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Kennewick, Washington (WA) Colleges and Universities

There are eight colleges located within 50 miles of Kennewick, Washington. Casting aside specialty schools, we'll dissect these college options on the levels of four key statistical areas.

Better know your college prospects around Kennewick by reviewing statistics on their graduation rates, net prices, student populations, and proximity to town. These numbers have been found by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Kennewick, Washington

The non-specialty schools around Kennewick are a mix of public, private, and community colleges. Students will find two colleges offering both undergraduate and graduate programs, with the others only offering undergraduate studies. The closest schools are:

  • Columbia Basin College (6.5 miles)
  • Washington State University-Tri Cities (8.1 miles)
  • Walla Walla University (38.9 miles)
  • Walla Walla Community College (41.2 miles)
  • Whitman College (41.2 miles)

Largest Schools Near Kennewick, Washington

Not every student population around Kennewick has been reported, but the ones that have are all around medium-sized. Their settings range from small cities to small suburban campuses. The most populated of them are:

  • Columbia Basin College (6,422 students)
  • Walla Walla Community College (4,617 students)
  • Walla Walla University (1,840 students)
  • Whitman College (1,470 students)

Lowest Net Price

Net price refers to the cost of college post-financial aid. Calculating the figure involves a subtraction of the average sum of financial assistance given out from the overall expense of attending college. For 2014-2015 undergraduate students enrolled full-time, the lowest reported net tuitions around Kennewick were:

  • Walla Walla Community College ($5,777)
  • Columbia Basin College ($8,315)
  • Walla Walla University ($24,104)
  • Whitman College ($36,894)

Highest Graduation Rate

NCES bases graduation rates upon 150% of the time it commonly takes for students to complete their degree programs. As with net price, we'll only be discussing figures that apply to full-time undergraduate students within this section. Over 2015, the best graduation rates reported around Kennewick go as follows:

  • Whitman College (87%)
  • Walla Walla University (52%)
  • Walla Walla Community College (40%)
  • Columbia Basin College (29%)

Kennewick residents have a limited landscape of college options nearby, however there are options for those seeking public, private, and community colleges if they're okay with a relatively small student population.

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