Seattle University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$42,120

4% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$35,581

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.99%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

73.8%

8,576 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

7,278

78.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

74.8%

651 Graduates

About

Seattle University is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Seattle University were Registered Nursing (163 degrees awarded), General Finance (92 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (84 degrees).

In 2017, 2,616 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Seattle University. 59.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,176 degrees), 3.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (347 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle University is $42,120, which is $21,387 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle University is $42,120, which is $21,387 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,581.

In 2017, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,120

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Seattle University was $42,120. The cost of tuition at Seattle University is $21,387 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$35,581

2017 Value

0.129%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Seattle University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,581. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Seattle University grew by 0.129%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,499

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Seattle University was of $11,499 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 3.4% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Seattle University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.19% with respect to 2016, when 84% 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.

1.99%

2016 Default Rate

34

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Seattle University was 1.99%, which represents 34 out of the 1707 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

Seattle University received 8,576 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.34% annual growth. Out of those 8,576 applicants, 6,329 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.8% acceptance rate.

There were 7,278 students enrolled at Seattle University in 2017, and 50% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Seattle University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

6,329

Accepted Out of 8,576

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Seattle University was 73.8% (6,329 admissions from 8,576 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 73.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.34%, while admissions grew by 5.59%.

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SAT Scores

50%

Submission Percentage

469

Scores Submitted

50% of enrolled first-time students at Seattle University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Seattle University has a total enrollment of 7,278 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle University is 5,727 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,551. This means that 78.7% of students enrolled at Seattle University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Seattle University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.6% White, 14.2% Asian, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.3% Two or More Races, 3.16% Black or African American, 0.687% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.453% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Seattle University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (28%), followed by White Male (16.1%) and Asian Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (30%), followed by White Male (16.7%) and Asian Female (6.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Seattle University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,278 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle University is 5,727 and the part-time enrollment is 1,551. This means that 78.7% of students enrolled at Seattle University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

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 Seattle University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Seattle University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,247

  2. Asian

    1,030

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    773

The enrolled student population at Seattle University is 44.6% White, 14.2% Asian, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.3% Two or More Races, 3.16% Black or African American, 0.687% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.453% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 642 students (8.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 502 more women than men received degrees from Seattle University. The majority of degree recipients at Seattle University are white (1,176 degrees awarded). There were 3.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (347 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Seattle University is Registered Nursing (163 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (92 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (84 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Seattle University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (225 degrees awarded), Theology (51 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (33 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 Seattle University are Accountants & auditors (1,091,397 people), Other managers (620,610 people), Financial managers (426,877 people), Chief executives & legislators (314,753 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (284,120 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle University are Legal (225 degrees awarded), Theology (51 degrees), Language & Linguistics (33 degrees), Business (764 degrees), and Math & Statistics (40 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 Seattle University are Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Seattle University are Legal (225 degrees awarded), Theology (51 degrees), Language & Linguistics (33 degrees), Business (764 degrees), and Math & Statistics (40 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 Seattle University are Elementary & secondary schools (592,455 people), Banking & related activities (497,647 people), Computer Systems Design (454,222 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (408,418 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (395,983 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle University are Legal (225 degrees awarded), Theology (51 degrees), Language & Linguistics (33 degrees), Business (764 degrees), and Math & Statistics (40 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 Seattle University.

Most Common

  1. 163 degrees awarded

  2. 92 degrees awarded

  3. 84 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Seattle University was Registered Nursing with 163 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,057

  2. 1,559

In 2017, 1,057 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle University, which is 0.678 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,559).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 170 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.25 times more than the 136 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 147 degrees were awarded to women at Seattle University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.39 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%

100% Completion Time

79%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 64% of students graduating from Seattle University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 79% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (85%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Seattle University is Female and Two or More Races (85% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 5.38% of graduates (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,176 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    347 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    328 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Seattle University is white (1,176 degrees awarded). There were 3.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (347 degrees).

13.3% of degree recipients (347 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    733 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    443 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    181 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Seattle University is white female (733 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (443 degrees).

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Operations

Seattle University has an endowment valued at nearly $224M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $24.6M (11%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Seattle University had a total salary expenditure of $221M. Seattle University employs 172 Associate professors, 126 Instructors, and 98 Professors. Most academics at Seattle University are Male Associate professors (91), Female Associate professors(81), and Female Instructors (77).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seattle University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 156 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 140 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 103 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$224M

2017 Endowment

14.9%

growth from 2016

Seattle University has an endowment valued at about $224M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Seattle University grew 14.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $191M higher 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. $3.1M - Federal

  2. $343k - State

  3. $83.7k - Local

As of 2017, Seattle University received $3.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $343k from state grants and contracts, and $83.7k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$115M

2017 Salaries

8.32%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Seattle University paid a median of $115M in salaries, which represents 52% of their overall expenditure ($221M) and a 8.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.95% growth from 2015 and a 0.1% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$44.3M

Instructional Salaries

520

Number of Employees

In 2017, Seattle University paid a total of $44.3M to 520 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

172 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

156 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Seattle University were Associate professor with 172 employees; Instructor with 126 employees; and Instructor with 98 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seattle University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 156 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 140 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 103 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Seattle University was Male Associate professor with 91 employees, Female Associate professor with 81 employees, and Female Instructor with 77 employees.

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

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