Washington County College

Find Washington County Iowa colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools. Colleges and universities provide information on degree programs, such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications, college applications, financial aid, tuition, and student alumni resources.


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About Washington County Colleges

Washington County Colleges are institutions that offer post-secondary education through a range of degree or vocational programs in Washington County, IA. Although there are distinctions between the two, the term College in the United States is typically used to refer to both Colleges and Universities. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that there are more than 4,700 post-secondary degree-granting institutions in the U.S.

You may contact Colleges & Universities for questions about:
  • Washington County Public and Private Colleges
  • College admissions and applications
  • Tuition, financial aid, and scholarships
  • Associates degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Doctoral degrees, and certificate programs
  • ACT and SAT score requirements
Types of Washington County Colleges

There are several types of Washington County colleges, each of which offers different degree programs. Four-year Colleges in Washington County typically offer Bachelor's degrees in science or liberal arts, and may also offer graduate-level degrees. Washington County Junior Colleges and Community Colleges offer Associate degrees in two-year programs. In most cases, students earning two-year Associate degrees can apply their credited work towards a four-year degree at another College. Washington County Universities offer a wider range of degree programs. At the graduate level, Universities offer multiple programs leading to Master's and Doctoral degrees.

Washington County Public & Private Colleges

Colleges in Washington County can be public or private. Washington County Public Colleges are generally established as Universities offering a full range of degree programs. Most Public Universities are run by Iowa State. Public Universities receive a portion of their funding from the Iowa government, which makes their tuition comparatively lower than Washington County Private Colleges and Universities. Appointed boards of trustees oversee Public Universities. Private Colleges and Universities in Washington County rely on tuition and fundraising as their main revenue sources, and they tend to have more expensive tuition than Public Universities.

Accredited Colleges in Washington County, Iowa

There are numerous independent accrediting agencies that establish the operating standards for educational institutions in Washington County. Colleges that maintain educational standards associated with reputable institutions of higher learning can obtain accreditation from an accrediting authority. Washington County accredited Colleges are generally viewed as schools that meet acceptable levels of quality.