Spokane Valley, Washington (WA) Colleges and Universities

There are nine non-specialty colleges within 25 miles of the Spokane Valley area. Learn about the public and private not-for-profit schools, investigating several key attributes to help you on your quest for the right college near you.

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Verse yourself in the colleges near Spokane Valley by checking into their student populations, distance from town, graduation rates, and net prices. These statistics have been calculated by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Spokane Valley, Washington

The schools located in Spokane Valley and its surrounding area offer a unique variety of learning experiences. Students can choose among 2-year schools that offer associate's degrees and certificates, as well as private and public 4-year schools. The nearest colleges are:

  • Spokane Community College (9.9 miles from Spokane Valley)
  • Washington State University-Spokane (10.6 miles from Spokane Valley)
  • Gonzaga University (11.7 miles from Spokane Valley)
  • Whitworth University (14.4 miles from Spokane Valley)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (22 miles from Spokane Valley)

Largest Schools near Spokane Valley, Washington

Most of the schools near Spokane Valley are located in midsize cities or large suburbs, so students seeking a mildly populated college experience will have numerous options. The largest schools near Spokane Valley are:

  • Eastern Washington University (12,361 students)
  • Spokane Community College (10,218 students)
  • Gonzaga University (7,491 students)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (5,909 students)
  • Whitworth University (2,650 students)

Lowest Net Price

Net price is helpful to know when deciphering how much college will cost after financial aid is received. The figure is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received from the costs of attendance. With figures that only apply to full-time undergraduate students enrolled during the 2014-2015 school year, the lowest net prices in the Spokane Valley area are:

  • Spokane Community College ($4,842)
  • Spokane Falls Community College ($6,384)
  • Eastern Washington University ($12,318)
  • Whitworth University ($27,365)
  • Gonzaga University ($32,111)

Highest Graduation Rate

The graduation rates detailed here apply only to students enrolled full-time at an undergraduate level. They're calculated based on 150% of the typical time needed to complete a program by the 2015 school year. Gonzaga University has the highest graduation rate in the area at 83%. The next highest rates are:

  • Whitworth University (75%)
  • Eastern Washington University (46%)
  • Spokane Community College (24%)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (22%)

Students in Spokane Valley have fairly limited options, though the colleges nearby do offer diverse experiences that cater to several different preferences, including those seeking schools close to downtown, with the lowest net price, highest graduation rate or largest student population.

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