Lake Washington Institute of Technology

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School Overview

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT), previously known as Lake Washington Technical College, is located near the Totem Lake neighborhood in Kirkland, Washington. LWIT offers technical and professional training programs designed to help aspiring professionals prepare for a competitive and evolving job market. LWIT offers training that is focused on 36 different career fields and disciplines, and over 100 degree and certification programs in subject areas including business, information technology, manufacturing and transportation technologies, health and fitness, and arts, language and science. Lake Washington Institute of Technology also has a second campus located in Redmonton, Washington.

LWIT is the first college to offer the Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design (BTAD) program. This four-year degree is designed for working professionals who want to earn an advanced degree while pursuing their career. In 2009, LWIT launched a unique two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in Funeral Service Education designed to teach students the skills required to work as funeral directors or embalmers.

LWIT also has a Technical Academy for individuals, ages 16 to 20, who have yet to complete their high school degree. The Technical Academy offers students that ability to earn their high school diploma while pursuing a two-year technical college degree.

The college in located in Washington’s high-tech district, with its main campus in Kirkland, and branches in the cities of Duval and Redmond.

General Information

Admission Office

11605 132nd Avenue, NE

Kirkland, WA 98034

(425) 739-8104

Fax: (425) 739-8110
Main Address

11605 132nd Avenue, NE

Kirkland, WA 98034

(425) 739-8100

www.lwtech.edu/
Size

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,081

Setting

Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Limited admissions for dental hygiene; special requirements for other allied health programs and hospitality programs.


College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticultural Services A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Entrepreneurial Studies C
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A,C
Office Clerical Services C
Sales and Distribution C

Communications Technologies

Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation C

Computer & Information Sciences

Data Processing Technology A,C

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance A,C
Dental Hygiene A
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing – Practical A,C
Nursing Assistance C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Library Science

Library Assistance C

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration C

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C
Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(425) 739-8100
Website:www.lwtech.edu/
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.lwtech.edu/admissions/enrollment/
Address:11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034-8506
Setting:21
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,652
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:3,339 (91% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$4,059
Out-of-state Tuition:$9,403
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:42%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,989

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services521
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services95
Education21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields105
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs881
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians85
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies21
Personal and Culinary Services13
Precision Production32
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Science Technologies/Technicians1
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total53373

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Lake Washington Institute of Technology and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$4,059
Out-of-state$9,403
Books and supplies$1,065

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid5342%
Grant or scholarship aid4536%$5,989
Student loan aid1915%$5,938

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid95727%$5,496
Federal student loans54715%$6,517

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Lake Washington Institute of Technology students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,652
Undergraduate enrollment3,652
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation
    • Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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