Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA 98034

Located in Kirkland, Washington, Lake Washington Institute of Technology is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The institution is part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges that operates 10 campuses in Tacoma, Bellevue, Bellingham, Moses Lake, Bothell, Centralia, Vancouver, Lakewood, Pasco, Lynnwood.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Lake Washington Institute of Technology in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $2,688 and fees $1,371. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,625 and $1,778 respectively.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN

    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. 



  2. ADN

    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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 54
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 60

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Lake Washington Institute of Technology

University of Washington-Seattle Campus
7.58 miles away
North Seattle College
7.81 miles away
Bellevue College
8.34 miles away
Seattle Central College
9.42 miles away
South Seattle College
13.89 miles away
Renton Technical College
14.96 miles away
Highline College
22.76 miles away
Olympic College
23.58 miles away
Green River College
27.13 miles away
Tacoma Community College
35.72 miles away


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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$5,892
30k to 48k$7,956
48k to 75k$10,215
75k to 110k$13,083
Over 110k$13,083
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $113.00 $261.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

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