University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,629
2.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$9,661
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.19%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
55.9%
43,778 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
48,149
87.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
82%
5,180 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 (473 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (463 degrees), and Computer Science (378 degrees).

In 2020, 14,935 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 (6,661 degrees), 2.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2960 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is $10,629, which is $−18,000 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is $10,629, which is $−18,000 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,661.

In 2020, 48% of undergraduate students attending University of Washington-Seattle Campus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 22% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,629
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was $10,629. The cost of tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is $−18,000 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$9,661
2020 Value
9.64%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Washington-Seattle Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,661. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Washington-Seattle Campus grew by 9.64%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,296
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was of $13,296 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 3.89% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
22%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

48% of undergraduate students at University of Washington-Seattle Campus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.35% with respect to 2019, 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.
2.19%
2018 Default Rate
181
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was 2.19%, which represents 181 out of the 8271 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 43,778 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.95% annual decline. Out of those 43,778 applicants, 24,456 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.9% acceptance rate.

There were 48,149 students enrolled at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2020, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 28.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
24,456
Accepted Out of 43,778

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Washington-Seattle Campus was 55.9% (24,456 admissions from 43,778 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 51.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −3.95%, while admissions grew by 3.66%.

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SAT Scores

81%
Submission Percentage
5,692
Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has a total enrollment of 48,149 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is 42,055 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,094. This means that 87.3% 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 39.7% White, 22.1% Asian, 8.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.66% Two or More Races, 3.15% Black or African American, 0.444% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.339% 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 (16.1%) and Asian Female (14.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.1%), followed by White Male (20.4%) and Asian Female (9.12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Washington-Seattle Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48,149 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is 42,055 and the part-time enrollment is 6,094. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2020 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 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    19,099
  2. Asian
    10,652
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    4,044

The enrolled student population at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is 39.7% White, 22.1% Asian, 8.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.66% Two or More Races, 3.15% Black or African American, 0.444% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.339% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 1,477 students (3.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1391 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 (6,661 degrees awarded). There were 2.25 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2960 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is Other Research & Experimental Psychology (473 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (463 degrees) and Computer Science (378 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 Library Science (126 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (334 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (303 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 Other managers (107,447 people), Postsecondary teachers (93,969 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (92,788 people), Physicians (66,804 people), and Other Physical Scientists (59,634 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Library Science (126 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (334 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (303 degrees), Physical Sciences (635 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (271 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 University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Library Science (126 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (334 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (303 degrees), Physical Sciences (635 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (271 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 (181,306 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (173,621 people), Elementary & secondary schools (98,308 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (81,259 people), and Construction (64,871 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Library Science (126 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (334 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (303 degrees), Physical Sciences (635 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (271 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. 473 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 463 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 378 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 473 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

6,772
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
8,163
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 6,772 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which is 0.83 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (8,163).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 296 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in Computer Science, which is 2.37 times more than the 125 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 364 degrees were awarded to women at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 2.91 times more than the 125 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

66%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 66% 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, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (89.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is Female and Asian (89.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 1.06% of graduates (55 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,661 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    2,960 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,121 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is white (6,661 degrees awarded). There were 2.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2960 degrees).

1.71% of degree recipients (256 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,609 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,052 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    1,659 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is white female (3,609 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,052 degrees).

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Operations

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $3.71B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $208M (5.6%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Washington-Seattle Campus had a total salary expenditure of $6.44B. University of Washington-Seattle Campus employs 890 Professors, 625 Associate professors, and 430 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Male Professors (544), Female Professors(346), and Male Associate professors (322).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are: Business and Financial Operations, with 2008 employees, Research, with 1289 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 973 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.71B
2020 Endowment
0.352%
growth from 2019

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has an endowment valued at about $3.71B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Washington-Seattle Campus grew 0.352% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.41B 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. $1.08B - Federal
  2. $127M - State
  3. $5.38M - Local

As of 2020, University of Washington-Seattle Campus received $1.08B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $127M from state grants and contracts, and $5.38M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.78B
2020 Salaries
0.358%
decline from 2019

In 2020, University of Washington-Seattle Campus paid a median of $2.78B in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($6.44B) and a 0.358% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.3% growth from 2018 and a 3.09% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$261M
Instructional Salaries
2,051
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Washington-Seattle Campus paid a total of $261M to 2,051 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.39% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
890 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2008 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Washington-Seattle Campus were Professor with 890 employees; Associate professor with 625 employees; and Associate professor with 430 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Washington-Seattle Campus were Business and Financial Operations with 2,008 employees; Research with 1,289 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 973 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was Male Professor with 544 employees, Female Professor with 346 employees, and Male Associate professor with 322 employees.

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

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