Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA 98034
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology is one of the thirty-five public 4-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in a suburb, in Kirkland.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,697 students attend the school. Every year 34% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,748, and fees were $1,389. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,683 and $1,803 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students3,697
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

The Lake Washington Institute of Technology Nursing Program offers an AAS-T degree to prepare students for the nursing profession. The curriculum is designed to offer an academically challenging and technically advanced training.

Graduates from the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination.

Admission Programs:

  1. Complete application for admission
  2. Complete pre-requisite courses (All science pre-requisites must have been taken in the seven years prior to enrollment)
  3. Minimum GPA of 3.8
  4. Pre-admission Entrance Test Scores (TEAS)
  5. Professional Recommendations
  6. Criminal Background Check

The admission processes for the program are competitive with more applications received than there are seats available. Applications will be reviewed on the basis of grade scored in pre-requisite courses, references, prior education, work experience and scores on the TEAS exam.

Applications to the program are accepted three times every year. Applications for admission in the fall quarter are in April and applications for admission in the winter quarter are accepted in October. Applicants seeking enrollment in the spring quarter need to apply in January.

The evaluation committee in charge of reviewing the applications will forward final selection letters to all applicants who submitted complete applications as to the final decision reached. 



The Lake Washington Institute of Technology Nursing program prepares students for entry level positions in nursing. The program prepares students to sit for the National Licensure Examination to be licensed as a Registered Nurse.

There is a competitive and formal admissions process for entry into the ADN program. The number of application is usually more than the number of students that can be accepted in each enrollment period, therefore the program will evaluate applications to select the best candidates.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official Transcripts for previous education
  • Complete pre-requisite courses
  • References
  • TEAS Nursing Exam

Applications to the program will be accepted three times every for admission in the fall, winter and spring quarters. The application deadline for the fall quarter is the April before, the deadline for admission in the winter quarter is October and the deadline for the spring quarter is January.

Complete applications will be reviewed by an evaluation committee. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by mail as soon as possible.

Students entering into the program are required to submit proof of physical examination, documentation of immunizations series, current CPR certification, submit to criminal background check before enrollment in their classes.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 14 58
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Certificate 7 69
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
09/01/1981 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/2015 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$115/credit
In State Students$115/credit
Out of State Students$263/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,175 $5,175 $11,835
ADN 70 $8,050 $8,050 $18,410
BSN 125 $14,375 $14,375 $32,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 53% of Lake Washington Institute of Technology's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 25% $3,983
Other Federal Grant 5% $478
State Grant & Scholarships 30% $3,261
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 11% $2,172
Federal Student Loans 21% $5,984
Private Loans 2% $9,488


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,558
$30,001 to $48,000$8,227
$48,001 to $75,000$10,200
$75,001 to $110,000$12,695
Over $110,000$12,695

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

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