City University of Seattle

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,120
24.6% growth from 2018
2017 Student Loan
6.28%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
1,960
17.5% 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 (111 degrees awarded), General Education (13 degrees), and Applied Psychology (10 degrees).

In 2019, 673 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at City University of Seattle. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (282 degrees), 3.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (92 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at City University of Seattle is $13,120, which is $−8,906 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at City University of Seattle is $13,120, which is $−8,906 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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

In 2019, 35% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 26% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,120
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at City University of Seattle was $13,120. The cost of tuition at City University of Seattle is $−8,906 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$0
2019 Value
100%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 City University of Seattle had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $0. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of City University of Seattle grew by 100%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

35%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
26%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

35% of undergraduate students at City University of Seattle received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 45.8% with respect to 2018, when 24% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at City University of Seattle (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
6.28%
2017 Default Rate
34
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at City University of Seattle was 6.28%, which represents 34 out of the 541 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 1,960 students. The full-time enrollment at City University of Seattle is 343 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,617. This means that 17.5% 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 42.6% White, 8.98% Black or African American, 7.04% Asian, 5.15% Hispanic or Latino, 3.11% Two or More Races, 0.714% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.612% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at City University of Seattle in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (22.3%), followed by White Female (10.3%) and Asian Male (5.71%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.8%), followed by White Male (12.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

17.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at City University of Seattle, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,960 students. The full-time enrollment at City University of Seattle is 343 and the part-time enrollment is 1,617. This means that 17.5% of students enrolled at City University of Seattle are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% 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 (74%), 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
    835
  2. Black or African American
    176
  3. Asian
    138

The enrolled student population at City University of Seattle is 42.6% White, 8.98% Black or African American, 7.04% Asian, 5.15% Hispanic or Latino, 3.11% Two or More Races, 0.714% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.612% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 357 students (18.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 107 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 (282 degrees awarded). There were 3.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (92 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at City University of Seattle is General Business Administration & Management (111 degrees awarded), followed by General Education (13 degrees) and Applied Psychology (10 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 (198 degrees awarded), Business (343 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (52 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 (1,666,174 people), Accountants & auditors (1,030,292 people), Other managers (904,114 people), Software developers (648,952 people), and Secondary school teachers (571,220 people).

The most specialized majors at City University of Seattle are Education (198 degrees awarded), Business (343 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (52 degrees), Psychology (25 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (9 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, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at City University of Seattle are Education (198 degrees awarded), Business (343 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (52 degrees), Psychology (25 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (9 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 (3,416,278 people), Computer Systems Design (1,043,282 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (736,332 people), Banking & related activities (579,202 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (570,383 people).

The most specialized majors at City University of Seattle are Education (198 degrees awarded), Business (343 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (52 degrees), Psychology (25 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (9 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. 111 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 10 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at City University of Seattle was General Business Administration & Management with 111 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

283
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
390
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 283 degrees were awarded to men at City University of Seattle, which is 0.726 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (390).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 146 degrees were awarded to men at City University of Seattle in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.13 times more than the 129 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 129 degrees were awarded to women at City University of Seattle in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.884 times less than the 146 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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 (69.1%).

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, 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
    282 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    92 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at City University of Seattle is white (282 degrees awarded). There were 3.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (92 degrees).

13.7% of degree recipients (92 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    180 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    102 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at City University of Seattle is white female (180 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (102 degrees).

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Operations

City University of Seattle has an endowment valued at nearly $4.51M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $507k (11.3%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, City University of Seattle had a total salary expenditure of $34.8M. 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 66 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 22 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.51M
2019 Endowment
4.6%
growth from 2018

City University of Seattle has an endowment valued at about $4.51M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of City University of Seattle grew 4.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34M 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. $90k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, City University of Seattle received $90k 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

$20.6M
2019 Salaries
13.1%
growth from 2018

In 2019, City University of Seattle paid a median of $20.6M in salaries, which represents 59.2% of their overall expenditure ($34.8M) and a 13.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 23.8% growth from 2017 and a 2.97% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.59M
Instructional Salaries
31
Number of Employees

In 2019, City University of Seattle paid a total of $2.59M to 31 employees working as instructors, which represents 12.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) 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
66 Employees

In 2019, 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 2019, 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 66 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at City University of Seattle was Female No academic rank with 17 employees, Male No academic rank with 14 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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