University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,370
2.4% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,620
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.22%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
87.3%
2,026 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
5,329
85.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
58.2%
189 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 (195 degrees awarded), General Psychology (172 degrees), and Information Technology (101 degrees).

In 2019, 1,909 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus. 53.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (827 degrees), 2.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (327 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is $10,370, which is $−11,656 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is $10,370, which is $−11,656 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,620.

In 2019, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% 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-Tacoma Campus was $10,370. The cost of tuition at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is $−11,656 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$10,620
2019 Value
6.07%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Washington-Tacoma Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,620. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Washington-Tacoma Campus grew by 6.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,028
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was of $11,028 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 3.55% 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

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
38%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.49% with respect to 2018, when 67% 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-Tacoma 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-Tacoma Campus received 2,026 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.491% annual decline. Out of those 2,026 applicants, 1,769 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.3% acceptance rate.

There were 5,329 students enrolled at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in 2019, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 37%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,769
Accepted Out of 2,026

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was 87.3% (1,769 admissions from 2,026 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 85.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −0.491%, while admissions grew by 1.55%.

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SAT Scores

89%
Submission Percentage
580
Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus has a total enrollment of 5,329 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is 4,553 students and the part-time enrollment is 776. This means that 85.4% 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 40% White, 19.1% Asian, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, 8.89% Black or African American, 8.22% Two or More Races, 1.24% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.732% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (19.1%), followed by White Female (19%) and Asian Male (11.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (23%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Asian Female (7.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,329 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is 4,553 and the part-time enrollment is 776. This means that 85.4% of students enrolled at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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-Tacoma Campus was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    2,130
  2. Asian
    1,020
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    763

The enrolled student population at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is 40% White, 19.1% Asian, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, 8.89% Black or African American, 8.22% Two or More Races, 1.24% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.732% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 123 students (2.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 141 more women than men received degrees from University of Washington-Tacoma Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is white (827 degrees awarded). There were 2.53 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (327 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is General Computer & Information Sciences (195 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (172 degrees) and Information Technology (101 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 Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (442 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (55 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (27 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-Tacoma Campus are Software developers (516,413 people), Other managers (161,480 people), Social workers, all other (157,005 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (109,941 people), and Computer & information systems managers (107,850 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (442 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (55 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (18 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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Public relations specialists, Architectural & engineering managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (442 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (55 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (18 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 (543,570 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (191,322 people), Elementary & secondary schools (157,857 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (143,805 people), and Individual & family services (108,590 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (442 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (55 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (18 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. 195 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 172 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 101 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was General Computer & Information Sciences with 195 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

884
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,025
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 884 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus, which is 0.862 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,025).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 198 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 2.79 times more than the 71 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 136 degrees were awarded to women at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in General Psychology, which is 3.78 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 40% 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, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 29.6% of graduates (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    827 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    327 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    253 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is white (827 degrees awarded). There were 2.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (327 degrees).

2.3% of degree recipients (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    462 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    365 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    171 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is white female (462 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (365 degrees).

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