The Workforce Board licenses and regulates around 325 private career schools doing business in the state of Washington. The agency also investigates student complaints and administers a fund that reimburses students affected by a school closure.
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Before you choose a private career school, check to be sure it's licensed with the state. View our current list of licensed schools.
The U.S. Department of Education has signed a deal with Corinthian Colleges Inc. (the parent company of Everest) that allows the company to sell most of its campuses over the next six months.
The six Everest campuses located in Washington are among those that will be sold. The agreement allows students to continue their education uninterrupted.
Corinthian operates six Everest campuses in Washington, including Tacoma, Renton, Vancouver, Bremerton, Everett and Seattle.
The Workforce Board approves programs offered at public and private educational institutions in Washington for veterans and those eligible for GI Bill education benefits.Only approved programs can receive educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Find out more about how we oversee veterans education programs.