University of Washington: Best Bang for the Buck

Congratulations to the University of Washington for its best-in-the-west placement on Washington Monthly’s “best bang for the buck” rankings. (h/t Puget Sound Business Journal) The table shows the UW with a net price, all students, of $9,018, well below competing California institutions. For families with net income above $75,000, the chart puts net price at $20,230, still higher than competing California schools, though the gap closes considerably.

For more on the Washington Monthly rankings, see the national report, which ranks the UW 6th in the nation among national universities.

Interesting information as lawmakers consider access and affordability at our state’s public colleges and universities.¬†It’s timely,¬†considering the unanimous vote in the state House of Representatives to retake tuition-setting authority from the schools.