University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,694

9.97% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$8,539

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.5%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

83.8%

1,878 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,987

83.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

60.1%

125 Graduates

About

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is a higher education institution located in Pierce County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus were General Computer & Information Sciences (204 degrees awarded), General Psychology (165 degrees), and Mass Communication & Media Studies (116 degrees).

In 2016, 1,665 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus. 55.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (819 degrees), 3.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (219 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is $9,694, which is $-10,466 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is $9,694, which is $-10,466 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,539.

In 2016, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% 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-Tacoma Campus was $9,694. The cost of tuition at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is $-10,466 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$8,539

2016 Value

11.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Washington-Tacoma Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,539. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Washington-Tacoma Campus grew by 11.5%.

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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

$10,833

Room and Board

$1,206

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was of $10,833 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,206. The cost of room and board did not change 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

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.94% with respect to 2015, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.

2.5%

2015 Default Rate

221

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Washington-Tacoma 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-Tacoma Campus received 1,878 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 19.1% annual growth. Out of those 1,878 applicants, 1,574 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.8% acceptance rate.

There were 4,987 students enrolled at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in 2016, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 33.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,574

Accepted Out of 1,878

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was 83.8% (1,574 admissions from 1,878 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 82.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 19.1%, while admissions grew by 20.9%.

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SAT Scores

87%

Submission Percentage

462

Scores Submitted

87% of enrolled first-time students at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus has a total enrollment of 4,987 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is 4,147 students and the part-time enrollment is 840. This means that 83.2% of students enrolled at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43% White, 18% Asian, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 8.24% Two or More Races, 7.36% Black or African American, 1.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.702% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (21.3%), followed by White Male (19.5%) and Asian Male (10.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (30.1%), followed by White Male (16.1%) and Asian Female (5.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,987 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is 4,147 and the part-time enrollment is 840. This means that 83.2% of students enrolled at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

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-Tacoma Campus was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Washington-Tacoma Campus had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,146

  2. Asian

    898

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    635

The enrolled student population at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is 43% White, 18% Asian, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 8.24% Two or More Races, 7.36% Black or African American, 1.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.702% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 111 students (2.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 193 more women than men received degrees from University of Washington-Tacoma Campus. The majority of degree recipients at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are white (819 degrees awarded). There were 3.74 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (219 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is General Computer & Information Sciences (204 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (165 degrees) and Mass Communication & Media Studies (116 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (60 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (33 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (332 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-Tacoma Campus are Software developers, applications & systems software (423,472 people), Miscellaneous managers (283,141 people), Social workers (189,508 people), Other Computer Occupations (123,299 people), and Computer programmers (123,084 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are Natural Resources & Conservation (60 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (33 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (332 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (98 degrees), and Communications (116 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-Tacoma Campus are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Financial analysts, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are Natural Resources & Conservation (60 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (33 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (332 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (98 degrees), and Communications (116 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 University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are Computer Systems Design (547,965 people), Elementary & secondary schools (277,248 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (222,927 people), Hospitals (166,010 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (162,597 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are Natural Resources & Conservation (60 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (33 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (332 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (98 degrees), and Communications (116 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-Tacoma Campus.

Most Common

  1. 204 degrees awarded

  2. 165 degrees awarded

  3. 116 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was General Computer & Information Sciences with 204 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 736

  2. 929

In 2016, 736 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus, which is 0.792 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (929).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 188 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 3.03 times more than the 62 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 133 degrees were awarded to women at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in General Psychology, which is 4.16 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%

100% Completion Time

55%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 41% of students graduating from University of Washington-Tacoma Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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 (75.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is Female and Asian (75.9% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 4.8% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    819 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    219 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    145 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is white (819 degrees awarded). There were 3.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (219 degrees).

5.41% of degree recipients (90 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    444 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    375 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    111 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is white female (444 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (375 degrees).

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Operations

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the N/A fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $N/A (N/A%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

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University of Washington-Tacoma Campus employs 90 Lecturers, 64 Associate professors, and 58 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are Female Lecturers (51), Male Lecturers(39), and Female Associate professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 77 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 56 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

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N/A Endowment

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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. $N/A - Federal

  2. $N/A - State

  3. $N/A - Local

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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Salary Expenditure

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Benefits Expenditure

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

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N/A Salaries

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The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

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Instructional Salaries

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Number of Employees

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This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

90 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

77 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus were Lecturer with 90 employees; Associate professor with 64 employees; and Associate professor with 58 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 77 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Lecturer

  2. Male Lecturer

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was Female Lecturer with 51 employees, Male Lecturer with 39 employees, and Female Associate professor with 35 employees.

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

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