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IPEDS ID: 236577
OPE ID: 00378800
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Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997
General information:  (206) 281-2000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  4,270 (3,366 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Free Methodist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty206171
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$28,965$30,339$32,067$33,8135.4%
Books and supplies$942$942$999$1,0262.7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,817$9,081$9,492$9,8674.0%
Off Campus
Room and board--$9,492$9,8674.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$41,567$43,195$45,447$47,6744.9%
Off Campus$29,907$31,281$45,447$47,6744.9%
Off Campus with Family$29,907$31,281$35,694$37,5405.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid177197%————
Grant or scholarship aid76797%$14,689,242$19,152
Federal grants25532%$1,435,985$5,631
Pell grants25132%$1,057,492$4,213
Other federal grants8110%$378,493$4,673
State/local government grant or scholarships28736%$1,542,135$5,373
Institutional grants or scholarships76296%$11,711,122$15,369
Student loan aid55370%$4,537,552$8,205
Federal student loans55069%$3,906,797$7,103
Other student loans749%$630,755$8,524
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,01393%$53,846,212$17,871
Pell grants1,01931%$4,120,975$4,044
Federal student loans2,16667%$15,780,168$7,285
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$24,151$26,047$25,990
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$19,356$20,405$17,532
$30,001 – $48,000$19,331$20,462$19,524
$48,001 – $75,000$22,142$23,488$23,246
$75,001 – $110,000$24,713$26,589$28,425
$110,001 and more$29,300$30,566$32,199
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment4,270
Undergraduate enrollment3,366
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment216
Graduate enrollment904
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 34%
Female: 66%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 10%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 65%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 56%
Out-of-state: 44%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 42%
Part-time: 58%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants5,1651,6013,564
Percent admitted72%70%73%
Percent admitted who enrolled21%22%20%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading520630
SAT Math510610
SAT Writing500620
ACT Composite2328
ACT English2229
ACT Math2327
  • We did not collect the ACT Writing score.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 85%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 77 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 69%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 60%
6-year: 74%
8-year: 76%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 71%
Female: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 71%
Asian: 66%
Black or African American: 67%
Hispanic/Latino: 74%
White: 69%
Two or more races: 87%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
European Studies/Civilization0--
Latin American Studies2--
Category total2--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General11--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology0--
Physiology, General27--
Category total50--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-29-
Business/Commerce, General698-
Finance, General0--
Management Information Systems, General210-
Category total9347-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric66--
Category total66--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst3--
Category total3--
Art Teacher Education0--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-100
Curriculum and Instruction-33-
Education, General2336
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-20
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--4
Mathematics Teacher Education0--
Reading Teacher Education-9-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education019-
Secondary Education and Teaching-73-
Social Science Teacher Education0--
Special Education and Teaching, General8--
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other-0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-11-
Category total3116010
Computer Engineering, General1--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering17--
Engineering Science0--
Engineering, General4--
Category total22--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-9-
English Language and Literature, General28--
Category total289-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General21--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General0--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General21--
Human Development and Family Studies, General4--
Category total46--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0--
French Language and Literature2--
German Language and Literature0--
Russian Language and Literature1--
Spanish Language and Literature0--
Category total8--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other15--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-26-
Music Therapy/Therapist2--
Nursing Administration-27-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse69--
Category total8653-
History, General12--
Category total12--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies4--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies8--
Category total12--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General1--
Mathematics and Statistics, Other0--
Mathematics, General10--
Category total11--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General1--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science9--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management4--
Category total14--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies0--
Category total12--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General6--
Physical Sciences1--
Physics, General5--
Category total12--
Clinical Psychology--9
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-227
Psychology, General74110
School Psychology--0
Category total743316
Social Sciences
Development Economics and International Development16--
Economics, General12--
Political Science and Government, General35--
Social Sciences, Other0--
Urban Studies/Affairs1--
Category total98--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology0--
Pastoral Studies/Counseling1--
Religious Education20--
Theology/Theological Studies112-
Category total326-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1--
Art/Art Studies, General10--
Design and Visual Communications, General19--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4--
Interior Design6--
Music, General23--
Visual and Performing Arts, Other0--
Category total63--
Grand total77530826
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
All Track Combined4856
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 9/1/1933 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels7/31/2004 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics9/1/1991 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/17/2006 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/30/1998 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/30/1998 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1970 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools5/22/1964 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft111
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate3.4%2.4%
Number in default3523
Number in repayment1,028928
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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