Of the colleges available in the Bothell area, there are 2-year and 4-year public colleges, as well as 4-year private schools. To facilitate the process of finding a school that fits for you, we've used data such as net prices, graduate rates, location to downtown and student population from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).
Closest Schools to Bothell, Washington
Most of the nearest schools to Bothell are 4-year colleges and are located in large suburbs. The following schools are within 5 miles of downtown:
- Cascadia College (located in Bothell)
- University of Washington-Bothell Campus (located in Bothell)
- Bastyr University (2.3 miles away from Bothell)
- Lake Washington Institute of Technology (2.5 miles away from Bothell)
- Northwest University (4.8 miles away from Bothell)
Largest Schools Near Bothell, Washington
The largest schools near Bothell are mostly public institutions. There are also private non-profit schools from which students can choose. As of 2015, these schools had the largest student populations:
- University of Washington-Seattle Campus (45,408 students)
- Bellevue College (13,398 students)
- Edmonds Community College (8,571 students)
- Everett Community College (7,505 students)
- Seattle University (7,405 students)
Lowest Net Price
The NCES determines the net price of a school by subtracting the average amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded from the total cost of full-time attendance for first-year undergraduate students. This data can help prospective students determine how much they may need to take out in student loans. The following schools had the lowest net prices among all schools in the Bothell area, according to data from the NCES for the 2014-2015 school year.
- Seattle Central College ($3,783)
- North Seattle College ($5,011)
- Renton Technical College ($5,812)
- Olympic College ($6,130)
- Shoreline Community College ($7,170)
Highest Graduation Rate
Schools' graduation rates show the percentage of students who successfully complete their academic programs. The NCES calculates overall graduation rates by determining how many full-time beginning undergraduate students complete their programs within 150% of the 'normal time' (for example, six years for a bachelor's degree program). The following are the Bothell-area schools with the highest overall graduation rates among traditional not-for-profit schools for students who entered into 4-year programs in 2009 and 2-year programs in 2012.
- University of Washington-Seattle Campus (84% graduation rate)
- Seattle University (79% graduation rate)
- Seattle Pacific University (71% graduation rate)
- University of Washington-Bothell Campus (70% graduation rate)
- Renton Technical College (56% graduation rate)
In an effort to assist in the college selection process, the aforementioned public and private non-profit schools in Brothell, Washington, have been organized into four categories based on affordability, location, student population, and graduation rates.