal grants in fiscal year 2001 totaled over $6.7 billion. Mirroring a national trend, that figure declined to $6.213 billion in fiscal year 2005, an estimated $6.232 billion in fiscal year 2006, and an estimated $6.414 billion in fiscal year 2007.

ECONOMY

The mainstays of Washington's economy are services, financial institutions, manufacturing (especially aerospace equipment, shipbuilding, food processing, and wood products), agriculture, lumbering, and tourism. Between 1971 and 1984, employment increased in such sectors as lumber and wood products, metals and machinery, food processing, trade, services, and government, while decreasing in aerospace, which remains, nevertheless, the state's single leading industry. The eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980 had an immediate negative impact on the forestry industry, already clouded by a slowdown in housing construction, crop growing, and the tourist trade. Foreign trade, especially with Canada and Japan, was an important growth sector during the 1990s. Leading manufacturers have been the Boeing Aerospace Co. and Microsoft, Inc, although Boeing moved its headquarters to Chicago in 2001. In the 1990s, state economic growth was robust, with annual rates soaring to 9.6% in 1998 and 8.6% in 1999, before moderating to 4.6% in 2000. However, the driving forces in Washington's economy, the high-tech computer and aerospace sectors, became the main source of its troubles after the collapse of the dot.com bubble on the stock market in 2001 and after the terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001. Growth fell to 2.2% in 2001, and by the end of 2002, all sectors except government and financial services (including insurance and real estate) had lost jobs. In December 2002, Washington's unemployment rate of 6.8% was higher than all states except its neighbor, Oregon, and Alaska. Already having problems before 9/11, Boeing cut its workforce 18% in 2002, announcing plans to cut more jobs and/or relocate its operations out of Washington. In addition, Spokane continued to suffer the adverse effects of the bankruptcy of Kaiser Aluminum. But it was the job losses in the high-paid dot. com, high-tech, and aerospace sectors that had disproportionate impacts on personal income in Washington.

In 2004, Washington's gross state product (GSP) was $261.546 billion, of which the real estate sector accounted for the largest share at $38.797 billion or 14.8% of GSP, followed by manufacturing (durable and nondurable goods) at $22.955 billion (8.7% of GSP), and health care and social assistance at $17.182 billion (6.5% of GSP). In that same year, there were an estimated 529,863 small businesses in the state of Washington. Of the 198,635 businesses that had employees, an estimated total of 194,951 or 98.1% were small companies. An estimated 31,955 new businesses were established in the state in 2004, down 11.6% from the year before. Business terminations that same year came to 47,141, up 33.4% from 2003. There were 665 business bankruptcies in 2004, down 9.8% from the previous year. In 2005, the state's personal bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13) filing rate was 656 filings per 100,000 people, ranking the state of Washington as the 16th highest in the nation.

INCOME

In 2005 Washington had a gross state product (GSP) of $269 billion which accounted for 2.2% of the nation's gross domestic product and placed the state at number 14 in highest GSP among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2004 Washington had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $35,041. This ranked 13th in the United States and was 106% of the national average of $33,050. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of PCPI was 4.3%. Washington had a total personal income (TPI) of $217,503,197,000, which ranked 15th in the United States and reflected an increase of 7.9% from 2003. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of TPI was 5.8%. Earnings of persons employed in Washington increased from $157,846,074,000 in 2003 to $167,346,671,000 in 2004, an increase of 6.0%. The 200304 national change was 6.3%.

The US Census Bureau reports that the three-year average median household income for 2002 to 2004 in 2004 dollars was $48,688 compared to a national average of $44,473. During the same period an estimated 11.7% of the population was below the poverty line as compared to 12.4% nationwide.

LABOR

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in April 2006 the seasonally adjusted civilian labor force in Washington 3,346,700, with approximately 157,700 workers unemployed, yielding an unemployment rate of 4.7%, compared to the national average of 4.7% for the same period. Preliminary data for the same period placed nonfarm employment at 2,859,000. Since the beginning of the BLS data series in 1976, the highest unemployment rate recorded in Washington was 12.2% in November 1982. The historical low was 4.6% in March 2006. Preliminary nonfarm employment data by occupation for April 2006 showed that approximately 6.7% of the labor force was employed in construction; 9.9% in manufacturing; 19% in trade, transportation, and public utilities; 5.5% in financial activities; 11.6% in professional and business services; 11.8% in education and health services; 9.5% in leisure and hospitality services; and 18.4% in government.

Although state and federal authorities suppressed radical labor activities in the mines around the turn of the century, in the logging camps during World War I, and in Seattle in 1919, the impulse to unionize remained strong in Washington. The state's labor force is still one of the most organized in the United States although (in line with national trends) the unions' share of the non-farm work force declined from 45% in 1970 to 34% in 1980.

The BLS reported that in 2005, a total of 523,000 of Washington's 2,746,000 employed wage and salary workers were formal members of a union. This represented 19.1% of those so employed, down slightly from 19.3% in 2004, but still well above the national average of 12%. Overall in 2005, a total of 559,000 workers (20.4%) in Washington were covered by a union or employee association contract, which includes those workers who reported no union affiliation. Washington is one of 28 states that do not have a right-to-work law.

As of 1 March 2006, Washington had a state-mandated minimum wage of $7.63 per hour. As of 1 January 2001, the state's minimum wage rate is required to be annually adjusted for inflation based upon the consumer price index for urban and clerical wage earners for the previous year. In 2004, women in the state accounted for 46% of the employed civilian labor force.

AGRICULTURE

Orchard and field crops dominate Washington's agricultural economy, which yielded nearly $5.7 billion in farm marketings in 2005, 13th among the 50 states. Fruits and vegetables are raised in the humid and irrigated areas of the state while wheat and other grains grow in the drier central and eastern regions.

Washington is the nation's leading producer of apples. The estimated 2004 crop, representing 58% of the US total, totaled 5.9 million tons. Among leading varieties, delicious apples ranked first, followed by golden delicious and winesap. The state also ranked first in production of hops, red raspberries, pears, and cherries; and second in grapes and apricots. Other preliminary crop figures for 2004 included wheat, 143.5 million bushels, valued at $518.6 million; potatoes, 93,810,000 hundredweight, $453.3 million; barley, 17.2 million bushels, $33.4 million; and corn for grain, 21 million bushels, $60.9 million. Sugar beets, peaches, and various seed crops are also grown in Washington.

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

In 2005, Washington's farms and ranches had 1.08 million cattle and calves, valued at $1.2 billion. During 2004, the state had approximately 26,000 hogs and pigs, valued at $3.1 million. The state produced 4.6 million lb (2.1 million kg) of sheep and lambs in 2003, which brought in $4.7 million in gross income.

Washington dairy farmers had 245,000 milk cows that produced 5.58 billion lb (2.5 billion kg) of milk in 2003. Poultry farmers sold 8.2 million lb (3.7 million kg) of chicken, and produced 1.31 billion eggs, valued at $70.4 million.

FISHING

In 2004, Washington's commercial fish catch was 454.7 million lb (206.7 million kg) valued at approximately $175 million, representing the fourth largest catch in quantity and the fifth highest in value nationwide. Oyster landings in 2004 amounted to over 9.5 million lb (4.3 million kg), 82% of the Pacific region's total. Most production of farm-raised oysters occurs in Washington although there are some smaller operations in the other Pacific coastal states. The dungeness crab catch reached 14.9 million lb (6.8 million kg), the largest in the nation. The salmon catch was marked as the second largest in the nation with 26.9 million lb (12.3 million kg) valued at $16.6 million.

Westport, Ilwaco-Chinook, and Bellingham are the major ports. In 2003, there were 67 processing and 146 wholesale plants in the state, with about 4,537 employees. In 2002, the commercial fishing fleet had 329 boats and 695 vessels.

In 2004, 59 trout farms sold 4 million lb (1.8 million kg), valued at nearly $4 million. In 2004, Washington issued 691,191 fishing licenses. There are ten national fish hatcheries in the state.

FORESTRY

Washington's forests, covering 21,300,000 acres (8,620,000 hectares), are an important commercial and recreational resource. Some 17,347,000 acres (7,020,000 hectares) are classified as commercial forestland. The largest federal forests are Wenatchee, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie, and Okanogan.

Forest production is one of Washington's major manufacturing industries. In 2004, lumber production totaled 5.23 billion board ft (second in the United States), 10.6% of national production.

Restrictions on federal timberlands to protect the Northern spotted owl, which became effective in late 1990, reflect diverse public demands on forest values. The regulations impact Washington's forest industry and forest-based employment due to the sharp decline of federal timber supply. However, this scarcity of timber created by forest preservation practices will enhance the value of the state's timber resource. This will spur the trend toward more efficient wood use and higher value-added products.

Public ownership accounts for about 56% of Washington's forest, with the remaining 44% owned by the forest industry and other private owners. Lumber and plywood, logs for export, various chip products, pulp logs, and shakes and shingles are leading forest commodities. The largest forest industry company is Weyer-hauser, with headquarters in Tacoma.

Since 1975, more acres have been planted or seeded than have been cut down. Washington's forest-fire control program covers some 12.5 million acres (5.1 million hectares). Leading causes of forest fires in lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources are (in order of frequency) burning debris, lightning, recreation, children, smokers, incendiary logging, and railroad operations.

MINING

According to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey (USGS), the estimated value of nonfuel mineral production by Washington in 2003 was $430 million, a decrease from 2002 of about 1.5%. The USGS data ranked the state of Washington as 31st among the 50 states by the total value of its nonfuel mineral production, accounting for over 1% of total US output.

According to the preliminary data for 2003, construction sand and gravel, portland cement, crushed stone and diatomite were the state's top nonfuel minerals by value. Collectively, these four commodities accounted for around 95% of all nonfuel mineral output, followed by lime and industrial sand and gravel. Nationally by volume, Washington in 2003, was second (among two states) in the production of olivine, fourth (among four) in diatomite, and seventh in the output of construction sand and gravel.

Preliminary figures for 2003 showed that 42 million metric tons of construction sand and gravel valued at $218 million were produced, with crushed stone output at 13.4 million metric tons, and with a value of $79.1 million.

The 2003 data showed no output of gold and silver.

ENERGY AND POWER

As of 2003, the state of Washington had 68 electrical power service providers, of which 41 were publicly owned and 18 were cooperatives. Of the remainder, three were investor owned, one was federally operated, one was the owner of an independent generator that sold directly to customers, three were energy-only suppliers and one was a delivery-only provider. As of that same year there were 2,895,063 retail customers. Of that total, 1,302,818 received their power from investor-owned service providers. Cooperatives accounted for 145,935 customers, while publicly owned providers had 1,446,284 customers. There were nine federal customers, one independent generator or "facility" customer, and 16 energy-only supplier customers. There was no data on the number of delivery-only providers.

Total net summer generating capability by the state's electrical generating plants in 2003 stood at 27.689 million kW, with total production that same year at 100.094 billion kWh. Of the total amount generated, 82.1% came from electric utilities, with the remainder coming from independent producers and combined heat and power service providers. The largest portion of all electric power generated, 71.756 billion kWh (71.7%), came from hydroelectric facilities, with coal-fired plants in second place at 11.089 billion kWh (11.1%) and nuclear fueled plants in third at 7.614 billion kWh (7.6%). Other renewable power sources accounted for 2.2% of all power generated, with natural gas fired plants at 7.1%. Petroleum fueled plants and generating facilities using other types of gasses accounted for the remaining output.

As of 2006, Washington had one operating nuclear plant, the single-unit Columbia Generating Station in Benton County.

Washington in 2004, had only one producing coal mine, a surface mining operation. Coal production that year totaled 5,653,000 short tons, down from 6,232,000 short tons in 2003. One short ton equals 2,000 lb (0.907 metric tons). Almost all of the coal mined in the state was burned to generate electricity.

As of 2005, Washington had five petroleum refineries with combined production of 616,150 barrels per day. However, the state has no proven reserves or production of crude oil and natural gas.

Washington is one of the beneficiaries of the hydropower system owned by various federal entities and marketed by Bonneville Power Administration. While this results in both low power costs and the lowest power-related air emissions per capita of any state, there are associated responsibilities to ensure protection and preservation of fish.

INDUSTRY

The 1990s were Washington's busiest years in terms of technology company start-ups. Software and computer-related businesses accounted for most of the activity but more traditional manufacturing companies were also emerging. Computers, software, and related activities make up the largest single portion of Washington's technology companies although manufacturing of all types is strong in the state.

Washington technology companies cross borders and many are world leaders. Boeing's commercial airplane unit is one of the nation's leading exporters. Microsoft has offices around the world and its products are in use on every continent. However, even small firms benefit from foreign trade and over half of Washington's technology companies are in overseas markets. Aerospace/transportation equipment is the largest industry in Washington state, dominated primarily by Boeing.

The state's biotechnology firms are growing at a phenomenal rate, but many are still in the research and development stage. More than two-thirds are developing products for human health care. Most of the firms not focused on medical treatment are developing products and processes for the state's natural resource sectors: agriculture, food processing, forestry, veterinary medicine, marine industries, and environmental waste cleanup and management.

Washington state is one of the leading film-production states in the United States. Film and video have grown to represent at least a $100-million-a-year industry. Washington state has thousands of film and video businesses which provide jobs for thousands of state residents. Washington film companies make feature films, television movies, TV series or episodes, TV commercials, documentaries, industrial films, and music videos. Out-of-state producers shoot over 100 film and video projects in Washington annually.

According to the US Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) for 2004, Washington's manufacturing sector covered some 19 product subsectors. The shipment value of all products manufactured in the state that same year was $77.664 billion. Of that total, transportation equipment manufacturing accounted for the largest share at $22.700 billion. It was followed by petroleum and coal products manufacturing at $9.751 billion; food manufacturing at $9.539 billion; and computer and electronic product manufacturing at $7.760 billion.

In 2004, a total of 242,483 people in Washington were employed in the state's manufacturing sector, according to the ASM. Of that total, 153,825 were actual production workers. In terms of total employment, the transportation equipment manufacturing industry accounted for the largest portion of all manufacturing employees, with 48,967 (22,164 actual production workers). It was followed by food manufacturing, with 35,817 (27,614 actual production workers); computer and electronic product manufacturing, with 28,726 (9,116 actual production workers); fabricated metal product manufacturing, with 19,101 (14,053 actual production workers); and wood product manufacturing, with 18,796 (15,898 actual production workers).

ASM data for 2004 showed that Washington's manufacturing sector paid $11.179 billion in wages. Of that amount, the transportation equipment manufacturing sector accounted for the largest share at $2.899 billion. It was followed by computer and electronic product manufacturing at $1.814 billion; food manufacturing at $1.123 billion; fabricated metal product manufacturing at $743.488 million; and wood product manufacturing at $691.973 million.

COMMERCE

According to the 2002 Census of Wholesale Trade, Washington's wholesale trade sector had sales that year totaling $84.6 billion from 9,670 establishments. Wholesalers of durable goods accounted for 5,731 establishments, followed by nondurable goods wholesalers at 3,080 and electronic markets, agents, and brokers accounting for 859 establishments. Sales by durable goods wholesalers in 2002 totaled $36.2 billion, while wholesalers of nondurable goods saw sales of $38.3 billion. Electronic markets, agents, and brokers in the wholesale trade industry had sales of $10.1 billion.

In the 2002 Census of Retail Trade, Washington was listed as having 22,564 retail establishments with sales of $65.2 billion. The leading types of retail businesses by number of establishments were: miscellaneous store retailers (3,091); food and beverage stores (2,982); motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts dealers (2,712); clothing and clothing accessories stores (2,434); and gasoline stations (2,104). In terms of sales, motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts stores accounted for the largest share of retail sales at $15.5 billion, followed by food and beverage stores at $11.1 billion; general merchandise stores at $10.4 billion; and nonstore retailers at $5.4 billion. A total of 296,507 people were employed by the retail sector in Washington that year.

In 2005, exports of goods originating from the state had a value of $37.9 billion, fourth in the United States. The leading exports were aircraft and aircraft parts, machinery, lumber and logs, fish and fish products, grains, motor vehicles and parts, fruits and vegetables, wood pulp, and paper products.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Consumer protection issues in the state of Washington are primarily the responsibility of the Office of the Attorney General, which enforces the state's 1961 Consumer Protection Act through its Consumer Protection Division. The division investigates consumer complaints and, when necessary, seeks court action in connection with retail sales abuses, unfair automobile sales techniques, false advertising, and other fraudulent or deceptive practices, which can involve the recovery of refunds, costs and penalties. The division also seeks to resolve consumer issues through the notification of businesses of written complaints and through mediation. It also provides information to the public on consumer rights, as well as on fraudulent and predatory business activi-ties, and issues alerts when illegal or fraudulent practices target consumers.

Consumer protection is also handled by the state's Department of Agriculture which involves food inspection and labeling, sanitary food handling and storage, and accurate weights and measures.

When dealing with consumer protection issues, the state's Attorney General's Office can initiate civil but not criminal proceedings. The office, through its Public Counsel Unit, appears and represents the public before the state's Utilities and Transportation Commission. The Attorney General's Office also administers consumer protection and education programs, handles formal consumer complaints, and can exercise broad subpoena powers. In antitrust actions, the Attorney General's Office can act on behalf of those consumers who are incapable of acting on their own; initiate damage actions on behalf of the state in state courts; and represent counties, cities and other governmental entities in recovering civil damages under state or federal law.

The Attorney General's Office has its main location in Olympia, with regional offices in Bellingham, Kennewick, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, and Vancouver

BANKING

As of June 2005, the state of Washington had 100 insured banks, savings and loans, and saving banks, in addition to 79 state-chartered and 59 federally chartered credit unions (CUs). Excluding the CUs, the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue market area accounted for the largest portion of the state's financial institutions and deposits in 2004, with 78 institutions and $58.440 billion in deposits. As of June 2005, CUs accounted for 27.3% of all assets held by all financial institutions in the state, or some $20.562 billion. Banks, savings and loans, and savings banks collectively accounted for the remaining 72.7% or $54.890 billion in assets held.

The state in 2001/02 was experiencing its worst recession since 1980/81. The weak economy caused demand for commercial property to weaken: office and industrial vacancy rates rose sharply from 2000 to 2003, particularly in the Seattle area. However, low interest rates caused a rise in housing prices. But loan delinquency ratios for commercial real estate (CRE) increased in 2002.

The median return on assets (ROAthe measure of earnings in relation to all resources) among insured banks headquartered in Washington improved in the fourth quarter of 2005 to 1.13%up from 1.05% in 2004and 1.06% in 2003. The median net interest margin (the difference between the lower rates offered to savers and the higher rates charged on loans) as of fourth quarter 2005 stood at 4.98%, up from 4.68% in 2004 and 4.59% in 2003.

Regulation of state-chartered banks and other state-chartered financial institutions in the state of Washington is the responsibility of the Department of Financial Institutions.

INSURANCE

Washingtonians held over 1.9 million individual life insurance policies with a total face value of about $235 billion in 2001. Total value for all categories of life insurance (individual, group, and credit) was $409.8 billion. The average coverage amount is $119,000 per policy holder. Death benefits paid that year totaled $912 million.

As of 2003, there were 26 property and casualty and 12 life and health insurance companies domiciled in the state. In 2004, direct premiums for property and casualty insurance totaled over $8.3 billion. That year, there were 29,043 flood insurance policies in force in the state, with a total value of $4.6 billion. About $44.4 million of coverage was held through FAIR plans, which are designed to offer coverage for some natural circumstances, such as wind and hail, in high risk areas.

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal regulates insurance company operations, reviews insurance policies and rates, and examines and licenses agents, and brokers. It also conducts fire safety inspections in hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities, investigates fires of suspicious origin, and regulates the manufacture, sale, and public display of fireworks.

In 2004, 54% of state residents held employment-based health insurance policies, 5% held individual policies, and 24% were covered under Medicare and Medicaid; 14% of residents were uninsured. In 2003, employee contributions for employment-based health coverage averaged at 11% for single coverage and 22% for family coverage. The state does not offer a health benefits expansion program in connection with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA, 1986), a health insurance program for those who lose employment-based coverage due to termination or reduction of work hours.

In 2003, there were over 4 million auto insurance policies in effect for private passenger cars. Required minimum coverage includes bodily injury liability of up to $25,000 per individual and $50,000 for all persons injured in an accident, as well as property damage liability of $10,000. In 2003, the average expenditure per vehicle for insurance coverage was $824.46.

SECURITIES

The Spokane Stock Exchange (founded 1897), which specialized in mining stocks, ceased operations in 1991. In 2005, there were 2,440 personal financial advisers employed in the state and 4,780 securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents. In 2004, there were over 194 publicly traded companies within the state, with over 95 NASDAQ companies, 18 NYSE listings, and 3 AMEX listings. In 2006, the state had nine Fortune 500 companies; Costco Wholesale in Issaquah (NASDAQ) ranked first in the state and 28th in the nation with revenues of over $52.9 billion, followed by Microsoft in Redmond (NASDAQ), Weyerhauser in Federal Way (NYSE), Washington Mutual in Seattle (NYSE), Paccar in Bellevue (NASDAQ), and Amazon.com in Seattle (NASDAQ).

PUBLIC FINANCE

Washington's biennial budget is prepared by the Office of Financial Management and submitted by the governor to the legislature for amendment and approval. The fiscal year (FY) runs from 1 July through 30 June.

Fiscal year 2006 general funds were estimated at $13.8 billion for resources and $12.7 billion for expenditures. In fiscal year 2004, federal government grants to Washington were $9.0 billion

WashingtonState Government Finances
(Dollar amounts in thousands. Per capita amounts in dollars.)
AMOUNT PER CAPITA
Abbreviations and symbols: - zero or rounds to zero; (NA) not available; (X) not applicable.
source: U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division, 2004 Survey of State Government Finances, January 2006.
Total Revenue 35,085,947 5,652.64
  General revenue 25,201,752 4,060.21
    Intergovernmental revenue 6,953,519 1,120.27
    Taxes 13,895,346 2,238.66
      General sales 8,423,160 1,357.04
      Selective sales 2,441,440 393.34
      License taxes 686,564 110.61
      Individual income tax - -
      Corporate income tax - -
      Other taxes 2,344,182 377.67
    Current charges 2,887,154 465.14
    Miscellaneous general revenue 1,465,733 236.14
  Utility revenue - -
  Liquor store revenue 418,142 67.37
  Insurance trust revenue 9,466,053 1,525.06
Total expenditure 32,510,057 5,237.64
  Intergovernmental expenditure 6,911,826 1,113.55
  Direct expenditure 25,598,231 4,124.09
    Current operation 16,051,105 2,585.97
    Capital outlay 2,577,797 415.30
    Insurance benefits and repayments 5,124,437 825.59
    Assistance and subsidies 1,091,294 175.82
    Interest on debt 753,598 121.41
Exhibit: Salaries and wages 5,405,207 870.82
Total expenditure 32,510,057 5,237.64
  General expenditure 27,010,041 4,351.55
    Intergovernmental expenditure 6,911,826 1,113.55
    Direct expenditure 20,098,215 3,237.99
  General expenditures, by function:
    Education 11,211,187 1,806.22
    Public welfare 6,422,900 1,034.78
    Hospitals 1,376,974 221.84
    Health 1,349,741 217.45
    Highways 2,000,672 322.33
    Police protection 243,188 39.18
    Correction 796,810 128.37
    Natural resources 608,622 98.05
    Parks and recreation 105,935 17.07
    Government administration 617,982 99.56
    Interest on general debt 753,598 121.41
    Other and unallocable 1,522,432 245.28
  Utility expenditure 25,072 4.04
  Liquor store expenditure 350,507 56.47
  Insurance trust expenditure 5,124,437 825.59
Debt at end of fiscal year 15,773,698 2,541.28
Cash and security holdings 66,903,572 10,778.73

In the fiscal year 2007 federal budget, Washington was slated to receive: $38.2 million for seismic corrections and improvements to a veterans nursing home facility in American Lake; and $15 million to deepen the Columbia River Channel.

TAXATION

In 2005, Washington collected $14,840 million in tax revenues or $2,360 per capita, which placed it 17th among the 50 states in per capita tax burden. The national average was $2,192 per capita. Property taxes accounted for 10.7% of the total, sales taxes 61.6%, selective sales taxes 16.8%, and other taxes 10.8%.

As of 1 January 2006, Washington had no state income tax, a distinction it shared with Wyoming, Alaska, Nevada, Florida, Alaska, and South Dakota.

In 2004, state and local property taxes amounted to $6.4 billion or $1,029 per capita. The per capita amount ranks the state 22nd highest nationally. Local governments collected $4,859,729,000 of the total and the state government $1,526,617,000.

Washington taxes retail sales at a rate of 6.50%. In addition to the state tax, local taxes on retail sales can reach as much as 2.40%, making for a potential total tax on retail sales of 8.90%. Food purchased for consumption off-premises is tax exempt. The tax on cigarettes is 202.5 cents per pack, which ranks third among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Washington taxes gasoline at 31 cents per gallon. This is in addition to the 18.4 cents per gallon federal tax on gasoline.

According to the Tax Foundation, for every federal tax dollar sent to Washington in 2004, Washington citizens received $0.88 in federal spending.

ECONOMIC POLICY

The Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development seeks to promote a healthy state economy and to expand markets for Washington's products. The state has no corporate or personal income tax and no tax on interest, dividends, or capital gains. The department offers a tax credit program for companies that expand or locate in high unemployment areas and issues industrial development bonds with federal tax-exempt status for new capital construction. It extends loans to projects in distressed and timber-dependent areas and offers low interest loans to small and medium-sized Washington State forest products companies. The state helps communities finance infrastructure improvements to retain existing businesses or to attract new companies and provides special services for small and minority-owned enterprises. In an effort to encourage international trade, Washington has created nine foreign trade zones. Washington has foreign offices in China (Guangzhou and Shanghai), Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, and Taiwan. Other initiatives include workshops sponsored by the Small Business Development Center on starting and expanding small businesses in the state.

HEALTH

The infant mortality rate in October 2005 was estimated at 5.4 per 1,000 live births. The birth rate in 2003 was 13.1 per 1,000 population. The abortion rate stood at 20.3 per 1,000 women in 2000. In 2003, about 74% of pregnant woman received prenatal care beginning in the first trimester. In 2004, approximately 78% of children received routine immunizations before the age of three.

The crude death rate in 2003 was 7.5 deaths per 1,000 population. As of 2002, the death rates for major causes of death (per 100,000 resident population) were: heart disease, 183.6; cancer, 178.9; cerebrovascular diseases, 61.8; chronic lower respiratory diseases, 44.8; and diabetes, 24.6. The mortality rate from HIV infection was 2 per 100,000 population. In 2004, the reported AIDS case rate was at about 7.2 per 100,000 population. In 2002, about 56.7% of the population was considered overweight or obese. As of 2004, about 19.1% of state residents were smokers.

In 2003, Washington had 85 community hospitals with about 11,200 beds. There were about 516,000 patient admissions that year and 10.3 million outpatient visits. The average daily inpatient census was about 6,800 patients. The average cost per day for hospital care was $1,827. Also in 2003, there were about 260 certified nursing facilities in the state with 23,713 beds and an overall occupancy rate of about 84.2%. In 2004, it was estimated that about 71% of all state residents had received some type of dental care within the year. Washington had 266 physicians per 100,000 resident population in 2004 and 762 nurses per 100,000 in 2005. In 2004, there was a total of 4,255 dentists in the state.

In 2005, University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle ranked ninth on the Honor Roll of Best Hospitals 2005 by U.S. News & World Report. In the same report, the Children's Hospital and regional Medical Center in Seattle ranked among the top 20 for best pediatric care.

About 19% of state residents were enrolled in Medicaid programs in 2003; 13% were enrolled in Medicare programs in 2004. Approximately 14% of the state population was uninsured in 2004. In 2003, state health care expenditures totaled $7.7 million.

SOCIAL WELFARE

In 2004, about 208,000 people received unemployment benefits, with the average weekly unemployment benefit at $310. In fiscal year 2005, the estimated average monthly participation in the food stamp program included about 508,472 persons (250,788 households); the average monthly benefit was about $88.34 per person. That year, the total of benefits paid through the state for the food stamp program was about $539 million.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the system of federal welfare assistance that officially replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in 1997, was reauthorized through the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. TANF is funded through federal block grants that are divided among the states based on an equation involving the number of recipients in each state. Washington's TANF program is called Work First. In 2004, the state program had 137,000 recipients; state and federal expenditures on this TANF program totaled $269 million in fiscal year 2003.

In December 2004, Social Security benefits were paid to 913,040 Washington residents. This number included 599,710 retired workers, 82,920 widows and widowers, 114,140 disabled workers, 52,750 spouses, and 63,520 children. Social Security beneficiaries represented 14.7% of the total state population and 93.2% of the state's population age 65 and older. Retired workers received an average monthly payment of $993; widows and widowers, $964; disabled workers, $906; and spouses, $505. Payments for children of retired workers averaged $518 per month; children of deceased workers, $679; and children of disabled workers, $288. Federal Supplemental Security Income payments in December 2004 went to 111,895 Washington residents, averaging $423 a month. An additional $10,000 of state-administered supplemental payments were distributed to 20 residents.

HOUSING

In 2004, there were an estimated 2,606,623 housing units in Washington, 2,416,301 of which were occupied; 64.1% were owner-occupied. About 62.1% of all units were single-family, detached homes. Electricity was the most common energy source for heating. It was estimated that 84,890 units lacked telephone service, 10,663 lacked complete plumbing, and 15,987 lacked complete kitchen facilities. The average household had 2.51 members.

In 2004, 50,100 new privately owned housing units were authorized for construction. The median home value was $204,719. The median monthly cost for mortgage owners was $1,389. Renters paid a median of $727 per month. In 2006, the state received over $15.5 million in community development block grants from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

EDUCATION

As of 2004, 89.7% of Washingtonians 25 years of age or older were high school graduates, and 29.9% had four or more years of college.

The total enrollment for fall 2002 in Washington's public schools stood at 1,015,000. Of these, 697,000 attended schools from kindergarten through grade eight, and 318,000 attended high school. Approximately 71.5% of the students were white, 5.7% were black, 12.3% were Hispanic, 7.9% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 2.7% were American Indian/Alaskan Native. Total enrollment was estimated at 1,011,000 in fall 2003 and expected to be 1,057,000 by fall 2014, an increase of 4.1% during the period 200214. Expenditures for public education in 2003/04 were estimated at $8.98 billion. In fall 2003, there were 78,746 students enrolled in 556 privates schools. Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has tested public school students nationwide. The resulting report, The Nation's Report Card, stated that in 2005, eighth graders in Washington scored 285 out of 500 in mathematics compared with the national average of 278.

As of fall 2002, there were 338,820 students enrolled in college or graduate school; minority students comprised 20.1% of total postsecondary enrollment. In 2005 Washington had 81 degree-granting institutions including 11 public 4-year institutions, 35 public 2-year institutions, and 21 nonprofit private 4-year institutions. The largest institutions are the University of Washington (Seattle), founded in 1861, and Washington State University (Pullman). Other public institutions include the following: Eastern Washington University (Cheney); Central Washington University (Ellensburg); Western Washington University (Bellingham); and Evergreen State College (Olympia). Private institutions include Gonzaga University (Spokane); Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma); Seattle University; Seattle Pacific College; University of Puget Sound (Tacoma); Walla Walla College; and Whitworth College (Spokane).

ARTS

The Washington State Arts Commission (WSAC) was established in 1961 and is governed by 19 citizens appointed by the governor and 4 legislators. In 2005, WSAC and other Washington arts organizations received 66 grants totaling $2,077,200 from the National Endowment for the Arts. Humanities Washington was founded in 1973. In 2005, the National Endowment for the Humanities contributed $1,194,718 for 17 state programs. Contributions to the arts also come from state and private sources.

The focus of professional performance activities in Washington is Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Children's Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet Company, and Seattle Repertory Theater. The Seattle Opera Association (founded 1964), which also performs there throughout the year, is one of the nation's leading opera companies, offering five operas each season and presenting Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle. Tacoma and Spokane have notable local orchestras.

The Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival has been a popular community event since its inception in 1975. The annual Diwali Festival, also in Seattle, is sponsored in part by the regional Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India (SCFI) and the Washington State Arts Commission. It includes performances of traditional dance, music, and drama, as does the Hmong New Year Celebration, another popular cultural event in Seattle.

Among Washington's many museums, universities, and other organizations exhibiting works of art on a permanent or periodic basis are the Seattle Art Museum, with its Modern Art Pavilion, and the Henry Art Gallery of the University of Washington at Seattle. The Seattle Art Museum was scheduled to unveil its Olympic Sculpture Parka nine-acre site adjoining the city's Myrtle Edwards Park and designated to showcase sculptures, video projections, temporary installations, and loaned artworkin fall 2006. The museum was also expected to complete an expansion project for their downtown center in 2007. Others include the Washington State University Museum of Art at Pullman; the Whatcom Museum of History and Art (Bellingham); the Tacoma Art Museum; the State Capital Museum (Olympia); and the Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum of the Eastern Washington State Historical Society (Spokane).

LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS

In 2001, the state of Washington had 65 public library systems, with a total of 320 libraries, of which 265 were branches. In that same year, the systems held a combined 17,003,000 volumes of books and serial publications, and had a combined circulation of 56,298,000. The system also had 923,000 audio and 671,000 video items, 30,000 electronic format items (CD-ROMs, magnetic tapes, and disks), and 19 bookmobiles. Of Washington's 39 counties, 27 were served by the state's 21 county and multi-county libraries. In 2001, operating income for the state's public library system totaled $233,162,000 and included $220,927 from local sources and $1,489,000 from state sources.

The leading public library system is the Seattle Public Library, with 25 branches and 1,892,067 volumes in 1998. The principal academic libraries are at the University of Washington (Seattle) and Washington State University (Pullman), with 5,820,230 and 1,966,516 volumes, respectively. Olympia is the home of the Washington State Library, with a collection of 339,194 books and more than one million documents.

Washington has 160 museums and historic sites. The Washington State Historical Society Museum (Tacoma) features Native American and other pioneer artifacts; the State Capitol Museum (Olympia) and Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum (Spokane) also have important historical exhibits, as do the Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Seattle) and the Pacific Northwest Indian Center (Spokane). Mt. Rainier National Park displays zoological, botanical, geological, and historical collections. The Pacific Science Center (Seattle) concentrates on aerospace technology; the Seattle Aquarium is a leading attraction of Waterfront Park. Also in Seattle is Woodland Park Zoological Gardens, while Tacoma has the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.

COMMUNICATIONS

As of 2004, 95.5% of Washington's households had telephones. In addition, by June of that same year there were 3,567,896 mobile wireless telephone subscribers. In 2003, 71.4% of Washington households had a computer and 62.3% had Internet access. By June 2005, there were 1,000,634 high-speed lines in Washington, 900,741 residential and 99,893 for business. During 2005, Washington had 146 major radio stations51 AM, 95 FMand 19 major television stations. In 1999, the Seattle-Tacoma area had 1,591,100 television households, 74% of which ordered cable. About 206,961 Internet domain names were registered in the state as of 2000.

PRESS

In 2005, Washington had 15 morning newspapers, 8 evening dailies, and 17 Sunday papers.

The following table shows the leading newspapers with their approximate 2005 circulations:

AREA NAME DAILY SUNDAY
*Sunday edition is a combination of Post-Intelligencer and Times.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (m,S) 145,964 462,920*
Times (m,S) 231,051 462,920*
Spokane Spokesman-Review (m,S) 120,785 129,607
Tacoma News Tribune (m,S) 127,928 142,876

ORGANIZATIONS

In 2006, there were over 5,550 nonprofit organizations registered within the state, of which about 3,902 were registered as charitable, educational, or religious organizations.

Professional and business associations with headquarters in Washington include the APA-The Engineered Wood Association, the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, the Northwest Mining Association, Northwest Fisheries Association, the Northwest Horticultural Council, and Hop Growers of America. There are several local art, cultural, and historical societies.

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is based in Bellevue. The International Association for the Study of Pain is based in Seattle. The national offices of the Freedom Socialist Party are based in Seattle.

TOURISM, TRAVEL, AND RECREATION

Seattle Centerfeaturing the 605-ft (184-m) Space Needle tower, Opera House, and Pacific Science Centerhelps make Washington's largest city one of the most exciting on the West Coast. Nevertheless, scenic beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation are Washington's principal attractions for tourists from out of the state. Although Washington state was only settled in the mid-19th century, there are over 11,000 documented archaeological sites. There are caves, petroglyphs and the burial site of the 9,300 year old Kennewick Man.

Mt. Rainier National Park, covering 235,404 acres (95,265 hectares), encompasses not only the state's highest peak but also the most extensive glacial system in the conterminous United States. Glaciers, lakes, and mountain peaks are also featured at North Cascades National Park (504,780 acres/204,278 hectares), while Olympic National Park (908,720 acres/367,747 hectares) is famous as the site of Mt. Olympus and for its dense rain forest and rare elk herds. Deception Pass is another popular park. Washington also offers two national historic parks (San Juan Island and part of Klondike Gold Rush), two national historic sites (Fort Vancouver and the Whitman Mission), and three national recreation areas (Coulee Dam, Lake Chelan, and Ross Lake). Washington state has areas of high desert, rain forests, mountains, and rivers. There are over 120 state parks.

Tourism is the fourth-largest industry in Washington state, after aerospace/transportation equipment, agriculture, and timber. Travelers pumped more than $11.2 billion into the economy in 2003 on overnight and day trips in Washington. The industry supplies over 126,800 jobs in the state annually. Washington has been consistently ranked among the nation's top 10 tourist destination states and attracts a significant proportion of the nation's international visitors.

SPORTS

Washington is home to four major professional sports teams, all of which play in Seattle. The Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB); the Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL); the Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA); and the Supersonics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Supersonics won the NBA Championship in 1979. The Storm won the WNBA Championship in 2004. The Mariners reached the American League Championship Series in 1995. In collegiate sports, the Huskies of the University of Washington won the Rose Bowl in 1960, 1961, 1978, 1982, and 1992. Skiing, boating, and hiking are popular participant sports.

Other annual sporting events include outboard hydroplane races in Electric City in June and the Ellensburg Rodeo in September.

FAMOUS WASHINGTONIANS

Washington's most distinguished public figure was US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas (b.Minnesota, 18981980), who grew up in Yakima and attended Whitman College in Walla Walla. In addition to his 37-year tenure on the Court, an all-time high, Douglas was the author of numerous legal casebooks as well as 27 other volumes on various subjects. Other federal officeholders from Washington include Lewis B. Schwellenbach (b.Wisconsin, 18941948), secretary of labor under Harry Truman, and Brockman Adams (b.Georgia, 19272004), secretary of transportation under Jimmy Carter. Serving in the US Senate from 1945 to 1981), Warren G. Magnuson (Minnesota, 190589) held the chairmanship of the powerful Appropriations Committee. A fellow Democrat, Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson (191283) was first elected to the House in 1940 and to the Senate in 1952. Influential on the Armed Services Committee, Jackson ran unsuccessfully for his party's presidential nomination in 1976. William E. Boeing (b.Michigan, 18811956) pioneered Washington's largest single industry, aerospace technology.

Notable governors include Isaac I. Stevens (b.Massachusetts, 181862), Washington's first territorial governor; after serving as Washington's territorial representative to Congress, he died in the Civil War. Elisha P. Ferry (b.Michigan, 182595), territorial governor from 1872 to 1880, was elected as Washington's first state governor in 1889. John R. Rogers (b.Maine, 18381901), Washington's only Populist governor, was also the first to be elected for a second term. Clarence D. Martin (18861955) was governor during the critical New Deal period. Daniel J. Evans (b.1925) is the youngest man ever elected governor of Washington and also is the only one to have served three consecutive terms (196577).

Dixy Lee Ray (191493), governor from 1977 to 1981 and the only woman governor in the state's history, was a former head of the federal Atomic Energy Commission and a staunch advocate of nuclear power. Other notable women were Emma Smith DeVoe (b.New Jersey, 18481927), a leading proponent of equal suffrage, and Bertha Knight Landes (b.Massachusetts, 18681943), elected mayor of Seattle in 1926; Landes, the first woman to be elected mayor of a large US city, was also an outspoken advocate of moral reform in municipal government.

Thomas Stephen Foley, former Speaker of the House, was born on 6 March 1929 in Spokane.

Several Washington Indians attained national prominence. Seattle (17861866) was the first signer of the Treaty of Point Elliott, which established two Indian reservations; the city of Seattle is named for him. Kamiakin (b.Idaho, c.180080) was the leader of the Yakima tribe during the Indian Wars of 1855, and Leschi (d.1858) was chief of the Nisqualli Indians and commanded the forces west of the Cascades during the 1855 uprising; Leschi was executed by the territorial government after the uprising was suppressed.

Washington authors have made substantial contributions to American literature. Mary McCarthy (19121989) was born in Seattle, and one of her books, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (1957), describes her early life there. University of Washington professor Vernon Louis Parrington (b.Illinois, 18711929) was the first Washingtonian to win a Pulitzer Prize (1928), for his monumental Main Currents in American Thought. Another University of Washington faculty member, Theodore Roethke (b.Michigan, 190863), won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1953. Seattle-born Audrey May Wurdemann (191160) was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1934 for Bright Ambush. Max Brand (Frederick Schiller Faust, 18921944) wrote hundreds of Western novels. Norman Ramsey (b.Washington, 1915) 1989 Nobel Prize recipient for physics. Hans Georg Dehmelt (b.Germany, 1922) was a recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize for physics as a member at the University of Washington. George Herbert Hitchings, Nobel Prize winner in medicine 1988, was born April 18, 1905 in Hoquiam, Washington.

Singer-actor Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (190477), born in Tacoma, remained a loyal alumnus of Spokane's Gonzaga University. Modern dance choreographers Merce Cunningham (b.1919) and Robert Joffrey (193088) are both Washington natives. Photographer Edward S. Curtis (b.Wisconsin, 18681952) did most of the work on the North American Indian series while residing in Seattle. Modern artists Mark Tobey (b.Wisconsin, 18901976) spent much of his productive life in Seattle, and Robert Mother-well (191591) was born in Aberdeen. Washington's major contribution to popular music is rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix (194370).

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Washington (state, United States)

Washington, state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered by Idaho (E); Oregon, with the Columbia River marking much of the boundary (S); the Pacific Ocean (W); and the Canadian province of British Columbia (N).

Facts and Figures

Area, 68,192 sq mi (176,617 sq km), including 1,483 sq mi (3,841 sq km) of inland water surface. Pop. (2010) 6,724,540, a 14.1% increase since the 2000 census. Capital, Olympia. Largest city, Seattle. Statehood, Nov. 11, 1889 (42d state). Highest pt., Mt. Rainier, 14,410 ft (4,395 m); lowest pt., sea level. Nickname, Evergreen State. Motto,Alki [By and By]. State bird, willow goldfinch. State flower, Western rhododendron. State tree, Western hemlock. Abbr., Wash., WA

Geography

The state comprises three major geographic zones. In the east, most of interior Washington is made up of the Columbia Plateau and the valleys of the Columbia River and its tributaries. Central Washington is dominated, and the state is divided, by the north-south Cascade Range. To the west of the Cascades lie coastal lowlands in the Puget Trough, Puget Sound and its many arms, and to their west the Coast Ranges, which in part form the backbone of the Olympic Peninsula.

The Interior

Washington's interior is a region of hard volcanic substructure, in many places scoured by glacial and river action, that is left largely dry by the shield the Cascades form against the Pacific winds; in some areas, as in the southeastern Palouse hills, loess deposits provide a basis for irrigated agriculture. The Blue Mts., an offshoot of the Rockies in the state's southeast corner, are one of the interior's few forested sections. The Columbia River enters the state from British Columbia in the northeast. After receiving the Spokane River from the east, it turns westward across the state and swings south at the foot of the Cascades, enclosing the Big Bend country. Near Washington's southern border, it receives the Yakima (from the west) and Snake (from the east), then bends westward again, forming the boundary with Oregon as it cuts through the Cascades on its way to the sea.

