History Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 15 accredited schools where history classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the history academic community in Washington State, and the future trends in history training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in History
  • Masters degree in History
  • PhD degree in History


  1. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  2. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  3. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  4. Northwest University

    5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98083-0579

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  5. Pacific Lutheran University

    1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003

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  6. University of Puget Sound

    1500 N Warner, Tacoma, Washington 98416

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  7. Saint Martin's University

    5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, Washington 98503-7500

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  8. Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

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  9. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  10. Walla Walla University

    204 S College Ave, College Place, Washington 99324-1198

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  11. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
  12. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
  13. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  14. Whitman College

    345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, Washington 99362

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  15. Whitworth University

    300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99251

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National History Employment

Washington State 180
National 8,350

Of all of the history professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for History professionals In Washington State

260 200 220 210 180
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

History is a shrinking field in Washington State. 80 less history professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of history professionals has shrunk by 31%. This decline is faster than the national trend for history professionals which shows a 2% decrease in the number of history professionals working around the nation.

History VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$44,840 $51,325 $50,925 $56,255 $55,290
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: History
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to history professionals are growing in Washington State. The mean salary for history professionals in 2006 was $44,840 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $55,290 per year.

Salary percentiles for History professionals in Washington State

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This represents a growth in salaries of 19%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Washington State, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of history. The pay differential between the highest paid history professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 197%

Average Salaries for History professionals and related professions in Washington State

Liberal Arts
Political Science

In Washington State, history professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

History programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


The number of students graduating from the 15 accredited history schools in Washington State is decreasing. In 2006, 734 students graduated from history courses in Washington State. And in 2010, 687 students graduated.

This represents a 6% decrease in the number of history degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. Most of these graduates, or 68%, earned a bachelor's degree in history.

History Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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