Gaining popularity due to being home of some of alternative rock’s biggest names and of course the Space Needle, Washington’s approximately 65 prestigious colleges often get overlooked. The two largest of Washington’s six state schools are Washington State University and the University of Washington. Both schools have multiple campuses within Washington.A wide range of programs are offered by the large number of private schools located in Washington. In addition, there are just under 40 community and technical schools within Washington. Have a tough schedule? Not a problem in Washington as most schools promote their web-based programs which is much more convenient than their traditional campus based settings.