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Education & Training

Economic Alliance Snohomish County works closely and is co-located with Workforce Snohomish (Formerly Workforce Development Council). Workforce Snohomish oversees the implementation, local planning and management of the federal Workforce Investment Act in Snohomish County. Visit the Workforce Snohomish website for more information.

Snohomish County is home to numerous institutions offering a wide array of choices and diversity in degree programs—all aimed toward equipping today’s students with the skills and education necessary for prospering in the competitive and ever-advancing economy of tomorrow. Graduation statistics for any of the following institutions is available from EASC.

Community Colleges

Edmonds Community College - Lynnwood, WA
EDCC Website
Full Time Enrollment – 5,200
2-year Associate and Transfer Degrees

Specialized offerings:

  • Materials Science Technology
  • Aerospace Mechanical/Electrical/Composites Assembly
  • CATIA 3-D Design, Aerospace Emphasis
  • Energy/Construction Management
  • Medical Device Certificate
  • Fire Officer

Everett Community College - Everett, WA
EvCC Website
Full Time Enrollment – 7,500
2-year Associate and Transfer Degrees

Specialized offerings:

  • Airframe and Powerplant FAA Part 147
  • Composites
  • Medical Technology
  • Nursing (jointly with University of Washington)
  • Precision Machining
  • Welding and Fabrication

Cascadia Community College - Bothell, WA
Cascadia Website
Full Time Enrollment – 2,400
2-year Associate and Transfer Degrees

Specialized offerings:

  • Information Technology
  • Energy Management/Solar Photovoltaics
  • Health Care
  • Environmental Technologies/Sustainability

Charter College - Lynnwood, WA
Charter Website

Specialized offerings:

  • Medical / Dental Assistant Certification
  • Computerized Accounting / Office Specialist Certification
  • Network Security Certification
  • AAS in Criminal Justice
  • AAS in Paralegal Studies

Four-Year Universities

Central Washington University (branch campus) - Lynnwood, WA
CWU Lynnwood Website
BA Degrees
Secondary Mathematics Teaching Certificate
Supply Chain Management Institute

CityUniversity of Seattle- Everett, WA
CityUniversity Website

Columbia College - Marysville, WA
Columbia College Website
AA/BA/MA Degrees targeted to military personnel

DeVry University - Lynnwood, WA
DeVry Website

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Everett, WA
Embry-Riddle Website
AS, BS, MS Degrees

University of Washington - Seattle, WA
UW Website
Full Time Enrollment – 38,000
BA/BS, MA/MS, PhD Degrees
The UW is the State’s leading research university with the main campus in Seattle and branch campus’ in Bothell and Tacoma.  The UW also has a world-class academic medical center.  Within the UW you will find 16 colleges and schools offering 1,800 undergraduate courses each quarter.  12,000 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees are conferred annually.

University of Washington (branch campus) - Bothell, WA
UW Bothell Website

Full Time Enrollment – 3,400

Washington State University – based in Pullman, WA
WSU Website
Students: 27,000 system wide
Washington State University conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to more than 27,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, nearly 85% of whom are from Washington State. Founded in 1890, it is Washington’s original land-grant university, with a mission of improving quality of life, which shows in WSU’s commitment to bring quality education to all areas of the State of Washington.  In addition to the main Pullman campus, WSU has urban campuses in Spokane, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver, extension offices in every county, and a Global Campus with online degree programsaccessible worldwide.  In 2013 WSU produced more than 5,200 bachelor degrees and over 1,700 advanced degrees.

Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett - Everett, WA
WSU NPS at Everett Website
WSU at Everett is the newest location under the leadership of WSU.  Located on the Everett Community College Campus, WSU offers 4 bachelor degree programs: BS in Electrical Engineering; BS in Mechanical Engineering; BA in Hospitality Business Management, and a BA in Communication with concentration in Integrated Communication. As the region continues to grow, so will the programs from WSU, ensuring long-term economic prosperity for the region.

Western Washington University (branch campus) - Everett, Washington 
Western's Everett Website
Evening and weekend degree programs, including:   MBA, Educational Leadership, Environmental Studies, Human Services & Rehabilitation, Teacher Education, Online programs Conveniently located at University Center of North Puget Sound, on the Everett Community College Campus

Technical Institutes

ITT Technical Institute - Everett, WA
ITT Tech Website

Lake Washington Institute of Technology - Kirkland, WA
LWIT Website
Offers 2 and 4 Year Degrees

Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center - Everett, WA
WA Aerospace Training Website
Mechanical/Electrical/Composite assembly certificates for aerospace

Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center - Everett, WA
Sno-Isle Website
Public school offering technical training for high school students

Information about specific workforce training initiatives and funding programs is available from the WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges.

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