The Cascades

Washington's boldest physiographic feature is the lofty Cascade Range, rising to 14,410 ft (4,392 m) at Mt. Rainier. The Cascades block the eastward movement of warm ocean air from the Alaska Current, causing abundant rainfall to the west and semiarid conditions to the east. The valleys of the Wenatchee, Yakima, and other rivers flowing eastward from the mountains are important irrigated farming areas, while the Cascades themselves are the site of North Cascades and Mount Rainier national parks, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, several national forests, and noted ski resorts. Their scenery is a major tourist attraction. Mount St. Helens, on the west slope near the Oregon boundary, is the most recent (1980) Cascade peak to erupt.

The West and the Pacific Coast

Washington's coastal region is one of the wettest areas in the United States, receiving up to 150 in. (381 cm) of rain per year at high elevations; it is correspondingly heavily forested, especially with spruce, fir, cedar, and hemlock. Between the Cascades and the much lower Coast Ranges to the west lies the Puget Trough, a lowland heavily indented by Puget Sound, the site of Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, and most of the state's population and industry. The Coast Ranges rise to 7,965 ft (2,428 m) at Mt. Olympus in the Olympic Mts., within Olympic National Park. Along the Pacific coast, in the southwest, they are breached by two substantial bays, Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay. Puget Sound is filled with more than 300 islands, including the San Juan Archipelago and Whidbey Island; it is entered from the northwest through the Juan de Fuca Strait, from the north through the Strait of Georgia. Point Roberts, the northwesternmost portion of Washington on the latter strait, is the southern end of a peninsula that begins in Canada, and the area is not connected by land with the rest of the state.

Places of Interest and Cities

Visitors are attracted to Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, North Cascades National Park, Fort Vancouver and Whitman Mission national historic sites, and Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area (see National Parks and Monuments, table). Mt. Saint Helens, which erupted in 1980, is now a national monument. Miles of apple and cherry orchards in the irrigated area just east of the Cascades create the spring landscape for which the state is famous. The rugged mountain slopes and grandeur of the Cascades draw climbers during the summer months, and in winter excellent snowfields near Seattle and Tacoma attract skiers. Olympia is the capital; Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma are the largest cities.

Economy

Washington's water resources provide both irrigation and enormous hydroelectric power. The impact of the Columbia River on the life and economy of the state can scarcely be overestimated. In early days the river was a means of transport and a salmon-fishing field for many Native American tribes. Because of the steep drop from its origin to its mouth, the Columbia is one of the greatest sources of hydroelectric power in the world. Grand Coulee Dam—one of the world's largest concrete dams and greatest potential power-producing structures—and Bonneville Dam have been supplemented, on the river's upper course, by Chief Joseph and Rocky Reach dams (both completed 1961), Priest Rapids Dam (1962), and Wanapum Dam (1963), and, on its lower course, by The Dalles Dam (1957), John Day Dam (1968), and McNary Dam (1953), all shared with Oregon.

The dams on the Columbia's lower course were designed as power, flood-control, and navigation projects, whereas the dams on the upper course are integral to the Columbia basin project (with the Grand Coulee as the key unit), providing not only power and flood control but extensive irrigation to the Columbia Plateau. The Snake River in the east and the Yakima River in S central Washington also have important irrigation projects. Dams on the Skagit River (including Ross and Diablo, two of the world's highest) supply power to Seattle and the surrounding area.

Puget Sound is the heart of Washington's industrial and commercial development. It is navigable and has many beautiful bays, on which are situated such commercial and industrial cities as Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett. Seattle, an exporter and importer in trade with Asia and a gateway to Alaska (because of the protected Inland Passage), is a major U.S. city and a center for the manufacture of jet aircraft (as well as missiles and spacecraft) by the Boeing Corp. In recent years, computer software (Microsoft Corp. is near Seattle), electronics, and biotechnology have become increasingly important to the economy.

Washington's huge food processing industry is based on the state's diversified irrigated farming and dairying as well as on its abundant fishing resources. Salmon is the biggest catch, but halibut, bottomfish, oysters, and crabs are also significant.

Much of the land in E Washington is used for dry farming. Irrigation, however, has converted many of the river valleys east of the Cascades (especially the Yakima and Wenatchee) into garden areas. This region contains most of Washington's vineyards; from the 1980s the state has developed an important wine industry. Washington leads the country in the production of apples, sweet cherries, and pears and is a major wheat producer, chiefly in the hilly southeastern Palouse area. Washington is also a major producer of corn, onions, potatoes, apricots, grapes (including those made into wine), and other fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Cattle, dairy goods, sheep, and poultry are also economically important. Spokane is the commercial and transportation hub of the entire "Inland Empire" region between the Cascades and the Rockies, which extends into British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon.

Despite the vast semiarid expanse E of the Cascades, more than half of the state's area is forested, and the lumber and wood-products industry, so important in the early development of the state, remains one of its largest. Many of Washington's cities (among them Tacoma, Bellingham, Everett, and Anacortes) began as sawmill centers—Seattle itself was home to the original "Skid Road" —and lumber, pulp, paper, and related items are still among their major products.

Other important manufactures in the state are chemicals and primary metals, especially aluminum. Abundant water power and the rich aluminum and magnesium ores found in the Okanogan Highlands in the northeast part of the state have made Washington the nation's leading aluminum producer. Washington's chief minerals are sand and gravel, cement, stone, and diatomite. Gold, lead, and zinc are also found in the Okanogan Highlands. Tourism is an increasingly important industry.

Government and Higher Education

Washington still operates under its first constitution, adopted in 1889. Its executive branch is headed by a governor elected for a four-year term. The legislature has a senate with 49 members and a house of representatives with 98 members. The state sends 2 senators and 10 representatives to the U.S. Congress and has 12 electoral votes. Democrat Mike Lowry, elected governor in 1992, was succeeded by another Democrat, Gary Locke, elected in 1996 and reelected in 2000. Christine O. Gregoire, a Democrat, was narrowly elected to the office in 2004 after a hand recount. She had trailed after the first two vote counts, and the final count was challenged in court. Gregoire was reelected in 2008, and succeeded in 2012 by fellow Democrat Jay Inslee.

Among the state's institutions of higher learning are Central Washington Univ., at Ellensburg; Eastern Washington Univ., at Cheney; Evergreen State College, at Olympia; Gonzaga Univ., at Spokane; Pacific Lutheran Univ. and the Univ. of Puget Sound, at Tacoma; Seattle Univ. and the Univ. of Washington, at Seattle; Washington State Univ., at Pullman; Western Washington Univ., at Bellingham; and Whitman College, at Walla Walla.

History

European Exploration

Washington's early history is shared with that of the whole Oregon Territory. The perennial search for the Northwest Passage aroused initial interest in the area. Of the early explorers along the Pacific coast, Spanish expeditions under Juan Pérez (1774) and Bruno Heceta (1775) are the first known to have definitely skirted the coast of what is now Washington. Capt. James Cook's English expedition (1778) first opened up the area to the maritime fur trade with China, and British fur companies were soon exploring the West and encountering Russians pushing southward from posts in Alaska. In 1787, Charles William Barkley found the inland channel, which the following year John Meares named the Juan de Fuca Strait (after the sailor who is alleged to have discovered it). In 1792, the British explorer George Vancouver and the American fur trader Robert Gray crossed paths along the Washington coast. Vancouver sailed into Puget Sound and mapped the area; Gray, convinced of the existence of a great river that the other explorers rejected, found the entrance, crossed the dangerous bar, and sailed up the Columbia, establishing U.S. claims to the areas that it drained.

Early Settlement and Boundary Disputes

The Lewis and Clark expedition, which reached the area in 1805, and the establishment of John Jacob Astor's settlement, Astoria, both helped to further the American claim; but in 1807 the Canadian trader David Thompson traveled the length of the Columbia, mapping the region and establishing British counterclaims. After Astoria was sold to the North West Company in the War of 1812, British interests appeared paramount, although in 1818 a treaty provided for 10 years (later extended) of joint rights for the United States and Great Britain in the Columbia River country. The Hudson's Bay Company absorbed the North West Company in 1821 and, under the patriarchal guidance of Dr. John McLoughlin, dominated the region until challenged by the Americans in the 1840s.

Fort Vancouver, on the site of present-day Vancouver, sheltered American overland traders—particularly Jedediah Smith, Benjamin Bonneville, and Nathaniel Wyeth—and later the American missionaries, who were the first real settlers in the area north of the Columbia. Marcus Whitman established (1836) a mission at Waiilatpu (near present-day Walla Walla), which for a decade not only served Native Americans as a medical and religious center but also provided an indispensable rest stop for immigrants on the Oregon Trail. Meanwhile the British, although despairing of control over the area S of the Columbia, were still determined to retain the region to the north; the Americans, on the other hand, demanded the ouster of the British from the whole of the Columbia River country up to a lat. of 54°40′N. "Fifty-four forty or fight" became a slogan in the 1844 election campaign, and for a time war with Britain threatened. However, diplomacy prevailed, and in 1846 the boundary was set at lat. 49°N.

Native American Resistance and Territorial Status

Peace with the British did not, however, preclude Native American conflict. Partly as a protective measure, the Oregon Territory, embracing the Washington area, was created the following year; but in 1853 the region was divided, and Washington Territory (containing a part of what is now Idaho) was set up, with Isaac Stevens as the first governor. (The Idaho section was cut away when Idaho Territory was formed in 1863.) Meanwhile, some of the pioneers on the oregon trail began to turn northward, and a small settlement sprang up at New Market, or Tumwater (near present-day Olympia).

After word of the needs of California gold-seekers for lumber and food spread northward, settlers recognized the commercial potential of the Puget Sound country and poured into the area in ever-increasing numbers. Lumber and fishing industries arose to satisfy the demand to the south, and new towns, including Seattle, were founded. Meanwhile Stevens, who also served as superintendent of Indian affairs, set about persuading the Native Americans to sell much of their lands and settle on reservations. Treaties with the coast tribes were quickly concluded, but the inland tribes revolted, and hostilities with the Cayuse, the Yakima, and the Nez Percé tribes continued for many years. Over the years, Native Americans remained a small but significant presence in the state; in the early 1990s their population was over 81,000.

Gold, Immigration, and Statehood

Gold was first discovered in Washington in 1852 by a Hudson's Bay Company agent at Fort Colville, but the Yakima War was then in progress and it hindered extensive mining activity. In 1860 the Orofino Creek and Clearwater River deposits were uncovered, bringing a rush of prospectors to the Walla Walla area. The major influx of settlers was delayed, however, until the 1880s, when transport by rail became possible (the first of three transcontinental railroads linked to Washington was completed in 1883).

The population almost quadrupled between 1880 and 1890; although the majority of the new settlers were from the East and Midwest, the territory also absorbed large numbers of foreign immigrants. Chinese laborers had been brought in during the 1860s to aid in placer mining; after 1870 they were followed by substantial groups of Germans, Scandinavians, Russians, Dutch, and Japanese immigrants. By the time Washington became a state in 1889, the wide sagebrush plains of E Washington had been given over to cattle and sheep, agriculture was flourishing in the fertile valleys, and the lumber industry had been founded.

Although some agrarian and labor dissatisfaction with the railroads and other big corporations existed, giving rise to the Granger movement and the Populist party, the discovery of gold in Alaska in 1897 brought renewed prosperity. Seattle, the primary departure point for the Klondike, became a boomtown. Labor and election reform laws were enacted, and the primary, the initiative, the referendum, and the recall were adopted.

The Early Twentieth Century

The turn of the century brought labor clashes that gave Washington a reputation as a radical state. The extreme policies of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW; also known as the "Wobblies" ) proved appealing to the shipyard and dock workers and to the loggers, and in 1917 the U.S. War Dept. was forced to intervene in a lumber industry dispute. A general strike following World War I had a crippling effect on the state's economy; antilabor feeling increased, and the famous incident at Centralia resulted in bloody strife between the IWW and the American Legion. The alarmed and brutal reaction of management to radical labor policies produced a confrontational atmosphere that hindered the mediation until the onset of the lean days of the 1930s and the emergence of the New Deal.

Washington was an important center of the defense industry during World War II, particularly with the immense aircraft industry in Seattle and the Manhattan Project's Hanford Works at Richland. (Decades later it was discovered that the Hanford facility had leaked large amounts of hazardous radioactive waste in the 1940s and 50s.) During the war, the large Japanese-American population in the state (more than 15,000 persons) was moved eastward to camps, where they suffered great physical and emotional hardship.

Postwar Change and New Industry

In the postwar period military spending continued to pour into such facilities as the Hanford nuclear reservation and the Bremerton naval shipyard, as well as into Boeing's bomber production. At the same time, trade with Asia boomed. Since the 1970s, Washington has attracted a large number of firms moving from California to a more favorable business climate. These include computer software manufacturers and other high-technology companies. The increased economic diversification and stepped-up activity in high-tech industries have cushioned the impact of job losses in the 1990s from post–cold war cutbacks, especially in aerospace orders for Boeing. At the same time, industrial and residential growth has brought the state face to face with environmental issues, among them the effects of continued massive logging and the impact of dams on fish populations.

Bibliography

See E. I. Stewart, Washington: Northwest Frontier (4 vol., 1957); M. W. Avery, Washington: A History of the Evergreen State (1965); P. L. Beckett, From Wilderness to Enabling Act (1968); J. Olson and G. Olson, Washington Times and Trails (1970); J. A. Alwin, Between the Mountains: A Portrait of Eastern Washington (1984); C. J. Manson, Theses on Washington Geology, 1901–1985 (1986); J. W. Scott and R. L. DeLorme, Historical Atlas of Washington (1988).

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WASHINGTON


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The State in Brief

Nickname: Evergreen State

Motto: Al-Ki (By and by)

Flower: Coast rhododendron

Bird: Willow goldfinch

Area: 71,299 square miles (2000; U.S. rank: 18th)

Elevation: Ranges from sea level to 14,410 feet above sea level

Climate: Generally mild and humid in the western region dominated by the Pacific Ocean; semi arid in the eastern region; heavy snows in higher elevation

Admitted to Union: November 11, 1889

Capital: Olympia

Head Official: Governor Christine Gregoire (D) (until 2009)

Population

1980: 4,132,000

1990: 4,866,692

2000: 5,894,121

2004 estimate: 6,203,788

Percent change, 19902000: 21.1%

U.S. rank in 2004: 15th

Percent of residents born in state: 47.2% (2000)

Density: 88.6 people per square mile (2000)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 309,931

Racial and Ethnic Characteristics (2000) White: 4,821,823

Black or African American: 190,267

American Indian and Alaska Native: 93,301

Asian: 322,335

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 23,953

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 441,509

Other: 228,923

Age Characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 394,306

Population 5 to 19 years old: 1,288,713

Percent of population 65 years and over: 11.2%

Median age: 35.3 years (2000)

Vital Statistics

Total number of births (2003): 80,091

Total number of deaths (2003): 44,736 (infant deaths, 416)

AIDS cases reported through 2003: 5,108

Economy

Major industries: Trade; manufacturing; finance, insurance, and real estate; government; services; agriculture

Unemployment rate: 5.5% (February 2005)

Per capita income: $33,264 (2003; U.S. rank: 13th)

Median household income: $45,960 (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Percentage of persons below poverty level: 10.6% (1999)

Income tax rate: None

Sales tax rate: 6.5% (food and prescription drugs are exempt)

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According to Gordon V. Dodds in his 1986 history of the American Northwest, life in the states of Washington and Oregon has been marked by "the absence of severe class or cultural or economic or environmental conflict." It is a "pleasant, undemanding life for most residents. . . . It has been a place where people could start over by escaping from their constraints to carry on the old ways better in a new environment. It is perhaps most typically American in this characteristic of providing a chance to start over."

The Pacific Northwest must have seemed a very remote place indeed to anyone who wanted to "start over" during the nineteenth century. Because of its rugged coast, distant location, and impenetrable mountains, for centuries Europeans only sporadically visited the region. Sir Francis Drake (154096) and some Spanish explorers may have seen the Washington coast in the sixteenth century. The Spaniard Juan Perez explored the northwestern coast in 1774. Other Spanish explorers made the first known landing at the mouth of the Hoh River, but were ambushed by Native Americans. The Englishman Capt. James Cook (172879) followed the fur trade to the area in 1792. His fellow countryman George Vancouver (175798) later made maps of the Pacific coast and Puget Sound. Fur trading companies such as the Hudson's Bay Company eventually began to attract overland traders as well. Reports from the Lewis and Clark expedition, which first sighted the Pacific from the bank of the Columbia River in 1805, also inspired others to set out for the Northwest.

From the beginning of white settlement, the history of the area was characterized by disputes between Great Britain and the United States. Both countries wanted control of the land and the water ports. The border between the United States and Canada was settled in 1846, and the Oregon Territory was organized in 1848. It included the present state of Washington. About this time people were beginning to migrate from Missouri via the Oregon Trail to the present states of Oregon and southern Washington. A new Washington Territory was established in 1853. Most of the Indian uprisings which had hindered settlement in the territory were suppressed during the late 1850s.

Discoveries of gold in the Walla Walla area, in British Columbia, and in Idaho during the 1860s created a boom in the whole region. Immigration swelled following the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad line to Puget Sound. By 1890 Washington's population had grown to over 357,000, up from just 24,000 in 1870. Lumbering, cattle farming, sheep raising, and agricultural farming were well established in Washington when the territory became a state in 1889. The city of Spokane literally boomed overnight when it became a hub for the Great Northern and the Northern Pacific railroads.

The city of Seattle on the natural port of Puget Sound quickly became Washington's premier city. At first a center for coal shipments, it began to serve the lumber trade and expanded its commerce to Alaska, California, Europe, and other cities on Puget Sound. In 1909 Seattle hosted the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, which celebrated both the Alaska gold rush and Seattle's own pride in its large seaport.

The era of railroads changed Washington significantly. It became much easier for raw materials to reach Puget Sound, and people were drawn from the eastern regions by promises of good land and unlimited opportunity. Manufactured goods from the East were now readily available to farmers and city-dwellers. In addition better waterways including canals along the Columbia to bypass falls and rapids were helping lumber companies get their products to market.

Seattle in particular prospered during World War I (191418). Shipbuilding thrived during this period. Radical labor activities thrived as well, and Seattle became the headquarters of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). The first general strike in the United States, involving around 60,000 workers, was staged in Seattle in 1919 by the IWW. Centralia and Everett also experienced violent conflict between the IWW and conservative groups such as returning veterans.

Postwar readjustments followed during the 1920s as many farms were lost and the lumber business experienced a downturn. Apples, always a profitable crop for Washington, became even more important during this period as many wheat farms began to fail. By the middle of the 1920s, however, farm income was increasing. Lumbermen had to cope with an inadequate supply of timber because forests had been decimated to keep up with wartime demands, and the U.S. Congress passed several acts designed to provide better conservation of forests.

The Great Depression of the 1930s affected Washington much as it affected most of the country. Markets for field crops and forest products plummeted, and Washingtonians looked to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's (193345) New Deal programs for relief. Notable among those in the Northwest were the Grand Coulee and the Bonneville dam projects, which provided hydroelectric power and water for irrigation. More than one million acres were eventually reclaimed for farm production as a result of these projects.

World War II (193945) brought a new boom of economic activity, particularly to the Seattle area. The Boeing Corporation quickly established the aerospace industry as the state's primary employer. Boeing's rapid growth strained the housing facilities and infrastructure of the city; between 1939 and 1944 the number of workers employed at Boeing increased from 4,000 to 50,000. Shipyards also employed thousands in Seattle, Tacoma, Bremerton, and Vancouver. In addition, the federal government built the Hanford Reservation nuclear research center. This plant was instrumental in constructing the first atomic bomb and during peacetime was engaged in nuclear-powered electricity generation.

Postwar readjustments were inevitable in Washington as industries and farms began their transition from a wartime economy to a peacetime one. Small farms declined in favor of larger, technologically sophisticated ones; Boeing began its long reorientation to passenger aircraft after years of supplying military planes; fisheries declined because the salmon supply had rapidly been depleted; and large lumber concerns such as Weyerhaeuser in Tacoma solidified their operations while smaller firms went under.

In 1962 Seattle featured a world's fair, "Century 21," which showcased the city's assets. Rapid population growth marked the 1960s and 1970s, with concentration around Seattle and the Puget Sound area. This trend challenged both government and industry to balance economic needs with environmental protection. Both economic and environmental damage was suffered when an unexpected eruption of Mt. St. Helen's in May 1980 shocked the state and the nation with its destructive power.

A deep recession gripped Washington in the late 1970s. Logging was particularly hard hit. Between 1978 and 1982 employment in wood products industries dropped 30 percent. In the 1990s the economy was recovering after the 1980s expansion of Microsoft Corporation, Boeing, and Weyerhaeuser Paper. In the late 1990s the most important segments of the Washington economy were wholesale and retail trade, manufacturing (particularly aerospace equipment, shipbuilding, food processing, and wood products), agriculture, lumbering, and tourism. Another important segment in the 1980s and 1990s was film production. Many feature films, television movies, and documentaries used Washington locations and added millions of dollars to the economy. Washington ranked fifteenth among the states in per capita income in 1996. By the end of the decade unemployment in the state dropped to around five percent.

See also: Boeing, Fishing Industry, Industrial Workers of the World, Lumber Industry, Microsoft, Weyerhaeuser


FURTHER READING

Clark, Norman. Washington: A Bicentennial History. New York: Norton, 1976.

Dodds, Gordon B. The American Northwest: A History of Oregon and Washington. Arlington Heights, IL: Forum Press, 1986.

Johansen, Dorothy, and Charles Gates. Empire of the Columbia: A History of the Pacific Northwest. 2nd ed. New York: Harper and Row, 1967.

Meinig, D.W. The Great Columbia Plain: A Historical Geography. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1968.

Stewart, Edgar I. Washington: Northwest Frontier. 4 vols. New York: Lewis, 1957.

there has not been much tragedy for white people in the history of the pacific northwest.

gordon b. dodds, the american northwest: a history of oregon and washington, 1986

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Evergreen State

Evergreen State informal name for the State of Washington.

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Washington

Washington State in the extreme nw USA. The state capital is Olympia and the largest city is Seattle. In the nw is the navigable Puget Sound, along which lie Washington's major industrial and commercial cities. The Cascade Range, including Mount Rainier and Mount St Helens, dominates the state. The coastal region to the w of the range is one of the wettest areas of the USA and has dense forest; the region to the e of the Cascades is mostly treeless plain with low rainfall. An important wheat-producing area, the plateau depends on irrigation schemes. The Columbia River is one of the world's best sources of hydroelectricity, and is also used for irrigation. The Spanish discovered the mouth of the Columbia River in 1775. In 1792, George Vancouver mapped the Puget Sound, and Robert Gray sailed down the Sound to establish the US claim to the region. The claim was strengthened by the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1805) and the establishment (1811) of an American Fur Company trading post by John Jacob Astor. From 1821 to 1846, the Hudson's Bay Company administered the region. In 1846, a treaty with the British fixed the boundary with Canada, and in 1847 most of present-day Washington State became Oregon Territory. In 1853, Washington Territory was created. Exploitation of its forests and fisheries attracted settlement. It is the leading producer of apples in the USA. Industries: food processing, timber, aluminium, aerospace, computer technology. Area: 172,431sq km (66,581sq mi). Pop. (2000) 5,142,746.

Statehood :

November 11, 1889

Nickname :

The Evergreen State

State bird :

Willow goldfinch

State flower :

Coast rhododendron

State tree :

Western hemlock

State motto :

Alki (Native American for ‘by and by’)

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WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON , a Pacific Northwest state of the United States, with a Jewish population – including Seattle – of approximately 45,000 Jews (2003). A Latvian adventurer, Adolph Friedman, who came to Washington in the late 1840s, is considered the first Jew to have settled in the new territory. Others soon followed – German-speaking Jews in the 1850s; Yiddish-speaking Jews in the 1880s; and Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) speaking Jews in 1902. By 1889, when Washington became the 42nd state, Jews had been contributing to the state's economy and growth for four decades. One of them, Edward S. Salomon, became territorial governor in 1870, others joined state legislators and/or became city mayors. Successful entrepreneurs, such as the Schwabacher family, had businesses throughout the state.

By 1920 just over 10,000 Jews called Washington State home. They would be joined by immigrants fleeing Hitler's Germany before World War ii, survivors from Hitler's death camps, and people who moved west to take advantage of Washington's mild climate, beautiful lakes and mountains, welcoming businesses, excellent medical facilities, and, in Seattle, opportunities and amenities of the University of Washington. Unlike the first three groups who were mainly businessmen and women, the latter group were or became physicians, professors, teachers, rabbis, cantors, musicians, artists, and business and health workers of all kinds. They would invigorate Jewish life and add to the state's culture and economy.

The first Jewish organizations in Washington were benevolent societies rather than temples or synagogues. The desire for a Jewish cemetery led Jews in Olympia and small towns around Puget Sound to establish the Hebrew Benevolent Society of Puget Sound in 1873. They also made clear that the society would "aid and assist poor and distressed co-religionists." The Hebrew Benevolent Association of Tacoma

also followed that example. Soon other Jewish communities throughout the state set up a myriad of voluntary organizations to help the unfortunate as well as to enhance the lives of Jews in the state.

Tacoma, Spokane, and Seattle all had religious congregations before 1900. All were Reform, sometimes modified to contain elements of an Orthodox service. Others, like Bellingham and Everett, chose Orthodox. The small community of Aberdeen followed Reform, but services included Orthodox rituals. All the cities except Spokane were in the western part of the state, the largest population area.

After World War ii, Jewish religious life in Washington expanded. Newcomers and the maturing new generations of Americanized Jewish children either established new congregations in cities such as Richland, Wenatchee, and Vancouver, or changed the status of existing ones. For example, in Tacoma and Spokane the Reform and Orthodox combined to form one place of worship.

Another great expansion of Jewish religious life started in the 1970s and accelerated into the 1990s. In many congregations, half the couples had only one partner who was Jewish, a reflection of the growing trend of interfaith marriages throughout the United States. The founding of a temple or synagogue for a special group of people, say gays or lesbians, or becoming Reconstructionist became unremarkable and Reform and Conservative congregations welcomed women rabbis and cantors. In 2003 there were 41 religious congregations offering services.

bibliography:

M. Cone, H. Droker, J. Williams, Family of Strangers: Building a Jewish Community in Washington State (2003).

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Washington

■ ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY SEATTLE E-6

2326 Sixth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121-1814
Tel: (206)441-5352
Web Site: http://www.antiochsea.edu/

Description:

Independent, upper-level, coed. Part of Antioch University. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1975. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Seattle. Total enrollment: 950. Students come from 3 states and territories, 2 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 8% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 92% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

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Student-run newspaper. College housing not available. Antioch Seattle Library with 4,750 books, 85 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 8 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ APOLLO COLLEGE E-16

1101 North Francher Rd.
Spokane, WA 99212
Tel: (509)532-8888
Fax: (509)533-5983
Web Site: http://www.apollocollege.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1976.

■ ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/SEATTLE E-6

1019 Eighth Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: (206)283-4500; (866)283-2777
Fax: (206)283-5777
Web Site: http://www.argosyu.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1995. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Seattle. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $955 per student. Total enrollment: 293. 28 applied, 64% were admitted. Students come from 23 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 10% Hispanic, 5% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander. Retention: 100% of full-time entering class returned the following year. Calendar: semesters.

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College housing not available.

■ THE ART INSTITUTE OF SEATTLE E-6

2323 Elliott Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121-1642
Tel: (206)448-0900
Free: 800-275-2471
Fax: (206)269-0275
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ais.artinstitutes.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1982. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 2,492. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 693 applied, 67% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 52% from top half. Full-time: 1,298 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 1,194 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 21 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 52% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at other members of The Art Institutes International, City University.

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Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Recommended: 3 recommendations. Required for some: 2.5 GPA required for Bachelor degree applicants. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

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Application fee: $50. Tuition: $17,550 full-time, $390 per credit part-time. College room only: $6867.

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Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Multicultural Affairs Organization, American Society of Interior Designers, DECA, Student Advisory Board. Major annual events: Student Art Show, Fashion Show, Holiday Dinner. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access, patrols by trained security personnel for 17 hours. 524 college housing spaces available; 487 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. AIS Library plus 1 other with 17,164 books, 303 serials, 5,416 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $272,500. 552 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BASTYR UNIVERSITY S-6

14500 Juanita Dr., NE
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
Tel: (425)823-1300
Admissions: (425)602-3014
Fax: (425)823-6222
Web Site: http://www.bastyr.edu/

Description:

Independent, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1978. Setting: 50-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Total enrollment: 1,098. Faculty: 148 (41 full-time, 107 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 723 applied, 77% were admitted. Full-time: 213 students, 84% women, 16% men. Part-time: 51 students, 82% women, 18% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 8 other countries, 50% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 2% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 60% 25 or older, 7% live on campus, 50% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: interdisciplinary studies; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Tuition: $13,770 full-time, $306 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1611 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program. College room only: $2460. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

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Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Parent Resource Center, Nature Club, Spirituality in Focus, Environmental Action Team, Toastmasters. Major annual events: Community Day, Talent Show, Graduation Party and Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. Option: coed housing available. Bastyr University Library with 14,000 books, 265 serials, 6,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $321,269. 28 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE G-5

1101 South Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98405-4895
Tel: (253)596-1500
Admissions: (253)680-7000
Web Site: http://www.bates.ctc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Seattle. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2977 per student. Total enrollment: 16,162.

Entrance Requirements:

Placement: ACT ASSET required. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organization: Associated Student Government. Major annual events: graduation, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Global Heritage Celebration. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, on-campus weekday security to 10 p.m. College housing not available.

■ BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-6

3000 Landerholm Circle, SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484
Tel: (425)564-1000
Admissions: (425)564-2222
Fax: (425)564-2261
Web Site: http://www.bcc.ctc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 96-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2722 per student. Total enrollment: 13,716. Students come from 32 states and territories, 64 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 68% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2655 full-time, $78.80 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7863 full-time, $250.50 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. College housing not available. Bellevue Community College Library with 42,000 books, 485 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Bellevue is a suburban community of Seattle and enjoys temperate climate with an average rainfall of 33.5 inches. The city has churches of most denominations, a hospital, good shopping facilities, and major civic and fraternal organizations serving the area.

■ BELLINGHAM TECHNICAL COLLEGE B-5

3028 Lindbergh Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Tel: (360)738-0221
Admissions: (360)738-3105
Fax: (360)676-2798
Web Site: http://www.btc.ctc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Total enrollment: 4,159. 656 applied, 88% were admitted. 1 class president, 1 valedictorian. 2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 52% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Information Technology Resource Center with 9,537 books, 5,023 serials, 823 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $220,000. 14 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BIG BEND COMMUNITY COLLEGE G-12

7662 Chanute St., NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837-3299
Tel: (509)762-5351
Admissions: (509)793-2061
Fax: (509)762-6243
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bigbend.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 159-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3191 per student. Total enrollment: 1,800. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 519 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,194 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 606 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 2 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 22% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 30% 25 or older, 5% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for aviation, nursing programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $2586 full-time, $77.30 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2986 full-time, $90.50 per credit part-time. College room and board: $5200.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. 150 college housing spaces available; 95 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Big Bend Community College Library with 41,900 books, 6,450 microform titles, 3,700 serials, 3,150 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $305,584. 430 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Moses Lake is an important agricultural processing and shipping center for the Columbia Basin. This is a rural area with dry climate. The community has a library, many churches, a museum, a hospital and clinics, and modern shopping facilities. Local recreation includes lakes for fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, and hydroplane boat races, as well as picnic areas and hunting areas for geese and pheasant. The community has major civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations. Grant County Fair, and a rodeo and parade are held here annually. Part-time employment is available.

■ CASCADIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-6

19017 120th Ave., NE, Ste. 102
Bothell, WA 98011
Tel: (425)398-5400
Admissions: (425)352-8000
Fax: (425)398-5730
Web Site: http://www.cascadia.ctc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1999. Setting: 128-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 1,889. Full-time: 952 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 937 students, 52% women, 48% men. 0.2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 2% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $2230 full-time, $74 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7738 full-time, $258 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $75 full-time, $4 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. UWB/CCC Campus Library with 67,943 books, 10,799 microform titles, 979 serials, 6,100 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY G-9

400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Tel: (509)963-1111; (866)298-4968
Admissions: (509)963-1211
Fax: (509)963-3022
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cwu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 380-acre small town campus. Endowment: $9.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5208 per student. Total enrollment: 10,190. Faculty: 535 (364 full-time, 171 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 4,656 applied, 76% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 77% from top half. Full-time: 8,530 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 1,087 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 27 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 2% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 22% 25 or older, 34% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; security and protective services. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $4182 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,477 full-time. Mandatory fees: $624 full-time. College room and board: $6924.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Business Club, Marketing Club, Associated Students of CWU. Major annual events: Homecoming, Parents' Weekend, Drug Awareness Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,140 college housing spaces available; 2,194 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Central Washington University Library with 434,424 books, 1.1 million microform titles, 1,469 serials, 9,230 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 720 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Ellensburg is a small university town in central Washington. The climate is mild and dry. The community has several churches, three libraries, a hospital and infirmary. Ellensburg may be reached by railroad, bus lines, and Interstate 90 and 82. Local recreation includes camping, hiking, river rafting, rodeo, snow sports, fishing, hunting, boating, skiing and golf. There are many job opportunities available at the university. Various civic and fraternal organizations are active in the community.

■ CENTRALIA COLLEGE H-4

600 West Locust
Centralia, WA 98531-4099
Tel: (360)736-9391
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.centralia.ctc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1925. Setting: 31-acre small town campus. Endowment: $4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2740 per student. Total enrollment: 3,827. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 2,428 applied, 96% were admitted. Students come from 4 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 55% 25 or older. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2586 full-time, $74 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2946 full-time, $86 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $274 full-time, $8 per credit part-time, $5 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Diesel Tech Club, Business Management Association, Student Activities/Admissions Team, International Club. Major annual events: CC 101 Orientation, Graduation, Spring Fest. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Kirk Library with 38,000 books, 225 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $372,726. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CITY UNIVERSITY E-6

11900 NE First St.
Bellevue, WA 98005
Tel: (425)637-1010; 888-42-CITYU
Admissions: 800-426-5596
Fax: (425)277-2437
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cityu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $195,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1359 per student. Total enrollment: 4,020. Faculty: 1,241 (52 full-time, 1,189 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. Full-time: 1,007 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 787 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 33 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 88% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; education. Core. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $80. Tuition: $8040 full-time, $268 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $120 full-time, $40 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. City University Library with 32,329 books, 405,350 microform titles, 1,518 serials, 5,184 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $774,136. 145 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CLARK COLLEGE L-5

1800 East McLoughlin Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98663-3598
Tel: (360)992-2000
Admissions: (360)992-2308
Web Site: http://www.clark.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1933. Setting: 80-acre urban campus with easy access to Portland. Endowment: $43 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3194 per student. Total enrollment: 9,820. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 2,812 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 4,255 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 5,565 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 16 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 36% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/3. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2704 full-time, $78 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3093 full-time, $91 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Baptist Student Ministries, Multicultural Students United, Peace Project, Students for Political Activism Now (SPAN). Major annual events: Earth Night/Week, International Night, Spring Thing. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, security staff during hours of operation. College housing not available. Lewis D. Cannell Library with 63,525 books, 9,645 microform titles, 417 serials, 2,147 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1 million. 750 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The oldest city in the state, Vancouver is located at the head of the deep-water navigation of the Columbia River. This is an industrial city with job opportunities for students. The city is served by rail, bus and major highways. Local recreation includes fishing, hunting, boating, skiing, and nearby beaches.

■ CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE D-6

4500 Steilacoom Blvd., SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Tel: (253)589-5678
Admissions: (253)589-5570
Web Site: http://www.cptc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Community and Technical College System. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1942. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2813 per student. Total enrollment: 8,488. Full-time: 1,848 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 6,640 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 12% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 61% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, distance learning, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required for some: high school transcript, interview. Placement: ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/27. Notification: continuous until 9/27.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $36. State resident tuition: $2529 full-time, $51 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $579 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Accounting Numbers Club, Auto Tech Club, Computer Users Club, Social Services Club. Major annual events: Veteran's Day Celebration, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, car show. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. CPTC Library with 11,219 books, 97 serials, 2,322 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $355,014. 1,510 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE J-12

2600 North 20th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301-3397
Tel: (509)547-0511
Fax: (509)546-0401
Web Site: http://www.columbiabasin.edu

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1955. Setting: 156-acre small town campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2378 per student. Total enrollment: 5,837. Full-time: 2,425 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 3,412 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 2 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 2% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 57% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Men's Athletic Club, Band Club, Women's Athletic Club, Drama Club. Major annual events: drama productions, Student Center entertainment. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Columbia Basin College Library with 54,331 books, 77,764 microform titles, 363 serials, 6,365 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $543,409. 520 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS E-6

1000 Lenora St.
Seattle, WA 98121
Tel: (206)726-5151
Free: 800-726-ARTS
Admissions: (206)726-5018
Fax: (206)720-1011
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cornish.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1914. Setting: 4-acre urban campus. Endowment: $636,870. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6346 per student. Total enrollment: 768. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 1,135 applied, 51% were admitted. Full-time: 739 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 29 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 14 other countries, 40% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 2% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 22% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, portfolio or audition. Recommended: 2 recommendations, interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $21,200 full-time, $875 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 11 open to all. Most popular organizations: Birds and Whistles (Arts Magazine), film society, Black Student Alliance, Student Leadership Council, intramural club sports. Major annual events: Spring Festival, Cabaret, BFA Show. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Cornish College of the Arts Library plus 2 others with 12,000 books, 3,000 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $100,000. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. from off-campus Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Urban.

■ CROWN COLLEGE G-5

8739 South Hosmer Tacoma, WA 98444-1836
Tel: (253)531-3123; 888-689-3688
Fax: (253)531-3521
Web Site: http://www.crowncollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Administratively affiliated with Killebrew Dalton, Inc. Awards transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees (bachelor's degree in public administration only). Founded 1969. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Seattle. Total enrollment: 218. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Students come from 39 states and territories, 1 other country, 82% from out-of-state, 59% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: continuous. Academic remediation for entering students, honors program, distance learning, double major, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, interview. Required for some: essay. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $135. Tuition: $7500 full-time. Mandatory fees: $385 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Crown College Library plus 1 other with 9,500 books, 37 serials, 70 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 12 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (BELLEVUE) E-6

500 108th Ave. NE, Ste. 320
Bellevue, WA 98004-5519
Tel: (425)455-2242
Fax: (425)455-2322
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Calendar: semesters.

Costs Per Year:

One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $13,060 full-time, $475 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (FEDERAL WAY) F-6

3600 South 344th Way
Federal Way, WA 98001
Tel: (253)943-2800; (866)338-7934
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of DeVry University. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 2001. Setting: 12-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 877. Faculty: 50 (32 full-time, 18 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Full-time: 549 students, 27% women, 73% men. Part-time: 225 students, 35% women, 65% men. 2% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 13% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 41% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer and information sciences; business/marketing; engineering technologies. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $13,060 full-time, $475 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Student Body (ASB), Ski Club, Computer Information Club, Basketball Club. Major annual events: Summer BBQ, Holiday Banquet, Stress Breaks. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, lighted pathways, emergency response team. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 6,021 books, 6,807 serials, 61 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DIGIPEN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY E-6

5001 150th Ave., NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Tel: (425)558-0299
Fax: (425)558-0299
Web Site: http://www.digipen.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, terminal associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1988. Total enrollment: 677. Faculty: 51. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. Full-time: 617 students, 6% women, 94% men. Part-time: 40 students, 100% men. 0.3% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 2% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT/ACT art portfolio. Required for some: SAT/ACT art portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $75. One-time mandatory fee: $150. Tuition: $15,200 full-time, $380 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $160 full-time, $80.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling.

■ EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY F-16

526 5th St.
Cheney, WA 99004-2431
Tel: (509)359-6200
Admissions: (509)359-6582
Fax: (509)359-4330
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ewu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1882. Setting: 335-acre small town campus. Endowment: $4.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $14.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3383 per student. Total enrollment: 10,908. Faculty: 575 (411 full-time, 164 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 4,365 applied, 83% were admitted. Full-time: 8,174 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 1,429 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 34 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 3% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 23% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Intercollegiate Center for Nursing. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 9/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $4044 full-time, $135 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,756 full-time, $444 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $237 full-time, $79 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5733. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 93 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: International Student Association, cultural heritage groups, Eagle Ambassadors, business/honor fraternities, religious organizations. Major annual events: homecoming, Club Vegas, World Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, emergency call boxes. 2,000 college housing spaces available; 1,930 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. John F. Kennedy Library plus 1 other with 852,186 books, 1.4 million microform titles, 6,429 serials, 31,832 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4 million. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Cheney is located 16 miles southwest of Spokane. The community is reached by major highways, rail, bus, and air lines with Spokane Airport approximately 11 miles away. The city has many churches and various civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. Local recreation includes hunting, fishing, skiing, and swimming on nearby lakes. Part-time employment is available.

■ EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-6

20000 68th Ave. West
Lynnwood, WA 98036-5999
Tel: (425)640-1500
Admissions: (425)640-1401
Fax: (425)640-1159
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.edcc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 115-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $2.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3600 per student. Total enrollment: 7,581. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 1,770 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,398 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 4,183 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 55 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 5% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 11% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other community colleges in Washington. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $17. State resident tuition: $2436 full-time, $71.80 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7610 full-time, $251 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $166 full-time, $4.25 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $4500.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, AITP, AAWCC, International Club, Pottery/Art Club. Major annual events: Commencement, campus barbecues, music performances. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Edmonds Community College Library with 47,947 books, 51 microform titles, 312 serials, 7,735 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $915,656. 1,129 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Lynnwood overlooks the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, and is connected with the Olympic Peninsula by ferry. This is a large, rapidly growing suburban community. The city has a large public marina, good shopping facilities, and good recreation areas. There is a public library, churches, and theatres. Good skiing and winter sports may be found within an hour's drive.

■ EVERETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-6

2000 Tower St.
Everett, WA 98201-1327
Tel: (425)388-9100
Admissions: (425)388-9204
Fax: (425)388-9173
Web Site: http://www.evcc.ctc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1941. Setting: 25-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $1.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2213 per student. Total enrollment: 7,188. Full-time: 3,262 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 3,926 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 13 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 2% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 46% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Retention: 59% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for some programs such as cosmetology, aviation, criminal justice, fire science, nursing, and medical assisting. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2313 full-time, $69.35 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7521 full-time, $241.05 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: United Native American Council, Nippon Friendship Club, Student Nurses Association, International Students Club, Math, Engineering and Science Student Organization. Major annual events: Student Activities Kick-off, Campus Awareness Days, Artist and Lecture Series. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. John Terrey Library/Media Center with 49,600 books, 69,964 microform titles, 279 serials, 5,997 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located on a natural landlocked harbor at the mouth of the Snohomish River, Everett looks across the Sound at the snowy crags of the Olympic Range. The chief industries of the area are lumbering and the manufacture of airplanes. Railroad lines, bus lines, and Interstate 5 serve the community. More than 60 churches of major denominations, two hospitals, and a library are within the immediate community. Local recreation includes a civic auditorium and stadium, ballfields, tennis courts, roller rinks, bowling alleys, golf courses, outdoor theaters, hunting, fishing, and boating. Skiing areas are a few hours away. Part-time employment is available for students.

■ THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE G-4

2700 Evergreen Parkway, NW
Olympia, WA 98505
Tel: (360)867-6000
Admissions: (360)867-6170
Fax: (360)867-6577
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.evergreen.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Washington State Public Institution. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 1,000-acre small town campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $2.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4701 per student. Total enrollment: 4,470. Faculty: 221 (158 full-time, 63 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 1,657 applied, 97% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 60% from top half. Full-time: 3,655 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 516 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 53 states and territories, 10 other countries, 22% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 5% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 35% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 22% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Washington. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: 12/1. Preference given to Vietnam veterans, adults 25 and older, first-generation college students.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $4128 full-time, $137.60 per quarter hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,538 full-time, $484.60 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $209 full-time, $2.05 per quarter hour part-time, $41 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. College room and board: $6924. College room only: $4482. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all. Most popular organizations: Environmental Resource Center, Women's Resource Center, Evergreen Queer Alliance, Evergreen Political Information Center. Major annual events: Super Saturday, Expressions Performing Arts Series, Day of Absence/Day of Presence. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 870 college housing spaces available; 829 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Daniel J. Evans Library with 476,500 books, 492,853 microform titles, 2,731 serials, 91,314 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.9 million. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Olympia is a seaport community of 37,000, located at the southernmost tip of Puget Sound. The Pacific Ocean is about an hour's drive west of the campus. The rain forests of the Olympic Peninsula lie to the northwest, and the Cascade mountain range is a few hours east of the campus. Seattle, 60 miles from campus, offers all the cultural and recreational activities typically found in a large city.

■ GONZAGA UNIVERSITY E-16

502 East Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258
Tel: (509)328-4220
Free: 800-322-2584
Admissions: (509)323-6591
Fax: (509)324-5780
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gonzaga.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1887. Setting: 94-acre urban campus. Endowment: $116.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $316,734. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $16,814 per student. Total enrollment: 6,377. Faculty: 335 (325 full-time, 10 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 4,328 applied, 73% were admitted. 40% from top 10% of their high school class, 71% from top quarter, 94% from top half. 10 National Merit Scholars, 24 class presidents, 308 student government officers. Full-time: 3,986 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 166 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 36 other countries, 49% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 1% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 0.1% 25 or older, 56% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; engineering. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at American University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $30,278 includes full-time tuition ($23,140), mandatory fees ($438), and college room and board ($6700). College room only: $3400. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $670 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $45 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 69 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Body Association, Search, Circle K, Encore, Knights and Setons. Major annual events: new student orientation events, Spring Formal, Aprilfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,130 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Ralph E. and Helen Higgins Foley Center plus 1 other with 228,622 books, 562,255 microform titles, 1,435 serials, 2,617 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.2 million. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Spokane Falls Community College.

■ GRAYS HARBOR COLLEGE R-12

1620 Edward P Smith Dr.
Aberdeen, WA 98520-7599
Tel: (360)532-9020
Admissions: (360)538-4030
Fax: (360)538-4293
Web Site: http://www.ghc.ctc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1930. Setting: 125-acre small town campus. Endowment: $927,238. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2463 per student. Total enrollment: 2,181. Full-time: 1,156 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 1,025 students, 49% women, 51% men. 6% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET, CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: PTK, TYEE, Student Nurses Association, Human Services Student Association, student council. Major annual events: sporting events, Bishop Center, drama events. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Spellman Library with 39,220 books, 2,309 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $342,859. 145 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Aberdeen is located in a heavily wooded area and is known chiefly for its lumbering and fishing. The area has good harbors where the fishing fleet anchors. The city has mild winters and cool summers, with up to 75 inches of rainfall per year. Aberdeen may be reached by bus and state highways. There is a public library, YMCA, two hospitals, churches of major denominations, theatres, public parks, and civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations serving the community. Local recreation includes hunting, fishing, golf, swimming, tennis, and skiing three hours drive away. Part-time employment is available.

■ GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE W-6

12401 Southeast 320th St.
Auburn, WA 98092-3699
Tel: (253)833-9111
Fax: (253)288-3454
Web Site: http://www.greenriver.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 168-acre rural campus with easy access to Seattle. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2345 per student. Total enrollment: 6,621. Full-time: 3,883 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 2,738 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 30 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 3% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 31% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, waste water technology programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Green River Active Christian Encounter, Vocational and Industrial Clubs of America (VICA), Multicultural Student Alliance. Major annual events: noon-hour lecture series, noon-hour entertainment programs. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. Holman Library with 32,500 books, 2,100 serials, 4,471 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $791,736. 104 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Auburn is a suburban community in the Seattle area. It is located approximately 30 miles from the heart of downtown Seattle. The climate is mild. Auburn may be reached by railroad, the Seattle airport, and major highways. One library, several churches, a museum, YMCA, general hospital, and clinics serve the community. Local recreation includes a city park, a golf club, community theater, a nearby beach and rivers, hunting for deer, bear, birds and elk, lake fishing, water sports, skiing and mountain climbing. Some part-time employment is available. Various civic and fraternal organizations are active in the community. There are good shopping facilities.

■ HENRY COGSWELL COLLEGE D-6

3002 Colby Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
Tel: (425)258-3351; (866)411-4221
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.henrycogswell.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Administratively affiliated with Foundation for Educational Achievement. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1979. Setting: 1-acre urban campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $196,281. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3683 per student. Total enrollment: 200. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 86 applied, 84% were admitted. Full-time: 118 students, 29% women, 71% men. Part-time: 82 students, 21% women, 79% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 3% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 50% 25 or older, 18% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; engineering; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Required for some: 3 recommendations, portfolio, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $17,520 full-time, $730 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Leadership Council, IEEE, ASME, ACM, Sigma Iota Epsilon. Major annual events: Winter Holiday Party, Summer Picnic, Spring Easter Egg Hunt. Campus security: controlled dormitory access. College housing not available. Robert W. Phinney Library with 12,100 books, 60 serials, 249 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $100,744. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HERITAGE UNIVERSITY I-10

3240 Fort Rd.
Toppenish, WA 98948-9599
Tel: (509)865-8500
Admissions: (509)865-8508
Fax: (509)865-4469
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.heritage.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1982. Setting: 10-acre rural campus. Endowment: $4.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $237,491. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9600 per student. Total enrollment: 1,311. Faculty: 187 (47 full-time, 140 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 475 applied, 60% were admitted. Full-time: 568 students, 73% women, 27% men. Part-time: 238 students, 71% women, 29% men. 0% from out-of-state, 10% Native American, 53% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 62% 25 or older, 15% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; psychology; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $9600 full-time, $320 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $45 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Library and Resource Center with 47,500 books, 90,000 microform titles, 15,000 serials, 400 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $297,729. 158 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Toppenish is located twenty miles south of Yakima, in the fertile lower Yakima Valley which produces fruit and hops and supports agricultural related industries. The climate is mild and dry. Toppenish has churches representing most denominations, a hospital, symphony, civic theatre, community concert series, and arts events. Local recreation includes swimming, skiing, boating, fishing, hunting, and golf. Local events include the Toppenish Rodeo and Pow-Wow, the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and Yakima Indian Nation Cultural Center events.

■ HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE V-6

2400 S. 240th St.
PO Box 98000
Des Moines, WA 98198-9800
Tel: (206)878-3710
Fax: (206)870-3782
Web Site: http://www.highline.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 81-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Total enrollment: 6,372. 3,933 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,229 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 3,143 students, 69% women, 31% men. 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 11% black, 17% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 52% 25 or older. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, nursing programs. Placement: ACT COMPASS recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $21.15. State resident tuition: $2445 full-time, $71.80 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2835 full-time, $85 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $75 full-time, $2.50 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Crusade for Christ, Phi Theta Kappa, International Club, Respiratory Care. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Highline Community College Library with 57,678 books, 585 serials, and an OPAC. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Overlooking the Puget Sound, Des Moines is a suburb of Seattle, approximately 15 miles from the heart of downtown. (See Seattle University.) The community has all the advantages of a small town, and yet is easily accessible to all the cultural, recreational, and civic opportunities of the neighboring community.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (BOTHELL) E-6

2525 223rd St., SE, Canyon Park East
Bothell, WA 98021
Tel: (425)485-0303
Admissions: (425)583-0200
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded1993. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (SEATTLE) E-6

12720 Gateway Dr., Ste. 100
Seattle, WA 98168-3333
Tel: (206)244-3300
Free: 800-422-2029
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: urban campus. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (SPOKANE) E-16

1050 North Argonne Rd.
Spokane, WA 99212-2682
Tel: (509)926-2900
Free: 800-777-8324
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1985. Setting: 3-acre suburban campus. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ LAKE WASHINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE T-6

11605 132nd Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98034-8506
Tel: (425)739-8100
Admissions: (425)739-8233
Web Site: http://www.lwtc.ctc.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 57-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $198,295. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3465 per student. Total enrollment: 4,860. 3,256 applied. Full-time: 2,020 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 2,840 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 12 other countries, 1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 3% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 70% 25 or older. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual events: Summer Party, Christmas Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, parking lot security, security cameras. College housing not available. Lake Washington Technical College Library/Media Center with 18,300 books, 770 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $230,389. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LOWER COLUMBIA COLLEGE J-4

PO Box 3010
Longview, WA 98632-0310
Tel: (360)442-2000
Admissions: (360)442-2300
Fax: (360)442-2109
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lcc.ctc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1934. Setting: 30-acre small town campus with easy access to Portland. Endowment: $2.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3354 per student. Total enrollment: 3,073. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 316 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,755 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 1,318 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 9% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 36% 25 or older, 12% transferred in. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $12.50. State resident tuition: $2465 full-time, $77.65 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3161 full-time, $83.40 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $6.10 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Entertainment, Phi Theta Kappa, Services and Relations Club, Multicultural Students Club, Theater Club. Major annual events: Red Devil Days, Open House. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Allan Thompson Library plus 1 other with 41,991 books, 5,887 microform titles, 217 serials, 3,376 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $349,791. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Longview is a planned city located on the banks of the Columbia and Cowlitz Rivers. The city is 50 miles north of Portland, Oregon, and has a mild climate. There are several churches, a public library, YMCA and two hospitals accessible. Longview may be reached by five railroad lines, and an airport. Local recreation includes theatres, boating, fishing, golf, hunting, skiing, and other sports. Part-time employment is available for students. Hotels, motels, and apartments are available for student housing. The community has several large shopping centers.

■ NORTH SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-6

9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103-3599
Tel: (206)527-3600
Admissions: (206)527-3663
Fax: (206)527-3635
Web Site: http://www.northseattle.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Seattle Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 65-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 5,959. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 5,726 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,833 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 3,126 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 8% black, 16% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 55% 25 or older, 39% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: essay. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/24.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3213 full-time, $71.40 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,940 full-time, $243.10 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $346 full-time, $115.20 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Muslim Students Association, Indonesian Community Club, Literary Guild, Phi Theta Kappa, Vietnamese Student Association. Major annual events: Cinco de Mayo, Welcome Back BBQ and Success Fair, Spring Fest. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, patrols by security. College housing not available. North Seattle Community College Library with 52,496 books, 152,522 microform titles, 594 serials, 2,957 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Seattle University.

■ NORTHWEST AVIATION COLLEGE W-6

506 23rd, NE
Auburn, WA 98002
Tel: (253)854-4960
Fax: (253)931-0768
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afsnac.com/

Description:

Private, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and transfer associate degrees. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 50. Core. Summer session for credit.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program.

■ NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART S-4

16464 State Hwy. 305
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Tel: (360)779-9993
Free: 800-769-ARTS
Fax: (360)779-9933
Web Site: http://www.nca.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1982. Setting: 26-acre small town campus with easy access to Seattle. Core. Calendar: semesters. Double major, summer session for credit, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview, portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $14,300 full-time, $625 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $100 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: Student Art Shows, Open House. College housing not available. 28 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NORTHWEST INDIAN COLLEGE B-5

2522 Kwina Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
Tel: (360)676-2772
Fax: (360)738-0136
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nwic.edu/

Description:

Federally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees (also offers bachelor's degree in elementary education in conjunction with Washington State University). Founded 1978. Setting: 5-acre rural campus. Endowment: $3 million. Total enrollment: 1,189. Students come from 6 states and territories, 2 other countries, 78% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 75% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous. Preference given to Native Americans.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $2646 full-time, $73.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7182 full-time, $199.50 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, career services, transfer advising, wellness center. College housing not available. 22 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ NORTHWEST SCHOOL OF WOODEN BOATBUILDING D-5

251 Otto St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Tel: (360)385-4948
Fax: (360)385-5089
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nwboatschool.org/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1980. Calendar: semesters.

■ NORTHWEST UNIVERSITY T-6

5520 108th Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
Tel: (425)822-8266
Free: 800-669-3781
Admissions: (425)889-5209
Fax: (425)425-0148
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.northwestu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Assemblies of God. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1934. Setting: 56-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $8.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3756 per student. Total enrollment: 1,260. Faculty: 94 (52 full-time, 42 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 427 applied, 83% were admitted. Full-time: 1,051 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 102 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 6 other countries, 16% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 26% 25 or older, 61% live on campus, 19% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; theology and religious vocations; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $24,594 includes full-time tuition ($17,920), mandatory fees ($224), and college room and board ($6450). Part-time tuition: $750 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $224 per year.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Environmental Club, Psychology Club, Association of Business Students, Drama Club, student ministries. Major annual events: Christmas Party, Homecoming/Family Weekend, All-School Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 655 college housing spaces available; 509 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. D. V. Hurst Library with 141,427 books, 41,320 microform titles, 905 serials, 5,021 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $387,437. 88 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ OLYMPIC COLLEGE F-5

1600 Chester Ave. Bremerton, WA 98337-1699
Tel: (360)792-6050
Free: 800-259-6718
Admissions: (360)475-7126
Fax: (360)792-2135
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.oc.ctc.edu/~oc/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 32-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $3.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3012 per student. Total enrollment: 6,390. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. 6,830 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,253 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 3,137 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 4 other countries, 2% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 3% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 49% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at other community colleges in Washington.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, medical office assistant program. Option: early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $71.80 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $115.90 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Aware, Oceans (Nursing), ASOC, ASAD. Major annual events: Commencement, Student Appreciation Day, open mic talent competitions. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Haselwood Library with 51,443 books, 8,126 microform titles, 541 serials, 3,007 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $994,375. 634 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Bremerton is a metropolitan community enjoying mild summer and winter temperatures. The major local industry is shipbuilding. The community has a library, hospital, churches of most denominations, and active civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. Rooming and boarding houses and small apartments are available for student housing. Local recreation includes sports, cultural events, boating, skiing, and snow boarding, all withina3hr. drive. Job opportunities are available for students.

■ PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY G-5

Tacoma, WA 98447
Tel: (253)531-6900
Free: 800-274-6758
Admissions: (253)535-7151
Fax: (253)536-5136
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.plu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1890. Setting: 126-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $57.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $275,834. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9131 per student. Total enrollment: 3,680. Faculty: 260 (236 full-time, 24 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,112 applied, 76% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 65% from top quarter, 89% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 21 valedictorians. Full-time: 3,171 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 198 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 24 other countries, 21% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 14% 25 or older, 51% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $28,805 includes full-time tuition ($22,040) and college room and board ($6765). College room only: $3330. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $687 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Most popular organizations: Rejoice, Circle K, Adult Students Club, Residence Hall Government, Inter-Varsity Fellowship. Major annual events: Homecoming, Convocation, All-Campus Picnics. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,650 college housing spaces available; 1,600 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Mortvedt Library with 340,842 books, 235,931 microform titles, 3,370 serials, 12,210 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.2 million. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The third largest city in Washington, Tacoma is a shipping, industrial, and distribution center located in the Puget Sound region. The city has diversified industries including electrochemicals, food and beverage processing, clothing manufacturing, iron and steel works, and shipyards. The city has several parks, a public library system, museums, hospitals, and many civic and fraternal organizations serving the community. Transportation is provided by railroads, airlines, twelve bus lines, and major highways. Its residents enjoy easy access to ocean beaches, the many waterways of Puget Sound, and Mt. Rainier, Olympic, and North Cascades National Parks. Nearby lakes and streams offer excellent fishing and numerous water sports.

■ PENINSULA COLLEGE D-3

1502 East Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362-2779
Tel: (360)452-9277
Admissions: (360)417-6225
Fax: (360)457-8100
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pc.ctc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 75-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3325 per student. Total enrollment: 4,256. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 173 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,412 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 2,844 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 5 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 66% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, industrial electronics, business computer systems programs, massage therapy. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3325 full-time, $74.70 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3715 full-time, $87.90 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $135 full-time, $2.90 per credit part-time, $13.25 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, SAGE (Students Advocating Global Environmentalism). Student services: women's center. Campus security: 8-hour patrols by trained security personnel. 86 college housing spaces available. Option: coed housing available. 33,736 books and 383 serials. 38 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Called the gateway to Olympic National Park, Port Angeles is a popular resort and tourist area located between the Olympic Mountains and Strait of Juan de Fuca. The area enjoys temperate climate with temperature ranges from 30 to 80 degrees. Average rainfall is 22.8 inches. The city may be reached by airlines and highways. There are libraries, churches representing many denominations, a YMCA, and a modern hospital. Local recreation includes theatres, parks, concerts, plays, swimming, golf, skiing, bowling, hiking, crabbing, fishing, sailing and other sports. The community has many civic organizations, a symphony orchestra, choral and theater groups.

■ PIERCE COLLEGE G-6

1601 39th Ave. SE
Puyallup, WA 98374-2222
Tel: (253)840-8400
Admissions: (253)964-6686
Fax: (253)840-8423
Web Site: http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 140-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $4540. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6524 per student. Total enrollment: 13,294. Students come from 12 other countries, 56% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Green River Community College, Tacoma Community College, Highline Community College, South Puget Sound Community College. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for international students or veterinary technology, dental hygiene programs. Option: early admission. Placement: ACT ASSET recommended; ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $392 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1000 full-time, $100 per course part-time. Full-time fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Nonresident tuition: $11,760 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1000 full-time, $100 per course part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: Black Student Union, Phi Theta Kappa, Dental Hygiene Association, Veterinary Technology Association, Latino Student Union. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 55,000 books and 425 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $732,414. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PIMA MEDICAL INSTITUTE E-6

1627 Eastlake Ave., East
Seattle, WA 98102
Tel: (206)322-6100; 888-898-9048
Fax: (206)324-1985
Web Site: http://www.pmi.edu

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Vocational Training Institutes, Inc. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1989. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 289. 109 applied, 61% were admitted. Full-time: 289 students, 74% women, 26% men. Calendar: modular.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: minimally difficult.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ PUGET SOUND CHRISTIAN COLLEGE D-6

1618 Hewitt Ave., PO Box 13108
Everett, WA 98201
Tel: (425)257-3090; 888-775-8699
Admissions: (425)775-8686
Fax: (425)258-1488
Web Site: http://www.pscc.edu/

Description:

Independent Christian, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1950. Setting: 4-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $321,391. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3663 per student. Total enrollment: 227. 59 applied, 71% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 38% from top quarter, 71% from top half. Full-time: 191 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 36 students, 42% women, 58% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 1 other country, 35% from out-of-state, 37% 25 or older, 34% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 59% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/15. Preference given to members of Christian Church or Church of Christ.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Most popular organizations: Team Macedonia, ASB Outreach Committee. Major annual events: High School Days, Gospel Festival, C. H. Phillips Lectureship. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. C. H. Phillips Library with 37,500 books and 130 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $105,879. 8 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ RENTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE F-6

3000 NE Fourth St.
Renton, WA 98056-4195
Tel: (425)235-2352
Admissions: (425)235-2463
Fax: (425)235-7832
Web Site: http://www.rtc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1942. Setting: 30-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $59,756. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3093 per student. Total enrollment: 9,301. Students come from 9 states and territories, 13 other countries, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 8% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 71% 25 or older. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Recommended: interview. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET, SLEP, COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: Graduation, Orientation. Campus security: patrols by security, security system. College housing not available. Renton Technical College Library with 12,876 books, 684 microform titles, 2,316 serials, 321 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $169,650. 96 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SAINT MARTIN'S UNIVERSITY G-5

5300 Pacific Ave., SE
Lacey, WA 98503-1297
Tel: (360)491-4700
Free: 800-368-8803
Admissions: (360)438-4590
Fax: (360)459-4124
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stmartin.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1895. Setting: 300-acre suburban campus with easy access to Tacoma. Endowment: $11.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $830,484. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7114 per student. Total enrollment: 1,463. Faculty: 162 (66 full-time, 96 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 522 applied, 73% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 82% from top half. 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 936 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 244 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 11 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 7% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 37% 25 or older, 29% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at American University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, minimum combined score of 900 in SAT, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $27,365 includes full-time tuition ($20,675), mandatory fees ($290), and college room and board ($6400). College room only: $3000. Part-time tuition: $689 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $145 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Mexico Service Club, Education Club, Campus Ministry, SWE, Soccer Club. Major annual events: Luau, Homecoming, Career Fair. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, night patrols by security personnel. 415 college housing spaces available; 251 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Saint Martin's College Library with 86,461 books, 132,768 microform titles, 824 serials, 1,487 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $761,720. 153 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SEATTLE CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-6

1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122-2400
Tel: (206)587-3800
Admissions: (206)587-3898
Web Site: http://www.seattlecentral.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Seattle Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 15-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 9,418. 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 10% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 63% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Triangle Club, African Brothers of Unity, MECHA, Asian/Pacific Islander Student Union, Sea-King Club for the Deaf. Major annual events: Student Studies Institute, Student Leadership. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Main Library with 56,338 books and 425 serials. 366 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Seattle University.

■ SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY E-6

3307 Third Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119-1997
Tel: (206)281-2000
Free: 800-366-3344
Admissions: (206)281-2517
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.spu.edu/

Description:

Independent Free Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1891. Setting: 35-acre urban campus. Endowment: $26.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $657,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7855 per student. Total enrollment: 3,873. Faculty: 333 (181 full-time, 152 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,858 applied, 85% were admitted. 39% from top 10% of their high school class, 67% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 12 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 2,880 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 142 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 15 other countries, 68% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 7% 25 or older, 58% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; family and consumer sciences; social sciences. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 13 members of the Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous until 3/1, 1/6 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $29,355 includes full-time tuition ($21,447), mandatory fees ($336), and college room and board ($7572). College room only: $4071. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $596 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: Centurions, Falconettes, forensics organization, Amnesty International, University Players. Major annual events: Homecoming, spring picnic, ivy cutting event. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, closed-circuit TV monitors. 1,712 college housing spaces available; 1,686 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Seattle Pacific University Library with 191,807 books, 501,851 microform titles, 1,230 serials, 4,408 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.7 million. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Seattle University.

■ SEATTLE UNIVERSITY E-6

902 12th Ave., PO Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Tel: (206)296-6000
Free: 800-426-7123
Admissions: (206)296-2000
Fax: (206)296-5656
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.seattleu.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1891. Setting: 46-acre urban campus. Endowment: $147.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5018 per student. Total enrollment: 7,109. Faculty: 582 (387 full-time, 195 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 4,339 applied, 68% were admitted. 32% from top 10% of their high school class, 60% from top quarter, 88% from top half. Full-time: 3,877 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 305 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 76 other countries, 40% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 5% black, 20% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 13% 25 or older, 38% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Core. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Photographic Center Northwest. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $30,063 includes full-time tuition ($22,905) and college room and board ($7158). College room only: $4653. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $509 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 78 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Volunteer Center, Hawaiian Club, International Student Club. Major annual events: International Student Dinner, Luau, Quadstock. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, bicycle patrols. 1,600 college housing spaces available; 1,420 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Lemieux Library plus 1 other with 141,478 books, 555,909 microform titles, 2,701 serials, 5,649 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2 million. 401 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Built upon the hills between Lake Washington and Puget Sound, Seattle is the metropolis of the Pacific Northwest. A fine protected harbor makes the city one of the world's great seaports. The community has a prosperous fishing industry, and is important for shipping of fir, red cedar and salmon. Other industries in the area include software and computer-related industries, aerospace and related fields, foundries, electronics, marine science firms and the processing of food and forest products. The summer average temperature is 63 degrees, and the winter average is 42 degrees. Mountains surround the city and 193 miles of waterfront accommodate oceangoing vessels. The community has 45 parks, art galleries, museums, year-round theater, and opera. There are churches representing all major denominations, and civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations active in the area. Part-time employment is available. Professional sport teams include the Seahawks (football), Mariners (baseball), and Sonics (basketball).

■ SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE S-6

16101 Greenwood Ave. North
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696
Tel: (206)546-4101
Admissions: (206)546-4581
Fax: (206)546-4599
Web Site: http://www.shore.ctc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 80-acre suburban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2457 per student. Total enrollment: 8,591. 45% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT, ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 60 open to all. Most popular organizations: Arts and Entertainment Board, International Club, music groups. Major annual events: Robert E. Colbert Lecture Series, The Soulful Sounds of Christmas, Multicultural Week and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Ray W. Howard Library/Media Center with 79,554 books, 1,735 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. 385 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Seattle University.

■ SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE C-6

2405 College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-5899
Tel: (360)416-7600
Fax: (360)416-7890
Web Site: http://www.skagit.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: 85-acre small town campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $3.2 million. Total enrollment: 6,858. 3,321 applied, 60% were admitted. Students come from 4 states and territories, 23 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 68% 25 or older, 1% live on campus. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for some programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 42 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Calling All Colors, Business Management Training, Human Services, Paralegal Club. Major annual events: Cardinal Day, Honors Banquet, Commencement. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, Telephone/pager system. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Norwood Cole Library with 78,631 books, 46,186 microform titles, 359 serials, 2,599 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Agriculture, mixed industries and tourism are the principal industries in this city located on the Skagit River. The climate here is moderate with neither cold nor hot extremes. Mount Vernon is accessible by railroad, bus lines and major highways and is 90 minutes from the Seattle Pacific Airport by automobile. The community has several churches, two hospitals and YMCA serving the residents. Local recreation includes hunting, fishing, skiing, golfing, boating, swimming, salt water or fresh water sports and nearby mountains and forests recreation areas. Various fraternal and civic organizations are found within the community.

■ SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE G-4

2011 Mottman Rd., SW
Olympia, WA 98512-6292
Tel: (360)754-7711
Fax: (360)664-9407
Web Site: http://www.spscc.ctc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 86-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Total enrollment: 6,351. 3,732 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 19 other countries, 49% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, fire protection, dental assisting programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Placement: CPT, ACCUPLACER required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Media Center plus 1 other with 30,000 books, 340 serials, and an OPAC. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SOUTH SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-6

6000 16th Ave., SW
Seattle, WA 98106-1499
Tel: (206)764-5300
Admissions: (206)764-5378
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sccd.ctc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Seattle Community College District System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 65-acre urban campus. Students come from 24 other countries, 54% 25 or older. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at 9 community colleges in the Seattle metropolitan area.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for international students. Option: early admission. Placement: ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta, Vietnamese Club, Afro-American Club, Delta Epsilon Chi, International Student Clubs. Major annual events: Rainbow Festival, Holiday Dinner. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. South Seattle Community College Instructional Resource Center with 34,000 books, 350 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-16

1810 North Greene St.
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
Tel: (509)533-7000
Admissions: (509)533-7075
Fax: (509)533-8839
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.scc.spokane.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 108-acre urban campus. Endowment: $33,508. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3087 per student. Total enrollment: 6,152. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Full-time: 5,223 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 929 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 20 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 40% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Retention: 35% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Tuition: $71.60 per credit part-time. Area resident tuition: $813 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $1392 full-time, $133.75 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: VICA, Delta Epsilon Chi, Intercultural Student Organization, Rho Beta Psi, Student Awareness League. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Celebration of Cultures, Job Fair. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center plus 1 other with 38,967 books, 466 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $786,010. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Spokane Falls Community College.

■ SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-16

3410 West Fort George Wright Dr.
Spokane, WA 99224-5288
Tel: (509)533-3500; 888-509-7944
Admissions: (509)533-3682
Fax: (509)533-3433
Web Site: http://www.sfcc.spokane.cc.wa.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State Board for Washington Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 125-acre urban campus. Endowment: $33,407. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3204 per student. Total enrollment: 5,649. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. Students come from 6 states and territories, 14 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 2% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 28% 25 or older. Retention: 29% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $813 full-time, $71.60 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $1392 full-time, $133.75 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: DECA, Associated Men Students, Associated Women Students, chorale, Forensics Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Winter Fest, Club Orientation Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, 24-hour emergency dispatch. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center plus 1 other with 58,000 books, 705 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The second largest city in the state, Spokane has diversified natural resources including timber lands, tremendous waterpower, and mineral wealth. There are many industries in the area, and part-time work is available. The city is considered the economic and cultural capital of the region between the Rockies and the Cascades. The mean temperature is 47 degrees. Two airports, and several private fields, railroads, and bus lines serve the area. Over 200 churches of all denominations, a public library system, several hospitals, and many civic and fraternal organizations are active here. There are military establishments representing all the services within the area. The community has many fine cultural and recreational facilities as well as excellent shopping facilities.

■ TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE G-5

6501 South 19th St.
Tacoma, WA 98466
Tel: (253)566-5000
Admissions: (253)566-5116
Fax: (253)566-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tacomacc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 150-acre urban campus with easy access to Seattle. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4562 per student. Total enrollment: 6,056. 5,295 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 20 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 12% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 46% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the Concurrent Enrollment Program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for some vocational programs. Option: early admission. Placement: ACCUPLACER required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2,542 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $2,932 full-time. Mandatory fees: $68 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Major annual event: College Transfer Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: Sonitrol electronic system. College housing not available. Pearl Wanamaker Library with 90,192 books, 5,237 microform titles, 269 serials, 5,281 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $611,523. 310 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The third largest city in Washington, Tacoma is a shipping, industrial and distributing center located in the Puget Sound region. The city has diversified industries including electrochemicals, food and beverage processing, clothing manufacturing, iron, steel, and shipyards. The area is provided transportation by rail, air, bus, and major highways. The city has many parks, a public library system, museums, hospitals, and many civic and fraternal organizations to serve the community. Tacoma is near Mt. Rainier National park and its residents enjoy easy access to ocean beaches, the many waterways of Puget Sound, and Olympic and North Cascades National Parks. Nearby lakes and streams offer excellent fishing.

■ TRINITY LUTHERAN COLLEGE U-8

4221 228th Ave., SE
Issaquah, WA 98029-9299
Tel: (425)392-0400
Free: 800-843-5659
Admissions: (425)961-5516
Fax: (425)392-0404
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tlc.edu/

Description:

Independent Lutheran, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1944. Setting: 46-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $1.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6812 per student. Total enrollment: 156. 50 applied, 70% were admitted. 0% from top 10% of their high school class, 14% from top quarter, 57% from top half. Full-time: 115 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 41 students, 80% women, 20% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 6 other countries, 43% from out-of-state, 22% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Concordia University (OR). Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $30,307 includes full-time tuition ($21,432), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($8725). College room only: $5815. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $893 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Environmental Commission, Student government, Worship Commission, Global Concerns, Activities Commission. Major annual events: Day of Jubilee, Spring Retreat, Insanity Night. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency
response devices, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 250 college housing spaces available; 100 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Trinity Lutheran College with 31,000 books and 217 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $147,806. 15 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-SPOKANE CAMPUS E-16

8775 E. Mission Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
Tel: (509)327-2443
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 2003. Total enrollment: 343. Faculty: 67 (2 full-time, 65 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 4:1. 10 applied. Full-time: 284 students, 59% women, 41% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 0.4% black, 36% international, 88% 25 or older. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $9750 full-time, $325 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-WASHINGTON CAMPUS E-6

7100 Fort Dent Way, Ste. 100
Seattle, WA 98188-7500
Tel: (206)268-5800
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Fax: (206)241-8848
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1997. Total enrollment: 2,172. Faculty: 258 (16 full-time, 242 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 34 applied. Full-time: 1,678 students, 56% women, 44% men. 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 93% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; public administration and social services. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $11,055 full-time, $368.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND G-5

1500 North Warner St.
Tacoma, WA 98416
Tel: (253)879-3100
Free: 800-396-7191
Admissions: (253)879-3211
Fax: (253)879-3500
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ups.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1888. Setting: 97-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $201.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $695,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $12,000 per student. Total enrollment: 2,887. Faculty: 283 (224 full-time, 59 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 4,711 applied, 71% were admitted. 38% from top 10% of their high school class, 68% from top quarter, 93% from top half. 34 National Merit Scholars, 41 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,571 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 33 students, 45% women, 55% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 14 other countries, 70% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 2% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 2% 25 or older, 59% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; business/marketing; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 12/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $35,600 includes full-time tuition ($28,270), mandatory fees ($190), and college room and board ($7140). College room only: $3900. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $3570 per unit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 65 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 22% of eligible men and 23% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Hui-O-Hawaii, Repertory Dance Group, Film and Theatre Society, outdoor programs, Lighthouse. Major annual events: Homecoming/Reunion/Songfest Weekend, Hui-O-Hawaii Luau/Spring Family Weekend, Mistletoast Holiday Festival. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour locked residence hall entrances. 1,651 college housing spaces available; 1,550 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Collins Memorial Library with 349,088 books, 356,705 microform titles, 10,169 serials, 24,850 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.8 million. 314 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Founded in 1888, the campus is located in residential North Tacoma. Thirty miles south of Seattle and easily accessible from Interstate 5, Tacoma is a dynamic city of 187,200 people. The university occupies 38 buildings on a 97 acre park-like campus; architecture is Tudor Gothic with its distinctive red-brick pattern arches and porticoes. Located close to the shores of Puget Sound and a short distance from ski slopes and the Pacific Ocean, the University is also the center for much of Tacoma's cultural life. Tacoma also features Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, many parks, a public library system, museums and hospitals.

■ UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON E-6

Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: (206)543-2100
Admissions: (206)543-9686
Web Site: http://www.washington.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1861. Setting: 703-acre urban campus. Endowment: $963 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $544.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,259 per student. Total enrollment: 39,251. Faculty: 3,518 (2,879 full-time, 639 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 15,923 applied, 67% were admitted. 82% from top 10% of their high school class, 96% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 37 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 23,216 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 4,272 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 59 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 27% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 12% 25 or older, 17% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 93% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; business/marketing; education. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 1/15. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents, children of alumni.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $5532 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $19,830 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 300 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 12% of eligible men and 11% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Earth Day, Tolo. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 5,000 college housing spaces available. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Suzzallo/Allen Library plus 21 others with 5.8 million books, 50,245 serials, 1.4 million audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $26.5 million. 285 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, BOTHELL E-6

18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011-8246
Tel: (425)352-5000
Admissions: (425)352-5305
Web Site: http://www.uwb.edu

Description:

State-supported, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Endowment: $2.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6390 per student. Total enrollment: 1,537. Faculty: 103 (73 full-time, 30 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 660 applied, 72% were admitted. Full-time: 800 students, 56% women, 45% men. Part-time: 515 students, 55% women, 45% men. 1% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: interdisciplinary studies; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $5496 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $19,794 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper.

■ UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, TACOMA G-5

1900 Commerce St.
Tacoma, WA 98402-3100
Tel: (253)692-4000
Free: 800-736-7750
Admissions: (253)692-4400
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/

Description:

State-supported, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1990. Setting: 48-acre urban campus. Endowment: $9.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5720 per student. Total enrollment: 2,113. Faculty: 142 (104 full-time, 38 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Full-time: 1,188 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 530 students, 60% women, 40% men. 3% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 6% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: interdisciplinary studies; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $5532 full-time, $923 per course part-time. Nonresident tuition: $19,830 full-time, $3305 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $90 full-time, $30 per course part-time, $30 per term part-time. College room and board: $10,125.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations:; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Student services: personal-psychological counseling.

■ WALLA WALLA COLLEGE J-14

204 South College Ave.
College Place, WA 99324-1198
Tel: (509)527-2615
Free: 800-541-8900
Admissions: (509)527-2327
Fax: (509)527-2397
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wwc.edu/

Description:

Independent Seventh-day Adventist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1892. Setting: 77-acre small town campus. Endowment: $11.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $36,362. Total enrollment: 1,942. Faculty: 194 (122 full-time, 72 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,059 applied, 28% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 34% from top quarter, 63% from top half. Full-time: 1,528 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 142 students, 48% women, 52% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 59% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 3% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% 25 or older, 44% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $24,489 includes full-time tuition ($19,725), mandatory fees ($192), and college room and board ($4572). College room only: $2472. Part-time tuition: $516 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Students of Walla Walla College (ASWWC), Village Singles' Club, Aleph Gimel Ain (women's club), Amnesty International, Omicron Pi Sigma (men's club). Major annual events: OPS Weekend, AGA Weekend, Sonnenberg Series. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 928 college housing spaces available; 779 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Peterson Memorial Library plus 3 others with 178,450 books, 17,500 microform titles, 1,105 serials, 3,431 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.4 million. 118 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

College Place is a residential community adjacent to Walla Walla. The climate is temperate. Three miles away, all major forms of transportation are available. The immediate community has four churches and two hospitals. Part-time employment opportunities are fair.

■ WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-14

500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362-9267
Tel: (509)522-2500; 877-992-9292
Admissions: (509)527-4283
Fax: (509)527-3361
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wwcc.edu/home/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 125-acre small town campus. Endowment: $4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3150 per student. Total enrollment: 4,440. 1,256 applied, 91% were admitted. Full-time: 2,164 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 2,276 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 5 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 57% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other members of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: ACT ASSET and ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, Computer Club, intramurals, Nursing Club, Business Leadership Club. Major annual events: Spring Week, Celebration of Cultures, New Student Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Walla Walla Community College Library with 45,814 books, 19,767 microform titles, 428 serials, 3,715 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $813,154. 180 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Walla Walla is rich agricultural area in southern Washington near the Oregon State line. The chief crop is wheat. The area has excellent highways, a commuter airline and buslines serving the community. The climate is mild. Local recreation includes hunting, boating, fishing, camping and skiing in the nearby mountains. There are churches representing most denominations, health facilities and shopping centers in the area. All major lodges and service clubs are active here. Frontier days and a rodeo are held annually in September.

■ WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY H-16

Pullman, WA 99164
Tel: (509)335-3564; 888-468-6978
Admissions: (509)335-5586
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wsu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1890. Setting: 620-acre rural campus. Endowment: $553.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $109.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8324 per student. Total enrollment: 23,544. Faculty: 1,449 (1,057 full-time, 392 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 9,193 applied, 74% were admitted. 37% from top 10% of their high school class, 57% from top quarter, 90% from top half. Full-time: 16,786 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 2,799 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 53 states and territories, 65 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 20% 25 or older, 37% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Idaho, Education Abroad, National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: 3 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: 12/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $5432 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,072 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 225 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 14% of eligible men and 18% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Sigma Iota Hospitality Association, Student Alumni Connection, K-House, Fellowship for Student Athletes, Black Woman's Caucus. Major annual events: Up All Night, Homecoming, Cougfest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 6,021 college housing spaces available; 5,777 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Holland Library plus 5 others with 2.2 million books, 3.9 million microform titles, 30,789 serials, 365,812 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $13.4 million. 2,400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Pullman is located 7 miles west of the Idaho border. The summer temperature averages in the 80s and the winter temperature averages around 30 degrees. The area is accessible by airlines and bus lines. There are 30 churches, a public library, and various civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations serving the community. Local recreation includes four parks, baseball diamonds, swimming pools, theaters, bowling alleys, a golf course, tennis courts and nearby lakes and rivers offering swimming, boating and skating.

■ WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE F-10

1300 Fifth St.
Wenatchee, WA 98801-1799
Tel: (509)662-1651
Admissions: (509)682-6800
Fax: (509)664-2511
Web Site: http://wvc.ctc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1939. Setting: 56-acre rural campus. Endowment: $358,000. Total enrollment: 4,046. 843 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 6 other countries, 54% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 16 open to all. Major annual event: Cinco de Mayo. Campus security: evening and late night security patrols. Option: coed housing available. John Brown Library plus 1 other with 32,000 books, 220 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 54 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Situated at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers, Wenatchee is known as the apple capital of the world. In the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the city has a temperate climate with four definite seasons. The average maximum temperature is 75 degrees, with an average minimum of 28 degrees, with an average rainfall of 9.58 inches. The community is accessible by bus, air, and major highways. There are almost 40 churches representing various denominations, a YMCA, YWCA, library, museum, theatres, medical facilities, motels, hotels, good shopping, and many civic and fraternal organizations. Local recreation includes hunting, boating, fishing, golf, and skiing. A state apple blossom festival is held annually. Part-time employment is available.

■ WESTERN BUSINESS COLLEGE L-5

120 Northeast 136th Ave., Ste. 130
Vancouver, WA 98684
Tel: (360)254-3282
Web Site: http://www.western-college.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1979. Total enrollment: 555.

Entrance Requirements:

Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY B-5

516 High St.
Bellingham, WA 98225-5996
Tel: (360)650-3000
Admissions: (360)650-3440
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wwu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1893. Setting: 223-acre small town campus with easy access to Seattle and Vancouver. Endowment: $4.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $10.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4760 per student. Total enrollment: 14,247. Faculty: 628 (472 full-time, 156 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 7,922 applied, 75% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 64% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 8 National Merit Scholars, 50 valedictorians. Full-time: 11,943 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 1,059 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 29 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 8% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; English; psychology. Core. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT, TOEFL for International Students. Recommended: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous until 4/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $3673 full-time, $137 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,623 full-time, $469 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1065 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Part-time tuition varies according to location. College room and board: $6524. College room only: $4209. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 140 open to all. Most popular organizations: intramurals, Residence Hall Association, Associated Students, Outdoor Center, Ethnic Student Center. Major annual events: Fall New Student Convocation, Information Faire, Earth Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,943 college housing spaces available; 3,813 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Wilson Library plus 1 other with 1.3 million books, 1.9 million microform titles, 5,236 serials, 28,289 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $7.1 million. 1,874 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Bellingham overlooks Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. The city enjoys a temperate climate with a summer temperature seldom exceeding 73 degrees, and winter temperatures range from 28 to 55 degrees. There are frequently winters without snow, and the average rainfall is 34 inches. County industries include shipbuilding, food processing, oil refining, and manufacturing of aluminum, cement, plywood, and paper products. There is also a commercial fishing fleet. The community has hospitals, theatres, and major civic and fraternal organizations. Local recreation includes hiking, fishing, sailing, golf, baseball, softball, and bowling. Mt. Baker for skiing and climbing is 50 miles away. Part-time employment is available.

■ WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE B-5

237 West Kellogg Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226-8003
Tel: (360)676-2170
Fax: (360)676-2171
Web Site: http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 52-acre small town campus with easy access to Vancouver. Endowment: $2 million. Total enrollment: 4,173. 5% from out-of-state, 30% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2484 full-time, $73.10 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7692 full-time, $244.80 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 13 open to all. Most popular organizations: Anime Anonymous, Deaf Student Fellowship Club, Health and Wellness Club, Phi Theta Kappa, International Friendship Club. Major annual events: Commencement, Spring BBQ, Fall Welcome. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Whatcom Community College Library with 14,680 books, 41,682 microform titles, 193 serials, 3,653 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 79 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ WHITMAN COLLEGE J-14

345 Boyer Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362-2083
Tel: (509)527-5111; 877-462-9448
Admissions: (509)527-5176
Fax: (509)527-4967
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.whitman.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1859. Setting: 117-acre small town campus. Endowment: $311.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $426,727. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $12,429 per student. Total enrollment: 1,512. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 2,544 applied, 49% were admitted. 60% from top 10% of their high school class, 91% from top quarter, 98% from top half. 36 National Merit Scholars, 57 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,480 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 32 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 26 other countries, 58% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 2% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 1% 25 or older, 56% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 95% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; biological/life sciences; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, co-op programs. Off campus study at American University, Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Great Lakes Colleges Association, Columbia University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/1 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/23 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $36,110 includes full-time tuition ($28,400), mandatory fees ($240), and college room and board ($7470). College room only: $3430. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1190 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 34% of eligible men and 26% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Associated Students, outdoor program, Center for Community Service. Major annual events: Renaissance Faire, Choral Contest, Interest House Block Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 882 college housing spaces available; 830 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Penrose Library plus 1 other with 356,731 books, 20,000 microform titles, 2,000 serials, 6,548 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.4 million. 397 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ WHITWORTH COLLEGE E-16

300 West Hawthorne Rd.
Spokane, WA 99251-0001
Tel: (509)777-1000
Free: 800-533-4668
Admissions: (509)777-4348
Fax: (509)777-3773
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.whitworth.edu/

Description:

Independent Presbyterian, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 200-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $72 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $310,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6509 per student. Total enrollment: 2,441. Faculty: 291 (120 full-time, 171 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,062 applied, 67% were admitted. 42% from top 10% of their high school class, 72% from top quarter, 96% from top half. 40 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,065 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 114 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 25 other countries, 42% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 3 members of the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing, 2 members of the Intercollegiate Language Study Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 11/30 for early action. Notification: 12/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $31,184 includes full-time tuition ($23,850), mandatory fees ($304), and college room and board ($7030). Part-time tuition: $994 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 80 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Club, Young Life, En Christo, Hawaiian Club, intramural sports. Major annual events: Homecoming, Community Building Day, Spring Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,150 college housing spaces available; 1,078 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Harriet Cheney Cowles Library plus 2 others with 17,982 books, 773 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $788,594. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Spokane Community College.

■ YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE I-9

PO Box 22520
Yakima, WA 98907-2520
Tel: (509)574-4600
Admissions: (509)574-6806
Fax: (509)574-6860
Web Site: http://www.yvcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1928. Setting: 20-acre small town campus. Endowment: $5.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4416 per student. Total enrollment: 6,225. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,354 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 10 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 37% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 46% 25 or older, 1% live on campus. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, dental hygiene, radiological technology, allied health programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: high school transcript, recommendations, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/16. Notification: continuous until 9/16.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2550 full-time, $72 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2939 full-time. Mandatory fees: $3.50 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $2400.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 31 open to all. Most popular organizations: Veterans with Supporters, Business Management/Marketing Club, Image Makers, Agri-Business Club. Major annual events: Casino Night, Annual Student/Staff Barbecue, Multicultural Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Raymond Library with 31,716 books, 860 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $576,262. 369 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in the fertile Yakima Valley known as the"Fruit Bowl of the Nation," the area produces cherries, peaches, pears, apples, and other small fruit. The climate is mild and dry with an average of 302 days of sun per year. The community is served by railroad, air, and main arterial highways. Local recreation includes swimming, skiing, boating, fishing, hunting and golf. Part-time employment is available for students. There are churches representing most of the religious denominations, as well as many civic and fraternal organizations serving the community. Many "western" type celebrations are held in the area. Yakima was named an "All-American City" in 1994.

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ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY SEATTLE

2326 Sixth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121-1814
Tel: (206)441-5352
Web Site: http://www.antiochsea.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James Hall
Registrar: Barbara Talmadge
Admissions: Pamela Smith Mentz
Financial Aid: Katy Gilroy
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed Affiliation: Antioch University Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 8, PT 11 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 70 Library Holdings: 4,750 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 180 credits, Bachelors

APOLLO COLLEGE

1101 North Francher Rd.
Spokane, WA 99212
Tel: (509)532-8888
Fax: (509)533-5983
Web Site: http://www.apollocollege.com/
President/CEO: Deanna Baker
Admissions: Deanna Baker
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Professional Accreditation: ABHES, JRCERT

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/SEATTLE

1019 Eighth Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: (206)283-4500; (866)283-2777
Fax: (206)283-5777
Web Site: http://www.argosyu.edu/
President/CEO: Mark Hurtubise, EdD
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 26, PT 15, Grad 252 Faculty: FT 1, PT 4 % Receiving Financial Aid: 79 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

THE ART INSTITUTE OF SEATTLE

2323 Elliott Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121-1642
Tel: (206)448-0900
Free: 800-275-2471
Fax: (206)269-0275
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ais.artinstitutes.edu/
President/CEO: Shelly DuBois
Registrar: Mike Reese
Admissions: Karen Shea
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Education Management Corporation % Accepted: 67 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $17,550 full-time, $390 per credit part-time. College room only: $6867. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,298, PT 1,194 Faculty: FT 79, PT 95 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Library Holdings: 17,164 Professional Accreditation: ACF, NCCU

BASTYR UNIVERSITY

14500 Juanita Dr., NE
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
Tel: (425)823-1300
Admissions: (425)602-3014
Fax: (425)823-6222
Web Site: http://www.bastyr.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Thomas C. Shepherd
Registrar: Chris Masterson
Admissions: Susan Weider
Financial Aid: Richard A. Dent
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed % Accepted: 77 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $60.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $60. Tuition: $13,770 full-time, $306 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1611 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program. College room only: $2460. Room charges vary according to housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 213, PT 51, Grad 345 Faculty: FT 41, PT 107 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 78 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 7 Library Holdings: 14,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 180 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ADtA, NACSCAO, NCCU

BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE

1101 South Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98405-4895
Tel: (253)596-1500
Admissions: (253)680-7000
Web Site: http://www.bates.ctc.edu/
Admissions: Gwen Sailer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Application Fee: $49.00 Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter Faculty: FT 160, PT 229 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: Other Professional Accreditation: ADA, NCCU

BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

3000 Landerholm Circle, SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484
Tel: (425)564-1000
Admissions: (425)564-2222
Fax: (425)564-2261
Web Site: http://www.bcc.ctc.edu/
President/CEO: B. Jean Floten
Registrar: Tika Esler
Admissions: Tika Esler
Financial Aid: Sherri Ballantyne
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For applicants under 18: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2655 full-time, $78.80 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7863 full-time, $250.50 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 154, PT 362 Student-Faculty Ratio: 36:1 Library Holdings: 42,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: JRCEDMS, JRCERT, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Soccer M; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

BELLINGHAM TECHNICAL COLLEGE

3028 Lindbergh Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Tel: (360)738-0221
Admissions: (360)738-3105
Fax: (360)676-2798
Web Site: http://www.btc.ctc.edu/
Admissions: David Klaffke
Type: Two-Year College Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $33.17 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For dental assisting (certificate): High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Enrollment: FT 968, PT 3,191 Faculty: FT 56, PT 111 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 9,537 Credit Hours For Degree: 1800 clock hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACF, ADA, NCCU

BIG BEND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

7662 Chanute St., NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837-3299
Tel: (509)762-5351
Admissions: (509)793-2061
Fax: (509)762-6243
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bigbend.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. William C. Bonaudi
Registrar: Candis Lacher
Admissions: Candis Lacher
Financial Aid: Sherril Keeler
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For aviation, nursing programs: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $2586 full-time, $77.30 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2986 full-time, $90.50 per credit part-time. College room and board: $5200. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,194, PT 606 Faculty: FT 54, PT 78 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 5 Library Holdings: 41,900 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

CASCADIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

19017 120th Ave., NE, Ste. 102
Bothell, WA 98011
Tel: (425)398-5400
Admissions: (425)352-8000
Fax: (425)398-5730
Web Site: http://www.cascadia.ctc.edu/
President/CEO: Victoria Richart
Admissions: Marla Coan
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $2230 full-time, $74 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7738 full-time, $258 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $75 full-time, $4 per credit part-time. Calendar System: Quarter Enrollment: FT 952, PT 937 Faculty: FT 21, PT 80 Student-Faculty Ratio: 26:1 Library Holdings: 67,943 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: NCCU

CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Tel: (509)963-1111; (866)298-4968
Admissions: (509)963-1211
Fax: (509)963-3022
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cwu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jerilyn McIntyre
Registrar: Carolyn L. Wells
Admissions: Lisa Garcia-Hanson
Financial Aid: Agnes Canedo
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 92.5% SAT V 400+; 91.7% SAT M 400+; 55% ACT 18-23; 23.9% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 76 Application Deadline: April 01 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $4182 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,477 full-time. Mandatory fees: $624 full-time. College room and board: $6924. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 8,530, PT 1,087, Grad 573 Faculty: FT 364, PT 171 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 50 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 34 Library Holdings: 434,424 Credit Hours For Degree: 180 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ABET, ACCE, ADtA, JRCEMT, NASM, NCATE, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Rugby M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Water Polo M & W

CENTRALIA COLLEGE

600 West Locust
Centralia, WA 98531-4099
Tel: (360)736-9391
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.centralia.ctc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James M. Walton
Registrar: Dr. Michael Grubiak
Admissions: Scott A. Copeland
Financial Aid: Tracy Smothers
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges % Accepted: 96 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2586 full-time, $74 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2946 full-time, $86 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $274 full-time, $8 per credit part-time, $5 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,860, PT 1,967 Faculty: FT 58, PT 182 Student-Faculty Ratio: 24:1 Library Holdings: 38,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 93 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf W; Softball W; Volleyball W

CITY UNIVERSITY

11900 NE First St.
Bellevue, WA 98005
Tel: (425)637-1010; 888-42-CITYU
Admissions: 800-426-5596
Fax: (425)277-2437
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cityu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. W. Michael Easton
Registrar: Mary Belknap
Admissions: Melissa Mecham
Financial Aid: Jean L. Roberts
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $80.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $80. Tuition: $8040 full-time, $268 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $120 full-time, $40 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,007, PT 787, Grad 2,226 Faculty: FT 52, PT 1,189 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 25 Library Holdings: 32,329 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates; 180 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NCCU

CLARK COLLEGE

1800 East McLoughlin Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98663-3598
Tel: (360)992-2000
Admissions: (360)992-2308
Web Site: http://www.clark.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Wayne Branch
Registrar: Lorraine Seiffert
Admissions: Sheryl Anderson
Financial Aid: Nancy Heidrick
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 03 Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2704 full-time, $78 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3093 full-time, $91 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,255, PT 5,565 Faculty: FT 193, PT 383 Student-Faculty Ratio: 23:1 Library Holdings: 63,525 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter hours, Associates ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, ADA, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE

4500 Steilacoom Blvd., SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Tel: (253)589-5678
Admissions: (253)589-5570
Web Site: http://www.cptc.edu/
Admissions: Judy Richardson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Community and Technical College System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $36.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $36. State resident tuition: $2529 full-time, $51 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $579 full-time. Scholarships: Available Enrollment: FT 1,848, PT 6,640 Faculty: FT 111, PT 188 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 11,219 Professional Accreditation: ADA, NAACLS, NCCU

COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE

2600 North 20th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301-3397
Tel: (509)547-0511
Fax: (509)546-0401
Web Site: http://www.columbiabasin.edu
President/CEO: Dr. Lee R. Thornton
Registrar: Pat Campbell
Admissions: Patricia A. Campbell
Financial Aid: Cecilia Ratliff
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,425, PT 3,412 Faculty: FT 114, PT 495 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 54,331 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, JRCEMT, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Volleyball W

CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

1000 Lenora St.
Seattle, WA 98121
Tel: (206)726-5151
Free: 800-726-ARTS
Admissions: (206)726-5018
Fax: (206)720-1011
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cornish.edu/
President/CEO: Sergei Tschernisch
Registrar: Adrienne Bolyard
Admissions: Eric R. Pedersen
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 51 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 15 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Tuition: $21,200 full-time, $875 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 739, PT 29 Faculty: FT 54, PT 92 Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 61 Library Holdings: 12,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 130 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NASAD, NCCU

CROWN COLLEGE

8739 South Hosmer
Tacoma, WA 98444-1836
Tel: (253)531-3123; 888-689-3688
Fax: (253)531-3521
Web Site: http://www.crowncollege.edu/
President/CEO: John M. Wabel
Financial Aid: Deborah Halasz
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Killebrew Dalton, Inc Application Fee: $135.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $135. Tuition: $7500 full-time. Mandatory fees: $385 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Not available Faculty: FT 7, PT 16 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Library Holdings: 9,500 Credit Hours For Degree: 66 semester hours, Associates; 121 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (BELLEVUE)

500 108th Ave. NE, Ste. 320
Bellevue, WA 98004-5519
Tel: (425)455-2242
Fax: (425)455-2322
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Costs Per Year: One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $13,060 full-time, $475 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time, $30 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Calendar System: Semester Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (FEDERAL WAY)

3600 South 344th Way
Federal Way, WA 98001
Tel: (253)943-2800; (866)338-7934
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
President/CEO: Reed Hackett
Registrar: Katrina Orchard
Financial Aid: Diane Rooney
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: DeVry University Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $13,060 full-time, $475 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 549, PT 225, Grad 103 Faculty: FT 32, PT 18 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 80 Library Holdings: 6,021 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 67 credit hours, Associates; 122 credit hours, Bachelors

DIGIPEN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

5001 150th Ave., NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Tel: (425)558-0299
Fax: (425)558-0299
Web Site: http://www.digipen.edu/
President/CEO: Claude Comair
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Application Fee: $75.00 Costs Per Year: Application fee: $75. One-time mandatory fee: $150. Tuition: $15,200 full-time, $380 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $160 full-time, $80. Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 617, PT 40, Grad 20 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

526 5th St.
Cheney, WA 99004-2431
Tel: (509)359-6200
Admissions: (509)359-6582
Fax: (509)359-4330
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ewu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Stephen Jordan
Registrar: Debra Fockler
Admissions: Shannon Carr
Financial Aid: Bruce Defrates
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 89% SAT V 400+; 91% SAT M 400+; 52% ACT 18-23; 25% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 83 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: September 15 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For Running Start program accepts high school students concurrently: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $4044 full-time, $135 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,756 full-time, $444 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $237 full-time, $79 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5733. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 8,174, PT 1,429, Grad 1,305 Faculty: FT 411, PT 164 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 61 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 20 Library Holdings: 852,186 Credit Hours For Degree: 180 quarter hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, ACA, ADA, ACSP, AOTA, APTA, ASLHA, CSWE, NASM, NCATE, NLN, NRPA, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Badminton M; Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M; Soccer W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

20000 68th Ave. West
Lynnwood, WA 98036-5999
Tel: (425)640-1500
Admissions: (425)640-1401
Fax: (425)640-1159
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.edcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jack Oharah
Admissions: Rae Ellen Reas
Financial Aid: Ted Malone
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $17.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $17. State resident tuition: $2436 full-time, $71.80 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7610 full-time, $251 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $166 full-time, $4.25 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $4500. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,398, PT 4,183 Faculty: FT 128, PT 300 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Library Holdings: 47,947 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

EVERETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2000 Tower St.
Everett, WA 98201-1327
Tel: (425)388-9100
Admissions: (425)388-9204
Fax: (425)388-9173
Web Site: http://www.evcc.ctc.edu/
President/CEO: Charles N. Earl
Admissions: Christine Kerlin
Financial Aid: Christina Castorena
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For cosmetology, nursing, criminal justice, and fire science: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2313 full-time, $69.35 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7521 full-time, $241.05 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,262, PT 3,926 Faculty: FT 130, PT 233 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 49,600 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE

2700 Evergreen Parkway, NW
Olympia, WA 98505
Tel: (360)867-6000
Admissions: (360)867-6170
Fax: (360)867-6577
E-mail: [email protected]du
Web Site: http://www.evergreen.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Thomas L. Purce
Registrar: Andrea Coker-Anderson
Admissions: Doug P. Scrima
Financial Aid: Brian Shirley
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Public Institution Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 94% SAT M 400+; 37% ACT 18-23; 48% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 97 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $4128 full-time, $137.60 per quarter hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,538 full-time, $484.60 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $209 full-time, $2.05 per quarter hour part-time, $41 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. College room and board: $6924. College room only: $4482. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,655, PT 516, Grad 299 Faculty: FT 158, PT 63 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 58 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 21 Library Holdings: 476,500 Credit Hours For Degree: 180 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby W; Soccer M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY

502 East Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258
Tel: (509)328-4220
Free: 800-322-2584
Admissions: (509)323-6591
Fax: (509)324-5780
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gonzaga.edu/
President/CEO: Rev. Robert Spitzer, SJ
Registrar: Jolanta Kozyra
Admissions: Julie McCulloh
Financial Aid: Dr. Thayne McCulloh
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 99.46% SAT M 400+; 28.16% ACT 18-23; 57.87% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 73 Admission Plans: Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 01 Application Fee: $45.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED not accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $30,278 includes full-time tuition ($23,140), mandatory fees ($438), and college room and board ($6700). College room only: $3400. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $670 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $45 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,986, PT 166, Grad 1,648 Faculty: FT 325, PT 10 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 62 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 56 Library Holdings: 228,622 Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AAMFT, AACN, AANA, ABA, AClPE, AALS, ATS, NCATE, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Skiing (Cross-Country) M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

GRAYS HARBOR COLLEGE

1620 Edward P Smith Dr.
Aberdeen, WA 98520-7599
Tel: (360)532-9020
Admissions: (360)538-4030
Fax: (360)538-4293
Web Site: http://www.ghc.ctc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Edward Brewster
Registrar: Nancy De Verse
Admissions: Nancy DeVerse
Financial Aid: Nadine Hibbs
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,156, PT 1,025 Faculty: FT 57, PT 89 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 39,220 Credit Hours For Degree: 93 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

12401 Southeast 320th St.
Auburn, WA 98092-3699
Tel: (253)833-9111
Fax: (253)288-3454
Web Site: http://www.greenriver.edu/
President/CEO: Richard A. Rutkowski
Registrar: Denise Bennatts
Admissions: Denise Bennatts
Financial Aid: Mary Edington
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, waste water technology programs: High school diploma required; GED not accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,883, PT 2,738 Faculty: FT 117, PT 160 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 32,500 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AOTA, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

HENRY COGSWELL COLLEGE

3002 Colby Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
Tel: (425)258-3351; (866)411-4221
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.henrycogswell.edu/
President/CEO: Homer Garcia, PhD
Registrar: Susan Baxter
Admissions: Jane Buckman
Financial Aid: Dawn Gerak
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Foundation for Educational Achievement Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 100% ACT 18-23 % Accepted: 84 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $17,520 full-time, $730 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Trimester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 118, PT 82 Faculty: FT 14, PT 18 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 57 Library Holdings: 12,100 Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ABET, NCCU

HERITAGE UNIVERSITY

3240 Fort Rd.
Toppenish, WA 98948-9599
Tel: (509)865-8500
Admissions: (509)865-8508
Fax: (509)865-4469
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.heritage.edu/
President/CEO: Kathleen Ross
Registrar: Margo Perrotti
Admissions: Leticia Garcia
Financial Aid: Laura Pendleton
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed % Accepted: 60 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Tuition: $9600 full-time, $320 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $45 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 568, PT 238, Grad 505 Faculty: FT 47, PT 140 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 54 Library Holdings: 47,500 Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 126 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CSWE, NCCU

HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2400 S. 240th St.
PO Box 98000
Des Moines, WA 98198-9800
Tel: (206)878-3710
Fax: (206)870-3782
Web Site: http://www.highline.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Priscilla J. Bell
Registrar: Becky Riverman
Admissions: Debbie Faison
Financial Aid: Steve Seeman
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $21.15 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For nursing, allied health programs: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $21.15. State resident tuition: $2445 full-time, $71.80 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2835 full-time, $85 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $75 full-time, $2.50 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,229, PT 3,143 Faculty: FT 140, PT 216 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 57,678 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter hours, Associates ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, CARC, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (BOTHELL)

2525 223rd St., SE, Canyon Park East
Bothell, WA 98021
Tel: (425)485-0303
Admissions: (425)583-0200
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
President/CEO: Mike Milford
Admissions: Dr. Dean C. Kempter
Financial Aid: Nicole Fisher
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: ITT Educational Services, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credit hours, Associates; 180 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (SEATTLE)

12720 Gateway Dr., Ste. 100
Seattle, WA 98168-3333
Tel: (206)244-3300
Free: 800-422-2029
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
President/CEO: Dean Dalby Registrar: Christina Dalton
Admissions: Kathleen A. Masiker
Financial Aid: Vu Ngyengun
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: ITT Educational Services, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credit hours, Associates; 180 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (SPOKANE)

1050 North Argonne Rd.
Spokane, WA 99212-2682
Tel: (509)926-2900
Free: 800-777-8324
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
President/CEO: F. William King
Admissions: Bill King
Financial Aid: Helen Horton
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: ITT Educational Services, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credit hours, Associates; 180 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

LAKE WASHINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE

11605 132nd Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98034-8506
Tel: (425)739-8100
Admissions: (425)739-8233
Web Site: http://www.lwtc.ctc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Michael Metke
Admissions: Jim West
Financial Aid: Bill Chaney
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For nursing, dental hygiene, medical assistant, dental assistant programs: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,020, PT 2,840 Faculty: FT 60, PT 161 Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 18,300 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, ACF, ADA, NCCU

LOWER COLUMBIA COLLEGE

PO Box 3010
Longview, WA 98632-0310
Tel: (360)442-2000
Admissions: (360)442-2300
Fax: (360)442-2109
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lcc.ctc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James L. McLaughlin
Registrar: Mary Harding
Admissions: Mary Harding
Financial Aid: James Gorman
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $12.50 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $12.50. State resident tuition: $2465 full-time, $77.65 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3161 full-time, $83.40 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $6.10 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,755, PT 1,318 Faculty: FT 76, PT 79 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Library Holdings: 41,991 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

NORTH SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103-3599
Tel: (206)527-3600
Admissions: (206)527-3663
Fax: (206)527-3635
Web Site: http://www.northseattle.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Ronald H. LaFayette
Registrar: Marci Myer
Admissions: Betsy Abts
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Seattle Community College District System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3213 full-time, $71.40 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,940 full-time, $243.10 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $346 full-time, $115.20 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,833, PT 3,126 Faculty: FT 102, PT 196 Student-Faculty Ratio: 23:1 Library Holdings: 52,496 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, ACF, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W

NORTHWEST AVIATION COLLEGE

506 23rd, NE
Auburn, WA 98002
Tel: (253)854-4960
Fax: (253)931-0768
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afsnac.com/
President/CEO: Jamelle R. Garcia
Admissions: Shawn Pratt
Financial Aid: Linda Esekesen
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART

16464 State Hwy. 305
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Tel: (360)779-9993
Free: 800-769-ARTS
Fax: (360)779-9933
Web Site: http://www.nca.edu/
President/CEO: Craig Freeman
Registrar: J. Kempf
Admissions: Craig Freeman
Financial Aid: K. Perigard
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $14,300 full-time, $625 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $100 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

NORTHWEST INDIAN COLLEGE

2522 Kwina Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
Tel: (360)676-2772
Fax: (360)738-0136
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nwic.edu/
President/CEO: Barbara Roberts
Registrar: David Oreiro
Admissions: Leilani Ignacio
Financial Aid: Angela Jefferson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $2646 full-time, $73.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7182 full-time, $199.50 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 23, PT 40 Credit Hours For Degree: 92 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W

NORTHWEST SCHOOL OF WOODEN BOATBUILDING

251 Otto St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Tel: (360)385-4948
Fax: (360)385-5089
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nwboatschool.org/
President/CEO: Bill Curry
Admissions: Gretchen Siegfried
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Semester Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

NORTHWEST UNIVERSITY

5520 108th Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
Tel: (425)822-8266
Free: 800-669-3781
Admissions: (425)889-5209
Fax: (425)425-0148
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.northwestu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Don Argue
Registrar: Jim Jessup
Admissions: Myles Corrigan
Financial Aid: Lana Walter
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Assemblies of God Scores: 95.75% SAT V 400+; 89.25% SAT M 400+; 52% ACT 18-23; 20% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 83 Admission Plans: Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $24,594 includes full-time tuition ($17,920), mandatory fees ($224), and college room and board ($6450). Part-time tuition: $750 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $224 per year. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,051, PT 102, Grad 107 Faculty: FT 52, PT 42 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 73 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 61 Library Holdings: 141,427 Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credit hours, Associates; 125 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

OLYMPIC COLLEGE

1600 Chester Ave.
Bremerton, WA 98337-1699
Tel: (360)792-6050
Free: 800-259-6718
Admissions: (360)475-7126
Fax: (360)792-2135
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.oc.ctc.edu/~oc/
President/CEO: Dr. David C. Mitchell
Registrar: Dianna L. Larsen
Admissions: Gerry Stamm
Financial Aid: Nicholas Rengler
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For nursing program, medical office assistant program: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $71.80 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $115.90 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $60 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,253, PT 3,137 Faculty: FT 97, PT 210 Student-Faculty Ratio: 25:1 Library Holdings: 51,443 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY

Tacoma, WA 98447
Tel: (253)531-6900
Free: 800-274-6758
Admissions: (253)535-7151
Fax: (253)536-5136
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.plu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Loren J. Anderson
Registrar: Angela Bixby
Admissions: Dr. Laura Majovski
Financial Aid: Kay Soltis
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 42% ACT 18-23; 40% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 76 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $28,805 includes full-time tuition ($22,040) and college room and board ($6765). College room only: $3330. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $687 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,171, PT 198, Grad 311 Faculty: FT 236, PT 24 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 67 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 51 Library Holdings: 340,842 Credit Hours For Degree: 128 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AAMFT, AACN, CSWE, NASM, NCATE, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W

PENINSULA COLLEGE

1502 East Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362-2779
Tel: (360)452-9277
Admissions: (360)417-6225
Fax: (360)457-8100
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pc.ctc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Thomas A. Keegan
Registrar: Jack Huls
Admissions: Jack Huls
Financial Aid: Cheryl Reid
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3325 full-time, $74.70 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3715 full-time, $87.90 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $135 full-time, $2.90 per credit part-time, $13.25 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,412, PT 2,844 Faculty: FT 64, PT 127 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Library Holdings: 33,736 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Soccer M; Softball W

PIERCE COLLEGE

1601 39th Ave. SE
Puyallup, WA 98374-2222
Tel: (253)840-8400
Admissions: (253)964-6686
Fax: (253)840-8423
Web Site: http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Michele Johnson
Admissions: Cindy Burbank
Financial Aid: Robert Walker
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For international students, veterinary technology, dental hygiene programs: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Tuition: $392 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1000 full-time, $100 per course part-time. Full-time fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Nonresident tuition: $11,760 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1000 full-time, $100 per course part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 240, PT 350 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 55,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter hours, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ADA, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Soccer M; Softball W; Volleyball W

PIMA MEDICAL INSTITUTE

1627 Eastlake Ave., East
Seattle, WA 98102
Tel: (206)322-6100; 888-898-9048
Fax: (206)324-1985
Web Site: http://www.pmi.edu
President/CEO: Janice Stiewing
Admissions: Rebecca Lombardo
Financial Aid: Brenda Moore
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Vocational Training Institutes, Inc Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous Enrollment: FT 289 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: Other Professional Accreditation: ABHES, JRCERT

PUGET SOUND CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

1618 Hewitt Ave., PO Box 13108
Everett, WA 98201
Tel: (425)257-3090; 888-775-8699
Admissions: (425)775-8686
Fax: (425)258-1488
Web Site: http://www.pscc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Randy Bridges
Registrar: Gillian Heine
Admissions: Jean Olsen
Financial Aid: Kim Bobbitt
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Christian Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 93% SAT M 400 + Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 191, PT 36 Faculty: FT 10, PT 18 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 34 Library Holdings: 37,500 Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 128 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Volleyball W

RENTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE

3000 NE Fourth St.
Renton, WA 98056-4195
Tel: (425)235-2352
Admissions: (425)235-2463
Fax: (425)235-7832
Web Site: http://www.rtc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Donald Bressler
Registrar: Cheri R. Danielson
Admissions: Jon Pozega
Financial Aid: Janet A. Riebe
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,019, PT 5,282 Faculty: FT 84, PT 198 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 12,876 Credit Hours For Degree: 100 quarter hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ARCEST, ACF, ADA, NCCU

SAINT MARTIN'S UNIVERSITY

5300 Pacific Ave., SE
Lacey, WA 98503-1297
Tel: (360)491-4700
Free: 800-368-8803
Admissions: (360)438-4590
Fax: (360)459-4124
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stmartin.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David Spangler
Registrar: Mary Law
Admissions: Todd Abbott
Financial Aid: Rebecca Wonderly
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 94% SAT V 400+; 91% SAT M 400+; 55% ACT 18-23; 17% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 73 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $27,365 includes full-time tuition ($20,675), mandatory fees ($290), and college room and board ($6400). College room only: $3000. Part-time tuition: $689 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $145 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 936, PT 244, Grad 229 Faculty: FT 66, PT 96 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 86 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 29 Library Holdings: 86,461 Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates; 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ABET, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

SEATTLE CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122-2400
Tel: (206)587-3800
Admissions: (206)587-3898
Web Site: http://www.seattlecentral.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Mildred Ollee
Registrar: Liz Baldizan
Admissions: Dr. Terri Hackett
Financial Aid: Cheryl Reid
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Seattle Community College District System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For health programs: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 156, PT 282 Library Holdings: 56,338 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACF, COptA, CARC, NLN, NCCU

SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

3307 Third Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119-1997
Tel: (206)281-2000
Free: 800-366-3344
Admissions: (206)281-2517
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.spu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Philip W. Eaton
Registrar: Ruth Adams
Admissions: Jennifer Feddern Kenney
Financial Aid: Jordan Grant
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Free Methodist Scores: 99. 39% SAT V 400+; 99.54% SAT M 400+; 37.65% ACT 18-23; 47.84% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 85 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $45.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $29,355 includes full-time tuition ($21,447), mandatory fees ($336), and college room and board ($7572). College room only: $4071. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $596 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,880, PT 142, Grad 851 Faculty: FT 181, PT 152 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT I % Receiving Financial Aid: 61 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 58 Library Holdings: 191,807 Credit Hours For Degree: 180 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AAMFT, AACN, AAFCS, NASM, NCATE, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Gymnastics W; Soccer M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

902 12th Ave., PO Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Tel: (206)296-6000
Free: 800-426-7123
Admissions: (206)296-2000
Fax: (206)296-5656
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.seattleu.edu/
President/CEO: Rev. Stephen V. Sundborg, SJ
Registrar: Georgia McRae
Admissions: Michael K. McKeon
Financial Aid: Jim White
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 99.5% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 34.9% ACT 18-23; 55.5% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 68 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $45.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $30,063 includes full-time tuition ($22,905) and college room and board ($7158). College room only: $4653. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $509 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,877, PT 305, Grad 1,744 Faculty: FT 387, PT 195 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 67 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 38 Library Holdings: 141,478 Credit Hours For Degree: 180 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, ABA, AALS, ATS, JRCEDMS, NASPAA, NCATE, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Archery M & W; Baseball M & W; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Riflery M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo M & W

SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

16101 Greenwood Ave. North
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696
Tel: (206)546-4101
Admissions: (206)546-4581
Fax: (206)546-4599
Web Site: http://www.shore.ctc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Holly Moore
Registrar: Robin Young
Admissions: Robin Young
Financial Aid: Ted Haase
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 155, PT 260 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 79,554 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, AHIMA, NAACLS, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Archery M & W; Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE

2405 College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-5899
Tel: (360)416-7600
Fax: (360)416-7890
Web Site: http://www.skagit.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Gary Tollefson
Registrar: Linda Woiwod
Admissions: Linda Woiwod
Financial Aid: Steve Epperson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 1 Library Holdings: 78,631 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACF, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2011 Mottman Rd., SW
Olympia, WA 98512-6292
Tel: (360)754-7711
Fax: (360)664-9407
Web Site: http://www.spscc.ctc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Kenneth J. Minnaert
Registrar: Neena M. Stoskopf
Admissions: Jerry Haynes
Financial Aid: Carla Idohl-Corwin
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For nursing program: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,495, PT 3,856 Faculty: FT 91, PT 110 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 30,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, ACF, ADA, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Soccer M; Softball W

SOUTH SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

6000 16th Ave., SW
Seattle, WA 98106-1499
Tel: (206)764-5300
Admissions: (206)764-5378
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sccd.ctc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jill Wakefield
Registrar: Kim Manderbach
Admissions: Kim Manderbach
Financial Aid: Lorraine Odom
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Seattle Community College District System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 75, PT 210 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 34,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACF, NCCU

SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1810 North Greene St.
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
Tel: (509)533-7000
Admissions: (509)533-7075
Fax: (509)533-8839
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.scc.spokane.edu/
President/CEO: Steve Hanson
Registrar: Vicki Bolks
Admissions: Joe Dunlap
Financial Aid: Patrick Erickson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Tuition: $71.60 per credit part-time. Area resident tuition: $813 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $1392 full-time, $133.75 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,223, PT 929 Faculty: FT 192, PT 168 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Library Holdings: 38,967 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ARCEST, AAMAE, ACF, ADA, AHIMA, AOA, CARC, JRCECT, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

3410 West Fort George Wright Dr.
Spokane, WA 99224-5288
Tel: (509)533-3500; 888-509-7944
Admissions: (509)533-3682
Fax: (509)533-3433
Web Site: http://www.sfcc.spokane.cc.wa.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Mark Palek
Registrar: Steve Bays
Admissions: Carol Green
Financial Aid: Karen Driscoll
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: State Board for Washington Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $813 full-time, $71.60 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $1392 full-time, $133.75 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,934, PT 1,715 Faculty: FT 170, PT 422 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Library Holdings: 58,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: APTA, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

6501 South 19th St.
Tacoma, WA 98466
Tel: (253)566-5000
Admissions: (253)566-5116
Fax: (253)566-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tacomacc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Pamela J. Transue
Admissions: Dr. April Retherford
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For allied health, law enforcement, nursing programs: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2,542 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $2,932 full-time. Mandatory fees: $68 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 105, PT 229 Student-Faculty Ratio: 27:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 90,192 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AHIMA, CARC, JRCERT, JRCEMT, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Volleyball W

TRINITY LUTHERAN COLLEGE

4221 228th Ave., SE
Issaquah, WA 98029-9299
Tel: (425)392-0400
Free: 800-843-5659
Admissions: (425)961-5516
Fax: (425)392-0404
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tlc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John M. Stamm
Registrar: Sara Kim
Admissions: Sigrid Olsen
Financial Aid: Susan Dalgleish
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Lutheran Scores: 67% SAT V 400+; 73% SAT M 400+; 50% ACT 18-23; 36% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $30,307 includes full-time tuition ($21,432), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($8725). College room only: $5815. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $893 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 115, PT 41 Faculty: FT 10, PT 9 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 31,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates; 180 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NCCU

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-SPOKANE CAMPUS

8775 E. Mission Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
Tel: (509)327-2443
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/
Admissions: Nina Omelchanko
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $110.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $110. Tuition: $9750 full-time, $325 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 284, Grad 59 Faculty: FT 2, PT 65 Student-Faculty Ratio: 4:1 Library Holdings: 444 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-WASHINGTON CAMPUS

7100 Fort Dent Way, Ste. 100
Seattle, WA 98188-7500
Tel: (206)268-5800
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Fax: (206)241-8848
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/
President/CEO: Renee Mona
Admissions: Nina Omelchanko
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $110.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $110. Tuition: $11,055 full-time, $368.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,678, Grad 494 Faculty: FT 16, PT 242 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Library Holdings: 444 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND

1500 North Warner St.
Tacoma, WA 98416
Tel: (253)879-3100
Free: 800-396-7191
Admissions: (253)879-3211
Fax: (253)879-3500
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ups.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Ronald R. Thomas
Registrar: Dr. John M. Finney
Admissions: Dr. George Mills
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 99.6% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 17.1% ACT 18-23; 61.6% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 71 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 01 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $35,600 includes full-time tuition ($28,270), mandatory fees ($190), and college room and board ($7140). College room only: $3900. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $3570 per unit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,571, PT 33, Grad 283 Faculty: FT 224, PT 59 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 59 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 59 Library Holdings: 349,088 Credit Hours For Degree: 32 units, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AOTA, APTA, NASM, NCATE, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Lacrosse W; Rugby M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: (206)543-2100
Admissions: (206)543-9686
Web Site: http://www.washington.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Lee L. Huntsman
Registrar: Wilbur W. Washburn, III
Admissions: Wilbur W. Washburn, IV
Financial Aid: Eric Godfrey
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 25% ACT 18-23; 55% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 67 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $5532 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $19,830 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 23,216, PT 4,272, Grad 9,926 Faculty: FT 2,879, PT 639 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 17 Library Holdings: 5,820,229 Credit Hours For Degree: 180 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACEHSA, ACEJMC, AACN, ABA, ACNM, ACCE, ACPhE, ADA, ADtA, AHIMA, ACSP, ALA, AOTA, APTA, APA, ASLA, ASLHA, AALS CEPH, CSWE, LCMEAMA, NAACLS, NASM, NCOPE, NCATE, NLN, NCCU, SAF Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Gymnastics W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, BOTHELL

18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011-8246
Tel: (425)352-5000
Admissions: (425)352-5305
Web Site: http://www.uwb.edu
President/CEO: Dr. Warren Buck
Admissions: Hung Dang
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed % Accepted: 72 Application Fee: $0.00 Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $5496 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $19,794 full-time. Enrollment: FT 800, PT 515, Grad 222 Faculty: FT 73, PT 30 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, TACOMA

1900 Commerce St.
Tacoma, WA 98402-3100
Tel: (253)692-4000
Free: 800-736-7750
Admissions: (253)692-4400
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Patricia Spakes
Admissions: Wanda Curtis
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $50.00 Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $5532 full-time, $923 per course part-time. Nonresident tuition: $19,830 full-time, $3305 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $90 full-time, $30 per course part-time, $30 per term part-time. College room and board: $10,125. Calendar System: Quarter Enrollment: FT 1,188, PT 530, Grad 395 Faculty: FT 104, PT 38 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT

WALLA WALLA COLLEGE

204 South College Ave.
College Place, WA 99324-1198
Tel: (509)527-2615
Free: 800-541-8900
Admissions: (509)527-2327
Fax: (509)527-2397
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wwc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jon Dybdahl
Registrar: Carolyn Denney
Admissions: Victor Brown
Financial Aid: Cassie Ragenovich
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Seventh-day Adventist Scores: 93% SAT V 400+; 91.4% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 28 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $24,489 includes full-time tuition ($19,725), mandatory fees ($192), and college room and board ($4572). College room only: $2472. Part-time tuition: $516 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,528, PT 142, Grad 272 Faculty: FT 122, PT 72 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: ACT, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 71 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 44 Library Holdings: 178,450 Credit Hours For Degree: 96 quarter hours, Associates; 192 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ABET, ACBSP, CSWE, NASM, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Golf M; Ice Hockey M; Soccer M; Softball W; Volleyball M & W

WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362-9267
Tel: (509)522-2500; 877-992-9292
Admissions: (509)527-4283
Fax: (509)527-3361
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wwcc.edu/home/
President/CEO: Dr. Steven L. VanAusdle
Registrar: Sally Wagoner
Admissions: Sally Wagoner
Financial Aid: Terri Johnson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For nursing program: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,164, PT 2,276 Faculty: FT 114, PT 245 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 45,814 Credit Hours For Degree: 93 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABET, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

Pullman, WA 99164
Tel: (509)335-3564; 888-468-6978
Admissions: (509)335-5586
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wsu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. V. Lane Rawlins
Registrar: Julia Pomerenk
Admissions: Wendy Peterson
Financial Aid: Wayne Sparks
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 97.7% SAT V 400+; 99.4% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 74 Admission Plans: Early Admission Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $5432 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,072 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 16,786, PT 2,799, Grad 3,219 Faculty: FT 1,057, PT 392 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 51 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 37 Library Holdings: 2,168,735 Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, ACCE, ACPhE, ADtA, APA, ASLA, ASLHA, AVMA, FIDER, JRCEPAT, NASM, NCATE, NLN, NCCU, SAF Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Skiing (Cross-Country) M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo M

WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE

1300 Fifth St.
Wenatchee, WA 98801-1799
Tel: (509)662-1651
Admissions: (509)682-6800
Fax: (509)664-2511
Web Site: http://wvc.ctc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jack Becherer
Registrar: Marco Azurdia
Admissions: Bruce Maxwell
Financial Aid: Dr. Lee Shelley
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For allied health programs: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 67, PT 136 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 32,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: JRCERT, NAACLS, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W

WESTERN BUSINESS COLLEGE

120 Northeast 136th Ave., Ste. 130
Vancouver, WA 98684
Tel: (360)254-3282
Web Site: http://www.western-college.com/
Admissions: Maryann Green
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Calendar System: Quarter Faculty: FT 7, PT 15 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Professional Accreditation: ACICS

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

516 High St.
Bellingham, WA 98225-5996
Tel: (360)650-3000
Admissions: (360)650-3440
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wwu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Karen W. Morse
Registrar: Joseph St. Hilaire
Admissions: Karen Copetas
Financial Aid: Clara Capron
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 43% ACT 18-23; 46% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 75 Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $3673 full-time, $137 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,623 full-time, $469 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1065 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Part-time tuition varies according to location. College room and board: $6524. College room only: $4209. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 11,943, PT 1,059, Grad 1,245 Faculty: FT 472, PT 156 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 39 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 30 Library Holdings: 1,341,300 Credit Hours For Degree: 180 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACA, ASLHA, CORE, NASAD, NASM, NCATE, NRPA, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE

237 West Kellogg Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226-8003
Tel: (360)676-2170
Fax: (360)676-2171
Web Site: http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Harold G. Heiner
Registrar: Janelle Miner
Admissions: Janelle Miner
Financial Aid: Mary Easley
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For financial aid applicants, international students: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2484 full-time, $73.10 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7692 full-time, $244.80 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 54, PT 169 Library Holdings: 14,680 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, APTA, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Soccer M; Volleyball W

WHITMAN COLLEGE

345 Boyer Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362-2083
Tel: (509)527-5111; 877-462-9448
Admissions: (509)527-5176
Fax: (509)527-4967
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.whitman.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Thomas E. Cronin
Registrar: Dr. Ronald F. Urban
Admissions: Tony Cabasco
Financial Aid: Varga Fox
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 9.3% ACT 18-23; 43% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 49 Admission Plans: Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $45.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $36,110 includes full-time tuition ($28,400), mandatory fees ($240), and college room and board ($7470). College room only: $3430. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1190 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,480, PT 32 Faculty: FT 115, PT 72 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 55 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 56 Library Holdings: 356,731 Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Skiing (Cross-Country) M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball M & W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W

WHITWORTH COLLEGE

300 West Hawthorne Rd.
Spokane, WA 99251-0001
Tel: (509)777-1000
Free: 800-533-4668
Admissions: (509)777-4348
Fax: (509)777-3773
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.whitworth.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. William P. Robinson
Registrar: Gary Whisenand
Admissions: Fred Pfursich
Financial Aid: Wendy Olson
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 23% ACT 18-23; 57% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 67 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $31,184 includes full-time tuition ($23,850), mandatory fees ($304), and college room and board ($7030). Part-time tuition: $994 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,065, PT 114, Grad 262 Faculty: FT 120, PT 171 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 74 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 65 Library Holdings: 17,982 Credit Hours For Degree: 130 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACN, JRCEPAT, NASM, NCATE, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 22520
Yakima, WA 98907-2520
Tel: (509)574-4600
Admissions: (509)574-6806
Fax: (509)574-6860
Web Site: http://www.yvcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Linda Kaminski
Registrar: Ellie Heffernan
Admissions: Tomas Ybarra
Financial Aid: Leslie Blackaey
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: September 16 Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For nursing, dental hygiene, radiological technology, allied health programs: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2550 full-time, $72 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2939 full-time. Mandatory fees: $3.50 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $2400. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,755, PT 2,470 Faculty: FT 97, PT 202 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 1 Library Holdings: 31,716 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, JRCERT, NLN, NCCU Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Soccer W; Softball W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

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ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY SEATTLE

Education, M

Environmental Policy and Resource Management, M

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, M

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management, M

Organizational Management, M

Psychology, M

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/SEATTLE

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MD

Business/Commerce, B

Clinical Psychology, MD

Counseling Psychology, M

Curriculum and Instruction, MD

Education, MD

Educational Leadership and Administration, MD

Psychology, B

THE ART INSTITUTE OF SEATTLE

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, AB

Audio Engineering, A

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Fashion/Apparel Design, A

Graphic Design, AB

Industrial Design, A

Interior Design, AB

Intermedia/Multimedia, AB

Photography, A

BASTYR UNIVERSITY

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, MDO

Dietetics/Dieticians, B

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

Health Psychology, M

Herbalism/Herbalist, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathy, DO

Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery, O

Nutritional Sciences, M

Psychology, B

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, A

Biomedical Technology/Technician, A

Building/Property Maintenance and Management, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Child Care Provider/Assistant, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

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Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

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Court Reporting/Court Reporter, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician, A

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Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

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Electrician, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

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Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

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Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Manufacturing Technology/Technician, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician, A

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician, A

Retailing and Retail Operations, A

Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Survey Technology/Surveying, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Educational/Instructional Media Design, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Interior Design, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, A

Real Estate, A

BELLINGHAM TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Information Technology, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

BIG BEND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, A

Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

CASCADIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Science Technologies/Technicians, A

CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, B

Anthropology, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Education, M

Business Teacher Education, B

Chemistry, BM

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Child and Family Studies, M

Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Counseling Psychology, M

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Drama and Dance Teacher Education, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Economics, B

Education, M

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), B

Engineering and Applied Sciences, M

English, M

English as a Second Language, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Experimental Psychology, M

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, B

Fashion Merchandising, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

Geography, B

Geology/Earth Science, BM

German Language Teacher Education, B

Gerontology, B

Health Education, M

Health Teacher Education, B

History, BM

History Teacher Education, B

Home Economics, M

Home Economics Education, M

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, M

Industrial Technology/Technician, B

Industrial/Management Engineering, M

Information Science/Studies, M

Interdisciplinary Studies, M

Journalism, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Management, M

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, BM

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, B

Music, BM

Music Management and Merchandising, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Theory and Composition, B

Natural Resources Management/Development and Policy, BM

Nutritional Sciences, M

Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician, B

Office Management and Supervision, B

Operations Management and Supervision, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BM

Physics, B

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, BM

Public Policy Analysis, B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Reading Teacher Education, M

Recreation and Park Management, M

Religion/Religious Studies, B

School Psychology, M

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Social Science Teacher Education, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, B

Textile Design, M

Theater, M

Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, B

Voice and Opera, B

CENTRALIA COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Applied Art, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Botany/Plant Biology, A

Broadcast Journalism, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations, A

Business/Commerce, A

Chemistry, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Child Development, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Programming, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering, A

English Language and Literature, A

French Language and Literature, A

Geology/Earth Science, A

German Language and Literature, A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

History, A

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Music, A

Natural Sciences, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, A

Physical Sciences, A

Political Science and Government, A

Pre-Dentistry Studies, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Pre-Law Studies, A

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, A

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, A

Pre-Veterinary Studies, A

Psychology, A

Radio and Television, A

Receptionist, A

Retailing and Retail Operations, A

Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations, A

Social Sciences, A

Sociology, A

Spanish Language and Literature, A

Survey Technology/Surveying, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

Work and Family Studies, A

Zoology/Animal Biology, A

CITY UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Art Education, M

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, B

Computer Science, MO

Counseling Psychology, M

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Education, MO

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Educational Leadership and Administration, M

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Electronic Commerce, MO

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English as a Second Language, M

Finance and Banking, MO

General Studies, AB

Human Resources Management and Services, M

International Business/Trade/Commerce, BM

Internet and Interactive Multimedia, MO

Management, MO

Management Information Systems and Services, MO

Management of Technology, MO

Marketing, MO

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Project Management, MO

Psychology, B

Reading Teacher Education, M

School Psychology, M

Special Education and Teaching, B

System Management, M

CLARK COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary, A

Graphic Communications, A

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, A

Landscaping and Groundskeeping, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Manufacturing Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Retailing and Retail Operations, A

Selling Skills and Sales Operations, A

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

Telecommunications Technology/Technician, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Agriculture, A

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Business Machine Repairer, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant, A

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, A

Computer and Information Systems Security, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Interior Design, A

Landscaping and Groundskeeping, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician, A

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, A

Security and Protective Services, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Agricultural Mechanization, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Programming, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Software and Media Applications, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering, A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Quality Control Technology/Technician, A

Real Estate, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

Acting, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Dance, B

Directing and Theatrical Production, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Graphic Design, B

Illustration, B

Interior Design, B

Jazz/Jazz Studies, B

Music, B

Piano and Organ, B

Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology, B

Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments, B

CROWN COLLEGE

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Public Administration, B

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (BELLEVUE)

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (FEDERAL WAY)

Biomedical/Medical Engineering, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, BM

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, B

Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst, B

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, AB

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

Information Science/Studies, B

Medical Informatics, B

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, B

DIGIPEN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Computer Engineering, B

Intermedia/Multimedia, AB

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, M

Anthropology, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Biochemistry, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

BioTechnology, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Business Teacher Education, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Child Care and Support Services Management, B

Child Development, B

City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, B

Communication and Media Studies, M

Communication Disorders, BM

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Communication, Journalism and Related Programs, B

Community College Education, M

Comparative Literature, B

Composition, M

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Education, M

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Computer Science, M

Computer Software and Media Applications, B

Computer Teacher Education, B

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Corrections, B

Counseling Psychology, M

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Creative Writing, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, B

Developmental and Child Psychology, B

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, B

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, B

Drama and Dance Teacher Education, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, BM

Economics, B

Education, BM

Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs, B

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Leadership and Administration, M

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering Technology, B

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental Biology, B

Environmental Sciences, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foreign Language Teacher Education, M

Foundations and Philosophy of Education, M

French Language and Literature, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

Geography, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language Teacher Education, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Teacher Education, B

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, B

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, M

History, BM

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, BM

International Relations and Affairs, B

Journalism, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Manufacturing Technology/Technician, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, BM

Mathematics Teacher Education, BM

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, B

Music, BM

Music History, Literature, and Theory, M

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, BM

Music Theory and Composition, B

Natural Sciences, B

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Education, M

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, M

Organizational Communication, B

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Performance, M

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BM

Physical Sciences, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, BD

Physics, B

Physics Teacher Education, B

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, BM

Public Administration, BMO

Reading Teacher Education, BM

School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist, B

School Psychology, M

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, BM

Social Studies Teacher Education, BM

Social Work, BMO

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, B

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, B

Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, B

Urban and Regional Planning, MO

Voice and Opera, B

Writing, M

EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations, A

Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, A

Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant, A

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, A

Computer and Information Systems Security, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician, A

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Fire Services Administration, A

Health Aide, A

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, A

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, A

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, A

International Business/Trade/Commerce, A

Landscaping and Groundskeeping, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical Reception/Receptionist, A

Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, A

Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Pharmacy Technician/Assistant, A

Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist, A

Plant Nursery Operations and Management, A

Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations, A

Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

EVERETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Animal Sciences, A

Anthropology, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, A

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Botany/Plant Biology, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemistry, A

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Science, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Drawing, A

Ecology, A

Economics, A

Education, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Engineering, A

Engineering Science, A

Engineering Technology, A

English Language and Literature, A

Environmental Studies, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, A

Geology/Earth Science, A

German Language and Literature, A

History, A

Human Services, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Japanese Language and Literature, A

Journalism, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Modern Languages, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, A

Oceanography, Chemical and Physical, A

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology/Technician, A

Pharmacy Technician/Assistant, A

Philosophy, A

Photography, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Physics, A

Political Science and Government, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Psychology, A

Russian Language and Literature, A

Sociology, A

Spanish Language and Literature, A

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, A

Technology Education/Industrial Arts, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

Wildlife Biology, A

Zoology/Animal Biology, A

THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE

American Indian/Native American Studies, B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education, M

Environmental Studies, BM

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies, B

Intermedia/Multimedia, B

International/Global Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Natural Sciences, B

Physical Sciences, B

Political Science and Government, B

Public Administration, M

Social Sciences, B

Visual and Performing Arts, B

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BMO

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Civil Engineering, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Engineering, B

Computer Science, B

Counseling Psychology, M

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, MD

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Leadership and Administration, D

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering, B

English as a Second Language, M

English Language and Literature, B

Finance, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

Information Science/Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Italian Language and Literature, B

Journalism, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Law and Legal Studies, PO

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mechanical Engineering, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nurse Anesthetist, M

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Organizational Management, M

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, M

Philosophy, BM

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Religion/Religious Studies, BMP

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, BM

Theology and Religious Vocations, P

GRAYS HARBOR COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

General Studies, A

Human Services, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Natural Resources and Conservation, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Air Traffic Controller, A

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Court Reporting/Court Reporter, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Forestry Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Occupational Therapist Assistant, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

HENRY COGSWELL COLLEGE

Business Administration and Management, B

Computer Science, B

Design and Visual Communications, B

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Mechanical Engineering, B

HERITAGE UNIVERSITY

Bilingual and Multilingual Education, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biological and Physical Sciences, AB

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, AB

Computer Science, AB

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Education, BM

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English, M

English as a Second Language, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

History, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, AB

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Mathematics, AB

Multilingual and Multicultural Education, M

Natural Resources Management/Development and Policy, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, AB

Public Administration, B

Reading Teacher Education, M

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, AB

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Behavioral Sciences, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Education, A

Engineering, A

Engineering Technology, A

English Language and Literature, A

Ethnic and Cultural Studies, A

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Interior Design, A

International Business/Trade/Commerce, A

Journalism, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Library Science, A

Marine Technology, A

Mathematics, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Music, A

Natural Sciences, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Psychology, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, A

Social Sciences, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

Transportation and Materials Moving, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (BOTHELL)

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, B

Business Administration and Management, B

CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician, A

Computer and Information Systems Security, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce, B

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (SEATTLE)

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, B

Business Administration and Management, B

CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician, A

Computer and Information Systems Security, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (SPOKANE)

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, B

CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician, A

Computer and Information Systems Security, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce, B

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

LAKE WASHINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Child Development, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Science, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Dental Assisting/Assistant, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Environmental Studies, A

Horticultural Science, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

LOWER COLUMBIA COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Anthropology, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business/Commerce, A

CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

Economics, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrician, A

Engineering, A

Engineering Technology, A

English Language and Literature, A

Environmental Studies, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Fire Services Administration, A

Foreign Languages and Literatures, A

Geography, A

Geology/Earth Science, A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

History, A

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Information Technology, A

Instrumentation Technology/Technician, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Lineworker, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Mathematics, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical Reception/Receptionist, A

Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Music, A

Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Philosophy, A

Photography, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Physics, A

Political Science and Government, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Pre-Law Studies, A

Psychology, A

Receptionist, A

Social Sciences, A

Sociology, A

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology, A

Word Processing, A

NORTH SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, A

Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Biomedical Technology/Technician, A

Business/Corporate Communications, A

Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD, A

Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology, A

Computer and Information Systems Security, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Electronics CAD/CADD, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Pharmacy Technician/Assistant, A

Real Estate, A

Telecommunications Technology/Technician, A

Watchmaking and Jewelrymaking, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

NORTHWEST AVIATION COLLEGE

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, A

NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

NORTHWEST INDIAN COLLEGE

American Indian/Native American Studies, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Education, A

General Studies, A

Human Services, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

NORTHWEST UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Comparative Literature, B

Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv.), B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Composition, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental Sciences, B

General Studies, A

History, B

Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, B

Music, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Organizational Communication, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Public Health (MPH, DPH), A

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Religious Education, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, B

Youth Ministry, B

OLYMPIC COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist, A

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, A

Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Barbering/Barber, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Programming, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Software and Media Applications, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Culinary Arts and Related Services, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Fire Services Administration, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Information Technology, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant, A

Recording Arts Technology/Technician, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Anthropology, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, B

Chinese Language and Literature, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Engineering, B

Computer Science, B

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, BM

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering Physics, B

Engineering Science, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Journalism, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, M

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Modern Languages, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing, M

Nursing - Advanced Practice, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Administration, M

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Radio and Television, B

Reading Teacher Education, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, B

Voice and Opera, B

Women's Studies, B

Writing, M

PENINSULA COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Child Development, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Commercial Fishing, A

Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering Technology, A

Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

PIERCE COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mental Health/Rehabilitation, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

PIMA MEDICAL INSTITUTE

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, A

PUGET SOUND CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv.), B

Education, A

Music, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Religious Education, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Social Sciences, B

Theology/Theological Studies, B

RENTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Communications Technology/Technician, A

Computer Science, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Musical Instrument Fabrication and Repair, A

Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

Survey Technology/Surveying, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

SAINT MARTIN'S UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, B

Civil Engineering, BM

Community Organization and Advocacy, B

Community Psychology, M

Computer Science, B

Counseling Psychology, M

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, BM

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering Management, M

English Language and Literature, B

Finance, B

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Mechanical Engineering, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

SEATTLE CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Fashion/Apparel Design, A

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marine Technology, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology/Technician, A

Photography, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Sign Language Interpretation and Translation, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Apparel and Textiles, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Clinical Psychology, D

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Science, B

Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst, B

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, BM

Education, MD

Educational Leadership and Administration, MD

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Engineering Science, B

English as a Second Language, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

European Studies/Civilization, B

Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, B

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

French Language and Literature, B

General Studies, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Latin American Studies, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management Information Systems and Services, M

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, M

Mathematics, B

Mathematics and Statistics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing, MO

Nursing - Advanced Practice, O

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Administration, M

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Psychology, B

Reading Teacher Education, M

Religious Education, B

Russian Language and Literature, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, M

Social Science Teacher Education, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, M

Theology/Theological Studies, B

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, MO

Applied Mathematics, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Civil Engineering, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Community Health Nursing, M

Computer Science, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MO

Creative Writing, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Curriculum and Instruction, MO

Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

East Asian Studies, B

Economics, B

Education, MDO

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Educational Leadership and Administration, D

Educational Measurement and Evaluation, O

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Engineering and Applied Sciences, M

English as a Second Language, MO

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, B

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, MO

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Forensic Science and Technology, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Industrial Engineering, B

Insurance, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, BMO

International Economics, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Journalism, B

Law and Legal Studies, PO

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mechanical Engineering, B

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, M

Nursing, M

Nursing - Advanced Practice, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Administration, M

Operations Management and Supervision, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, M

Philosophy, B

Photography, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, BM

Public Administration, BM

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Reading Teacher Education, MO

Religion/Religious Studies, B

School Psychology, O

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Software Engineering, M

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, MO

Theology and Religious Vocations, MPO

Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology, M

Western European Studies, B

SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Audio Engineering, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemical Engineering, A

Child Development, A

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Graphics, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Dietetics/Dieticians, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Education, A

Engineering Technology, A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, A

Health and Medical Laboratory Technologies, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Human Development and Family Studies, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

International Business/Trade/Commerce, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, A

Marine Technology, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Oceanography, Chemical and Physical, A

Photography, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agriculture, A

Anthropology, A

Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations, A

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemistry, A

Child Development, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Comparative Literature, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Economics, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

English Language and Literature, A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Ethnic and Cultural Studies, A

Family and Community Services, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Food Technology and Processing, A

Foreign Languages and Literatures, A

Geography, A

Geology/Earth Science, A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

History, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, A

Journalism, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Marine Technology, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Music, A

Natural Sciences, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, A

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, A

Philosophy, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Political Science and Government, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Psychology, A

Social Sciences, A

Sociology, A

Spanish Language and Literature, A

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, A

Telecommunications Technology/Technician, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Communications Technology/Technician, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Food Technology and Processing, A

Horticultural Science, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Landscaping and Groundskeeping, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management, A

Sign Language Interpretation and Translation, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Telecommunications Technology/Technician, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

SOUTH SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Engineering, A

Engineering Technology, A

Food Science, A

Food Technology and Processing, A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Horticultural Science, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Landscape Architecture, A

Landscaping and Groundskeeping, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Quality Control Technology/Technician, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Agronomy and Crop Science, A

Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Biomedical Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Corrections, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Dietetics/Dieticians, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Food Technology and Processing, A

Forestry, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Hydrology and Water Resources Science, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Landscaping and Groundskeeping, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Natural Resources Management/Development and Policy, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology/Technician, A

Ornamental Horticulture, A

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, A

SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Commercial Photography, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

General Office Occupations and Clerical Services, A

Gerontology, A

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Interior Design, A

International Business/Trade/Commerce, A

Leatherworking and Upholstery, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Library Assistant/Technician, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Music, A

Orthotist/Prosthetist, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Real Estate, A

Sign Language Interpretation and Translation, A

Social Work, A

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor, A

TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

American/United States Studies/Civilization, A

Anthropology, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Behavioral Sciences, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Botany/Plant Biology, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business/Managerial Economics, A

Chemistry, A

Comparative Literature, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Economics, A

Education, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Engineering, A

English Language and Literature, A

Environmental Studies, A

Fine/Studio Arts, A

Forestry, A

General Studies, A

Geology/Earth Science, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

History, A

Human Services, A

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Information Technology, A

International Business/Trade/Commerce, A

International Relations and Affairs, A

Japanese Language and Literature, A

Journalism, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Museology/Museum Studies, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, A

Oceanography, Chemical and Physical, A

Pharmacy Technician/Assistant, A

Philosophy, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Physical Sciences, A

Physical Therapy/Therapist, A

Physics, A

Political Science and Government, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, A

Psychology, A

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, A

Russian Language and Literature, A

Social Sciences, A

Sociology, A

Spanish Language and Literature, A

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, A

Wildlife Biology, A

Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology, A

Word Processing, A

Zoology/Animal Biology, A

TRINITY LUTHERAN COLLEGE

Bible/Biblical Studies, AB

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Religious Education, B

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-SPOKANE CAMPUS

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, B

Information Technology, B

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-WASHINGTON CAMPUS

Accounting, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Health Services Administration, M

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, B

Human Resources Management and Services, M

Information Technology, B

Management, M

Management Information Systems and Services, M

Management of Technology, M

Management Science, B

Organizational Management, M

Public Administration and Social Service Professions, B

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business/Commerce, B

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, B

Computer Science, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Creative Writing, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, M

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, M

English Language and Literature, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Economics, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Mathematics, B

Middle School Education, M

Music, B

Music Management and Merchandising, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, BM

Natural Sciences, B

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, M

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, M

Philosophy, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, D

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Science, Technology and Society, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, M

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Accounting, B

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, BMD

African-American/Black Studies, B

Air Force JROTC/ROTC, B

Allopathic Medicine, PO

American Indian/Native American Studies, B

Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, B

Anthropology, BMD

Applied Mathematics, BMD

Applied Physics, MD

Architecture, BMO

Army JROTC/ROTC, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, BMD

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Asian Languages, MD

Asian Studies/Civilization, BM

Astronomy, BMD

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, BMD

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Bacteriology, MD

Bilingual and Multilingual Education, B

Biochemistry, BD

Bioengineering, MD

Bioinformatics, M

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MD

Biological Anthropology, MD

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biophysics, D

Biostatistics, BMD

BioTechnology, D

Botany/Plant Biology, BMD

Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MDO

Business/Commerce, B

Canadian Studies, B

Cell Biology and Anatomy, D

Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology, B

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, B

Ceramic Sciences and Engineering, B

Chemical Engineering, BMD

Chemistry, BMD

Chinese Language and Literature, B

Chinese Studies, MD

City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, B

Civil Engineering, BMD

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BMD

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical Laboratory Sciences, M

Clinical Psychology, D

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication and Media Studies, MD

Communication Disorders, MD

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Comparative Literature, BMD

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Engineering, B

Computer Science, BMD

Construction Engineering and Management, MD

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MD

Creative Writing, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Curriculum and Instruction, MD

Dance, BM

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, B

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, B

Dentistry, PO

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

East Asian Studies, B

East European and Russian Studies, M

Economics, BMD

Education, BMDO

Educational Administration and Supervision, O

Educational Leadership and Administration, MD

Educational Measurement and Evaluation, MD

Educational Psychology, MD

Electrical Engineering, MD

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering, B

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MD

English, MD

English as a Second Language, M

English Education, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental and Occupational Health, MD

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, MD

Environmental Health, B

Environmental Policy and Resource Management, MD

Environmental Studies, B

Epidemiology, MD

Ergonomics and Human Factors, M

Ethnic and Cultural Studies, B

European Studies/Civilization, B

Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fish, Game and Wildlife Management, MD

Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, B

Forest Engineering, B

Forest Management/Forest Resources Management, B

Forest Sciences and Biology, B

Forestry, BMDO

French Language and Literature, BMD

General Studies, B

Genetics, MD

Genomic Sciences, D

Geography, BMD

Geology/Earth Science, BMD

Geophysics and Seismology, BMD

Geotechnical Engineering, MD

German Language and Literature, BMD

Health Informatics, M

Health Services Administration, MO

Health Services Research, MD

Hispanic Studies, M

Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies, B

Historic Preservation and Conservation, O

History, BMD

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, B

Horticultural Science, MD

Human Development, MD

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology, MD

Hydrology and Water Resources Science, MD

Immunology, D

Industrial Design, B

Industrial Engineering, B

Industrial Hygiene, M

Industrial/Management Engineering, MD

Information Science/Studies, BMD

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Interior Architecture, B

International Affairs, MO

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Public Health/International Health, M

International Relations and Affairs, B

International Trade, O

Italian Language and Literature, BMD

Japanese Language and Literature, B

Japanese Studies, MD

Jewish/Judaic Studies, B

Landscape Architecture, BM

Latin American Studies, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Law and Legal Studies, MDPO

Legal and Justice Studies, D

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Library Science, MD

Linguistics, BMD

Logistics and Materials Management, O

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Management Science, B

Marine Affairs, MO

Marine Geology, MD

Materials Engineering, BMD

Materials Sciences, MD

Maternal and Child Health, M

Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing, B

Mathematics, BMD

Mechanical Engineering, BMD

Medical Informatics, M

Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology, B

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, D

Metal and Jewelry Arts, B

Metallurgical Engineering, B

Microbiology, D

Molecular Biology, BD

Molecular Medicine, MD

Museology/Museum Studies, M

Music, BMD

Music History, Literature, and Theory, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, BMD

Music Theory and Composition, B

Musical Instrument Fabrication and Repair, B

Musicology and Ethnomusicology, B

Natural Resources Management/Development and Policy, B

Navy/Marine Corps JROTC/ROTC, B

Near and Middle Eastern Studies, BMD

Neurobiology and Neurophysiology, D

Neuroscience, D

Nursing, MDO

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nutritional Sciences, MD

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, BM

Oceanography, Chemical and Physical, BMD

Oral and Dental Sciences, MDO

Orthotist/Prosthetist, B

Painting, B

Paper and Pulp Engineering, MD

Parasitology, MD

Pathobiology, MD

Pathology/Experimental Pathology, MD

Pharmaceutical Sciences, MD

Pharmacology, MD

Pharmacy, BP

Philosophy, BMD

Photography, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, BD

Physician Assistant, B

Physics, BMD

Physiology, D

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, BMD

Portuguese Language and Literature, M

Printmaking, B

Psychology, BD

Public Administration, B

Public Affairs, MO

Public Health, MDO

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing, B

Rehabilitation Sciences, M

Religion/Religious Studies, BM

Resource Management, MD

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BMD

Russian Language and Literature, BMD

Russian Studies, B

Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BMD

Scandinavian Studies, B

School Psychology, MD

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, BM

Sculpture, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BMD

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, BMDO

Sociology, BMD

South and Southeast Asian Studies, M

South Asian Studies, B

Southeast Asian Studies, B

Spanish Language and Literature, BM

Special Education and Teaching, MD

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Statistics, BMD

Structural Biology, D

Structural Engineering, MD

Sustainable Development, M

Taxation, M

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, B

Technical and Business Writing, B

Technical Communication, MD

Theater, MD

Toxicology, MD

Transportation and Highway Engineering, MD

Transportation/Transportation Management, O

Urban and Regional Planning, MD

Urban Design, MDO

Veterinary Sciences, M

Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments, B

Voice and Opera, B

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, B

Women's Studies, BMD

Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology, B

Zoology/Animal Biology, BD

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, BOTHELL

Business Administration and Management, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Environmental Sciences, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, TACOMA

Business Administration and Management, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Education, B

Environmental Sciences, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Social Work, B

Urban Studies/Affairs, B

WALLA WALLA COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, AB

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, AB

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Technology/Technician, B

Biomedical/Medical Engineering, B

Biophysics, B

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business Teacher Education, B

Chemistry, B

Civil Engineering, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, AB

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, B

Counseling Psychology, M

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Economics, B

Education, M

Educational Leadership and Administration, M

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering, B

Engineering Technology, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

Health and Physical Education, B

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Journalism, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mechanical Engineering, B

Modern Languages, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Piano and Organ, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Public Health Education and Promotion, B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Reading Teacher Education, M

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Social Work, BM

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

Technology Education/Industrial Arts, B

Theology/Theological Studies, B

Voice and Opera, B

WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Agricultural Mechanization, A

Agricultural Production Operations, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology, A

Corrections, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Fire Services Administration, A

General Office Occupations and Clerical Services, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

Turf and Turfgrass Management, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Agribusiness, M

Agricultural Communication/Journalism, B

Agricultural Economics, MD

Agricultural Mechanization, B

Agricultural Sciences, MD

Agricultural Teacher Education, B

Agriculture, B

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences, B

Agronomy and Crop Science, B

Agronomy and Soil Sciences, MD

American/United States Studies/Civilization, BMD

Analytical Chemistry, MD

Animal Sciences, BMD

Anthropology, BMD

Apparel and Textiles, B

Architecture, BM

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Bilingual and Multilingual Education, B

Biochemistry, BMD

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, B

Bioengineering, MD

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MD

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biophysics, BMD

BioTechnology, B

Botany/Plant Biology, MD

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MDO

Business/Commerce, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Cell Biology and Anatomy, MD

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, M

Chemical Engineering, BMD

Chemistry, BMD

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Civil Engineering, BMD

Clinical Psychology, D

Clothing and Textiles, M

Communication and Media Studies, MD

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Art and Design, M

Computer Engineering, B

Computer Science, BMD

Construction Engineering and Management, M

Counseling Psychology, MD

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminology, MD

Crop Production, B

Curriculum and Instruction, D

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Ecology, B

E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce, B

Economics, BMDO

Education, BMD

Educational Leadership and Administration, MD

Electrical Engineering, MD

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MD

English, MD

English Education, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Entomology, BMD

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, B

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, M

Environmental Sciences, BMD

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, B

Finance, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Food Science, B

Food Science and Technology, MD

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

Foreign Language Teacher Education, B

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

Forestry, B

French Language and Literature, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

Genetics, BMD

Geology/Earth Science, BMD

German Language and Literature, B

German Language Teacher Education, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, BMD

History Teacher Education, B

Horticultural Science, BMD

Hospitality Administration/Management, B

Human Development, M

Human Development and Family Studies, B

Human Nutrition, B

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Inorganic Chemistry, MD

Insurance, B

Interior Design, BM

International Business/Trade/Commerce, BO

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Landscape Architecture, BMD

Linguistics, B

Management Information Systems and Services, BM

Management of Technology, M

Management Science, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Materials Engineering, BM

Materials Sciences, BMD

Mathematics, BMD

Mathematics Teacher Education, BD

Mechanical Engineering, BMD

Microbiology, BMD

Molecular Biology, MD

Multilingual and Multicultural Education, M

Music, BM

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Theory and Composition, B

Natural Resources and Conservation, BMD

Neuroscience, BMD

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nutritional Sciences, MD

Operations Management and Supervision, B

Organic Chemistry, MD

Painting, M

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Pathology/Experimental Pathology, MD

Pharmacology, MD

Pharmacology and Toxicology, B

Pharmacy, P

Philosophy, B

Photography, M

Physical Chemistry, M

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Sciences, B

Physics, BMD

Plant Molecular Biology, MD

Plant Pathology/Phytopathology, MD

Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management, B

Plant Sciences, B

Political Science and Government, BMD

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Printmaking, M

Psychology, BMD

Reading Teacher Education, BMD

Real Estate, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Russian Language and Literature, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Sculpture, M

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Social Sciences, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Sociology, BMD

Soil Science and Agronomy, B

Spanish Language and Literature, BM

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Statistics, M

Systems Engineering, MD

Taxation, M

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, B

Toxicology, MD

Urban and Regional Planning, M

Veterinary Medicine, PO

Veterinary Sciences, MD

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, B

Women's Studies, B

Zoology/Animal Biology, BMD

WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Mechanization, A

Applied Art, A

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Chemistry, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Economics, A

Education, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

History, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Music, A

Music Teacher Education, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Sociology, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, A

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Accounting and Computer Science, B

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, M

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Anthropology, BM

Archeology, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Biochemistry, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Canadian Studies, B

Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology, B

Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology, B

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, B

Chemistry, BM

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Communication Disorders, M

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Science, BM

Counseling Psychology, M

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, BM

Creative Writing, B

Design and Visual Communications, B

Developmental and Child Psychology, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Drawing, B

East Asian Studies, B

Economics, B

Education, BM

Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented, M

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Leadership and Administration, B

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering, B

Engineering Technology, B

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Biology, B

Environmental Education, BM

Environmental Sciences, BM

Environmental Studies, B

Ethnic and Cultural Studies, B

Experimental Psychology, M

Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

General Studies, B

Geography, BM

Geology/Earth Science, BM

Geophysics and Seismology, B

German Language and Literature, B

Graphic Design, B

Health Teacher Education, B

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, M

History, BM

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Human Services, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Industrial Design, B

Industrial Technology/Technician, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Intermedia/Multimedia, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

Jazz/Jazz Studies, B

Journalism, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Kinesiology and Movement Studies, M

Latin American Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Linguistics, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Manufacturing Technology/Technician, B

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, BM

Music, BM

Music History, Literature, and Theory, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Operations Management and Supervision, B

Painting, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BM

Physics, B

Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Political Science and Government, BM

Printmaking, B

Psychology, BM

Rehabilitation Counseling, M

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, BM

Sculpture, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Student Personnel Services, M

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

Theater, M

Visual and Performing Arts, B

Women's Studies, B

WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Science, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

WHITMAN COLLEGE

Anthropology, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Astronomy, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biophysics, B

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

English Language and Literature, B

Film/Cinema Studies, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

Mathematics, B

Molecular Biology, B

Music, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

WHITWORTH COLLEGE

Accounting, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Arts Management, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, B

Computer Science, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, M

Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented, M

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English Language and Literature, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

History, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, BM

International Relations and Affairs, B

Journalism, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Voice and Opera, B

YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Agricultural Mechanization, A

Agriculture, A

Agronomy and Crop Science, A

Animal Sciences, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Broadcast Journalism, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Development, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Science, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Instrumentation Technology/Technician, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

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Washington

WASHINGTON

STATE EDUCATION OFFICE

Tara Stenseng, Special Assistant for Communications
Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
128 10th Ave., S.W.
P.O. Box 43105
Olympia, WA 98504-3105
(360)753-5662

STATE REGULATORY INFORMATION

Private, postsecondary vocational schools offering instruction or services for attainment of vocational objectives and an educational credential below the associate degree level, must be licensed by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board under provisions of the Private Vocational School Act (RCW 28C.10).

Certain educational activities are exempt from this law. Trade, business, and fraternal organizations providing in-house training, degree-granting programs in compliance with the rules of the Higher Education Coordinating Board, barber and cosmetology schools licensed under RCW 18.16, and entities offering programs exclusively devoted to religious objectives are but a few examples. A full list of exemptions is contained in the law.

The Private Vocational School Act was established to protect against practices by private vocational schools which are false, deceptive, misleading, or unfair, and to help ensure adequate educational quality. The law also applies to out-of-state schools that actively target Washington State residents in their recruitment.

This law offers students an opportunity to know the nature and extent of services offered by licensed institutions as well as certain forms of redress in cases of a grievance against such institutions. There are certain remedies for the student including a Tuition Recovery Trust Fund, complain procedures, and the requirement that the conditions of enrollment be clearly identified in publications and contracts provided to potential students. A fair and equitable cancellation and refund policy is also required. Civil fines and penalties are stipulated in the law for violations of the law.

ABERDEEN

Grays Harbor College

1620 Edward P. Smith Dr., Aberdeen, WA 98520. Two-Year College. Founded 1930. Contact: Mike Kelly, Dean of Workforce Education, (360)538-4100, (360)538-9020, 800-562-4830, Fax: (360)538-4299, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://ghc.ctc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $72/credit WA resident; $245/credit non-resident; $85 non-resident w/waiver. Enrollment: Total 6,500. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NWCCU. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (1-2 Yr); Automotive Technology (1-2 Yr); Business Management (1-2 Yr); Carpentry (1-2 Yr); Computer Information Science (1-2 Yr); Criminal Justice (1-2 Yr); Diesel Technology (1-2 Yr); Human Services (1-2 Yr); Medical Record Technology (1 Yr); Natural Resources Technology (1-2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office Technology (1-2 Yr); Pharmacy Technician (1 Yr); Welding Technology (1-2 Yr)

AUBURN

Green River Community College

12401 SE 320th St., Auburn, WA 98092-3699. Two-Year College. Founded 1967. Contact: Ron Wheadon, Dean of Professional Technical Programs, (206)833-9111, Fax: (253)288-3440, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.greenriver.edu/. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $2551 per quarter. Enrollment: Total 8,739. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: AOTA; APTA; NWCCU. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Clerical; Accounting Technology; Administrative Assistant; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying; Air Traffic Control; Auto Body Design; Auto Mechanics - Brake & Wheel Alignment; Automotive Technology; Aviation Technology; Bookkeeping; Business; Business, International; Business Management; Carpentry; Cashiering; Clerk, File; Computer Applications; Computer Technology; Construction Management; Correctional Science; Court Reporting; Crime Scene Technology; Criminal Justice; Criminology Identification Technology; Data Entry; Drafting & Design Technology; Drafting, Architectural; Drafting, Structural; Early Childhood Education; Electronics Technology; Forestry Technology; Hazardous Waste Technology; Law Enforcement; Machine Technology; Management; Manufacturing Technology; Mechanical Drafting; Mechanical Technology; Media Technology; Medical Transcription; Nursing, Practical; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Physical Therapy Aide; Secretarial, General; Secretarial, Legal; Secretarial, Medical; Traffic & Transportation Management; Water & Waste Water Pollution Technology; Water Quality Control; Welding Technology

New Beginnings Beauty College

435 E. Main St., Auburn, WA 98002. Cosmetology. Founded 1992. Contact: Sandra J. Shiley, (253)939-2480, (253)939-2481. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $5,419. Enrollment: Total 24. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1800 Hr)

Northwest Aviation College

Auburn Municipal Airport, Auburn, WA 98002. Flight and Ground, Two-Year College. Founded 1969. Contact: Shawn Pratt, Asst.Dir. of Education, (253)854-4960, 800-246-4960, Fax: (206)931-0768, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.afsnac.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $55 per credit hour; lab fees vary; flight training: $7,821 (45 hour, 3 mth. program), $11,048 (70 hour). Enrollment: men 34, women 9. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: FAA; ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Airline Transport Pilot; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Basic Ground; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor Additional Rating; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Multi-Engine Rating - Airplane; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Primary Flying

BELLEVUE

Bellevue Beauty School, Inc.

14045 NE 20th St., Bellevue, WA 98007. Cosmetology. Founded 1969. Contact: Linda Imhoff, Owner, (425)643-0270, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.bellevuebeautyschool.com; Charlotte McBane, Owner. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $8,351 plus $800 books and supplies for cosmetology course. Enrollment: men 6, women 61. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1800 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr)

Bellevue Community College

3000 Landerholm Cir. SE, Business Division, A242, Bellevue, WA 98007. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Janice Grayson, Advisor/Program Coordinator, (425)564-2311, Fax: (425)564-4197, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://bcc.ctc.edu/business; Glenda Coma, Program Coordinator, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Enrollment: men 4,123, women 6,031. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: JRCERT; NLNAC; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Administrative Assistant; Bookkeeping; Communications, Commercial; Computer Programming; Criminal Justice; Database Management; Fire Protection Technology; Human Resources Assistant; Marketing & Sales; Microcomputers; Mortgage Broker; Nurse, Assistant; Office, General; Office Management; Real Estate Appraisal; Real Estate Management; Retail Management; Software Development/Engineering; Video Production

Cambridge College

14432 SE Eastgate Way, Ste. 100, Bellevue, WA 98007. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical.(425)974-7100, 800-819-6470, Fax: (425)747-0766, Web Site: http://www.cambridgecollege.com; Web Site: http://www.cambridgecollege.com/request.php?. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $10,137 - $21,397. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting; Massage Therapy; Medical Assistant; Medical Billing; Pharmacy Technician; Surgical Technology

Careers Northwest Academy

Pacific Corporate Center, 13555 SE 36th St., Ste. 130, Bellevue, WA 98006-1442. Trade and Technical. Founded 1994. Contact: Russell B. Dawe, Director, (425)401-1212, Fax: (425)401-9909. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $3,500. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Travel Agents; Travel & Tourism; Travel & Transportation Management

Construction Industry Training Council

1930 116th Ave. NE, No. 201, Bellevue, WA 98004-3044. Trade and Technical. Founded 1984. Contact: David Perrin, VP of Education, (425)454-2482, 877-707-2482, Fax: (425)462-7391, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://citcwa.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: men 374, women 11. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (4 Yr); Carpentry (4 Yr); Electrical Construction (4 Yr); Heavy Equipment (3 Yr); Painting (3 Yr); Plumbing (5 Yr); Sheet Metal (4 Yr)

BELLINGHAM

Bellingham Beauty School

4192 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98226-5515. Cosmetology. Founded 1968. Contact: Cis Kennard, Pres., (360)734-1090, 877-734-1090, Fax: (360)734-1597, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://bellinghambeautyschool.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $8,900; $150 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 2, women 97. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (72 Wk); Cosmetology Instructor (24 Wk); Manicurist (24 Wk)

Bellingham Technical College

3028 Lindbergh Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225. Trade and Technical, Two-Year College. Founded 1957. Contact: Sarah Fowler, (360)752-7000, (360)752-8345, Fax: (360)676-2798, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.btc.ctc.edu; Linda Hedwall, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: Varies by program. Enrollment: men 1,260, women 1,312. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NWCCU; ADA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (18 Mo); Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (18 Mo); Appliance Repair (18 Mo); Auto Body & Fender Repair (21 Mo); Auto Mechanics (21 Mo); Baking (20 Mo); Bookkeeping (9 Mo); Building Construction Technology (15 Mo); Business Management (9 Mo); Clerical, General (9 Mo); Computer Networking (18 Mo); Computer Servicing - Software Applications (18 Mo); Culinary Arts (14 Mo); Dental Assisting (12 Mo); Diesel Technology (21 Mo); Electricity Master Electrician (15 Mo); Electronics Technology (18 Mo); Engineering Technology (18 Mo); Fisheries (15 Mo); Hypnotism (9 Mo); Instrumentation Technology (18 Mo); Machine Technology (18 Mo); Medical Insurance Specialist (3 Mo); Medical Record Technology (15 Mo); Medical Transcription (3 Mo); Nursing, Practical (12 Mo); Office Administration (18 Mo); Secretarial, General (18 Mo); Surveying (18 Mo); Veterinary Assistant (9 Mo); Welding Technology (15 Mo)

Northwest Indian College

2522 Kwina Rd., Bellingham, WA 98226-9217. Two-Year College. Contact: Cheryl Crazy Bull, President, (360)676-2772, (866)676-2772, Fax: (360)392-4333, Web Site: http://www.nwic.edu; Leilani Ignacio, Dir. of Admissions, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $2,646 in-state; $2,646 out-of-state. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate.

Whatcom Community College

237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, WA 98226. Two-Year College. Contact: Harold Heiner, President, (360)676-2170, (360)676-3214, Fax: (360)676-2171, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu. Public. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $2,213 in-state; $7,387 out-of-state. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate.

BREMERTON

Olympic College

1600 Chester Ave., Bremerton, WA 98337-1699. Two-Year College. Founded 1946. Contact: Jan Williams, (360)792-6050, (360)475-7479, 800-259-6718, Fax: (360)475-7151, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.oc.ctc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $72/credit WA resident; $116/credit non-resident. Enrollment: Total 3,232. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate. Accreditation: CAAHEP; NWCCU. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated (2 Yr); Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Automotive Collision Repair (2 Yr); Automotive Technology (2 Yr); Bookkeeping (2 Yr); Business Management (2 Yr); Computer Information Science (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Construction Technology; Cosmetology; Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Culinary Arts (2 Yr); Design (1 Yr); Drafting & Design Technology (1 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Fire Fighting (2 Yr); Industrial Technology; Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Legal Assistant (2 Yr); Medical Office Management (1 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Welding Technology (2 Yr)

BUCKLEY

Soma Institute

730 Klink St., Buckley, WA 98321. Trade and Technical. Founded 1977. Contact: Karen L. Bolesky, (360)829-1025, Fax: (360)829-2805, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.soma-institute.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $13,800. Enrollment: Total 6. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NCBTMB. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (6 Mo)

CENTRALIA

Centralia College

600 W. Locust St., Centralia, WA 98531-4099. Two-Year College. Founded 1925. Contact: Scott Copeland, Dir. of Admissions/Registration, (360)736-9391, Fax: (360)330-7503, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.centralia.ctc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $2,429 resident; $2,822 non-resident; $7,603 international; $750 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 3,956. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma, Associate. Accreditation: NWCCU. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Accounting, Junior (1 Yr); Civil Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Clerical, Medical (1 Yr); Clerk, Typist (1 Yr); Data Entry (3 Mo); Data Processing (2 Yr); Data Processing - Business (1 Yr); Early Childhood Education (1 Yr); Early Childhood Specialist (1 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Environmental Science (2 Yr); Farm Operations (3 Yr); Food Service & Management (1 Yr); Forestry Technology (2 Yr); Graphic Design (2 Yr); Information Sciences Technology (1 Yr); Journalism (2 Yr); Legal Assistant (1 Yr); Management Development (2 Yr); Mechanics, Diesel (2 Yr); Mechanics, Heavy Equipment (2 Yr); Mid-Management (2 Yr); Nurse, Assistant (3 Mo); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Paralegal (1 Yr); Physical Education (1 Yr); Public Administration Technology (1 Yr); Receptionist (1 Yr); Secretarial, General (2 Yr); Welding Technology (2 Yr); Word Processing (2 Yr)

CHEHALIS

H & R Block Income Tax Training School (Chehalis)

1849 N. National Ave, Chehalis, WA 98532. Other. Contact: Diana L. Wolf, (360)748-6088, 800-HRB-LOCK, Fax: (360)740-0819, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hrblock.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $199. Enrollment: Total 24. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Income Tax Preparation (11 Wk)

CLARKSTON

Clarkston Training Center

1242-11th St., Clarkston, WA 99403. Other. Founded 1996. Contact: Alberta Wolf, RN, (509)758-2523, Fax: (509)758-0987. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: Free, must pay $15 for N.A. registration. Enrollment: Total 10. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Nurse, Assistant (4-5 Wk)

COLLEGE PLACE

Walla Walla College

204 S. College Ave., College Place, WA 99324. Other. Founded 1892. Contact: Dallas F. Weis, Dir. of Admissions, (509)527-2811, (509)527-2615, 800-541-8900, Fax: (509)527-2253, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.wwc.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $17,829. Enrollment: Total 1,718. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NLNAC; ABET; ACICS; ACBSP; CSWE. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Automotive Technology (2 Yr); Aviation Technology (2 Yr); Business (2 Yr); Computer Programming (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Graphic Arts (2 Yr)

DES MOINES

Highline Community College

2400 S. 240th St., PO Box 98000, Des Moines, WA 98198-9800. Two-Year College. Founded 1960. Contact: Gum-Lai Ross, Admissions, (206)878-3710, Fax: (206)870-4855, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.highline.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $528/quarter, resident; $2,078/quarter, nonresident. Enrollment: men 3,300, women 6,700. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: AAMAE; JRCRTE; ADA; CAAHEP; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Accounting, Specialist (1 Yr); Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Advertising (2 Yr); Bookkeeping (1 Yr); Business, General Office (2 Yr); Business, International (1 Yr); Child Care & Guidance (1 Yr); Computer Networking (1-2 Yr); Computer Programming (1-2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Customer Service (1 Yr); Dental Assisting (1 Yr); Drafting & Design Technology (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Entrepreneurship (1 Yr); Freight Management (1 Yr); Handicapped, Special Education (2 Yr); Hotel & Restaurant Management (1 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Illustration (1-2 Yr); Interior Design (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (1 Yr); Library Technology (1 Yr); Manufacturing Technology (2 Yr); Marketing & Sales (2 Yr); Media Technology (1-2 Yr); Medical Assistant (2 Yr); Medical Receptionist (1 Yr); Medical Transcription (1 Yr); Microcomputers (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office Management (2 Yr); Optical Technology (2 Yr); Paralegal (2 Yr); Plastics (1-2 Yr); Printing, Offset (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr); Retail Management (2 Yr); Secretarial, Legal (2 Yr); Small Business Management (2 Yr); Tourism (1 Yr); Travel Agents (1 Yr); Word Processing (1 Yr)

ELLENSBURG

Midstate Aviation, Inc.

