Whether it's for your children or your employees, education is a key factor in the success of the next generation and of your business. Like most areas, Klickitat county provides a variety of public and private elementary, secondary, and post-secondary educational institutions.

Elementary and Secondary

The table below lists the school districts serving Klickitat CountyFor example, Lyle High School received a Bronze Medal from U.S. News and World Report in its list of Best High Schools.

School DistrictStudent/Teacher Ratio
Centerville (#215)20 students/teacher
Glenwood (#401)6 students/teacher
Goldendale (#404)19 students/teacher
Klickitat (#402)11 students/teacher
Lyle (#406)13 students/teacher
Trout Lake (#400)8 students/teacher
White Salmon Valley (#405)12 students/teacher
Wishram (#94)6 students/teacher

More information regarding the communities served by these schools is available under the communities link.


Whether local, regional, or via distance learning programs, a variety of educational institutions offer opportunities for your employees to bring their existing skills up to date, learn an entirely new skill set, or expand their current knowledge into related areas. Learn how these entities can help improve your work force, the programs they have available, and the degrees and certificates they offer.

WSU logo
Washington State University Learning Center - Klickitat County uses the resources of Washington State University to extend degree programs, certificates, and lifelong learning programs to residents of Klickitat County.

Clark College logo
Clark College
Vancouver, Washington

Clark College serves southwest Washington and provides various customized training classes for companies and industries.

CGCC logo
Columbia Gorge Community College
The Dalles, Oregon

Just across the Columbia River from Klickitat County in The Dalles and Hood River, Columbia Gorge Community College provides.  A second campus is located in Hood River, Oregon just 10 minutes from Bingen. Contracted and Customized Training Programs can be designed specifically to meet the needs of individual businesses and industries. Special educational and training programs can be designed and coordinated for your organization. Some examples of contracted training include computer software applications and management training. For more information, call (541) 506-6123. CGCC offers the Degree Partnership program with: Concordia University, Linfield College, Marylhurst University, Portland State University, Oregon Institute of Technology and Oregon State University. The benefits of these programs include: One application process for both CGCC and the partner colleges Advising available at either institution. Flexibility in scheduling with access to classes at both institutions. Opportunity to access services and participate in college life on both campuses. Coordinated financial aid and scholarships for qualified students. Access to library and computer lab resources on both campuses. Skill building through prepartory courses at Columbia Gorge Community College and lower division courses at either Columbia Gorge Community College or the four-year institution. Easier transition from community college to university. More affordable route to your degree. Applications for Degree Partnership can be found online at, under the Resources for Students tab. Call 541-506-6026 for more information.

ITT logo®
ITT Technical Institute
Portland, Oregon


MHCC logo
Mt. Hood Community College main campus is located in Gresham, Oregon one hour west.

Offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in areas such as Business Management, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, and Machine Tool Technology. Certain subjects are offered either as fully online or hybrid (part online, part in-class) classes. Tuition is $216.25 per credit hour (in 2010).

Washington State University Vancouver campus is located in Gresham, Oregon one hour west.


Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Washington

Heritage University
Toppenish, Washington

A fully-accredited private institution offering various graduate and undergraduate degrees. Many undergraduate courses are offered evenings, graduate courses are offered weekends, and some courses are offered online. Available degrees include Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, and Chemistry.

Yakima Valley Community College
Yakima, Washington


Perry Technical Institute
Yakima, Washington

A private, non-profit technical school offering nine fast-track programs for in-demand careers. Teaches real-world skills through hands-on education in areas such as business technology/accounting, HVAC and refrigeration, machining and manufacturing, technology and communication systems, electrical, and instrumentation.

Click here for additional information about higher education in Washington. Click here for additional information about higher education in Oregon.

Notice: The inclusion of product, service, link, contact, or other information regarding any company, organization, web site, or individual does not constitute an endorsement by the Port of Klickitat. This information may not be comprehensive and is provided only as a courtesy for the convenience of Port constituents, current and potential tenants, and other visitors to this web site. The order in which companies, organizations, web sites, and/or individuals are listed has no significance. Logos are the trademarks of their respective companies. If any information provided is incorrect or if you would like information about you or your company/organization added or removed, please contact us.