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SPU’s cost compared with other schools

Rising college costs are a consistent barrier to students accessing the colleges of their choice and pursuing their dreams. In response, Seattle Pacific University is reducing undergraduate tuition by 25%, offering new scholarship initiatives, and putting a cap on future tuition increases.

This makes Seattle Pacific more affordable than many other private universities. Here, we compare the cost of a nationally ranked SPU education to other private universities in the Pacific Northwest. See how much our students save.

 
Seattle Tuition
Seattle Pacific University  $35,100
Seattle University  $48,510
   
Portland  
Lewis & Clark College (2020-21)  $54,832
University of Portland  $49,424
   
Spokane  
Gonzaga University  $47,560
Whitworth University (2020-21)  $45,050
   
Tacoma  
Pacific Lutheran University  $48,226
University of Puget Sound (2020-21)  $51,470


Average PNW urban university fulltime tuition: $49,296

All tuition rates are 2021–22 unless otherwise noted.

Tuition nearly $60K less at SPU by 2025

Lowering SPU’s tuition doesn’t just mean charging less tuition for our students this year. Instead, the lower amount our students are charged compounds over time! For every year SPU caps tuition increases and has a lower tuition rate than other universities, you are charged less and less.

See the cumulative impact of how much less tuition our students are charged compared to other PNW private universities over time.

Year 1 (2021–22)


SPU tuition is $12,000 less

Year 2 (2022–23)


Tuition is $25,000 less

Year 3 (2023–24)


Tuition is $41,000 less

Year 4 (2024–25)


Tuition is $58,000 less
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