Best Colleges in Seattle

Despite the rainy weather, Seattle shines as one of the fastest growing cities in the country with plenty to offer incoming students. Home to 2 major universities, 9 colleges, and an unemployment rate well below the national average, Seattle is a great college city. Thanks to the presence of Microsoft and Amazon, "The Emerald City" is a popular destination for IT professionals with abundant career options after graduation. Not a techie? No worries. Seattle also has a great job market for healthcare, aerospace, marine technology and fashion.

Located in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle has plenty to offer besides a healthy economy. The city is home to a vibrant performing arts scene, prides itself on the "foodie" mindset, and carries two professional sports teams: the Seahawks and the Mariners. Nature lovers can't get enough, being just a quick trip away from several National Parks. Located on the Puget Sound, Seattle is a popular tourist destination for cruise ships, festivals and outdoors adventures. If you're looking for a prosperous, walkable city that's a stone's throw from nature, look no further; Seattle could be your new dream home.

*www.seattle.gov *Wikipedia, "Seattle Culture" *U.S. Census Bureau *www.visitseattle.org

Best Four Year Universities in Seattle

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public

Best Community Colleges in Seattle

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public