Political Science Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 14 accredited schools where political science classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in political science in the state of Washington State, which encompasses political science training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Political Science
  • Masters degree in Political Science
  • PhD degree in Political Science


Schools

  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. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

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  11. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

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  12. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  13. Whitman College

    345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, Washington 99362

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  14. Whitworth University

    300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99251

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Political Science Employment

Washington State 430
National 20,400

Of all of the political science professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Political science professionals In Washington State

500 500 500 520 430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of political science professionals is shrinking in Washington State. In 2010 there were 70 less political science professionals working in Washington State than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington State, this field has shrunk by 14% in four years. This decline is slower than the change in the number of political science professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of political science professionals has grown by 14% from 2006 to 2010.

Political Science VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$71,035 $68,115 $67,930 $67,825 $73,070
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of political science professionals is declining, the salaries paid to political science professionals are increasing in Washington State. In 2006 political science professionals made a mean salary of $71,035 per year, and in 2010 they made $73,070 per year.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$40,400
25th percentile
$46,820
50th percentile
$66,575
75th percentile
$87,920
90th percentile
$115,325

Thus, political science professionals' salaries grew by 3% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of political science, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid political science professionals earning 185% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington State state.

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in Washington State

Communications
$52,962
International Business
$98,730
Political Science
$73,070
Public Administration
$99,225

Political science professionals in Washington State earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Political Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
0
bachelor
17
master
3
doctor
2
Certificate
0
Total22

As the number of political science professionals is decreasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 14 accredited political science schools in Washington State state is increasing. In 2006 there were 892 political science graduates from political science courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 895 graduates.

Thus there was a 0% percent increase in the number of political science school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. A majority of these graduates, or 77%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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