City University of Seattle

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,658
4.1% growth from 2019
2018 Student Loan
4.41%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
2,052
13.1% Full-Time

About

City University of Seattle is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at City University of Seattle were General Business Administration & Management (99 degrees awarded), General Studies (13 degrees), and Applied Psychology (13 degrees).

In 2020, 619 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at City University of Seattle. 58.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (272 degrees), 3.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (77 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at City University of Seattle is $13,658, which is $−8,872 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at City University of Seattle is $13,658, which is $−8,872 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $0.

In 2020, 37% of undergraduate students attending City University of Seattle received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 24% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,658
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at City University of Seattle was $13,658. The cost of tuition at City University of Seattle is $−8,872 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$0
2020 Value

In 2020 City University of Seattle had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $0. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of City University of Seattle grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
24%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

37% of undergraduate students at City University of Seattle received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5.71% with respect to 2019, when 35% 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.
4.41%
2018 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at City University of Seattle was 4.41%, which represents 22 out of the 499 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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Enrollment

City University of Seattle has a total enrollment of 2,052 students. The full-time enrollment at City University of Seattle is 268 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,784. This means that 13.1% of students enrolled at City University of Seattle are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at City University of Seattle, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.5% White, 8.63% Black or African American, 7.55% Asian, 6.53% Hispanic or Latino, 3.9% Two or More Races, 0.634% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.536% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at City University of Seattle in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (17.9%), followed by White Female (14.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.4%), followed by White Male (13.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.64%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

13.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at City University of Seattle, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,052 students. The full-time enrollment at City University of Seattle is 268 and the part-time enrollment is 1,784. This means that 13.1% of students enrolled at City University of Seattle are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 City University of Seattle was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), City University of Seattle had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    770
  2. Black or African American
    177
  3. Asian
    155

The enrolled student population at City University of Seattle is 37.5% White, 8.63% Black or African American, 7.55% Asian, 6.53% Hispanic or Latino, 3.9% Two or More Races, 0.634% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.536% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 549 students (26.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 109 more women than men received degrees from City University of Seattle. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at City University of Seattle is white (272 degrees awarded). There were 3.53 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (77 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at City University of Seattle is General Business Administration & Management (99 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (13 degrees) and Applied Psychology (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at City University of Seattle, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (209 degrees awarded), Business (283 degrees), and Psychology (33 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at City University of Seattle are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,939,780 people), Accountants & auditors (1,085,379 people), Other managers (827,088 people), Software developers (555,985 people), and Financial managers (488,295 people).

The most specialized majors at City University of Seattle are Education (209 degrees awarded), Business (283 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (38 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (7 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at City University of Seattle are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at City University of Seattle are Education (209 degrees awarded), Business (283 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (38 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (7 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at City University of Seattle are Elementary & secondary schools (3,398,900 people), Computer Systems Design (957,352 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (701,884 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (614,203 people), and Banking & related activities (570,032 people).

The most specialized majors at City University of Seattle are Education (209 degrees awarded), Business (283 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (38 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (7 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 City University of Seattle.
Most Common
  1. 99 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at City University of Seattle was General Business Administration & Management with 99 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

255
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
364
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 255 degrees were awarded to men at City University of Seattle, which is 0.701 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (364).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 122 degrees were awarded to men at City University of Seattle in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.14 times more than the 107 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 107 degrees were awarded to women at City University of Seattle in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.877 times less than the 122 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at City University of Seattle is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    272 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    77 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at City University of Seattle is white (272 degrees awarded). There were 3.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (77 degrees).

12.4% of degree recipients (77 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    188 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    84 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at City University of Seattle is white female (188 degrees awarded). There were 2.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (84 degrees).

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Operations

City University of Seattle has an endowment valued at nearly $2.72M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $111k (4.1%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, City University of Seattle had a total salary expenditure of $33.6M. City University of Seattle employs 31 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at City University of Seattle are Female No academic ranks (17), Male No academic ranks(14), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at City University of Seattle are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 59 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 31 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.72M
2020 Endowment
39.6%
decline from 2019

City University of Seattle has an endowment valued at about $2.72M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of City University of Seattle declined 39.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.9M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, City University of Seattle received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$20.8M
2020 Salaries
0.777%
growth from 2019

In 2020, City University of Seattle paid a median of $20.8M in salaries, which represents 61.8% of their overall expenditure ($33.6M) and a 0.777% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 13.1% growth from 2018 and a 23.8% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.53M
Instructional Salaries
31
Number of Employees

In 2020, City University of Seattle paid a total of $2.53M to 31 employees working as instructors, which represents 12.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
59 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at City University of Seattle were No academic rank with 31 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at City University of Seattle were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 59 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at City University of Seattle was Female No academic rank with 17 employees, and Male No academic rank with 14 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at City University of Seattle.

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