1101 Bowers Rd., Ellensburg, WA 98926. Flight and Ground. Founded 1961. Contact: Ron V. Mitchell, Pres., (509)962-7850, (509)962-7851, Fax: (509)962-7856, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.midstateaviation.net. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 150. Accreditation: FAA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Advanced Ground; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Basic Ground; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor Additional Rating; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Multi-Engine Rating - Airplane; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Primary Flying

EVERETT

Ashmead College - Everett

3019 Colby Ave., Everett, WA 98201. Trade and Technical.(425)339-2678, 888-741-4271, Fax: (425)258-2620, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ashmeadcollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $12,007 - $15,291. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Aroma Therapy (12 Mo); Fitness Specialist (12 Mo); Massage Therapy (12 Mo)

Bryman College (Everett)

906 SE Everett Mall Way, Ste. 600, Everett, WA 98208. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 1922. Contact: Kimberly Lothyan, (425)789-7960, 888-741-4270, Fax: (425)789-7989, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://bryman-college.com/about.php?schoolLocation=Everett. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $11,655; $800 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 46, women 372. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Aroma Therapy (720 Hr); Fitness Specialist (720 Hr); Massage Therapy (720 Hr)

Business Career Training Institute (Everett)

500 S.E. Everett Mall Way Ste. B200, Everett, WA 98208-3244. Contact: Malinda Jackson, Executive director, (425)438-9700, Web Site: http://www.bcti.org. Private. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $10,895. Degrees awarded: Associate.

Everett Community College

2000 Tower St., Everett, WA 98201-1390. Two-Year College. Founded 1941. Contact: Linda Baca, Entry Svcs.Mgr., (425)388-9100, (425)388-9219, Fax: (425)388-9173, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.evcc.ctc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $2,445 in-state; $7,653 out-of-state; $894 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 6,624. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NWCCU; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting & Business Administration; Aircraft Mechanics; Bookkeeping; Business Technology; Carpentry; Computer Aided Drafting; Computer Information Science; Cooking, Commercial; Cosmetology; Criminal Justice; Dental Hygiene; Drafting & Design Technology; Early Childhood Education; Engineering Technology; English As A Second Language; Environmental Technology; Fire Science; Fitness Specialist; Funeral Service Education; Health Occupations; Human Services; Hypnotherapy; Journalism; Law Enforcement; Legal Assistant; Management; Medical Assistant; Medical Transcription; Multimedia Design; Nurses Aide; Nursing, Practical; Nursing, R.N.; Nutritionist; Office Assistant; Optometric Assistant; Pharmacy Technician; Photography; Physical Education; Physical Therapy Technology; Real Estate, Basic; Secretarial, General; Web Development; Welding Technology

Evergreen Beauty & Barber College

802 SE Everett Mall Way, Ste. A, Everett, WA 98208. Barber, Cosmetology, Trade and Technical. Founded 1996. Contact: Thi Trieu, (425)423-9186, 800-423-9186, Fax: (425)355-9003, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: men 7, women 43. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Barbering (1100 Hr); Cosmetology (1800 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Nail Technology (600 Hr)

ITT Technical Institute (Everett)

1615 75th St. SW, Everett, WA 98203. Trade and Technical.(425)583-0200, 800-272-3791, Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu; Web Site: http://www.itttech.edu/contact/form.cfm. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $14,196 per year. Enrollment: Total 348. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Aided Drafting & Design (96 Credits); Computer Networking (96 Credits); Electrical Engineering Technology (96 Credits); Multimedia Design (96 Credits); Software Development/Engineering (96 Credits); Web Development (96 Credits)

Milan Institute of Cosmetology

607 SE Everett Mall Way, No. 5, Everett, WA 98208. Cosmetology. Founded 1965. Contact: Kris Damalas, (425)353-8193, Fax: (425)355-3696, Web Site: http://www.milaninstitute.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $9,000 cosmetology and esthetics. Enrollment: Total 50. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1800 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Esthetician (700 Hr)

Montessori Schools of Washington

Teacher Preparation Program, 1804 Puget Dr., Everett, WA 98203. Other. Founded 1962. Contact: Kathy Gunnell, (425)355-1311, Fax: (425)347-1000, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://mymssc.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $2,300. Enrollment: women 5. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: MACTE. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Montessori Teacher (1000 Hr)

FALL CITY

Baxter - School of License Training

4022 323rd Ave. SE, Fall City, WA 98024. Correspondence. Founded 1982. Contact: Tom Baxter, (206)222-3523, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $550-$1,250. Enrollment: Total 20. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Ship Master, Waterways; Ship Mate, Waterways; Ship Pilot, Waterways

FEDERAL WAY

Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty (Tacoma Campus)

2222 S. 314th St., Federal Way, WA 98003. Cosmetology. Founded 1987. Contact: Jessie Bland, Dir., (253)839-4338, 800-230-3636, Fax: (253)946-6560, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.genejuarezacademy.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $11,00 plus $961 for cosmetology program. Enrollment: men 6, women 163. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1800 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor; Manicurist

Spring Valley Montessori School Teacher Education Program

36605 Pacific Hwy. So., Federal Way, WA 98003. Trade and Technical, Other. Founded 1951. Contact: Madeleine J. Justus, (253)927-2557, (253)874-6003, Fax: (253)838-5193, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.springvalley.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Year. Tuition: $4,425 per year. Enrollment: Total 20. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: MACTE. Placement service available. Curriculum: Montessori Teacher (10 Mo)

FIFE

Ashmead College - Tacoma

5005 Pacific Hwy E., Ste. 20, Fife, WA 98424. Trade and Technical. (253)926-1435, 888-741-4271, Fax: (253)926-0651, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ashmeadcollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $12,007 - $15,291. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Fitness Specialist (12 Mo); Massage Therapy (12 Mo)

KENMORE

Kenmore Air Harbor, Inc.

6321 N.E. 175th, Kenmore, WA 98028. Flight and Ground. Founded 1946. Contact: Fred Brink, Dir., (425)486-1257, 800-543-9595, Fax: (425)485-4775, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.kenmoreair.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $1,295-$1,595. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Seaplane Rating

Maser's Academy of Fine Grooming

6515 NE 181st. St. SE, PO Box 82344, Kenmore, WA 98028. Trade and Technical. Founded 1987. Contact: Denise McDonald, Dir., (425)485-1500, Fax: (425)485-5167, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.masers.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Day. Tuition: Intro class: $480 includes $150 in tools; vocational groomer class: $2300, equipment $1,050 approx; ext. learning $1,150. Enrollment: Total 18. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Placement service available. Curriculum: Pet Grooming (250 Hr)

KENNEWICK

Tri City School of Massage

26 3rd Ave. E., Kennewick, WA 99336. Trade and Technical. Founded 1968. Contact: Patty J. Kruschke, (509)586-6434, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.tricityschoolofmassage.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $5,700. Enrollment: Total 20. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: AMTA. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (570 Hr)

KENT

H & R Block Tax Training School (Kent)

138 Washington Ave. N, Kent, WA 98032. Other. Founded 1992. Contact: Julie Luoma, (206)852-0820, 800-HRB-LOCK, Fax: (206)854-8126, Web Site: http://www.hrblock.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $174 per course. Enrollment: Total 100. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Income Tax Preparation (11 Wk)

Hypnotism and Human Engineering Training Institute

PO Box 236, Kent, WA 98035. Other. Founded 1988. Contact: James C. Smith, (253)859-3570, (253)277-0077, Fax: (253)856-3246, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.humanmindengineering.org. Private. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $2,995. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid available. Curriculum: Hypnotism (150 Hr)

Montessori Teacher Preparation of Washington

23807 98th Ave. S., Kent, WA 98031. Trade and Technical, Correspondence, Other. Founded 1981. Contact: Sharlet McClurkin, Dir., (253)859-2262, (866)856-2262, Fax: (253)859-1737, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.montessoriplus.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Year. Tuition: $3,615 plus $150 for national certification fees. Enrollment: Total 50. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: MACTE. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Montessori Teacher (1 Yr)

Northwest School of Professional Hypnosis

23830 102 Ave., SE, Kent, WA 98031. Other. Founded 1978. Contact: George P. Theel, (360)854-3449. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Term: Varies with Program. Enrollment: Total 26. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Curriculum: Hypnotism (20 Wk)

KIRKLAND

BodyMind Academy

12623 NE 110th St., Kirkland, WA 98033. Trade and Technical. Founded 1987. Contact: Tom Johnston, (206)367-9060, Fax: (206)367-9060, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://bodymind-academy.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $2,495-$8,070. Enrollment: Total 120. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dietician Training; Hypnotism; Massage Therapy (9 Mo); Meditation; Physical Fitness

Lake Washington Technical College

11605-132nd Ave., NE, Kirkland, WA 98034-8506. Trade and Technical. Founded 1949. Contact: Jim West, Dir. of Admissions, (425)739-8100, (425)739-8104, Fax: (425)739-8110, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.lwtc.ctc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $669 for 15 credits. Enrollment: Total 1,915. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NWCCU. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (6 Qt); Administrative Assistant (6 Qt); Automotive Collision Repair (4 Qt); Automotive Technology (4 Qt); Auto Painting (6 Qt); Baking (6 Qt); Child Care & Guidance (6 Qt); Computer Graphics (4 Qt); Computer Operations (4 Qt); Cosmetology (4 Qt); Culinary Arts (3 Qt); Dental Assisting (4 Qt); Dental Hygiene (7 Qt); Diesel Technology (6 Qt); Electronics Assembly (3 Qt); Electronics Technology (4 Qt); Floristry (2 Qt); Horticulture (6 Qt); Hotel & Motel Management (4 Qt); Industrial Maintenance (4 Qt); Library Technology (3 Qt); Machinist, Advanced (6 Qt); Marine & Small Engine Repair (6 Qt); Medical Assistant (6 Qt); Medical Office Management (4 Qt); Medical Receptionist (3 Qt); Nursing, Practical (4 Qt); Office, General (2 Qt); Recreational Vehicle Repair (6 Qt); Secretarial, Legal (6 Qt); Welding Technology (3 Qt)

Northwest University

5520 108th Ave. NE, PO Box 579, Kirkland, WA 98033. Other. Founded 1934. Contact: Rose-mary Smith, Assistant VP of Enrollment, (425)889-5209, (425)822-8266, 800-669-3781, Fax: (425)889-5224, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.northwestu.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $7,650 per semester. Enrollment: men 360, women 442. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Health Technology (2 Yr)

LACEY

Eastside Beauty and Barber College

719 Sleater Kinney Rd. SE, Ste. 128, Lacey, WA 98503-1138. Cosmetology. Founded 1976. Contact: Margie Strait, (360)491-1020, (360)491-1021, Fax: (360)491-0777, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $5,395 for cosmetology, includes fees. Enrollment: men 4, women 60. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Barbering (1100 Hr); Beauty (600 Hr); Cosmetology (1640 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Manicurist (600 Hr)

LAKEWOOD

Clover Park Technical College

4500 Steilacoom Blvd., SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-4098. Trade and Technical. Founded 1943. Contact: June Stacey-Clemons, VP for Student Services, (253)589-5582, (253)589-5800, Fax: (253)589-5852, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cptc.edu; Dr. Sharon M. McGavick, Pres.. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $2,882 per year. Enrollment: Total 1,848. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate. Accreditation: FAA; NWCCU. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (6 Qt); Air Conditioning & Heating (6 Qt); Aircraft Flight Instruction, Airline Transport Pilot (8 Qt); Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying (8 Qt); Auto Body & Fender Repair (4 Qt); Auto Interiors & Upholstery (5 Qt); Automotive Technology (8 Qt); Computer Applications (4 Qt); Computer Repair (7 Qt); Cosmetology (5 Qt); Customer Service (2 Qt); Dental Assisting (3 Qt); Dental Office Management (3 Qt); Early Childhood Education (7 Qt); Electro-Mechanical Technology (6 Qt); Electronic Security Systems (3 Qt); Electronics Technology (7 Qt); Engineering Technology, Architectural (7 Qt); Environmental Technology (6 Qt); Floristry (3 Qt); Golf Course Management (6 Qt); Grocery Checking (1 Qt); Health Occupations (2 Qt); Industrial Maintenance (6 Qt); Information Sciences Technology (7 Qt); Interior Design (6 Qt); Landscaping (5 Qt); Legal Technology (5 Qt); Machine Operator, General (6 Qt); Marketing; Massage Therapy (3 Qt); Materials Engineering Technology (2 Qt); Mechanical Engineering (7 Qt); Media Technology (8 Qt); Medical Assistant (5 Qt); Medical Laboratory Technology (4 Qt); Nursing, Practical (4 Qt); Office Technology (5 Qt); Pharmacy Technician (3 Qt); Radio (5 Qt); Restaurant Operations (3 Qt); Retail Management (4 Qt); Secretarial, Legal (3 Qt); Social Services Aide (4 Qt); Surgical Technology (4 Qt); Teacher Assistant (3 Qt); Telecommunications Technology (6 Qt); Travel & Tourism (1 Qt); Web Development (4 Qt); Welding Technology (4 Qt)

LONGVIEW

Lower Columbia College

1600 Maple St., P.O. Box 3010, Longview, WA 98632. Two-Year College. Founded 1934. Contact: Lynn Lawrence, Dir. of Registration and Records, (360)442-2370, Fax: (360)442-2379, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.lcc.ctc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $73/credit resident; $95 US citizen/INS resident; $245 non-citizen. Enrollment: Total 1,758. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Auto Body & Fender Repair (3 Qt); Auto Mechanics (2 Yr); Cashiering; Clerk, Typist (2 Yr); Computer Science - Terminal Operation (2 Yr); Data Entry (2 Yr); Data Processing - Programming Operations (2 Yr); Diesel Technology; Drug Abuse Counseling (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Heavy Equipment; Industrial Technology (2 Yr); Machine Shop; Mechanical Engineering (2 Yr); Medical Technology; Medical Technology - Coronary Care; Nurses Aide; Nursing, Practical; Nursing, R.N.; Office Administration (2 Yr); Real Estate, Basic; Receptionist; Secretarial, General; Secretarial, Medical; Teller, Bank (3 Qt); Welding Technology (2 Yr); Word Processing (1 Yr)

Stylemasters College of Hair Design

1224 Commerce Ave., Longview, WA 98632. Cosmetology. Founded 1976. Contact: Mary Chilson, (360)636-2720, Fax: (360)577-1654, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $2,000-$8,500. Enrollment: Total 60. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1650 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Manicurist (600 Hr)

LYNNWOOD

Brudvik School of Refrigeration

20926 63rd Ave. W, No. B, Lynnwood, WA 98036. Trade and Technical. Founded 1972. Contact: Adria Brudvik, (425)771-6024, Fax: (425)774-7096. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $1,800. Enrollment: Total 28. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (15 Wk)

Bryman College (Lynnwood)

19020 33rd Ave. West, Ste. 250, Lynnwood, WA 98036. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 2002.(425)778-9894, 888-741-4271, Fax: (425)778-9794, Web Site: http://bryman-college.com/about.php?schoolLocation=Lynnwood. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $11,655; $600 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 700. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (720 Hr); Homeland Security (720 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Billing (720 Hr)

Edmonds Community College

20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036. Two-Year College. Founded 1967. Contact: Jerrilee Mosier, VP Workforce Development and Training, (425)640-1459, Fax: (425)640-1532, Web Site: http://www.edcc.edu; Web Site: http://contactus.edcc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $72/credit resident; $2,900, or $244/credit non-resident. Enrollment: Total 4,014. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NWCCU. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Bilingual Occupations; Building Inspection Technology; Business Management; Computer Information Science; Computer Networking; Computer Science; Construction Management; Credit & Collection; Culinary Arts; Digital Computing; Drug & Alcohol Counseling; Early Childhood Education; Family Living Specialist; Fashion Merchandising; Fire Fighting; Geriatric Care; Graphic Design; Horticulture; Human Services; Marketing; Media Technology; Mental Health Technology; Office Administration; Office, General; Office Management; Office Technology; Paralegal; Rehabilitation Therapy; Retail Management; Secretarial, International; Secretarial, Legal; Secretarial, Medical; Social Services Aide; Travel & Tourism

HVAC Training School

23024 Brier Rd, Lynnwood, WA 98036. Trade and Technical. Founded 1988. Contact: Ben Engelking, (206)778-2510, 877-778-2510, Fax: (206)672-1684, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hvacschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: Costs varies per program ($195 to $1,995). Enrollment: Total 27. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (11 Wk); Gas Technology; Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Northwest Fashion Institute

19009 33rd Ave. W, No. 100, Lynnwood, WA 98036. Trade and Technical. Founded 1989. Contact: Alayna M. Sheron, (425)775-8385, Fax: (206)771-1114. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 10. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Acting; Modeling & Charm; Modeling & Personal Improvement

METALINE FALLS

Omnilink

103 Grandview Ave., Metaline Falls, WA 99153. Trade and Technical. Founded 1991. Contact: Charles W. Taylor, Ph.D., Pres., (509)446-3737, Fax: (509)446-3631, Web Site: http://www.omnilink.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $45 per class times the number of classes in a chosen career path. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Information Science

MOSES LAKE

Big Bend Community College

7662 Chanute St. NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837. Two-Year College. Founded 1962. Contact: Ken Turner, VP Admissions, (509)793-2222, 877-745-1212, Fax: (509)762-6329, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.bigbend.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $2,535 in-state; $2,965 out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 1,919. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NWCCU; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Agriculture, General; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Automotive Technology; Aviation Maintenance Technology; Bookkeeping; Chemical Technology; Education; Electrical Technology; Farm Management Technology; Industrial Maintenance; Industrial Management & Supervision; Medical Office Management; Microcomputers; Nursing, Practical; Nursing, R.N.; Office Technology; Truck Driving; Welding Technology

Char Glo School of Beauty

1418 Pioneer Way, Moses Lake, WA 98837. Cosmetology. Founded 1979. Contact: Charles or Gorial Determon, (509)765-5309, Fax: (509)765-3579. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 4, women 58. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Barbering (1000 Hr); Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (500 Hr); Manicurist (500 Hr); Skin Care (500 Hr)

MOUNT VERNON

Northwest Hair Academy

615 S. 1st, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Cosmetology. Founded 1960. Contact: Darrell R. Camp, (360)336-6553, Fax: (360)336-6554, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.northwesthairacademy.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $7,795. Enrollment: men 1, women 44. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Barbering (1100 Hr); Cosmetology (1800 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Manicurist (600 Hr); Skin Care (600 Hr)

Skagit Valley College

2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-5899. Two-Year College. Founded 1926. Contact: Michele Koci, Dean of Professional Technical Info, (360)416-7600, Fax: (360)416-7918, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.skagit.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $608-$900 full-time (10 or more credits) per quarter (in-state). Enrollment: Total 7,000. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Automation Technology; Automotive Technology; Building Construction Technology; Building Renovation & Preservation; Business Management; Computer Information Science; Computer Networking; Computer Technology; Conservation & Environmental Science; Criminal Justice; Culinary Arts; Diesel Technology; Early Childhood Education; Electronic Engineering Technology; Electronics Technology; Family Living Specialist; Fire Fighting; Geographic Information Systems; Hospitality; Human Services; Marine & Small Engine Repair; Media Technology; Medical Assistant; Medical Technology - Dialysis; Nursing; Paralegal; Park & Recreation; Teacher Assistant; Truck Driving; Welding Technology

NEWMAN LAKE

P.J. and Co. Models, Intl, Inc.

PO Box 69, Newman Lake, WA 99025-0069. Other. Founded 1983. Contact: P. J. Trzeciak, (509)226-2135, Fax: (509)226-1201, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.pjandcompanymodels.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Month. Tuition: $650 for 12 hours. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Modeling & Personal Improvement (12 Hr)

OAK HARBOR

Skagit Valley College-Whidbey Campus

1900 S.E. Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277-3099. Two-Year College. Founded 1926. Contact: Kathleen A. Folsom, Dir. of Nursing, (360)679-5324, Fax: (360)679-5375, Web Site: http://www.skagit.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $75/credit resident; $92/credit non-resident; $247/credit international. Enrollment: Total 40. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NWCCU. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Nursing, Practical (11 Mo)

OLYMPIA

South Puget Sound Community College

2011 Mottman Rd. S.W., Olympia, WA 98512. Two-Year College. Founded 1971. Contact: Rhonda Coats, VP Student Services, (360)596-5241, (360)754-7711, Fax: (360)664-0780, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.spscc.ctc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $1900 in-state; $7,100 out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 3,183. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NWCCU. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Administrative Assistant (5 Qt); Auto Mechanics (2 Yr); Automotive Technology (6 Qt); Baking (1 Yr); Business Administration (6 Qt); Clerk, Typist; Computer Aided Design (2 Yr); Computer Aided Drafting (2 Yr); Computer Information Science (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Programming (2 Yr); Data Processing (2 Yr); Dental Assisting; Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Fire Protection Technology (2 Yr); Horticulture; Information Sciences Technology (6 Qt); Legal Assistant (6 Qt); Management; Medical Assistant; Nurses Aide; Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Office, General; Paralegal (2 Yr); Secretarial, Legal (2 Yr); Secretarial, Medical; Welding Technology (2 Yr); Word Processing (2 Yr)

Westside Beauty and Barber College

2703 Capitol Mall Dr., SW, Ste.5&6, Olympia, WA 98502. Cosmetology. Founded 1980. Contact: Margie L. Strait, (360)786-8777, Fax: (360)956-0870, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $5,395 all fees included. Enrollment: men 6, women 52. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Barbering (1100 Hr); Beauty (600 Hr); Cosmetology (1640 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Manicurist (600 Hr)

PASCO

Clare's Beauty College Inc.

104 N. 4th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301. Cosmetology. Contact: Richard D. Larson, Owner, (509)547-8871. Private. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $7,686 cosmetology; $4,697 barbering; $2,562 cosmetology instructor (prices do not include books and supplies). Enrollment: men 8, women 67. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Curriculum: Barbering (1100 Hr); Cosmetology (1800 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr)

Columbia Basin College, Practical Nursing Program

2600 N. 20th, Pasco, WA 99301. Two-Year College, Nursing. Founded 1958. Contact: Mary Hoerner, Nursing Coord., (509)547-0511, Fax: (509)546-0401, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cbc2.org. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $185/credit WA resident; $252/credit out-of-state; $529/credit international (includes fees). Enrollment: Total 50. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NWCCU; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Nursing, Practical (11 Mo)

Columbia Basin Community College

2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301. Two-Year College. Founded 1955. Contact: Pat Campbell, Associate Dean of Enrollment Services, (509)547-0511, Fax: (509)544-0401, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.columbiabasin.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $185/credit WA resident; $252/credit out-of-state; $529/credit international (includes fees). Enrollment: Total 2,496. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NWCCU; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Administrative Assistant; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Automotive Collision Repair; Automotive Service; Bookkeeping; Business Administration; Business Technology; Chemical Technology; Computer Aided Drafting; Computer Applications; Computer Networking; Computer Programming; Computer Science; Correctional Science; Criminal Justice; Dental Assisting; Drug & Alcohol Counseling; Early Childhood Education; Electronics Technology; Emergency Medical Technology; Legal Assistant; Medical Assistant; Medical Technology - Phlebotomy; Nurse, Assistant; Paramedic; Pharmacy Technician; Radio & Television Technology; Receptionist; Word Processing

T-Enterprises Truck Driving School

210 E. Lewis Place, Pasco, WA 99301. Trade and Technical. Founded 1991. Contact: Theresa Maki, Owner, (509)547-2441, Fax: (509)544-0499, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://tenterprisesinc.com; Caroline Robinson, VP. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $1,250-$4,000. Enrollment: Total 5. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Bus Driving (1-4 Wk); Truck Driving (1-4 Wk)

PORT ANGELES

Chetta's Academy of Hair & Nails

221 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles, WA 98362. Cosmetology. Founded 1995. Contact: Chetta Wallace, (360)417-0388, 888-8CH-ETTA, Fax: (360)417-0454, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $3,300-$9,679 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 2, women 32. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Barbering (1100 Hr); Cosmetology (1800 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Manicurist (700 Hr); Skin Care

Hair School

2941 E. Hwy. 101, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Cosmetology, Barber, Other. Founded 1981. Contact: Shara Smith, (360)452-3048, (360)452-9238, Fax: (360)452-9238, Web Site: http://hairconnections.net. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $3,995-$7,600. Enrollment: men 5, women 30. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Barbering (1205 Hr); Cosmetology (1805 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (605 Hr); Manicurist (605 Hr); Skin Care (605 Hr)

Peninsula College

1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, WA 98362. Two-Year College. Founded 1961. Contact: Jack Huls, VP Student Services, (360)452-9277, 877-452-9277, Fax: (360)457-8100, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.pc.ctc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $75/credit WA resident; $88/credit non-resident; $246/credit foreign. Enrollment: Total 1,529. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NWCCU. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Automotive Technology (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Carpentry (1 Yr); Communications, Commercial (2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Data Processing - Programming Operations; Drug Abuse Counseling; Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Fisheries (2 Yr); Food Distribution & Management; Information Sciences Technology (2 Yr); Marketing & Sales (2 Yr); Medical Administrative Assistant (1 Yr); Medical Assistant (1 Yr); Microsoft Certified Specialist (2 Yr); Network Support (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office Technology (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (1 Yr); Surveying (2 Yr); Systems Administrator (2 Yr); Welding Technology (2 Yr)

PORT HADLOCK

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

42 N. Water St., Port Hadlock, WA 98339. Trade and Technical. Founded 1981. Contact: Kendra Seaman, (360)385-4948, Fax: (360)385-5089, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.nwboatschool.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $7,600 (6 months); $11,250 (9 months); $14,300 (12 months). Enrollment: Total 50. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Boat Building (6-12 Mo)

PORT ORCHARD

A to Z Computer Office Training

1700 SE Mile Hill Dr., Ste. 209-C, Port Orchard, WA 98366. Trade and Technical. Founded 1994. Contact: Charlotte A. Zaretzke, Pres., (360)876-5540, (360)876-5561, 800-386-3171, Fax: (360)876-5562, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.atozcomputerofficetraining.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: Total 15. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Operations (25-150 Hr); Medical Insurance Specialist (50-160 Hr); Medical Office Management (55 Hr); Office Technology (25-150 Hr); Word Processing (15-30 Hr)

Bryman College (Port Orchard)

3649 Frontage Rd., Port Orchard, WA 98367. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 1962.(360)473-1120, 888-741-4271, Fax: (360)792-2404, Web Site: http://bryman-college.com/about.php?schoolLocation=Port%20Orchard. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $11,655; $600 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 318. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (720 Hr); Medical Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Billing (720 Hr); Pharmacy Technician (720 Hr)

H & R Block Income Tax Training School (Port Orchard)

585 Bethel Rd., Port Orchard, WA 98366. Other. Contact: Jennifer Bangart, (360)874-9170, 800-HRB-LOCK, Web Site: http://www.hrblock.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $225 per course. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Income Tax Preparation (11 Wk)

POULSBO

Northwest College of Art

16301 Creative Dr., NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370. Art. Founded 1982. Contact: Mark Stoddard, Admissions Representative, (360)779-9993, 800-769-2787, Fax: (360)779-9933, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.nca.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $13,600 per year. Enrollment: Total 100. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Design; Fine Arts; Graphic Arts; Illustration; Painting; Photography; Visual Communications

PUYALLUP

Pierce College Puyallup

1601 39th Ave. S.E., Puyallup, WA 98374. Two-Year College, Trade and Technical, Other. Contact: Dr. Michele Johnson, Chancellor, (253)840-8400, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/. Public. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $2,174 in-state; $7,347 out-of-state. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate.

RENTON

Bryman College (Renton)

981 Powell Ave., SW Ste. 200, Renton, WA 98055. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 1987.(425)255-3281, 888-741-4271, Fax: (425)255-9327, Web Site: http://bryman-college.com/about.php?schoolLocation=Renton. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $11,605; $605 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 806. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (720 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Billing (720 Hr); Pharmacy Technician (720 Hr)

Hypnotherapy Institute of Seattle

1202 N. 35th St., Renton, WA 98056. Other. Founded 1996. Contact: Judy Ward, (425)271-1251, 888-327-4465, Fax: (509)484-0110, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hypnotherapyinstitute.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $2,475. Enrollment: Total 12. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Hypnotism (7 Mo)

Northwest Institute of Dental Technology

1525 N. 4th St., Renton, WA 98055. Allied Medical. Founded 1998. Contact: Jin S. Cho, (425)430-0301, Fax: (425)430-5401, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $6,300. Enrollment: Total 18. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Dental Laboratory Technology (40 Wk)

Pima Medical Institute - Renton

555 S. Renton Village Pl., I-405 & Hwy 167, Renton, WA 98055. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 2004.800-477-PIMA, Web Site: http://www.pmi.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $7,710 per year; $7,047 room and board. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ABHES; JRCERT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (30-33 Wk); Medical Assistant (35-40 Wk); Medical Technology - Phlebotomy (11-13 Wk); Pharmacy Technician (35-40 Wk); Veterinary Assistant (30-34 Wk)

Renton Technical College

3000 NE 4th St., Renton, WA 98056. Two-Year College. Founded 1942. Contact: Jon A. Pozega, VP Student Services, (425)235-2352, Fax: (425)235-7832, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.rtc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $3,900 per year. Enrollment: Total 4,135. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ADA; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Clerical (6 Mo); Accounting, Junior (18 Mo); Appliance Repair (22 Mo); Auto Body & Fender Repair (18 Mo); Auto Mechanics (16 Mo); Automotive Service (15 Mo); Auto Parts Trade (11 Mo); Baking (9 Mo); Bookkeeping (9 Mo); Building Engineer (15 Mo); Child Care & Guidance (9 Mo); Civil Engineering Technology (20 Mo); Computer Programming, Business (22 Mo); Construction Technology (15 Mo); Cosmetology (10 Mo); Culinary Arts (14 Mo); Custodial Training (5 Mo); Data Entry (6 Mo); Dental Assisting (9 Mo); Drafting Technology (5 Mo); Electronics Technology (22 Mo); Health Care & Management (3 Mo); Health Technology (11 Mo); Machine Technology (22 Mo); Manicurist (5 Mo); Massage Therapy (9 Mo); Medical Receptionist (5 Mo); Medical Transcription (11 Mo); Musical Instrument Repair (22 Mo); Nurse, Assistant (2 Mo); Nursing, Practical (11 Mo); Office Machines Repair (11 Mo); Office Management (14 Mo); Pharmacy Technician (11 Mo); Real Estate Broker (5 Mo); Receptionist (5 Mo); Refrigeration Technology (11 Mo); Secretarial, Executive (18 Mo); Secretarial, General (11 Mo); Secretarial, Legal (11 Mo); Secretarial, Medical (11 Mo); Surgical Technology (11 Mo); Surveying (11 Mo); Teacher Assistant (5 Mo); Technician, Electronic Service (11 Mo); Teller, Bank (3 Mo); Warehouse Management (5 Mo); Welding Technology (11 Mo); Word Processing (11 Mo)

SEATTLE

AMASIA College

PO Box 14124, Seattle, WA 98114. Two-Year College. Founded 1991. Contact: Tony Chu, (206)682-2423, Fax: (206)682-1974. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 32, women 47. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available.

Art Institute of Seattle

2323 Elliott Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Art, Trade and Technical. Founded 1982. Contact: Karen Shea, Dir. of Admissions, (206)448-0900, 800-275-2471, Fax: (206)448-2501, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ais.edu; Rod Bigelow, Dir. of Admin. and Fin. Services, Web Site: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/getinfo.asp. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $400 per credit. Enrollment: Total 2,493. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACF; NWCCU. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Audio Technology (90 Credits); Computer Aided Design (4 Qt); Computer Graphics (8 Qt); Desktop Publishing (4 Qt); Fashion Design & Illustration (6 Qt); Fashion Merchandising (6 Qt); Industrial Design (8 Qt); Interior Design (9 Qt); Photography (8 Qt); Video Production (6 Qt); Visual Communications (8 Qt)

Ashmead College - Seattle

2111 N. Northgate Way, Ste. 218, Seattle, WA 98112. Trade and Technical. Founded 1974. Contact: Taffie Lewis, VP Admissions & Marketing, (206)440-3090, (206)381-4420, 877-741-4270, Fax: (206)729-4306, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ashmeadcollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $12,007 - $15,291. Enrollment: Total 236. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Aroma Therapy (12 Mo); Fitness Specialist (12 Mo); Massage Therapy (12 Mo)

Barbizon School of Modeling

1501 4th Ave., No. 305, Seattle, WA 98101. Trade and Technical. Founded 1939. Contact: Crystal Rivera, Dir., (206)223-1500, 800-556-6335, Fax: (206)624-7091, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.barbizonmodeling.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $595-$1,495. Enrollment: Total 250. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Modeling & Personal Improvement (60 Hr); Modeling, Professional (90 Hr)

Boeing Computer Services Education and Training Technical School

PO Box 24346 - Mls 9A-23, Seattle, WA 98111. Trade and Technical. Founded 1965. Contact: Terri Wells, (206)393-0583, Fax: (206)393-0652. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $100-$7,000. Enrollment: Total 3,000. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Operations; Computer Programming, Business (10 Mo); Personal Computing; Systems Analyst; Systems, Professional

Brenneke School of Massage (Cortiva Institute)

425 Pontius Ave. N., No. 100, Seattle, WA 98109. Trade and Technical. Founded 1974. Contact: Dawn M. Schmidt, Dir. of Education, (206)282-1233, (866)273-6635, Fax: (206)282-9183, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cortiva.edu; E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cortiva.com/locations/brenneke/about/RequestInfo.html?SchoolId=7. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $9,126-$13,000. Enrollment: Total 261. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCET; NCBTMB; COMTA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (12-17 Mo)

Brian Utting School of Massage (Cortiva Institute)

900 Thomas St., Ste. 200, Seattle, WA 98109. Trade and Technical. Founded 1982. Contact: Terry Zmrhal, Dir. of Administration, (206)292-8055, (866)COR-TIVA, Fax: (206)292-0113, (206)382-0765, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cortiva.edu; Siouxie Jeter-Koch, Continuing Education, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cortiva.com/locations/busm/about/RequestInfo.html?SchoolId=9. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Month. Tuition: $11,700. Enrollment: Total 70. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCBTMB; COMTA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (12-15 Mo)

Business Career Training Institute (Seattle)

15445 53rd Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98188-2338. Contact: Tyra Stewart, Executive director, (206)431-8644, Web Site: http://www.bcti.org. Private. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $10,895. Degrees awarded: Associate.

Crawford Nautical School

PO Box 4890, Seattle, WA 98104-0890. Trade and Technical. Founded 1923. Contact: Patricial Crawford, Dir., (206)667-9377, Fax: (206)667-9385, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Marine Technology; Navigation; Radar; Ship Master, Waterways; Ship Pilot, Waterways

CRI Career Training

929 N. 130th St., Ste. 2, Seattle, WA 98133. Trade and Technical. Founded 1988. Contact: Alan Janisch, Dir. of Admissions, (206)363-8300, Fax: (206)363-1529, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://cri.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $28,480; $1,995 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 148. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Operations (900 Hr); Court Reporting (3000 Hr); Marketing (600 Hr)

Dental Assistant Training Center

3216 NE 45 Place, Ste. 213, Seattle, WA 98105. Allied Medical. Founded 1995. (206)522-7320. Fax: (206)463-9627. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $1,895. Enrollment: Total 12. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (2.5 Mo)

Divers Institute of Technology

4315 11th Ave., NW, PO Box 70667, Seattle, WA 98107-0667. Trade and Technical. Founded 1968. Contact: John Paul Johnston, Exec.Dir., (206)783-5542, 800-634-8377, Fax: (206)783-2658, Web Site: http://www.diversinstitute.com; Nancy Laetsch, Dir. of Admissions, Web Site: http://www.diversinstitute.com/contact/. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $16,000; $1,300 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 176. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Diving, Sea (900 Hr)

ELS Language Centers

Seattle University, 718 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122. Other. Founded 1961. Contact: Tamarra Jeu Koenings, Center Dir., (206)623-1481, Fax: (206)623-7452, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.els.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Month. Tuition: $1,395 intensive; $1,045 semi-intensive. Enrollment: Total 200. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: English As A Second Language (3-4 Wk)

Floral Design Institute

911 Western Ave., Ste. 575, Seattle, WA 98104. Trade and Technical. Founded 1969. Contact: Leanne Kesler, Dir., (206)749-9464, 800-819-8089, Fax: (206)749-9374, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.floraldesigninstitute.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Other. Tuition: $750-$1,950. Enrollment: Total 18. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Floristry (40-120 Hr)

Franklin Institute of Sales

3312 NE 202nd, Seattle, WA 98155. Business. Founded 1963. Contact: J. Palmer Smith, Pres., 877-361-9778, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $1,485-$7,645; individual modular courses are available for $500. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Career Development; Management Development; Salesmanship

Galvin Flying Service, Inc.

7149 Perimeter Rd., Boeing Field, Seattle, WA 98108. Flight and Ground. Founded 1930. Contact: Peter G. Anderson, Pres./CEO, (206)763-0350, (206)763-9706, 800-341-4102, Fax: (206)767-7662, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.galvinflying.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Hour. Tuition: Varies. Accreditation: FAA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Airline Transport Pilot; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor Additional Rating; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Multi-Engine Rating - Airplane; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Primary Flying

Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty (North Seattle Campus)

10715 8th St., NE, Seattle, WA 98125. Cosmetology. Founded 1987. Contact: Moira Douglass, (206)368-0210, 800-230-3636, Fax: (206)364-8953, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.genejuarezacademy.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $11,000 cosmetology; $5,600 nail technology; $5,100 cosmetology instructor (prices do not include books and supplies). Enrollment: men 8, women 145. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1800 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Manicurist (600 Hr)

Greenwood Academy of Hair

8501 Greenwood Ave., N., Seattle, WA 98103. Cosmetology. Founded 1971. Contact: Cherisse A. Carbonalto, (206)782-0220, Fax: (206)782-0222, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $9,448 cosmetology, $6,500 esthetics; $2,200 cosmetology instructor. Enrollment: men 13, women 117. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1800 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (700 Hr); Esthetician (700 Hr); Facial Treatment (700 Hr); Manicurist

H & R Block Tax Training School (Seattle)

835 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125. Other. Contact: Raoul Rivera, Dir., (206)361-1040, 800-HRB-LOCK, Web Site: http://www.hrblock.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $174 per course. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Income Tax Preparation (11 Wk); Tax Consultant

Heartspring Transformational Institute

5404 Meridian Ave., N., Seattle, WA 98103. Trade and Technical. Founded 1990. Contact: Pamela Grace, Dir., (206)547-4064, Fax: (206)233-8102. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $1,775 basic 150 hours; $225-$395 advanced courses. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Hypnotism (150 Hr)

Hellerwork International

3418 Densmore Ave., N., Seattle, WA 98103. Trade and Technical. Founded 1990. Contact: Don St. John, Director, (206)632-1160, 800-392-3900, Fax: (206)632-3593, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hellerwork.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Other. Tuition: $12,900; $100 application fee; $150 selection fee. Enrollment: men 7, women 10. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (18 Mo)

Institute for Therapeutic Learning

PO Box 17229, Seattle, WA 98127. Other. Founded 1989. Contact: Jack Elias, (206)783-1838, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.findingtruemagic.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $1,800-$2,100/level. Enrollment: men 40, women 60. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Hypnotism (150-600 Hr)

International Beauty College

PO Box 18529, Seattle, WA 98118. Cosmetology. Founded 1995. Contact: Quan P. Le, (206)723-6337, (206)713-8054, Fax: (206)725-9870, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Month. Tuition: $2,500-$4,500. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Barbering (7.5 Mo); Cosmetology (10 Mo); Manicurist (3.5 Mo); Skin Care (3.5 Mo)

ITT Technical Institute (Seattle)

12720 Gateway Dr., Ste. 100, Seattle, WA 98168-3334. Trade and Technical. (206)244-3300, 800-422-2029, Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu; Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/contact/form.cfm. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $14,196 per year. Enrollment: Total 591. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Aided Drafting & Design (96 Credits); Computer Networking (96 Credits); Electrical Engineering Technology (96 Credits); Multimedia Design (96 Credits); Software Development/Engineering (96 Credits); Web Development (96 Credits)

North American Institute of Neuro-Therapy

117 E. Louisa, Ste. 188, Seattle, WA 98102. Correspondence. Founded 1986. Contact: Marilyn Michael, (206)322-0633, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $950. Enrollment: Total 50. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available.

