Nursing Schools in Washington

The state of Washington is home to 47 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 40 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Washington.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Washington

Listed below are all nursing schools in Washington. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 47 nursing schools in the state of Washington.

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Big Bend Community College

Moses Lake, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate98.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$7,152

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Seattle University

Seattle, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate96.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$35,627

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN

Peninsula College

Port Angeles, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate96.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,149

Programs offered

  • ADN

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom

Lakewood, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate95.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate66.7%
Cost per annum$6,338

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Whatcom Community College

Bellingham, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate95.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,530

Programs offered

  • ADN

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate95.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$25,219

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • LPN to BSN

Northwest University

Kirkland, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate93.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$21,536

Programs offered

  • BSN

Everett Community College

Everett, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$8,423

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$6,824

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Yakima Valley College

Yakima, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate92.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$7,277

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate92.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$33,586

Programs offered

  • BSN

Columbia Basin College

Pasco, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate92.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$8,033

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Bellevue College

Bellevue, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate92.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$8,011

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN

Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate98.4%
Cost per annum$6,945

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Walla Walla University

College Place, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate91.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$23,782

Programs offered

  • BSN

South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate90.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate96.7%
Cost per annum$7,184

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate90.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,068

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Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Lower Columbia College

Longview, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate90.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate99.3%
Cost per annum$7,330

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate89.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,757

Programs offered

  • ADN

North Seattle College

Seattle, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate99.4%
Cost per annum$5,430

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Washington State University

Pullman, WA
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$17,815

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Skagit Valley College

Mount Vernon, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$8,159

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate99.4%
Cost per annum$7,269

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Grays Harbor College

Aberdeen, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate93.8%
Cost per annum$7,267

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Olympic College

Bremerton, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate95.1%
Cost per annum$5,684

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN

Seattle Central College

Seattle, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$4,967

Programs offered

  • ADN

Clark College

Vancouver, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,319

Programs offered

  • ADN

Centralia College

Centralia, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate86.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
Cost per annum$7,390

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Highline College

Des Moines, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate84.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,746

Programs offered

  • ADN

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate83.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$29,174

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN

Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate82.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate94.6%
Cost per annum$7,708

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

South Seattle College

Seattle, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate79.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate79.4%
Cost per annum$7,221

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Spokane Community College

Spokane, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate77.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate98.2%
Cost per annum$4,147

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Tacoma Community College

Tacoma, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate75.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$6,358

Programs offered

  • ADN

Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate64.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate83.3%
Cost per annum$6,338

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate59.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate83.9%
Cost per annum$6,508

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • ADN

Heritage University

Toppenish, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate50.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate80.3%
Cost per annum$10,139

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate93.5%
Cost per annum$3,913

Programs offered

  • LPN

Green River College

Auburn, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate93.0%
Cost per annum$8,902

Programs offered

  • LPN

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate91.6%
Cost per annum$9,267

Programs offered

  • LPN

Eastern Washington University

Cheney, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$12,397

Programs offered

  • BSN

Pierce College-Puyallup

Puyallup, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$9,445

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Whitworth University

Spokane, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$27,826

Programs offered

  • BSN

Charter College

Vancouver, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$26,520

Programs offered

  • ADN

Saint Martin's University

Lacey, WA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$21,605

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$16,245

Programs offered

  • BSN

Washington State University - Spokane

Spokane, WA
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • BSN

Washington's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Washington's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average