University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,370
2.4% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,692
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.22%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
51.8%
45,579 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
47,576
88.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
84.2%
5,052 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 Other Research & Experimental Psychology (498 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (479 degrees), and Computer Science (360 degrees).

In 2019, 14,832 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Washington-Seattle Campus. 54.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (6,745 degrees), 2.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2943 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is $10,370, which is $-18,130 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is $10,370, which is $-18,130 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,692.

In 2019, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 24% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,370
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was $10,370. The cost of tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is $-18,130 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$10,692
2019 Value
3.35%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Washington-Seattle Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,692. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Washington-Seattle Campus grew by 3.35%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,798
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was of $12,798 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 5.62% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 9.09% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
24%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at University of Washington-Seattle Campus received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 46% 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.
2.22%
2017 Default Rate
187
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was 2.22%, which represents 187 out of the 8420 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 45,579 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.714% annual decline. Out of those 45,579 applicants, 23,592 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.8% acceptance rate.

There were 47,576 students enrolled at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2019, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 29.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
23,592
Accepted Out of 45,579

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Washington-Seattle Campus was 51.8% (23,592 admissions from 45,579 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 48.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -0.714%, while admissions grew by 5.56%.

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SAT Scores

81%
Submission Percentage
5,638
Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has a total enrollment of 47,576 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is 41,934 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,642. This means that 88.1% 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 40.3% White, 21.3% Asian, 7.99% Hispanic or Latino, 6.42% Two or More Races, 2.93% Black or African American, 0.414% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.334% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (19.4%), followed by White Male (16.9%) and Asian Female (14.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.7%), followed by White Male (21.2%) and Asian Female (8.67%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Washington-Seattle Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47,576 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is 41,934 and the part-time enrollment is 5,642. This means that 88.1% of students enrolled at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%
2019 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 95%. 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
    19,193
  2. Asian
    10,157
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3,799

The enrolled student population at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is 40.3% White, 21.3% Asian, 7.99% Hispanic or Latino, 6.42% Two or More Races, 2.93% Black or African American, 0.414% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.334% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 1,504 students (3.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1404 more women than men received degrees from University of Washington-Seattle Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is white (6,745 degrees awarded). There were 2.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2943 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is Other Research & Experimental Psychology (498 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (479 degrees) and Computer Science (360 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 (358 degrees awarded), Library Science (131 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (290 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 University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Architects, except landscape and naval (106,765 people), Other managers (102,217 people), Postsecondary teachers (93,356 people), Physicians (70,116 people), and Other Physical Scientists (65,143 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (358 degrees awarded), Library Science (131 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (290 degrees), Physical Sciences (593 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (290 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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (358 degrees awarded), Library Science (131 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (290 degrees), Physical Sciences (593 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (290 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 Architectural, engineering & related services (188,371 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (178,529 people), Elementary & secondary schools (102,297 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (74,672 people), and Construction (72,687 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (358 degrees awarded), Library Science (131 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (290 degrees), Physical Sciences (593 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (290 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. 498 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 479 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 360 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 498 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

6,714
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
8,118
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 6,714 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which is 0.827 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (8,118).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 300 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.73 times more than the 173 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 385 degrees were awarded to women at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 2.92 times more than the 132 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
84%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 65% 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 (89.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is Female and Asian (89.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.911% of graduates (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,745 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    2,943 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    979 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is white (6,745 degrees awarded). There were 2.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2943 degrees).

1.85% of degree recipients (274 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,636 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,109 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    1,684 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is white female (3,636 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,109 degrees).

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Operations

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $3.7B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $340M (9.19%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Washington-Seattle Campus had a total salary expenditure of $6.15B. University of Washington-Seattle Campus employs 847 Professors, 479 Associate professors, and 368 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Male Professors (545), Female Professors(302), and Male Associate professors (260).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1870 employees, Research, with 1278 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 999 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.7B
2019 Endowment
4.68%
growth from 2018

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has an endowment valued at about $3.7B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Washington-Seattle Campus grew 4.68% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.39B 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. $1.04B - Federal
  2. $111M - State
  3. $5.31M - Local

As of 2019, University of Washington-Seattle Campus received $1.04B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $111M from state grants and contracts, and $5.31M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.79B
2019 Salaries
5.3%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Washington-Seattle Campus paid a median of $2.79B in salaries, which represents 45.3% of their overall expenditure ($6.15B) and a 5.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.09% growth from 2017 and a 12.7% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$263M
Instructional Salaries
2,070
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Washington-Seattle Campus paid a total of $263M to 2,070 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.41% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
847 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1870 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Washington-Seattle Campus were Professor with 847 employees; Associate professor with 479 employees; and Associate professor with 368 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Washington-Seattle Campus were Business and Financial Operations with 1,870 employees; Research with 1,278 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 999 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was Male Professor with 545 employees, Female Professor with 302 employees, and Male Associate professor with 260 employees.

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

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