University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,694

9.97% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$10,068

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.5%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

45.3%

43,517 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

45,591

88.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

83.9%

4,579 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 Speech Communication & Rhetoric (520 degrees awarded), General Psychology (468 degrees), and General Economics (337 degrees).

In 2016, 13,548 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Washington-Seattle Campus. 55% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (6,584 degrees), 2.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2513 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is $9,694, which is $-16,162 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is $9,694, which is $-16,162 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,068.

In 2016, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,694

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was $9,694. The cost of tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is $-16,162 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$10,068

2016 Value

3.33%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Washington-Seattle Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,068. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Washington-Seattle Campus grew by 3.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,310

Room and Board

$1,206

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was of $11,310 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,206. The cost of room and board increased by 4.4% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

29%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at University of Washington-Seattle Campus received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.33% with respect to 2015, when 43% 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.

2.5%

2015 Default Rate

221

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was 2.5%, which represents 221 out of the 8832 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 43,517 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 18.1% annual growth. Out of those 43,517 applicants, 19,733 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.3% acceptance rate.

There were 45,591 students enrolled at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2016, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 32.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

19,733

Accepted Out of 43,517

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Washington-Seattle Campus was 45.3% (19,733 admissions from 43,517 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 53.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 18.1%, while admissions grew by 0.443%.

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SAT Scores

77%

Submission Percentage

5,016

Scores Submitted

77% of enrolled first-time students at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has a total enrollment of 45,591 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is 40,301 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,290. This means that 88.4% 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 45.4% White, 20.3% Asian, 6.99% Hispanic or Latino, 5.93% Two or More Races, 2.56% Black or African American, 0.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.366% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (20.9%), followed by White Male (20.1%) and Asian Female (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (29.7%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Asian Female (6.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Washington-Seattle Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45,591 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is 40,301 and the part-time enrollment is 5,290. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

2016 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 94%. 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

    20,694

  2. Asian

    9,256

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3,188

The enrolled student population at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is 45.4% White, 20.3% Asian, 6.99% Hispanic or Latino, 5.93% Two or More Races, 2.56% Black or African American, 0.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.366% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 1,152 students (2.53%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1364 more women than men received degrees from University of Washington-Seattle Campus. The majority of degree recipients at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are white (6,584 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2513 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (520 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (468 degrees) and General Economics (337 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 (366 degrees awarded), Library Science (140 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (295 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 Miscellaneous managers (142,117 people), Postsecondary teachers (131,075 people), Architects, except naval (100,013 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (88,350 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (84,692 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (366 degrees awarded), Library Science (140 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (295 degrees), Math & Statistics (504 degrees), and Physical Sciences (528 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 Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (366 degrees awarded), Library Science (140 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (295 degrees), Math & Statistics (504 degrees), and Physical Sciences (528 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 Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (210,567 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (173,075 people), Elementary & secondary schools (169,062 people), Computer Systems Design (107,038 people), and Hospitals (92,743 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Cultural & Gender Studies (366 degrees awarded), Library Science (140 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (295 degrees), Math & Statistics (504 degrees), and Physical Sciences (528 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. 520 degrees awarded

  2. 468 degrees awarded

  3. 337 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 520 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 6,092

  2. 7,456

In 2016, 6,092 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which is 0.817 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,456).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 280 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2 times more than the 140 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 372 degrees were awarded to women at University of Washington-Seattle Campus in Speech Communication & Rhetoric, which is 2.42 times more than the 154 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%

100% Completion Time

84%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 62% 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 (88.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is Female and Asian (88.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 2.84% of graduates (130 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,584 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    2,513 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    879 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is white (6,584 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2513 degrees).

2.41% of degree recipients (326 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    3,497 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    3,087 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    1,463 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Washington-Seattle Campus is white female (3,497 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,087 degrees).

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Operations

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $3.15B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $227M (7.22%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Washington-Seattle Campus had a total expenditure of $4.75B. Of that $4.75B, they spent $2.19B on salaries and $4.75B on benefits.

University of Washington-Seattle Campus employs 800 Professors, 479 Associate professors, and 371 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are Male Professors (535), Female Professors(265), and Male Associate professors (263).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Washington-Seattle Campus are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1782 employees, Research, with 1239 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1000 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.15B

2015 Endowment

7.99%

growth from 2014

University of Washington-Seattle Campus has an endowment valued at about $3.15B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Washington-Seattle Campus grew 7.99% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.88B 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. $999M - Federal

  2. $85.1M - State

  3. $2.58M - Local

As of 2015, University of Washington-Seattle Campus received $999M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $85.1M from state grants and contracts, and $2.58M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$2.19B

Salary Expenditure

$4.75B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Washington-Seattle Campus had a total expenditure of $4.75B. Of that $4.75B, they spent $2.19B on salaries and $4.75B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Washington-Seattle Campus as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$2.19B

2015 Salaries

8.2%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Washington-Seattle Campus paid a median of $2.19B in salaries, which represents 46.2% of their overall expenditure ($4.75B) and a 8.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.97% growth from 2013 and a 3.01% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$215M

Instructional Salaries

1,882

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Washington-Seattle Campus paid a total of $215M to 1,882 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

800 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1782 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Washington-Seattle Campus were Professor with 800 employees; Associate professor with 479 employees; and Associate professor with 371 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Washington-Seattle Campus were Business and Financial Operations with 1,782 employees; Research with 1,239 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,000 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was Male Professor with 535 employees, Female Professor with 265 employees, and Male Associate professor with 263 employees.

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

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