Liberal Arts Schools In Washington State

Liberal Arts classes faculty can choose to work at one of 50 accredited liberal arts schools in Washington State. The trends in Washington State's liberal arts academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in liberal arts includes liberal arts training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts
  • Masters degree in Liberal Arts
  • PhD degree in Liberal Arts


Schools

  1. Bellevue College

    3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484

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  2. Big Bend Community College

    7662 Chanute St, Moses Lake, Washington 98837-3299

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  3. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  4. Centralia College

    600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, Washington 98531-4099

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  5. City University of Seattle

    11900 NE First Street, Bellevue, Washington 98005

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  6. Clark College

    1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington 98663-3598

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  7. Columbia Basin College

    2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington 99301

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  8. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  9. Edmonds Community College

    20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-5912

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  10. Everett Community College

    2000 Tower Street, Everett, Washington 98201

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  11. The Evergreen State College

    2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, Washington 98505-0001

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  12. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

    9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999

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  13. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  14. Grays Harbor College

    1620 Edward P Smith Drive, Aberdeen, Washington 98520-7599

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  15. Green River Community College

    12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, Washington 98092-3622

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  16. Heritage University

    3240 Fort Rd, Toppenish, Washington 98948

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  17. Highline Community College

    2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800

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  18. Lower Columbia College

    1600 Maple Street, Longview, Washington 98632-0310

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  19. Seattle Community College-North Campus

    9600 College Way North, Seattle, Washington 98103-3599

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  20. Northwest University

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

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  21. Olympic College

    1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton, Washington 98337-1699

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  22. Pacific Lutheran University

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

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  23. Peninsula College

    1502 E Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles, Washington 98362

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  24. University of Puget Sound

    1500 N Warner, Tacoma, Washington 98416

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  25. Saint Martin's University

    5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, Washington 98503-7500

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  26. Seattle Community College-South Campus

    6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, Washington 98106-1499

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  27. Seattle Community College-Central Campus

    1701 Broadway Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122

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  28. Seattle Pacific University

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

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  29. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  30. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696

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  31. Skagit Valley College

    2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

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  32. South Puget Sound Community College

    2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, Washington 98512-6292

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  33. Spokane Community College

    1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, Washington 99217-5399

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  34. Spokane Falls Community College

    3410 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, Washington 99224-5288

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  35. Tacoma Community College

    6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, Washington 98466-6100

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  36. Walla Walla Community College

    500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, Washington 99362-9267

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  37. Walla Walla University

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

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  38. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

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  39. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

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  40. Wenatchee Valley College

    1300 Fifth St, Wenatchee, Washington 98801-1799

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  41. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  42. Whatcom Community College

    237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226

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  43. Whitman College

    345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, Washington 99362

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  44. Whitworth University

    300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99251

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  45. Yakima Valley Community College

    South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, Washington 98907-2520

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  46. Antioch University Seattle

    2326 6th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121-1814

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  47. Northwest Indian College

    2522 Kwina Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226-9217

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  48. Argosy University-Seattle

    2601-A Elliott Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98121

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  49. Pierce College at Puyallup

    1601 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, Washington 98374-2222

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  50. Cascadia Community College

    18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell, Washington 98011-8205

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Liberal Arts Employment

Washington State 1,390
National 69,880

Of all of the liberal arts professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for Liberal arts professionals In Washington State

1,340 1,320 1,340 1,400 1,390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, the field of liberal arts is growing. 50 more liberal arts professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington State, this field has grown by 4% in four years. This growth is slower than the change in the number of liberal arts professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of liberal arts professionals has grown by 18% from 2006 to 2010.

Liberal Arts VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$50,930 $51,810 $51,520 $51,490 $54,920
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of liberal arts professionals is growing, the salaries paid to liberal arts professionals are increasing in Washington State. The mean salary for liberal arts professionals in 2006 was $50,930 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $54,920 per year.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$33,800
25th percentile
$40,780
50th percentile
$50,210
75th percentile
$64,120
90th percentile
$84,060

Thus, liberal arts professionals' salaries grew by 7% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of liberal arts, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid liberal arts professionals earning 149% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington State state.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Washington State

English
$63,923
History
$55,290
Liberal Arts
$54,920
Math
$81,923
Music
$33,895

In Washington State, liberal arts professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
34
bachelor
36
master
3
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total74

As the number of liberal arts professionals is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 50 accredited liberal arts schools in Washington State state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 14,801 liberal arts graduates from liberal arts courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 12,104 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of liberal arts school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State by 18%. A majority of these graduates, or 49%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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