University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,909

2.22% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$9,443

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.87%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

46.4%

44,877 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

46,166

88.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

84.4%

4,854 Graduates

About

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Washington-Seattle Campus were General Psychology (465 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (450 degrees), and Biochemistry (347 degrees).

In 2017, 13,837 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Washington-Seattle Campus. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (6,653 degrees), 2.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2598 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is $9,909, which is $-16,591 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is $9,909, which is $-16,591 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,443.

In 2017, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 27% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,909

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was $9,909. The cost of tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is $-16,591 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$9,443

2017 Value

6.21%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Washington-Seattle Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,443. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Washington-Seattle Campus grew by 6.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,691

Room and Board

$825

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was of $11,691 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $825. The cost of room and board increased by 3.37% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 31.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

27%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at University of Washington-Seattle Campus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

2.87%

2016 Default Rate

251

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was 2.87%, which represents 251 out of the 8746 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Washington-Seattle Campus received 44,877 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.13% annual growth. Out of those 44,877 applicants, 20,833 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 46.4% acceptance rate.

There were 46,166 students enrolled at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2017, and 75% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 32.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

46.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

20,833

Accepted Out of 44,877

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Washington-Seattle Campus was 46.4% (20,833 admissions from 44,877 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 45.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.13%, while admissions grew by 5.57%.

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SAT Scores

75%

Submission Percentage

5,076

Scores Submitted

75% of enrolled first-time students at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has a total enrollment of 46,166 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is 40,750 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,416. This means that 88.3% of students enrolled at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Washington-Seattle Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.1% White, 20.3% Asian, 7.35% Hispanic or Latino, 6.26% Two or More Races, 2.89% Black or African American, 0.477% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.349% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (20.4%), followed by White Male (19.2%) and Asian Female (13.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (28.9%), followed by White Male (23.2%) and Asian Female (7.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Washington-Seattle Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46,166 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is 40,750 and the part-time enrollment is 5,416. This means that 88.3% of students enrolled at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Washington-Seattle Campus had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    20,345

  2. Asian

    9,370

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3,395

The enrolled student population at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is 44.1% White, 20.3% Asian, 7.35% Hispanic or Latino, 6.26% Two or More Races, 2.89% Black or African American, 0.477% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.349% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,094 students (2.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1157 more women than men received degrees from University of Washington-Seattle Campus. The majority of degree recipients at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are white (6,653 degrees awarded). There were 2.56 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2598 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is General Psychology (465 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (450 degrees) and Biochemistry (347 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Washington-Seattle Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (355 degrees awarded), Library Science (129 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (344 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Postsecondary teachers (127,584 people), Other managers (115,541 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (87,348 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (85,091 people), and Physicians (76,115 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (355 degrees awarded), Library Science (129 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (344 degrees), Math & Statistics (538 degrees), and Physical Sciences (571 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Sales managers, Surgeons, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (355 degrees awarded), Library Science (129 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (344 degrees), Math & Statistics (538 degrees), and Physical Sciences (571 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (224,648 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (175,183 people), Elementary & secondary schools (169,442 people), Computer Systems Design (115,727 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (90,151 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (355 degrees awarded), Library Science (129 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (344 degrees), Math & Statistics (538 degrees), and Physical Sciences (571 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Washington-Seattle Campus.

Most Common

  1. 465 degrees awarded

  2. 450 degrees awarded

  3. 347 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was General Psychology with 465 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 6,340

  2. 7,497

In 2017, 6,340 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which is 0.846 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,497).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 306 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.2 times more than the 139 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 347 degrees were awarded to women at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in General Psychology, which is 2.53 times more than the 137 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%

100% Completion Time

84%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 63% of students graduating from University of Washington-Seattle Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 84% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (89%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is Female and Asian (89% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.639% of graduates (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,653 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    2,598 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    921 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is white (6,653 degrees awarded). There were 2.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2598 degrees).

2.03% of degree recipients (281 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    3,564 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    3,089 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    1,416 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is white female (3,564 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,089 degrees).

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Operations

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $3.24B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $443M (13.7%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Washington-Seattle Campus had a total salary expenditure of $5.74B. University of Washington-Seattle Campus employs 784 Professors, 461 Associate professors, and 360 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Male Professors (510), Female Professors(274), and Male Associate professors (253).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1777 employees, Research, with 1163 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 948 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.24B

2017 Endowment

7.81%

growth from 2016

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has an endowment valued at about $3.24B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Washington-Seattle Campus grew 7.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.95B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.03B - Federal

  2. $90M - State

  3. $3.66M - Local

As of 2017, University of Washington-Seattle Campus received $1.03B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $90M from state grants and contracts, and $3.66M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.57B

2017 Salaries

12.7%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Washington-Seattle Campus paid a median of $2.57B in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($5.74B) and a 12.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.01% growth from 2015 and a 8.2% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$241M

Instructional Salaries

2,004

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Washington-Seattle Campus paid a total of $241M to 2,004 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.38% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

784 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1777 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Washington-Seattle Campus were Professor with 784 employees; Associate professor with 461 employees; and Associate professor with 360 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Washington-Seattle Campus were Business and Financial Operations with 1,777 employees; Research with 1,163 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 948 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was Male Professor with 510 employees, Female Professor with 274 employees, and Male Associate professor with 253 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Washington-Seattle Campus.

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