North Seattle Community College

9600 College Way, N., Seattle, WA 98103. Two-Year College. Founded 1970. Contact: Betsy Abts, Admissions Dir./Registrar, (206)527-3701, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.northseattle.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $2,542 in-state; $7,529 out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 2,918. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated (3 Qt); Accounting, General (6 Qt); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (6 Qt); Biomedical Electronics (7 Qt); Business, General Office (6 Qt); Cabinet & Mill Work (3 Qt); Child Care & Guidance (3 Qt); Communications, Electronic (7 Qt); Computer Aided Design (6 Qt); Computer Information Science (3 Qt); Computer Networking (2 Qt); Computer Programming (3 Qt); Computer Servicing - Theory & Systems (6 Qt); Computer Technology (6 Qt); Cooking, Commercial (4 Qt); Culinary Arts (6 Qt); Culinary Occupations (3 Qt); Digital Computing (7 Qt); Drafting, Trade (6 Qt); Early Childhood Education (4 Qt); Early Childhood Specialist (6 Qt); Electronics Technology (6 Qt); Emergency Medical Technology (1 Qt); Engineering Technology, Electronic (6 Qt); Income Tax Preparation (3 Qt); Industrial Technology (11 Qt); Information Sciences Technology (6 Qt); Management Development (6 Qt); Media Technology (3 Qt); Medical Assistant (6 Qt); Nursing, Practical (4 Qt); Pharmacy Technician (3 Qt); Real Estate Appraisal (5 Qt); Real Estate, Basic (4 Qt); Real Estate Broker (7 Qt); Real Estate, Commercial (3 Qt); Real Estate, Financing (3 Qt); Real Estate Management (7 Qt); Restaurant Operations (3 Qt); Secretarial, General (3 Qt); Secretarial, Medical (6 Qt); Small Business Management (3 Qt); Watchmaking & Repairing (8 Qt)

Oil Heat Service Technicians School

3820 Stone Way, N., Seattle, WA 98103. Trade and Technical. Founded 1957. Contact: Lea Gaskill, (206)548-1500, Fax: (206)548-1515, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $1,800 members of OHI, $2,500 non-members. Enrollment: Total 15. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Oil Heat Technology

Photographic Center Northwest

900 Twelfth Ave., Seattle, WA 98122. Art. Founded 1988. Contact: Damian Murphy, Exec.Dir., (206)720-7222, Fax: (206)720-0306, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.pcnw.org; Kevin Sullivan, Business Manager, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $17,000-$19,000 certificate program. Enrollment: Total 200. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NASAD. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Fine Arts (53 Cr); Photography (53 Cr)

Pima Medical Institute - Seattle

9709 Third Ave. NE, Ste. 400, Seattle, WA 98115. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 1972. Contact: Susan Dow, (206)322-6100, 800-477-PIMA, Fax: (206)324-1985, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.pmi.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $8,339 per year; $7,110 room and board. Enrollment: Total 111. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ABHES; JRCERT; NAACLS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (30 Wk); Health Care & Management (18 Wk); Medical Assistant (35 Wk); Medical Technology - Phlebotomy (13 Wk); Pharmacy Technician (32 Wk); Secretarial, Medical (20 Wk); Veterinary Assistant (31 Wk); X-Ray Technology (24 Mo)

School of Visual Concepts

500 Aurora Ave. N., Rm 102, Seattle, WA 98109. Art. Founded 1971. Contact: Linda Hunt, (206)623-1560, Fax: (206)382-9622, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.svcseattle.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $95-$395 depending on class. Enrollment: men 200, women 200. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Advertising; Fine Arts; Graphic Design; Media Technology

Seattle Central Community College

1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Joan Ray, Dean of Student Resources, (206)587-3800, (206)587-5450, Fax: (206)587-6321, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://seattlecentral.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $69/credit full-time resident; $241/credit non-resident. Enrollment: men 5,280, women 6,720. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: CAAHEP; NLNAC; NWCCU; COA; ARCEST; ACF. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Apparel Arts (2 Yr); Biological Technology (2 Yr); Boat Building (5 Qt); Cabinet & Mill Work (5 Qt); Carpentry (4 Qt); Child Care & Guidance (1 Yr); Computer Networking (4 Qt/2 Yr); Computer Programming (4 Qt/2 Yr); Computer Servicing - Theory & Systems (1 Yr/2 Yr); Culinary Arts (2 Yr); Database Management (4 Qt/2 Yr); Deaf Education (1 Yr); Drug & Alcohol Counseling (1 Yr); Graphic Design (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Information Sciences Technology (2 Yr); Marine Technology (1 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Ophthalmic Dispensing Technology (2 Yr); Photography (2 Yr); Printing Technology (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr); Surgical Technology (1 Yr); Telecommunications Technology (2 Yr); Theatre Arts (1 Yr); Video Production (2 Yr)

Seattle Midwifery School

4000 NE 41st St., Bldg. D, Ste. 3, Seattle, WA 98105. Trade and Technical. Founded 1978. Contact: Annie Moffat, Admissions Coordinator, (206)322-8834, 800-747-9433, Fax: (206)328-2840, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.seattlemidwifery.org; Cheryl Murfin Bond, Exec. Dir.. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $32,000 for 3-year program. Enrollment: women 45. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: MEAC. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Midwifery (3 Yr)

Seattle University School of Science & Engineering

900 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122. Allied Medical. Founded 1891. Contact: Dr. Diane Luwe, Dean, School of Science & Engineering, (206)296-5957, Fax: (206)296-6429, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $18,885 full-time (12-20 credits/quarter). Enrollment: Total 6,337. Accreditation: CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Medical Technology; Ultrasonography

South Seattle Community College

6000 16th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98106-1499. Two-Year College. Founded 1970. Contact: Rosie Rimando, Dir. Student Outreach, (206)764-5300, (206)768-6684, Fax: (206)764-7947, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.southseattle.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $71/credit (1-10 credits) resident; $243/credit (1-10 credits) non-resident; varies over 10 credits. Enrollment: Total 2,697. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Advanced; Accounting, Specialist; Aeronautics; Aircraft Mechanics; Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance; Airframe Mechanics; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Auto Mechanics; Auto Mechanics - Diesel; Aviation Maintenance Technology; Aviation Technology; Baking; Beauty; Business, General Office; Computer Technology; Cooking, Commercial; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Custodial Training; Data Processing; Diesel Technology; Diesel Truck Driving; Digital Program Design; Drafting & Design Technology; English As A Second Language; Floristry; Food Preparation & Service; Food Processing Technology; Food Service & Management; Hair Styling; Heavy Equipment; Horticulture; Hospitality; Industrial Engineering Technology; Industrial Management & Supervision; Industrial Technology; Information Sciences Technology; Landscaping; Management; Mechanical Engineering; Mechanics, Heavy Equipment; Mechanics, Truck; Office, General; Office Technology; Quality Control; Recreation Leadership; Restaurant Operations; Robotics; Safety Technology; Secretarial, Executive; Small Business Management; Truck Driving

SEDRO WOOLLEY

Sureflow Technology

1273 Arrezo Dr., Sedro Woolley, WA 98284-7434. Trade and Technical. Founded 1995. Contact: Elizabeth B. Harbeston, (360)856-0273, Fax: (360)856-0273, Web Site: http://www.sureflow.info. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $2,500-$3,000. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Manufacturing Technology (8-12 Wk); Medical Insurance Specialist (8-12 Wk); Medical Transcription (8-12 Wk); Office, General (8-12 Wk)

SHORELINE

H & R Block Tax Training School (Shoreline)

15711 Aurora Ave. N, Shoreline, WA 98133. Business. Contact: Raoul Rivera, Dir., (206)542-6310, 800-HRB-LOCK, Fax: (206)542-3766, Web Site: http://www.hrblock.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $174 per course. Enrollment: Total 15. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Income Tax Preparation (11 Wk)

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline, WA 98133-5696. Two-Year College. Founded 1964. Contact: Robin Young, Dir. of Enrollment Svcs., (206)546-4101, (206)546-4621, Fax: (206)546-4630, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.shoreline.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $2,250/quarter full-time (15 credits). Enrollment: Total 11,291. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: CAAHEP; NLNAC; NWCCU. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Automotive Service (2 Yr); Biological Technology (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Business, International (2 Yr); Chemical Technology (2 Yr); Civil Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Computer Literacy (2 Yr); Computer Operations (2 Yr); Correctional Science (2 Yr); Cosmetology (2 Yr); Cosmetology - Administration, Management & Supervision (2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Dental Hygiene (2 Yr); Dietary Assistant (2 Yr); Dietetic Technology (2 Yr); Drafting & Design Technology (2 Yr); Drafting Technology (2 Yr); Drug Abuse Counseling (2 Yr); Drug & Alcohol Counseling (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Environmental Technology (2 Yr); Fashion Merchandising (2 Yr); Graphic Arts (2 Yr); Handicapped, Special Education (2 Yr); Hazardous Waste Technology (2 Yr); Histologic Technology (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Industrial Technology (2 Yr); Labor Studies (2 Yr); Machinist, General (2 Yr); Management (2 Yr); Marine Technology (2 Yr); Mechanical Engineering (2 Yr); Medical Laboratory Technology (2 Yr); Medical Record Technology (2 Yr); Merchandising (2 Yr); Metal Trades Technology (2 Yr); Numerical Control (2 Yr); Nurse, Assistant (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Oceanographic Technology (2 Yr); Office Administration (2 Yr); Photography (2 Yr); Public Administration Technology (2 Yr); Purchasing (2 Yr); Sales Management (2 Yr); Secretarial, Legal (2 Yr); Secretarial, Medical (2 Yr); Security Training (2 Yr); Visual Communications (2 Yr); Word Processing (2 Yr)

SPANGLE

Western States Engineers Training Institute

23500 N. Operating Engineers Ln., PO Box 210, Spangle, WA 99031-0210. Trade and Technical. Founded 1963. Contact: Mark Wagar, Training Dir., (509)235-9393, Fax: (509)235-9395, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.wsopen.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $3,895. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Engineering Technology; Heavy Equipment; Mechanics, Heavy Equipment

SPOKANE

American School of Broadcast

915 W. 2nd Ave., Ste. 5, Spokane, WA 99201. Trade and Technical. Founded 1990. Contact: Jerry A. Anderson, (509)535-1010, 800-369-3258, Fax: (509)535-2103, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://americanradioschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Hour. Tuition: $4,450. Enrollment: Total 30. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Broadcasting, Nontechnical (600 Hr)

Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design

309 W. Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201. Cosmetology. Founded 1969. Contact: Martin Dow, Dir. of Training/General Manager, (509)624-3244, Fax: (509)624-3351, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.glendow.com; Glen E. Dow, Pres., Web Site: http://www.glendow.com/contact. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,622 Cosmetology; $4,253 Esthetics; $4,502 Manicurist; $2,352 Instructor. Enrollment: men 0, women 107. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1970 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (5 Mo); Esthetician (660 Hr); Manicurist (660 Hr)

Hypnotherapy Institute of Spokane

2732 N. Nelson St., Spokane, WA 99207. Other. Founded 1995. Contact: Judy Ward, (509)327-4465, 888-327-4465, Fax: (509)484-0110, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hypnotherapyinstitute.org; Linda Baker. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Other. Tuition: $1,000 - $2,750 ($2,475 if paid by first day of training). Enrollment: Total 12. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Counseling; Hypnotherapy (200 Hr)

Inland Massage Institute

111 E. Magnesium Rd., Ste. F, Spokane, WA 99208-5968. Other. Founded 1986. Contact: Sheryl L. Storro, Administrator, (509)465-3033, Fax: (509)465-3033, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.inlandmassage.com; Patty McNulty, Dir.. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Year. Tuition: $5,400 tuition, $875 books & fees, $100 registration. Enrollment: men 16, women 35. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (1 Yr)

Inland Northwest HVAC Training Center

811 E. Sprague Ave., No. 6, Spokane, WA 99202. Trade and Technical. Founded 1993. 800-786-3148. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $4,600 for 900 clock hours. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: COE. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (9-24 Mo)

Interface Computer School

1118 N. Washington, Spokane, WA 99201. Trade and Technical, Two-Year College. Founded 1982. Contact: Kathy Hammonds, Admissions Representative, (509)467-1727, (509)926-8362, 800-999-7717, Fax: (509)467-3804, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.interfacecomputerschool.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $8,600-$8,800. Enrollment: men 125, women 115. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCET. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated (36-48 Wk); Computer Applications (36-48 Wk); Computer Information Science (36-48 Wk); Computer Networking; Computer Repair (36-48 Wk); Medical Insurance Specialist; Medical Office Management; Office Administration (36-48 Wk); Web Development (36-48 Wk)

Knopp School of Taxidermy

10816 N. Newport Hwy., Spokane, WA 99218. Trade and Technical. Founded 1980. Contact: Dave Drury, Pres., (509)466-4900, 888-60K-NOPP. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $4,250. Enrollment: Total 10. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Taxidermy

National Transportation Training and Consulting

104 S. Freya, Ste. 121, White Flag Bldg., Spokane, WA 99202. Trade and Technical. Founded 1998. Contact: Taylor Squires, (509)534-3380, 888-815-3515, Fax: (509)534-3498, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://truckertraining.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $1,150-$5,775. Enrollment: Total 250. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Bus Driving; Tractor Trailer Operators Training

ProSchools

222 W. Mission Ave., Ste. 118, Spokane, WA 99201. Trade and Technical. Founded 1955. Contact: Gary Sternberg, Insurance Education Dir., (509)325-2587, 800-452-4879, Fax: (509)297-8905, Web Site: http://www.proschools.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $29-$499. Enrollment: Total 1,200. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Insurance Broker (36 Hr); Insurance, Fire & Casualty (36 Hr); Insurance, General (36 Hr); Insurance, Life & Disability (36 Hr); Real Estate Sales License (60 Hr); Securities Manager (90 Hr)

Sacred Heart Medical Center

School of Radiologic Technology, 820 S. McClellan, Ste. 404, Spokane, WA 99204. Allied Medical. Contact: Debbie Miller, Dir., (509)624-5012, Fax: (509)474-2052, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.shmc.org/. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: None Required. Enrollment: Total 8. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NAACLS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Medical Technology (1 Yr)

School of Radiological Technology

Holy Name Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Spokane, WA 99207. Trade and Technical. Founded 1964. Contact: Debra Gamache, (509)482-2384, Fax: (509)482-2176. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Month. Tuition: $2,200. Enrollment: men 4, women 16. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: JRCERT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology (22 Mo)

Spokane Community College

1810 N. Greene St., Spokane, WA 99217-5399. Two-Year College. Founded 1963. Contact: Douglas M. Jones, Dean of Student Services for Enroll., (509)533-8006, (509)533-7000, 800-248-5644, Fax: (509)533-8181, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.scc.spokane.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $69/credit resident; $134/credit with waiver; $241/credit non-US citizen. Enrollment: men 4,227, women 3,194. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma, Associate. Accreditation: ADA; AOA; CAAHEP; NLNAC; NWCCU. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Agribusiness (2 Yr); Agribusiness Technology (2 Yr); Agricultural Science (2 Yr); Agriculture, General (1 Yr); Agri-Management (2 Yr); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (2 Yr); Architectural Technology (2 Yr); Art (2 Yr); Auto Body & Fender Repair (2 Yr); Automation Technology (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics (2 Yr); Auto Parts Management (1 Yr); Aviation Maintenance Technology (2 Yr); Baker, Commercial Maritime (1-2 Yr); Biomedical Electronics (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Business, General Office (2 Yr); Business Occupations (1 Yr); Cabinet & Mill Work (1 Yr); Carpentry (2 Yr); Civil Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Computer Aided Drafting (1 Yr); Computer Literacy (1 Yr); Computer Networking (1-2 Yr); Computer Programming (2 Yr); Correctional Science (1-2 Yr); Cosmetology (2 Yr); Culinary Arts (2 Yr); Customer Service (2 Yr); Dental Assisting (2 Yr); Diesel Technology; Dietary Assistant (2 Yr); Electricity, Apprenticeship (1 Yr); Electronic Engineering Technology (1 Yr); Electronics Technology (3 Yr); Fire Science (2 Yr); Floristry (2 Yr); Forestry Technology (2 Yr); Health Care & Management (1-2 Yr); Heavy Equipment (2 Yr); Helicopter Maintenance & Mechanics; Horticulture (2 Yr); Hotel & Restaurant Management (2 Yr); Information Systems (1-2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Legal Assistant (2 Yr); Machinist, General (1-2 Yr); Manicurist (1 Yr); Manufacturing Technology (2 Yr); Marketing (2 Yr); Mechanical Engineering (2 Yr); Mechanics, Power Fluid (2 Yr); Medical Assistant (1-2 Yr); Medical Receptionist (1 Yr); Medical Record Technology (1-2 Yr); Medical Technology - Cardiology (2 Yr); Medical Transcription (1 Yr); Mobile Home Maintenance & Management (1 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1-2 Yr); Office Administration (1 Yr); Office, General (1 Yr); Operating Room Technology (2 Yr); Optical Technology (2 Yr); Optometric Assistant (1-2 Yr); Paralegal (1-2 Yr); Park & Recreation (2 Yr); Pharmacy Technician (1-2 Yr); Printing (2 Yr); Receptionist (1 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr); Secretarial, Medical (2 Yr); Soil Conservation Technology (2 Yr); Surgical Technology (2 Yr); Water Quality Control (2 Yr); Welding Technology (1 Yr); Wild Life Management (2 Yr)

Spokane Falls Community College

3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr., MS 3011, Spokane, WA 99224-5288. Two-Year College. Founded 1967. Contact: Steven Bays, Dean of Enrollment Services, (509)533-3500, (509)533-3520, 888-509-7944, Fax: (509)533-3237, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.spokanefalls.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $69/credit; $62/credit (over 18 credits); $2,165/year. Enrollment: Total 6,047. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate. Accreditation: APTA; CAPTE. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available.

SPOKANE VALLEY

ITT Technical Institute (Spokane)

13518 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99216. Trade and Technical. (509)926-2900, 800-777-8324, Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu; Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/contact/form.cfm. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $14,196 per year. Enrollment: Total 501. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Aided Drafting & Design (96 Credits); Computer Networking (96 Credits); Electrical Engineering Technology (96 Credits); Multimedia Design (96 Credits); Software Development/Engineering (96 Credits); Web Development (96 Credits)

TACOMA

Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics

4026 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98418. Trade and Technical. Founded 1979. Contact: Aliesha Alexandar, Dir., (253)473-1142, 877-472-1142, Fax: (253)473-3807, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.secretsofisis.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,513. Enrollment: Total 40. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Aroma Therapy; Hydrotherapy; Massage Therapy (11 Mo)

Bartending Academy

15 S. Oregon Ave., No. 103, Tacoma, WA 98409-7461. Trade and Technical. Founded 1974. Contact: Leonie L. Wells, (253)474-0330, 800-851-3631, Fax: (253)474-0330, Web Site: http://bartending.com; Web Site: http://www.bartending.com/contact.php. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $599 (plus $50 registration fee). Enrollment: Total 285. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET; ACCSCT. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Bartending (2 Wk)

Bates Technical College

1101 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma, WA 98405. Two-Year College. Founded 1940. Contact: Melissa Mecham, VP Admissions and Student Services, (253)680-7000, (253)680-7002, 800-562-7099, Fax: (253)680-7001, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.bates.ctc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: Averages $800 per semester, plus fees. Enrollment: Total 5,000. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCRA; NWCCU. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (22 Mo); Appliance Repair (22 Mo); Auto Body & Fender Repair (22 Mo); Auto Mechanics (22 Mo); Auto Parts Specialist (11 Mo); Auto Parts Trade (11 Mo); Barbering (9 Mo); Boat Building (22 Mo); Bookkeeping (80 Wk); Broadcasting Technology (22 Mo); Building Maintenance (11 Mo); Cabinet & Mill Work (22 Mo); Carpentry (22 Mo); Chef Training (22 Mo); Chemical Technology (22 Mo); Child Care & Guidance (9 Mo); Civil Engineering Technology (22 Mo); Clerical, Receptionist (5 Mo); Clerk, Typist (5 Mo); Communications, Electronic (22 Mo); Computer Operations (18 Mo); Computer Programming (22 Mo); Computer Repair (22 Mo); Cooking, Commercial (22 Mo); Cosmetology (11 Mo); Cosmetology Instructor (22 Mo); Court Reporting (22 Mo); Data Processing (18 Mo); Dental Assisting (11 Mo); Dental Laboratory Technology (22 Mo); Electrical Technology (22 Mo); Electricity, Apprenticeship (22 Mo); Electricity - Master Electrician (22 Mo); Electronics, Industrial (22 Mo); Engineering Technology, Architectural (22 Mo); Engineering Technology, Electronic (22 Mo); Engineering Technology, Mechanical (22 Mo); Fashion Design & Illustration (22 Mo); Fire Science (22 Mo); Hearing Science; Industrial Technology (22 Mo); Manufacturing Technology; Marketing & Sales (11 Mo); Mechanics, Diesel (22 Mo); Mechanics, Heavy Equipment (22 Mo); Media - Advertising Sales (11 Mo); Medical Transcription (8 Mo); Nursing, Practical (12 Mo); Radio & Television Service & Repair (22 Mo); Secretarial, Legal (22 Mo); Secretarial, Medical (22 Mo); Sewing, Commercial (22 Mo); Sheet Metal (22 Mo); Small Engine Repair (22 Mo); Stenography, General (22 Mo); Surveying; Truck Driving (22 Mo); Upholstering (22 Mo); Welding Technology (18 Mo); Word Processing (11 Mo)

B.J.'s Beauty & Barber College

5239 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409. Barber, Cosmetology. Founded 1980. Contact: B. J. Boyer, (253)473-4320, Fax: (253)473-0831, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://bjsbeautyandbarbercollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $8,500 cosmetology; $6,250 barbering; $4,700 teacher. Enrollment: men 14, women 51. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Barbering (1100 Hr); Cosmetology (1800 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr)

Bryman College (Tacoma)

2156 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 1991.(253)207-4000, 888-741-4271, Web Site: http://brymancollege.com/about.php?schoolLocation=Tacoma. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $7,800 - $11,427. Enrollment: Total 580. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Fitness Specialist (720 Hr); Massage Therapy (720 Hr)

Crown College

8739 S. Hosmer St., Tacoma, WA 98444-1836. Two-Year College, Other. Founded 1969. Contact: John M. Wabel, (206)531-3123, 800-755-9525, 888-689-3688, Fax: (206)531-3521, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.crowncollege.com; Web Site: http://www.crowncollege.com/admissions/admissions_form.php. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $7,885; $1,116 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 87, women 203. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Business Administration (2-4 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Paralegal (2 Yr); Public Administration Technology (4 Yr)

H & R Block Tax Training School (Olympia)

8718 S. Tacoma Way, Ste. F, Tacoma, WA 98499. Other. Contact: Ronald Smircich, Pres., (253)537-2880, 800-HRB-LOCK, Web Site: http://www.hrblock.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $199-$225 per course. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Income Tax Preparation (11 Wk)

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

9401 Far West Dr., SW, Tacoma, WA 98498. Two-Year College, Trade and Technical, Other. Founded 1965. Contact: Maggie Segesser, Program Coordinator/Admissions, (206)964-6500, (206)964-6501, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.pierce.ctc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Quarter. Tuition: Varies. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting & Business Administration (2 Yr); Accounting, General (2 Yr); Business (2 Yr); Business Management (2 Yr); Child Care - Nanny (2 Yr); Clerical, General (1 Yr); Clerk, File (1 Yr); Clerk, Typist (2 Yr); Communications, Electronic (2 Yr); Computer Information Science (1 Yr); Computer Programming (2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Data Processing (2 Yr); Dental Hygiene (2 Yr); Drug & Alcohol Counseling (1 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Electronics, Digital (2 Yr); Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Engineering Technology, Electronic (2 Yr); Fashion Merchandising (2 Yr); Legal Assistant (2 Yr); Management (1 Yr); Medical Receptionist (1 Yr); Medical Transcription (1 Yr); Microcomputers (2 Yr); Office Management (2 Yr); Paralegal (2 Yr); Real Estate, Basic (2 Yr); Real Estate, Financing (2 Yr); Recreation Leadership (2 Yr); Salesmanship (1 Yr); Secretarial, International (2 Yr); Secretarial, Legal (2 Yr); Secretarial, Medical (2 Yr); Word Processing (1 Yr)

School of Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy

Univ. of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA 98416. Allied Medical. Founded 1944. Contact: George Tomlin, PhD, OTR/L, (253)879-3281, 800-396-7191, Fax: (253)879-2933, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ups.edu/ot. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 2, women 42. Accreditation: AOTA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Occupational Therapy (28 Mo)

Tacoma Community College

6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma, WA 98466. Two-Year College. Founded 1965. Contact: Judy Coleman, Admissions Office Assistant Lead, (253)566-5001, (253)566-5000, Fax: (206)566-5154, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.tacomacommunitycollege.com; Annette Hayward, Admissions Office Manager, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $71/credit resident; $243/credit non-resident. Enrollment: Total 5,000. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: CAAHEP; NLNAC; NWCCU. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated (2 Yr); Bookkeeping (3 Qt); Business Administration (2 Yr); Computer Applications (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Technology (2 Yr); Correctional Science (2 Yr); Court Reporting (1 Qt); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Early Childhood Specialist (2 Yr); Emergency Medical Technology (2 Yr); Entrepreneurship (1 Qt); Gallery Management (2 Yr); Health Information Technology (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Legal Assistant (2 Yr); Management (2 Yr); Media Technology (2 Yr); Medical Insurance Specialist (3 Qt); Medical Transcription (4 Qt); Nurse, Assistant (1 Qt); Nursing, Practical (2 Yr); Office Technology (2 Yr); Paramedic (4 Qt); Pharmacy Technician (4 Qt); Police Science (1 Qt); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Receptionist (4 Qt); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr); Secretarial, Medical (2 Yr); Web Development (2 Yr); Word Processing (4 Qt)

Trans Union Training Services

4624 River Rd. E., Tacoma, WA 98443. Other. Founded 1989. Contact: Frank Mulrine, (253)922-0870, 800-922-0870, Fax: (253)926-3641, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://transuniontruck.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Other. Tuition: $5,245. Enrollment: Total 10. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Truck Driving (200 Hr)

Western Pacific Truck School

11020 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98499. Trade and Technical. Founded 1977. Contact: Greta Nord, Pres., (253)581-6494, 800-333-1233, Fax: (253)581-1617, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.wptruckschool.com; Web Site: http://www.wptruckschool.com/info.htm. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $4,295, plus books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 16. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Truck Driving (40-160 Hr)

VANCOUVER

Ashmead College - Vancouver

120 NE 136th Ave., Ste. 220, Vancouver, WA 98684. Trade and Technical. (360)885-3152, 888-741-4271, Fax: (360)885-3151, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ashmeadcollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $12,007 - $15,291. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Aroma Therapy (12 Mo); Fitness Specialist (12 Mo); Massage Therapy (12 Mo); Sports Medicine (12 Mo)

Business Career Training Institute (Vancouver)

204 S.E. Stonemill Dr. Ste. 200, Vancouver, WA 98684-6981. Contact: Molly Maloney-clark, Executive director, (360)253-2007, Web Site: http://www.bcti.org. Private. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $10,895. Degrees awarded: Associate.

Clark College

1800 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98663. Two-Year College. Founded 1933. Contact: Dr. R. Wayne Branch, Pres., (360)992-2000, Fax: (360)992-2867, Web Site: http://www.clark.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $75/credit WA and bordering OR counties resident; $247/credit non-resident; others vary. Enrollment: Total 4,314. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NWCCU. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Alcohol Counseling; Auto Mechanics; Baking; Business Management; Child Care & Guidance; Civil Engineering Technology; Criminology - Identification Technology; Data Entry; Data Processing; Dental Hygiene; Drafting Technology; Early Childhood Specialist; Electrical Technology; Electronic Engineering Technology; Fashion Merchandising; Law Enforcement; Machinist, General; Mechanics, Diesel; Mid-Management; Nurses Aide; Nursing, Practical; Nursing, R.N.; Paralegal; Printing; Real Estate, Basic; Secretarial, General; Secretarial, Legal; Secretarial, Medical; Surveying; Welding Technology; Word Processing

Everest College

120 NE 136th Ave., Ste. 130, Vancouver, WA 98684. Two-Year College, Business. Founded 1955.(360)254-3282, 888-741-4270, Fax: (360)254-3035, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.everestcollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Month. Tuition: $11,808; $900 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 78, women 480. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (18 Mo); Administrative Assistant (12 Mo); Bookkeeping (9 Mo); Business Administration (12 Mo); Computer Operations (18 Mo); Executive Assistant (18 Mo); Medical Assistant (18 Mo); Medical Insurance Specialist (6 Mo); Medical Office Management (9 Mo); Microcomputers (12 Mo); Office Technology (9 Mo); Paralegal (18 Mo); Secretarial, Executive (18 Mo); Secretarial, Legal (12 Mo)

International Air and Hospitality Academy

2901 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661. Trade and Technical. Founded 1979. Contact: Lynn Rullman, (360)695-2500, 800-234-1350, Fax: (360)992-4340, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.airacademy.com; Web Site: http://www.aha.edu/contact_form.php. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with course. Enrollment: men 61, women 248. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Airline & Travel Careers (20 Wk); Airline Operations (10 Wk); Baking (4 Mo); Culinary Occupations (9 Mo); Hospitality (9 Mo); Restaurant Operations (9 Mo)

Magee Brothers Beauty School

8078 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98664. Cosmetology. Founded 1966. Contact: J. Manning, (360)694-8483, Fax: (360)695-6462. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $5,000 cosmetology; $2,500 manicurist, $2,500 Esthetics. Enrollment: Total 80. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Manicurist (600 Hr)

Phagan's Orchards Beauty School

10411 NE 4th Plain Rd., Ste. 109, Vancouver, WA 98662. Cosmetology. Founded 1983. Contact: Joan Evans, (360)254-9517, (360)639-6108, Fax: (360)684-9800, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.phagansnw.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $9,040 plus $1,559 books and supplies for cosmetology; $4,699 plus $648 books and supplies for nail technology. Enrollment: men 0, women 11. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1800 Hr); Manicurist (600 Hr)

School of Piano Technology for the Blind

2510 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661-4323. Trade and Technical. Founded 1949. Contact: Len Leger, Exec.Dir., (360)693-1511, Fax: (360)693-6891, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.pianotuningschool.org; Donald L. Mitchell, Dir. of Instructional Oper., Web Site: http://www.pianotuningschool.org/request_info.php. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $18,400 for the 2-year program. Enrollment: Total 12. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Piano Repair (2 Yr); Piano Technology (2 Yr); Piano Tuning (2 Yr)

Thunder Reef Divers

12104 NE Hwy. 99, Vancouver, WA 98686. Other. Founded 1985. Contact: Susan Jerome, Pres., (360)573-8507, Fax: (360)573-1482, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.thunderreef.com; Don Atwell, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies; $325 open water class. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Diving, Scuba (2-4 Wk); Diving, Sea (2-4 Wk)

Vancouver School of Beauty

114 W. 6th St., Vancouver, WA 98660. Cosmetology, Barber. Founded 1968. Contact: Jean Banks, Owner, (360)694-5601, Fax: (360)258-2000, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://beautyteacher.net; Web Site: http://beautyteacher.net/feedback.ivnu. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: Varies by program. Enrollment: men 15, women 67. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Barbering (1000 Hr); Cosmetology (1600 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (3.5 Mo); Esthetician (600 Hr); Manicurist (600 Hr)

WALLA WALLA

Walla Walla Community College

500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA 99362. Two-Year College. Founded 1967. Contact: Don Miller, Dir. of Professional-Technical Education, (509)527-4283, 877-992-9922, Fax: (509)527-4249, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.wwcc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $2,463 per year. Enrollment: men 2,545, women 2,555. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Agribusiness (2 Yr); Agriculture Banking & Credit Management (2 Yr); Agriculture - Production (2 Yr); Agri-Engineering & Mechanics (2 Yr); Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (2 Yr); Auto Body & Fender Repair (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics (2 Yr); Bookkeeping (1 Yr); Business Management (2 Yr); Carpentry (2 Yr); Civil Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Clerical, General (1 Yr); Clerical, Receptionist (1 Yr); Clerk, Typist (1 Yr); Computer Aided Manufacturing (2 Yr); Computer Technology (2 Yr); Correctional Science (2 Yr); Cosmetology (2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Fire Science (2 Yr); Food Service & Management (2 Yr); Horseshoeing (1 Yr); Hospitality (2 Yr); Irrigation Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Landscaping (2 Yr); Machine Technology (2 Yr); Marketing Management (2 Yr); Medical Technology - Phlebotomy (2 Yr); Nurse, Assistant (2 Yr); Nurses Aide (5 Wk); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office, General (2 Yr); Receptionist (2 Yr); Secretarial, Executive (2 Yr); Secretarial, Legal (2 Yr); Secretarial, Medical (2 Yr); Stenography, General (1 Yr); Truck Driving (2 Yr); Welding Technology (2 Yr)

WENATCHEE

Academy of Hair Design

208 S. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee, WA 98801. Cosmetology, Barber. Founded 1981. Contact: John Crowl, Dir., (509)662-6452, Fax: (509)665-9782, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.academyofhair.com; Wendy Jones, Admin.Asst.. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $3,000-$6,325; $1,050 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 3, women 86. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Curriculum: Barbering (1100 Hr); Cosmetology (1800 Hr); Esthetician (700 Hr); Manicurist (700 Hr); Skin Care (700 Hr)

Wenatchee Valley College

1300 5th St., Wenatchee, WA 98801. Two-Year College. Founded 1939. Contact: Bruce Maxwell, Admissions Dir., (509)682-6800, (509)682-6806, 877-982-4968, Fax: (509)682-6801, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.wvc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $2,238 in-state; $2,631 out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 1,887. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: CAAHEP; NWCCU; JRCERT; NAACLS; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Agribusiness (2 Yr); Agriculture - Production, Fruit (2 Yr); Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (1 Yr); Auto Mechanics (2 Yr); Business (2 Yr); Computer Technology (2 Yr); Drug & Alcohol Counseling (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Electronics, Industrial (2 Yr); Fire Protection Technology (2 Yr); Health Aide (1 Yr); Medical Laboratory Technology (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Sign Language Education (2 Yr)

WOODINVILLE

Kirkland Beauty School

17311 140th Ave. NE, Woodinville, WA 98072-6879. Cosmetology. Contact: Kim Langlo, (425)487-0437, Fax: (425)489-1972, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://kirklandbeautyschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Other. Tuition: $7,350 cosmetology. Enrollment: Total 40. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1800 Hr)

WOODLAND

West Coast Training

3805 Dike Rd., Woodland, WA 98674. Trade and Technical. Founded 1959. Contact: Adonica Simpson, Director, (360)225-6787, 800-755-5477, Fax: (360)225-6760, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.heavyequipmenttraining.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $4,847 crane operator; $5,763 heavy equipment operator; $600 hazmat; $1,980 dump truck. Enrollment: men 225, women 25. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Hazardous Waste Technology (40 Hr); Heavy Equipment (4-8 Wk); Truck Driving (40 Hr)

YAKIMA

Perry Technical Institute

2011 W. Washington Ave., Yakima, WA 98903. Trade and Technical. Founded 1940. Contact: Veronica Kerrigan, Manager, (509)453-0374, 888-528-8586, Fax: (509)453-0375, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.perrytech.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: Varies with program; $2,777-$3,700 trimester. Enrollment: Total 434. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (24 Mo); Auto Mechanics (12 Mo); Electrical Technology (24 Mo); Electronics, Instrumentation (24 Mo); Graphic Design (18 Mo); Machine Tool & Die (24 Mo); Telecommunications Technology (24 Mo)

Professional Beauty School

PO Box 9243, Yakima, WA 98909. Cosmetology. Founded 1980. Contact: Betty Sandifer, Owner, (509)837-4040, Fax: (509)837-7563. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 57. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1800 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (600 Hr); Manicurist (600 Hr)

Professional School of Modeling

18 N. 59th Ave., Yakima, WA 98908. Other. Founded 1978. Contact: Penny Welch, Dir., (509)453-0974, (509)965-1151, Fax: (509)965-1151, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $400. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Curriculum: Modeling, Professional (8 Wk)

Sakie International - Yakima College of Massage and Bodywork

1731 S. 1st St., Yakima, WA 98901. Other. Contact: Sakie Heredia, (509)457-2773, Fax: (509)249-8173. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $6,500. Enrollment: Total 40. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (600 Hr)

Yakima Valley Community College

PO Box 22520, Yakima, WA 98907-2420. Two-Year College. Founded 1928. Contact: Linda J. Kaminski, Pres., (509)574-4670, (509)574-4600, Fax: (509)574-4751, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.yvcc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $477/quarter, resident; $1,908/year. Enrollment: men 2,264, women 3,730. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Agriculture, General; Agriculture Production; Agriculture - Production, Fruit; Alcohol Counseling; Animal Science, General; Automotive Technology; Business Administration; Business Management; Civil Engineering Technology; Computer Aided Drafting; Computer Programming, Business; Computer Science - Terminal Operation; Criminal Justice; Data Entry; Dental Hygiene; Diesel Technology; Dietetic Technology; Drafting, Engineering; Drama - Theatre; Drug Abuse Counseling; Early Childhood Specialist; Emergency Medical Technology; Engineering Technology; Fire Science; Food Service & Management; Handicapped, Special Education; Hotel & Restaurant Management; Manufacturing Technology; Mechanics, Basic; Medical Technology - Cardiology; Mid-Management; Nurses Aide; Nursing, Practical; Nursing, R.N.; Occupational Therapy; Radiologic Technology; Real Estate, Basic; Secretarial, Administrative; Secretarial, Executive; Secretarial, General; Secretarial, Legal; Secretarial, Medical; Stenography, General; Welding Technology; Word Processing

Yakima Valley Opportunities Industrialization Center

815 Fruitvale Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902. Other. Founded 1971. Contact: Sondra Pieti, (509)248-6751, Fax: (509)575-0482, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Enrollment: Total 100. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: High School Diploma

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Washington

Washington

1 Location and Size

2 Topography

3 Climate

4 Plants and Animals

5 Environmental Protection

6 Population

7 Ethnic Groups

8 Languages

9 Religions

10 Transportation

11 History

12 State Government

13 Political Parties

14 Local Government

15 Judicial System

16 Migration

17 Economy

18 Income

19 Industry

20 Labor

21 Agriculture

22 Domesticated Animals

23 Fishing

24 Forestry

25 Mining

26 Energy and Power

27 Commerce

28 Public Finance

29 Taxation

30 Health

31 Housing

32 Education

33 Arts

34 Libraries and Museums

35 Communications

36 Press

37 Tourism, Travel & Recreation

38 Sports

39 Famous Washingtonians

40 Bibliography

State of Washington

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Named for George Washington.

NICKNAME : The Evergreen State.

CAPITAL: Olympia.

ENTERED UNION: 11 November 1889 (42nd).

OFFICIAL SEAL: Portrait of George Washington surrounded by the words “The Seal of the State of Washington 1889.”

FLAG: The state seal centered on a dark green field.

MOTTO: Alki (Chinook for “By and by”).

SONG: “Washington, My Home.”

FLOWER: Coast rhododendron.

TREE: Western hemlock.

BIRD: Willow goldfinch.

FISH: Steelhead trout.

LEGAL HOLIDAYS: New Year’s Day, 1 January; Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., 3rd Monday in January; Presidents’ Day, 2nd Monday in February; Memorial Day, last Monday in May; Independence Day, 4 July; Labor Day, 1st Monday in September; Veterans’ Day, 11 November; Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November and the day following; Christmas Day, 25 December.

TIME: 4 AM PST = noon GMT.

1 Location and Size

Located on the Pacific coast of the northwestern United States, Washington ranks 20th in size among the 50 states. The total area of Washington is 66,582 square miles (176,477 square kilometers), of which land takes up 66,511 square miles (172,263 square kilometers) and inland water 1,627 square miles (4,214 square kilometers). The state extends about 360 miles (580 kilometers) from east to west and 240 miles (390 kilometers) from north to south. The state’s boundary length totals 1,099 miles (1,769 kilometers), including 157 miles (253 kilometers) of general coastline. Major islands of the San Juan group include Orcas, San Juan, and Lopez. Whidbey is a large island in the upper Puget Sound.

2 Topography

Much of Washington is mountainous. Along the Pacific coast are the Coast Ranges extending northward from Oregon and California. This chain forms two groups: the Olympic Mountains in the northwest and the Willapa

Hills in the southwest. About 100 miles (160 kilometers) inward from the Pacific coast is the Cascade Range, extending northward from the Sierra Nevada in California. This chain includes Mount Rainier, which at 14,410 feet (4,392 meters) is the highest peak in the state. Between the Coast and Cascade ranges lies the Western Corridor—where most of Washington’s major cities are concentrated. Of all the state’s other major regions, only the Columbia River basin region of south-central Washington is generally flat.

The Cascade volcanoes were mostly dormant for over 100 years. Early in 1980, however, Mount St. Helens erupted producing clouds of ash and mudflows. East of the Cascade Range, much of Washington is a plateau underlain

Washington Population Profile

Total population estimate in 2006:6,395,798
Population change, 2000–06:8.5%
Hispanic or Latino†:8.8%
Population by race
One race:96.7%
White:81.2%
Black or African American:3.3%
American Indian /Alaska Native:1.4%
Asian:6.6%
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander:0.5%
Some other race:3.7%
Two or more races:3.3%

Population by Age Group

Major Cities by Population
City Population % change 2000–05
Notes: †A person of Hispanic or Latino origin may be of any race. NA indicates that data are not available.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey and Population Estimates. www.census.gov/ (accessed March 2007).
Seattle573,9111.9
Spokane196,8180.6
Tacoma195,8981.2
Vancouver157,4939.7
Bellevue117,1376.9
Everett96,6045.6
Federal Way83,088-0.2
Kent81,8002.9
Spokane Valley81,380NA
Yakima81,21413.0

by ancient lava flows. In the northeast are the Okanogan Highlands; in the southeast are the Blue Mountains and the Palouse Hills.

Among Washington’s numerous rivers, the longest and most powerful is the Columbia, which forms part of the border with Oregon and then flows for more than 1,200 miles (1,900 kilometers) across the heart of the state. Washington’s other major river is the Snake. The state has numerous lakes, of which the largest is the artificial Roosevelt Lake, covering 123 square miles (319 square kilometers). One of the largest and most famous dams in the United States is Grand Coulee on the upper Columbia River.

3 Climate

The Cascade Mountains divide Washington into distinct climate zones. Despite its northerly location, western Washington is as mild as the middle and southeastern Atlantic coast, but it is also one of the rainiest regions in the world. Eastern Washington, on the other hand, has a much more continental climate, characterized by cold winters, hot summers, and sparse rainfall.

Average January temperatures in western Washington range from 20°f (-7°c) to 48°f (9°c). July temperatures in the same region range from 44°f (7°c) to 80°f (27°c). In the east, the temperatures are much more extreme. In January, temperatures range are from 8°f (-13°c) to 40°f (4°c ) and in July, the range is from 48°f (9°c) to 92°f (33°c). The lowest temperature ever recorded in the state was -48°f (-44°c) set at Mazama and Winthrop on 30 December 1968. The highest temperature, 118°f (48°c), was set at Ice Harbor Dam on 5 August 1961.

Washington Population by Race

Census 2000 was the first national census in which the instructions to respondents said, “Mark one or more races.” This table shows the number of people who are of one, two, or three or more races. For those claiming two races, the number of people belonging to the various categories is listed. The U.S. government conducts a census of the population every ten years.

 Number Percent
Source: U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000: Redistricting Data. Press release issued by the Redistricting Data Office. Washington, D.C., March, 2001. A dash (—) indicates that the percent is less than 0.1.
Total population5,894,121100.0
One race5,680,60296.4
Two races196,6893.3
White and Black or African American26,2340.4
White and American Indian/Alaska Native47,7950.8
White and Asian45,9630.8
White and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander6,1700.1
White and some other race39,5930.7
Black or African American and American Indian/Alaska Native3,7900.1
Black or African American and Asian3,7890.1
Black or African American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander631
Black or African American and some other race5,1570.1
American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian2,204
American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander500
American Indian/Alaska Native and some other race2,158
Asian and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander5,5590.1
Asian and some other race6,3600.1
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and some other race786
Three or more races16,8300.3

The average annual precipitation in Seattle is 37 inches (94 centimeters), falling most heavily from October through March. Spokane receives only 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain per year. Olympic Rainforest, in Olympic National Park, has an annual rainfall of over 145 inches (368 centimeters). Snowfall in Seattle averages 11.4 inches (29 centimeters) annually. In Spokane, the average snowfall is 49.4 inches (125.5 centimeters). Paradise Ranger Station holds the North American record for the most snowfall in one season, with 1,122 inches (2,850 centimeters) of snow recorded during the winter of 1971–72. High mountain peaks, such as Mount Adams, Mount Baker, and Mount Rainier, have permanent snowcaps or snowfields of up to 100 feet (30 meters) deep.

4 Plants and Animals

More than 1,300 plant species have been identified in Washington. Sand strawberries and beach peas are found among the dunes. Fennel and spurry grow in salt marshes. Greasewood and sagebrush predominate in the desert regions of the Columbia Plateau. Conifers include Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, and western hemlock. Big-leaf maple, red alder, and western yew are among the common deciduous trees. Wildflowers include the deerhead orchid and wake-robin. The western rhododendron is the state flower. In April 2006, nine plant species were listed as threatened or endangered, including golden paintbrush, Nelson’s checker-mallow, Kincaid’s lupine, Spalding’s catchfly, Ute ladies’-tresses, and water howelia, Bradshaw’s desert-parsley, showy stickseed, Wenatchee and Mountains checkermallow.

Forest and mountain regions support Columbia black-tailed and mule deer, elk, and black bear. Other native mammals are the Canadian lynx, red fox, and red western bobcat. Smaller mammals—raccoon, muskrat, and porcupine—are plentiful. The whistler (hoary) marmot is the largest rodent. Game birds include the ruffed grouse and ring-necked pheasant. Sixteen varieties of owl have been identified; other birds of prey include the prairie falcon, sparrow hawk, and golden eagle. The bald eagle is more numerous in Washington than in any other state except Alaska. Various salmon species thrive in coastal waters and along the Columbia River, and the hair seal and sea lion inhabit Puget Sound.

Animals driven away from the slopes of Mount St. Helens by the volcanic eruption in 1980 have largely returned. In April 2006, the US Fish and Wildlife Service listed 27 animal species as threatened or endangered in Washington, including the Columbian white-tailed deer, woodland caribou, short-tailed albatross, brown pelican, pygmy rabbit, humpback whale, nine species of salmon, and two species (green and leatherback) of sea turtle.

5 Environmental Protection

The mission of the Department of Ecology (established in 1970) is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington’s environment and promote the wise management of its air, land, and water for the benefit of current and future generations. The Department of Ecology directly administers an automobile inspection program for the Seattle, Vancouver, and Spokane areas; an Estuarine Sanctuary program at Padilla Bay; the Conservation Corps employment program; and the Youth Corps litter control program.

Other state agencies with environmental responsibilities are the State Conservation Commission, Environmental Hearings Office, State Parks and Recreation Commission, Department of Health, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Department of Natural Resources.

Principal air pollutants in the state are particulate emissions, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, lead, and dioxides of nitrogen. Fuel combustion and industrial processes are responsible for most of the first two pollutants, transportation (especially cars and trucks) for most of the last four. Significant progress has been made since 1988 in reducing the amount of pollutants released into the air.

More than 6,500 sites in Washington are suspected or confirmed to be contaminated with toxic chemicals. At the Hanford Nuclear Site alone, contamination includes 1,500 places where radioactive and chemical wastes were disposed to the soil. From 1990 to 2002, cleanup was completed (or nearly completed) at a majority of the high-priority sites.

Washington state has one of the highest overall recycling rates in the United States. In the mid-1980s, Bellingham began the state’s first curbside recycling collection program. Seattle soon started its own program after being forced to close a municipal landfill and facing fierce opposition to construction of a garbage incinerator. In 1989, the state legislature passed the Waste-Not Washington Act, which defined a clear solid waste management strategy and set a recycling goal of 50%.

In 2003, Washington had 236 hazardous waste sites listed in the Environmental Protection Agency’s database, 46 of which were on the National Priorities List, as of 2006.

6 Population

In 2006, Washington ranked 14th in population in the United States with an estimated total of 6,395,798 residents. The population was projected to reach 6.9 million by 2015 and 7.9 million in 2025. Washington’s population density in 2004 was 93.2 persons per square mile (35.98 persons per square kilometer). The median age in 2004 was 36.4. In 2005, residents age 65years or older accounted for 11% of the state’s population, while 24% were under 18.

Most Washingtonians live in the Western Corridor, between the Coast and Cascade ranges. The leading city in the Western Corridor is Seattle, which had a 2005 estimated population of 573,911. Other leading cities and their estimated 2005 populations were Spokane, 196,818; Tacoma, 195,898; Vancouver, 157,493; and Bellevue, 117,137.

7 Ethnic Groups

According to the 2000 census, the largest minority group in the state with 441,509 people or 7.5% of the population, were the Hispanics and Latinos. In 2004, Hispanics and Latinos accounted for 8.5% of the population. Black Americans numbered 190,267 in 2000. By 2004, they accounted for 3.5% of the population. The Asian population was estimated at 322,335, in 2000, while Pacific Islanders numbered 23,953 in that same year, including 8,049 Samoans and 4,883 native Hawaiians. In 2006, Asians accounted for 6.6% of the state’s population. There were 93,301 Native Americans, Eskimos, and Aleuts living in Washington in 2000. The same year, about 10.4% of the state’s population (614,457 people) were foreign born.

8 Languages

Northern and Midland dialects dominate the state’s language. Midland is strongest in eastern Washington and the Bellingham area, with Northern strongest elsewhere. In 2000, English was the language spoken at home by 86% of Washington residents five years old or older. Other languages and the number of people speaking them were Spanish, 321,490; Chinese, 48,459; Tagalog, 41,674; Vietnamese, 39,829; and German, 39,702.

9 Religions

First settled by Protestant missionaries, Protestant denominations were only slightly predominant among the religiously active population in 2000. The leading denominations that year were the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), with 178,000 adherents; Assemblies of God, 105,692; the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 127,854; the United Methodist Church, 76,648; and the Presbyterian Church USA, 74,338. In 2004, there were 705,732 Roman Catholics in the state. In 2000, there were an estimated 43,500 Jews, and about 15,550 Muslims. Over 3.9 million people (about 67% of the population) were not counted as members of any religious organization.

10 Transportation

As of 2003, Washington had 3,576 miles (5,757 kilometers) of railroad track. In 2006, Amtrak provided service from Seattle down the coast to Los Angeles, and eastward via Spokane to St. Paul, Minnesota, and Chicago.

Washington had 81,216 miles (130,757 kilometers) of public highways, roads, and streets in 2004. Principal interstate highways include I-90, connecting Spokane and Seattle, and I-5, proceeding north–south from Vancouver, British Columbia, through Seattle and Tacoma to Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. In 2004, the state had 4,504,581 licensed drivers and some 5.623 million registered motor vehicles, including around 3.013 million automobiles.

Washington’s principal ports include Seattle, Tacoma, and Anacortes, all part of the Puget Sound area and belonging to the Seattle Customs District. Longview, Kalama, and Vancouver, along the Columbia River, are ports with the Portland (Oregon) Customs District.

In 2005, Washington had 336 airports, 138 heliports, 3 STOLports (Short Take-Off and Landing), and 16 seaplane bases. Seattle-Tacoma (SEATAC) International Airport is by far the busiest in the state, with 14,092,285 passenger boardings in 2004.

11 History

The Cascade Mountains prevented most communication between Native Americans of the coast and those of the eastern plateau, and their cultures evolved differently. The coastal tribes used timber to construct dugout canoes, wooden dwellings, and some stationary wooden furniture. They emphasized rank based on wealth, and warfare between villages was fairly common. The plateau (or “horse”) tribes, on the other hand, paid little attention to class distinctions; their social organization was simpler and intertribal warfare less frequent. After the horse reached Washington around 1730, the plateau tribes became largely nomadic, traveling long distances in search of food.

The first Europeans known to have sailed along the Washington coast were Spaniards, who explored the coastline to the southern tip of Alaska in 1774 and 1775. English captain James Cook arrived in the Pacific Northwest in 1778 while searching for a northwest passage across America. Cook was the first of numerous British explorers and traders to be attracted by the valuable fur of the sea otter, and the maritime fur trade began to prosper.

American interest in the area increased after Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s expedition to inspect the Louisiana Purchase. They first sighted the Pacific Ocean in 1805 from the north bank of the Columbia River. As reports of the trip became known, a host of British and American fur traders followed portions of their route to the Pacific coast, and the formation of missionary settlements encouraged other Americans to journey to the Pacific Northwest.

Statehood As early as 1843, an American provisional government had been established in the region. Three years later, a US-Canada boundary along the 49th parallel was established by agreement with the British. Oregon Territory, including the present state of Washington, was organized in 1848. In 1853, the land north of the Columbia River gained separate territorial status as Washington (which included part of present-day Idaho).

Although a series of treaties with the tribes of the Northwest had established a system of reservations, bloody uprisings by the Yakima, Nisqualli, and Cayuse were not suppressed until the late 1850s. On the economic front, discoveries of gold in the Walla Walla area of British Columbia and in Idaho brought prosperity to the entire region. The completion in 1883 of the Northern Pacific Railroad line from the eastern United States to Puget Sound encouraged immigration, and Washington’s population swelled to 357,232 by 1890.

Cattle- and sheep-raising, farming, and lumbering were all established by the time Washington became the 42nd state in 1889. In 1909, Seattle staged the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, celebrating the Alaska gold rush and Seattle’s new position as a major seaport. World War I brought the state several major new military installations, and the Puget Sound area thrived as a shipbuilding center. The war years also saw the emergence of radical labor activities, especially in the shipbuilding and logging industries.

1930s to 1990s Washington’s economy was in dire straits during the Great Depression of the 1930s, when the market for forest products and field crops tumbled. The New Deal era brought numerous federally funded public works projects, notably the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams on the Columbia River. They provided hydroelectric power for industry and water for the irrigation of desert lands. During World War II, Boeing led the way in establishing the aerospace industry as Washington’s primary employer. Also during the war, the federal government built the Hanford Reservation nuclear research center. This was one of the major contractors in the construction of the first atomic bomb and later became a pioneer producer of atomic-powered electricity.

The 1960s and 1970s witnessed the growth of increasing public concern for protection of the state’s unique natural heritage. An unforeseen environmental hazard emerged in May 1980 with the eruption of Mount St. Helens and the resultant widespread destruction.

Washington experienced a deep recession in 1979. The logging and lumber industries, competing with mills in the Southeast and in Canada, were particularly hard hit. Nuclear waste also became an issue when it was confirmed in 1990 that plutonium produced at the Hanford Reservation bomb fuel facility had leaked into the nearby Columbia River. The state and federal governments launched a cleanup program that cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

The state’s economy was strengthened by the expansion of Microsoft Corporation, Boeing, and Weyerhauser Paper, but was still hampered by falling agricultural prices, and weakness in the Timber industry.

In the 1994 mid-term elections, Republicans took seven of the state’s nine seats in the US House of Representatives, including that of 30-year Congressional veteran Tom Foley. In 1996, Democrat Gary Locke was elected to the governorship, making him the nation’s first governor of Chinese ancestry. In 2000, Locke won reelection. Under his administration education spending was increased and the welfare system

Washington Governors: 1889–2007

1889–1893Elisha Peyre FerryRepublican
1893–1896John Hart McGrawRepublican
1896–1901John Rankin Rogers PopularDemocrat
1901–1905Henry McBrideRepublican
1905–1909Albert Edward MeadRepublican
1909Samuel Goodlove CosgroveRepublican
1909–1913Marion E. HayRepublican
1913–1919Earnest ListerDemocrat
1919–1925Louis Folwell HartRepublican
1925–1933Roland Hill HartleyRepublican
1933–1941Clarence Daniel MartinDemocrat
1941–1945Arthur Bernard LanglieRepublican
1845–1953Monrad Charles WallgrenDemocrat
1953–1957Arthur Bernard LanglieRepublican
1957–1965Albert Dean RoselliniDemocrat
1965–1977Daniel Jackson EvansRepublican
1977–1981Dixty Lee RayDemocrat
1981–1985John D. SpellmanRepublican
1985–1993Booth GardnerDemocrat
1993–1997Michael Edward LowryDemocrat
1997–2004Gary LockeDemocrat
2004–Christine GregoireDemocrat

reformed, which cut the state’s welfare rolls by one-third.

In the 1990s, Washington experienced robust economic growth, fueled by the high-tech computer and aerospace sectors. However, by the early 2000s these two sectors would become the source of serious economic problems for the state.

21st Century In 2001, Boeing announced it was relocating its headquarters to Chicago, Illinois. In that same year, the dot-com bubble on Wall Street burst, and on 11 September 2001 the terrorist attacks on the United States in New York City and in Washington, DC, took place. These and other lesser economic events severely impacted the state’s economy. Annual growth rates of 8% and 9% in the 1990s, fell to 2.2% in 2001, and by the end of 2002, the state had an unemployment rate of 6.8%, exceeded only by those in Oregon and Alaska. The only sectors by that had not lost jobs were financial services and government.

Meanwhile in 2004, Governor Locke announced that he would not seek a third term. This set the stage for what would become a close and hotly contested race for the governorship between Democrat Christine Gregoire and Republican Dino Rossi. After three recounts of the votes, Christine Gregoire was formally certified as the winner in February 2005 by a margin of only 129 votes.

12 State Government

Washington’s constitution of 1889 continues to govern the state. As of January 2005, it has been amended 95 times.

The legislative branch consists of a Senate with 49 members elected to four-year terms, and a House of Representatives with 98 members serving two-years terms. Executives elected statewide include the governor and lieutenant governor (who run separately), secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general, auditor, superintendent of public education, and officers of insurance and public land.

A bill must first be passed by a majority of the elected members of each house. It then can be signed by the governor, or left unsigned for five days while the legislature is in session or 20 days after it has adjourned. A two-thirds vote of members present in each house is sufficient to override a governor’s veto.

The legislative salary in 2004 was $34,227 and the governor’s salary, as of December 2004, was $139,087.

Washington Presidential Vote by Political Parties, 1948–2000

YEAR WASHINGTON WINNER DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST PROHIBITION SOCIALIST LABOR
* Won US presidential election.
1948*Truman (D)476,165386,31531,6923,5346,1171,113
1952*Eisenhower (R)492,845599,1072,460633
1956*Eisenhower (R)523,002620,4307,457
1960Nixon (R)599,298629,27310,895
1964*Johnson (D)779,699470,3667,772
    PEACE & FREEDOM  AMERICAN IND.  
1968Humphrey (D)616,037588,5101,66996,900491
    PEOPLE’S LIBERTARIAN   
1972*Nixon (R)568,334837,1352,6441,5371,102
1976Ford (R)717,323777,7321,1245,0428,585
    CITIZENS   SOC. WORKERS
1980*Reagan (R)650,193865,2449,40329,2131,137
1984*Reagan (R)807,3521,051,6701,8918,844
    NEW ALLIANCE  WORKER’S WORLD  
1988Dukakis (D)933,516903,8353,52017,2401,4401,290
    IND. (PEROT)  TAXPAYERS NATURAL
       LAW
1992*Clinton (D)993,037731,234541,7807,5332,3542,456
       IND. (NADER)
1996*Clinton (D)1,123,323840,712201,00312,52260,322
      LIBERTARIAN  
2000Gore (D)1,247,6521,108,864103,00266013,135
2004Kerry (D)1,510,2011,304,89411,95523,283

13 Political Parties

In recent decades, Washington has tended to favor Republicans in presidential elections, but Democrats have done well in other contests. Democrat Gary Locke was elected governor in 1996 and reelected in 2000, but in 2003, announced he would not seek reelection in 2004. In the 2004 governor’s race, Democrat Christine Gregoire defeated Republican Dino Rossi by 129 votes. In November 1994, Slade Gorton, a Republican, was reelected to a third term in the US Senate, but was defeated in 2000 by Democrat Maria Cantwell. Cantwell was reelected in 2006. Washington’s other US senator, Democrat Patty Murray, was reelected in 1998 and 2004.

In the elections of 1994, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Thomas S. Foley lost his seat, the first time since 1860 that a sitting Speaker had lost. Following the 2006 midterm elections, the Democrats held six of the state’s nine US House seats.

There were 17 Republicans and 32 Democrats serving in the state senate, and 63 Democrats and 35 Republicans in the state house following the 2006 elections. Forty-nine women were elected to the state legislature in the 2006 elections, or 33.3%. Democratic candidate Al Gore won 50% of the vote in the 2000 presidential election and Republican nominee George W. Bush received 45%. In the 2004 election, Democrat John Kerry took 53% of the vote to President Bush’s 46%. In 2004 there were 2,884,000 registered voters. There is no party registration in the state.

14 Local Government

As of 2005, Washington had 39 counties, 279 municipal governments, 296 school districts, and 1,173 special districts. Counties may establish their own institutions of government by charter, otherwise, the chief governing body is an elected board of three commissioners. Cities and towns are governed under the mayor-council or council-manager systems.

15 Judicial System

The state’s highest court, the Supreme Court, consists of nine justices that serve six-year terms. Appeals of lower court decisions are normally heard in the court of appeals. The superior courts are the state felony trial courts. There are also 176 district and municipal courts, which hear traffic and misdemeanor matters. In 2004, Washington state had a violent crime (murder/nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault) rate of 343.8 incidents per 100,000 inhabitants. Washington’s state and federal prisons held 16,614 inmates, as of 31 December 2004. This state imposes the death penalty, of which the condemned can choose hanging or lethal injection. As of 1 January 2006, there were 10 inmates under sentence of death.

16 Migration

The first overseas immigrants to reach Washington were Chinese laborers, imported during the 1860s. The 1870s and 1880s brought an influx of immigrants from western Europe, especially Germany, Scandinavia, and the Netherlands, and from Russia and Japan.

In recent decades, Washington has benefited from a second migratory wave even more massive than the first. Many new residents were drawn from other states by Washington’s defense-and trade-related industries. In addition, many immigrants from Southeast Asia arrived during the late 1970s.

Between 1990 and 1998, Washington had net gains of 374,000 in domestic migration and 121,000 in international migration. In the period 2000–05, net international migration was 134,242 people, while net domestic migration for that same year was 80,974, for a net gain of 215,216 people.

17 Economy

The mainstays of Washington’s economy are services, financial institutions, manufacturing (especially aerospace equipment, shipbuilding, food processing, and wood products), agriculture, lumbering, and tourism. The aerospace industry is the state’s single leading industry, although its impact is decreasing, especially with the move of the Boeing Aerospace, Inc. headquarters in 2001 to Chicago. In addition, the state’s computer industry was significantly affected by the bursting of the dot-com bubble on the stock market in 2001, as well as by the terrorist attacks in the United States on 11 September of that same year.

Foreign trade, especially with Canada and Japan, was an important growth area during the 1970s and early 1980s. The eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 had a negative impact on the forestry industry (already clouded by a slowdown in housing construction), as well as on crop growing and the tourist trade.

Due largely to the national recession of 2001, economic growth declined, and all areas of the economy lost jobs except for government and financial services (including insurance and real estate).

Washington’s gross state product (GSP) in 2004 was $261.546 billion, of which the real estate sector accounted for the largest share at $38.797 billion or 14.8% of GSP, followed by the manufacturing at 8.7% of GSP, and health care and social assistance at 6.5% of GSP. Of the state’s 198,635 businesses that had employees, 98.1% were small companies.

18 Income

In 2004, Washington ranked 13th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia with a per capita (per person) income of $35,041. For the three-year period 2002–04, the state’s median household income was $48,688, compared to the national average of $44,473. In the same period, an estimated 11.7% of the state’s residents lived below the federal poverty level as compared to 12.4% nationwide.

19 Industry

In 2004, the shipment value of all products manufactured in the state of Washington totaled $77.664 billion. Of that amount in that same year, the transportation equipment manufacturing sector accounted for the largest portion at $22.7 billion, followed by petroleum and coal products manufacturing at $9.751 billion, food manufacturing at $9.539 billion, and computer and electronic product manufacturing at $7.760 billion.

In terms of employment for 2004, a total of 242,483 people were employed in the state’s manufacturing sector, of which transportation equipment manufacturing accounted for the largest share at 48,967, followed by food manufacturing, with 35,817 employees, computer and electronic product manufacturing at 28,726 employees.

In addition to the previously noted manufacturing sectors, Washington has a large concentration of biotechnology companies. More than two-thirds develop products for human healthcare. Others develop products and processes for agriculture, food processing, forestry, veterinary medicine, marine industries, and environmental management. The state also become a leader in film and television production, which has become a $100 million per year industry, employing thousands of residents, and creating thousands of film and video related companies.

20 Labor

In April 2006, the labor force in Washington numbered 3,346,700, with approximately 157,700 workers unemployed, yielding an unemployment rate of 4.7%, which was equal to the national average of 4.7%. About 6.7% of the labor force was employed in construction; 9.9% in manufacturing; 19% in trade, transportation, and public utilities; 5.5% in financial activities; 11.6% in professional and business services; 11.8% in education and health services; 9.5% in leisure and hospitality services, and 18.4% in government.

The state’s labor force is one of the most organized in the United States. In 2005, a total of 523,000 of Washington’s 2,736,000 employed wage and salary workers were members of a union, representing 19.1% of those so employed, compared to the national average of 12%.

21 Agriculture

Orchard and field crops dominate Washington’s agricultural economy, which yielded almost $5.7 billion in farm marketings in 2005, ranking the state 13th among the 50 states. Fruits and vegetables are raised in the humid and irrigated areas of the state while wheat and other grains grow in the drier central and eastern regions.

Washington is the nation’s leading producer of apples. The estimated 2004 crop of 5.9 million tons, represented 58% of the US total. Among leading varieties, delicious apples ranked first, followed by golden delicious and winesap. The state also ranked first in production of hops, red raspberries, pears, and cherries; and second in grapes and apricots. Other leading crops for 2004 included wheat, potatoes, barley, and corn for grain. Sugar beets, peaches, and various seed crops are also grown in Washington.

22 Domesticated Animals

In 2005, Washington’s farms and ranches had 1.08 million cattle and calves, valued at $1.2 billion. During 20042, the state had approximately 26,000 hogs and pigs, valued at $3.1 million. The state produced 4.6 million pounds (2.1 million kilograms) of sheep and lambs in 2003, which brought in $4.7 million in gross income.

Washington dairy farmers had 245,000 milk cows that produced 5.58 billion pounds (2.5 billion kilograms) of milk in 2003. Poultry farmers sold 8.2 million pounds (3.7 million kilograms) of chicken, and produced 1.31 billion eggs, valued at $70.4 million.

23 Fishing

In 2004, Washington’s commercial fish catch was 454.7 million pounds (206.7 million kilograms) valued at around $175 million, representing the fourth largest catch in quantity and the fifth highest in value nationwide. Oyster landings in 2004 amounted to over 9.5 million pounds (4.3 million kilograms), 82% of the Pacific region’s total. Most production of farm-raised oysters occurs in Washington although there are some smaller operations in the other Pacific coastal states. The dungeness crab catch reached 14.9 million pounds (6.8 million kilograms), the largest in the nation. The salmon catch was marked as the second largest in the nation with 26.9 million pounds (12.3 million kilograms).

Westport, Ilwaco-Chinook, and Bellingham are the major ports. In 2003, there were 67 processing and 146 wholesale plants in the state, with about 4,537 employees. In 2002, the commercial fishing fleet had 329 boats and 695 vessels.

In 2004, Washington issued 691,191 fishing licenses. There are ten national fish hatcheries in the state.

24 Forestry

Washington’s forests, covering 21,300,000 acres (8,620,000 hectares), are an important commercial and recreational resource. Some 17,347,000 acres (7,020,000 hectares) are classified as commercial forestland. The largest federal forests are Wenatchee, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, and Okanogan.

In 2004, lumber production totaled 5.23 billion board feet (second in the United States). Public ownership accounts for about 56% of Washington’s forest, with the remaining 44% owned by the forest industry and other private owners. Lumber and plywood, logs for export, various chip products, pulp logs, and shakes and shingles are leading forest commodities. The largest forest industry company is Weyerhauser, with headquarters in Tacoma.

Since 1975, more acres have been planted or seeded than have been cut down. Washington’s forest fire control program covers some 12.5 million acres (5.1 million hectares). Leading causes of forest fires in lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources are (in order of frequency) burning debris, lightning, recreation, children, smokers, incendiary logging, and railroad operations.

25 Mining

The estimated value of nonfuel mineral production for Washington in 2003 was $430 million. Washington ranked 31st nationally in nonfuel mineral production by value. In 2003, the four leading (by value) nonfuel mineral commodities were construction sand and gravel, portland cement, crushed stone, and diatomite. Together, these accounted for about 95% of the total non-fuel mineral output.

Preliminary data for 2003 showed construction sand and gravel output at 42 million metric tons ($218 million), followed by crushed stone at 13.4 million metric tons ($79.1 million). By volume in 2003, Washington ranked second in olivine, fourth in diatomite, and seventh in the production of construction sand and gravel.

26 Energy and Power

Washington has no indigenous sources of petroleum or natural gas, and as of 2004, only one producing coal mine. However, it does have the largest hydroelectric generation base of any state in the nation.

In 2003, the state’s total net summer generating capability stood at 27.689 million kilowatts, with total production in that same year of 100.094 billion kilowatt hours, of which 71.7% came from hydroelectric facilities, followed by coal-fired plants at 11.1%, nuclear fueled plants at 7.6%, and natural gas-fired plants at 7.1%. The remainder came from other renewable sources, oil fueled plants, and plants using other types of gases.

As of 2006, Washington had one nuclear plant, the single-unit Columbia Generating Station in Benton County. Washington’s sole operating coal mine was a surface mining operation. In 2003, the mine produced 5.653 million tons of coal. Washington has five petroleum refineries with combined production of 616,150 barrels per day, as of 2005.

27 Commerce

In 2002, the state of Washington’s wholesale trade sector had sales totaling $84.6 billion, while the retail trade sector had sales that same year of $65.2 billion. Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts dealers accounted for the largest share of retail sales in 2002 at $15.5 billion, followed by food and beverage stores at $11.1 billion, and general merchandise stores at $10.4 billion. In 2005, exports of goods originating from the state had a value of $37.9 billion, fourth in the United States.

28 Public Finance

Washington’s biennial budget is prepared by the Office of Financial Management and submitted by the governor to the legislature for amendment and approval. The fiscal year runs from 1 July through 30 June.

In 2004, the state had total revenues of $35.08 billion and total expenditures of $32.51 billion. The highest general expenditures were for education ($11.2 billion), public welfare ($6.4 billion), and highways ($2 billion). The state’s outstanding debt was $15.77 billion, or $2,541.28 per capita (per person).

29 Taxation

Washington is one of six other states without individual or corporate income taxes. The biggest source of state revenue is the general sales and use tax, set at 6.5% with local sales taxes adding on another 2.4%. Food purchased for consumption off premises (such as at home) is exempt. The state also imposes excise taxes on gasoline and cigarettes. There is also a state property tax.

In 2005, the state of Washington collected $14.84 billion in taxes, of which 61.6% came from the general sales tax, 16.8% from selective sales taxes, 10.7% from state property taxes, and 10.8% from other taxes. In 2005, Washington ranked 17th among the states in terms of combined state and local tax burden, which amounted to $2,360 per person.

In October 2005, Washington’s infant mortality rate was estimated at 5.4 per 1,000 live births. The crude death rate in 2003 was 7.5 per 1,000 population. The HIV mortality rate was 2 per 100,000 population. In 2004, the reported AIDS case rate was around 7.2 per 100,000 people. In that same year, 19.1% of the state’s residents were smokers. Major causes of death in 2002 were heart disease, cancer, cerebrovascular disease, chronic lower respiratory disease, and diabetes.

Washington’s 85 community hospitals had some 11,200 beds in 2003. There were 762 nurses per 100,000 residents in 2005, while there were 266 physicians per 100,000 population and a total of 4,255 dentists in the state in 2004. The average expense for community hospital care was $1,827 per. In 2004, about 14% of Washington’s residents were uninsured.

31 Housing

In 2004, there were an estimated 2,606,623 housing units in Washington, of which 2,416,301 were occupied, and 64.3% were owner-occupied. About 62.1% of all units were single-family, detached homes. Electricity was the most common energy source for heating. It was estimated that 84,890 units lacked telephone service, 10,663 lacked complete plumbing, and 15,987 lacked complete kitchen facilities. The average household size was 2.51 people.

In 2004, a total of 50,100 new privately owned housing units were authorized for construction. The median home value was $204,719. The median monthly cost for mortgage owners was $1,389. Renters paid a median of $727 per month.

32 Education

As of 2004, of all Washingtonians 25 years of age or older, 89.7% were high school graduates and 29.9% had four or more years of college.

Total public school enrollment was estimated at 1,011,000 in fall 2003 and was expected to reach 1,057,000 by fall 2014. Expenditures for public education in 2003/2004 were estimated at $8.98 billion. Enrollment in private schools in fall 2003 was 78,746.

As of fall 2002, there were 338,820 students enrolled in college or graduate school. In 2005, Washington had 81 degree-granting institutions, including 11 public 4-year institutions, 35 public 2-year institutions, and 21 nonprofit private 4-year institutions.

The largest institutions are the University of Washington (founded in 1861) and Washington State University. Other public institutions include the following: Eastern Washington University, Central Washington University, Western Washington University, and Evergreen State College. Private institutions include Gonzaga University, Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific College, University of Puget Sound, Walla Walla College, and Whitworth College.

33 Arts

The focus of professional performance activities in Washington is Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet Company, and Seattle Repertory Theater. The Seattle Opera Association (founded 1964), which also performs there throughout the year, is one of the nation’s leading opera companies. Tacoma and Spokane have notable local orchestras.

The Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival has been a popular community event since its inception in 1975. The annual Diwali Festival, also in Seattle, is sponsored in part by the regional Confluence of Festivals in India and the Washington State Arts Commission. It includes performances of traditional dance, music, and drama.

Among Washington’s many museums, universities, and other organizations exhibiting works of art on a permanent or periodic basis are the Seattle Art Museum and the Henry Art Gallery of the University of Washington at Seattle. Others include the Whatcom Museum of History and Art, the State Capitol Museum, and the Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum of the Eastern Washington State Historical Society (in Spokane).

The Washington State Arts Commission (est.1961) is governed by 19 citizens appointed by the governor and 4 legislators.

34 Libraries and Museums

In 2001, the state of Washington had a total of 320 libraries, of which 265 were branches. In that same year, the libraries held a combined 17 million volumes, with a combined circulation of 56,298,000. The leading public library system is the Seattle Public Library, with 25 branches and nearly 1.9 million volumes in 1998. The principal academic libraries are at the University of Washington (Seattle) and Washington State University (Pullman). Olympia is the home of the Washington State Library.

The state has 160 museums and historic sites. The Washington State Historical Society Museum (Tacoma) features Native American and other pioneer artifacts. Mount Rainer National Park displays zoological, botanical, geological, and historical collections. The Pacific Science Center (Seattle) concentrates on aerospace technology. The Seattle Aquarium is a leading attraction of Waterfront Park. Also in Seattle is Woodland Park Zoological Gardens. Tacoma has the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.

35 Communications

As of 2004, of all Washington households, 95.5% had telephones. In June of that same year, there were 3,567,896 wireless telephone service subscribers. During 2003, computers were in 71.4% of all state households, while 62.3% had Internet access. During 2005, the state of Washington had 51 AM and 95 FM radio stations, and 19 major television stations. In 1999, the Seattle-Tacoma area had 1,591,100 television households, 74% of which ordered cable. About 206,961 Internet domain names were registered in the state by the year 2000.

36 Press

In 2005, Washington had 15 morning newspapers, 8 evening dailies, and 17 Sunday papers. Leading newspapers with their approximate daily circulations for 2005 were the Seattle Times (231,051), the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (145,964), and the Tacoma News Tribune Ledger (127,928 daily, 142,876 Sundays). The Seattle Times and the Post-Intelligencer are combined on Sundays with a circulation of 462,920.

37 Tourism, Travel & Recreation

Tourism is the fourth-largest industry in Washington state. Travelers spent more than $11.2 billion in 2003 on overnight and day trips in Washington. The industry supplies over 126,800 jobs in the state annually. Washington has been consistently ranked among the nation’s top 10 tourist destination states and attracts a significant proportion of the nation’s international visitors.

Seattle Center—featuring the 605-foot (184-meter) Space Needle tower, Opera House, and Pacific Science Center—helps make Washington’s largest city one of the most exciting on the West Coast. Nevertheless, scenic beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation are Washington’s principal attractions for tourists from out of state.

Mount Rainier National Park, covering 235,404 acres (95,265 hectares) encompasses the state’s highest peak. Glaciers, lakes, and mountain peaks are featured at North Cascades National Park, while Olympic National Park is famous as the site of Mount Olympus and the Olympic Rainforest. Washington also offers two national historic parks, two national historic sites (Fort Vancouver and the Whitman Mission), and three national recreation areas (Coulee Dam, Lake Chelan, and Ross Lake).

38 Sports

Washington is home to four professional major league sports teams, all of which play in Seattle: the Mariners, of Major League Baseball; the Seahawks, of the National Football League; the Storm, of the Women’s National Basketball Association; and the Supersonics, of the National Basketball Association. In collegiate sports, the Huskies of the University of Washington won the Rose Bowl five times.

Skiing, boating, and hiking are popular sports. Annual sporting events include outboard hydroplane races in Electric City in June, and the Ellensburg Rodeo in September.

39 Famous Washingtonians

Washington’s most distinguished public figure was US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas (b.Minnesota, 1898–1980), whose 37-year tenure on the Court was the longest. Other federal officeholders from Washington include Lewis B. Schwellenbach (b.Wisconsin, 1894–1948), secretary of labor under Harry S. Truman; and Brockman Adams (b.Georgia, 1927–2004), secretary of transportation under Jimmy Carter. Serving in the US Senate from 1945 to 1981, Warren G. Magnuson (b.Minnesota, 1905–1989) chaired the powerful Appropriations Committee. A fellow Democrat, Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson (1912–1983), was influential on the Armed Services Committee and ran unsuccessfully for his party’s presidential nomination in 1976. Thomas Stephen Foley (b.1929) was Speaker of the House from 1987 until his defeat in the 1994 elections.

Dixy Lee Ray (1914–1993), governor from 1977 to 1981, was the only woman governor in the state’s history. Bertha Knight Landes (b.Massachusetts, 1868–1943), elected mayor of Seattle in 1926, was the first woman to be elected mayor of a large US city.

Famous entrepreneurs from Washington include merchandiser Eddie Bauer (1899–1986), and William Henry “Bill” Gates III (b.1955), cofounder of the Microsoft Corporation.

Hans Georg Dehmelt (b.Germany, 1922) was a recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize for physics as a member of the University of Washington faculty. William E. Boeing (b.Michigan, 1881–1956) pioneered Washington’s largest single industry, aerospace technology.

Washington authors have made substantial contributions to American literature. Mary McCarthy (1912–1989) was born in Seattle, and one of her books, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (1957), describes her early life there. University of Washington faculty member Theodore Roethke (b.Michigan, 1908–1963), won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1953. Max Brand (Frederick Schiller Faust, 1892–1944) wrote hundreds of Western novels. Washington has also been the birthplace of several prominent cartoonists, including Chuck Jones (1912–2002), who created the Road Runner and other animated characters; Hank Ketcham (1920–2001), who created the comic strip Dennis theMenace; and Gary Larson (b.1950), creator of The Far Side.

Singer-actor Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (1904–1977), born in Tacoma, remained a loyal alumnus of Spokane’s Gonzaga University. Modern dance choreographer Merce Cunningham (b.1919) is a Washington native, along with ballet pioneer Robert Joffrey (1930–1988). Modern artist Robert Motherwell (1915–1991) was born in Aberdeen. Washington’s contribution to popular music is rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix (James Marshall Hendrix, 1943–1970).

40 Bibliography

BOOKS

Blashfield, Jean F. Washington. New York: Children’s Press, 2001.

Boekhoff, P. M. Washington. Milwaukee, WI: Gareth Stevens, 2006.

Bristow, M. J. State Songs of America. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.

McAuliffe, Emily. Washington Facts and Symbols. Rev. ed. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2003.

Heinrichs, Ann. Washington. Minneapolis, MN: Compass Point Books, 2004.

McAuliffe, Emily. Washington Facts and Symbols. Rev. ed. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2003.

Murray, Julie. Washington. Edina, MN: Abdo Publishing, 2006.

WEB SITES

Washington State Department of Information Services. Access Washington: Official State Government Web Site. access.wa.gov (accessed March 1, 2007).

Washington State Tourism, Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development. Experience WA: The Official Site of Washington State Tourism. www.experiencewashington.com (accessed March 1, 2007).

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Washington

Washington

Washington entered the Union on November 11, 1889, as the forty-second state. Located on the Pacific coast of the northwestern United States, it borders Canada, Idaho , Oregon , and the Pacific Ocean.

The first known Europeans to visit the Washington coast were Spaniards who explored the coastline in 1774 and 1775. While searching for a northwest passage across America, the English captain James Cook (1728–1779) arrived in 1778. He recognized the value of sea otter fur, and the maritime fur trade began.

The Lewis and Clark expedition visited the area in 1805. As their account of the trip became known, many British and American fur traders followed their route to the Pacific coast.

By the time Washington became a state in 1889, the population had grown thanks to the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad line six years earlier. Settlers and immigrants made their livings in the lumber, farming, and livestock industries. The city of Seattle became a major seaport in the early 1900s, and the Puget Sound area was the center of shipbuilding activity.

As was true in most states, the economy in Washington suffered during the Great Depression (1929–41). Federally funded public-works projects brought to the state much-needed jobs and revenue. Boeing established the aerospace industry in Washington during World War II (1939–45). At the same time, the federal government built the Hanford Reservation nuclear research center.

The 1960s and 1970s saw rising public concern for the protection of Washington's natural resources. In May 1980 Mount St. Helens erupted and destroyed everything within 230 square miles (600 square kilometers). The volcanic eruption killed fifty-seven people, almost seven thousand deer, elk, and bear, and an estimated twelve million fish. More than two hundred homes were demolished, and 185 miles (300 kilometers) of highway and 15 miles (24 kilometers) of railway were destroyed.

In the early 1990s, when it was confirmed that plutonium produced at the Hanford nuclear facility had leaked into the Columbia River, Washington launched a cleanup program that cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

After enjoying economic growth in the 1990s, Boeing announced in 2001 that it was relocating its headquarters to Chicago, Illinois . That same year saw the downward spiral of thousands of dot-com companies in the United States, as well as the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. The state's economy was hard hit, and by the end of 2002 Washington had the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation.

Washington was home to just under 6.4 million people in 2006. Most of the population (81.2 percent) was white, 8.8 percent was Latino or Hispanic, and 6.6 percent was Asian. Seattle was the largest city, followed by Spokane and Tacoma.

Washington's economic activity centers around services, financial institutions, manufacturing, agriculture, and lumber. Tourism is the fourth-largest industry in the state and employs almost 127,000. The state is consistently ranked among the nation's top ten tourist destinations. Seattle is a particularly popular attraction for its Space Needle tower, opera house, and Pacific Science Center, but there are also numerous national parks and historic sites throughout the state.

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Washington

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At a Glance

Name: Washington is named after President George Washington

Nickname: Evergreen State

Capital: Olympia

Size: 68,126 sq. mi. (176,446 sq km)

Population: 5,894,121

Statehood: Washington became the 42nd state on November 11, 1889.

Electoral votes: 11 (2004)

U.S. representatives: 9 (until 2003)

State tree: western hemlock

State flower: western rhododendron

State fish: steelhead trout

Highest point: Mount Rainier, 14,410 ft. (4,392 m)

The Place

Washington is a Pacific Northwest state located on the U.S. border with Canada. Washington's location makes it a prime jumping-off point for travel to and from Asia and Alaska by land, sea, and air.

Washington's landscape varies greatly throughout the state. In the rugged northwest are the snowcapped Olympic Mountains, one of the least explored areas in the United States. The Cascade Mountains, which divide western and eastern Washington, are located in the south. These mountains, part of a chain that extends from Canada to northern California, include several volcanoes, such as Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier. The Cascade Mountains block much of eastern Washington from rain or snow, and as a result, the Columbia Basin to the east of the Cascades is semidesert. Rivers provide water for agriculture, except in the very southeastern corner of Washington, where the rich soil holds huge amounts of water.

The Rocky Mountains run through the northeastern corner of Washington. Between the Olympic Mountains and the Cascade Mountains lies Puget Sound, a large bay of the Pacific Ocean. Most of Washington's population is concentrated near Puget Sound.

The Columbia River is the largest river in Washington and one of the largest in the United States. It provides water to many areas of Washington that are normally too dry for farming. Moist winds from the Pacific Ocean make the Olympic Peninsula one of the wettest places on Earth. The ocean also keeps temperatures in western Washington mild. Eastern Washington has warm summers and cold winters.

The Past

A mild climate and an abundance of Pacific Ocean fish made western Washington a desirable home for Native American tribes. The first Europeans to reach Washington probably traveled up the Pacific Coast from California in the 1500s.

Washington: Facts and Firsts

  1. Washington is the only state named after a U.S. president.
  2. The most northwestern point in the lower 48 states is Cape Flattery, located on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.
  3. Mount Rainier, the highest point in Washington, is a dormant volcano that last erupted about 2,000 years ago.
  4. There are more glaciers in Washington than in all other continental 48 states combined.
  5. The world's first revolving restaurant was built in Seattle's Space Needle in 1961.
  6. Starbucks, the world's biggest coffee shop chain, opened its first shop in Seattle's Pike Place Market in 1971.

Spain, France, England, and Russia all claimed rights to the region during the late 1700s. Washington remained mostly unsettled until 1810, when British and American fur traders moved into the region. The United States was already an independent nation, but Britain contested the country's northern boundary and claimed many of the northern lands, including Washington. The boundary was not officially determined until 1846, when a treaty set the present northern border of Washington.

The discovery of gold in present-day Oregon and Idaho brought many new American settlers to the northwestern United States after 1860, but settlement in Washington did not drastically increase until the transcontinental railroad was completed in 1883. The new railroad allowed Washington residents to ship cattle, minerals, lumber, and food to the East.

By 1900, much of Washington's dry land was being irrigated for farming. Wheat fields and fruit orchards replaced much of the state's open cattle range. Gold rushes in Alaska around the same time drew additional settlers, and Seattle, which is located near Puget Sound, became a chief supply center and a major port city.

During World War I, Washington's economy prospered as the state supplied forest products, food, and ships for the war effort. Although the Great Depression of the 1930s took a toll on industry, the state's economic activities rebounded and hit a new high during World War II. Lumber and manufacturing industries provided ships, aircraft, and nuclear weapons to the U.S. military. In 1943, the U.S. government built Hanford Works in southeastern Washington as a site for nuclear research. After the war, many workers stayed in Washington and found employment in new aluminum and aircraft factories.

During the second half of the 20th century, lumber and agriculture became less important, and Washington grew more urban. In the 1960s, the Boeing Company, a major aircraft manufacturer, moved into the Seattle area and drew workers from all over Puget Sound. The tourism industry was boosted by the completion of the Space Needle, an observation tower built for a world's fair in Seattle in 1962.

Washington: State Smart

Washington produces more apples than any other state—an average of 4.9 billion per year.

Washington suffered from a natural disaster in 1980, when the long-dormant volcano Mount St. Helens erupted. The eruption resulted in 57 deaths and caused billions of dollars in damage to southwestern Washington.

The Present

Washington is today a leader in many industries. The Microsoft Corporation and other software companies are located throughout the Seattle–Tacoma area. Boeing continues to manufacture airplane parts in Seattle and all over the rest of the state. The U.S. Navy's shipyard in Bremerton is one of the largest shipyards on the Pacific Coast. Washington is home to Nordstrom, one of the largest clothing store chains in the United States, and Starbucks, the largest retail coffee vendor in the nation.

Timber is Washington's most valuable agricultural product. Washington's agricultural industry, although not as important as it once was, has benefited from better irrigation on the Columbia River, and about half of Washington is farmland. Wheat is Washington's leading field crop, and only Idaho grows more potatoes. Cattle and dairy farms also dot the state. Washington grows more apples and pears than any other state.

State officials are working to address serious environmental problems caused by development in Washington's industrial and agricultural activities. Some dams on Washington's rivers that provide hydroelectric power and water for crops also prevent salmon from swimming upstream to mate, and as a result, Washington's salmon population is in danger. Also, officials discovered in the 1980s that underground tanks at the Hanford Works research site were leaking radioactive waste and polluting the Columbia River. A cleanup plan was initiated in 1989.

Born in Washington

  1. Carol Channing , singer and actress
  2. Kurt Cobain , musician
  3. Judy Collins , singer
  4. Bing (Harry Lillis) Crosby , singer and actor
  5. Merce Cunningham , dancer and choreographer
  6. Frances Farmer , actress
  7. Bill Gates , software executive
  8. Jimi Hendrix , guitarist
  9. Chuck Jones , animator
  10. Gary Larson , cartoonist
  11. Mary McCarthy , novelist
  12. Robert Motherwell , artist
  13. Patrice Munsel , opera singer
  14. Seattle , chief of the Suquamish
  15. Francis Scobee , astronaut
  16. Hillary Swank , actress

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