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IPEDS ID: 234915
OPE ID: 01302200
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City University of Seattle
521 Wall Street, Suite 100, Seattle, Washington 98121
General information:  (888) 422-4898
Website:  www.cityu.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
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:  2,052 (991 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
Admissionswww.cityu.edu/admissions-us/
Apply Onlinewww.cityu.edu/applications-overview/undergraduate-application/
Financial Aidwww.cityu.edu/admissions-us/financial-aid/
Net Price Calculatornpc.collegeboard.org/app/cityu?iframe=false
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.cityu.edu/admissions-us/military-students/
Disability Servicesmy.cityu.edu/department/disability-support-services/
Mission Statement
  To change lives for good by offering high quality and relevant lifelong education to anyone with the desire to learn.
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
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
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty33327
Instructional31327
Research and public service20
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average tuition and fees for academic year2021-2022
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$13,658
Fees$0
Graduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$11,812
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2019-2020
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1300$2,258,113$7,527
Pell grants158$529,875$3,354
Federal student loans193$1,636,991$8,482
  • 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.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2019-2020, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2020
Total enrollment2,052
Undergraduate enrollment991
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment130
Graduate enrollment1,061
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 12%
Part-time: 88%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 33%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 39%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 15%
25 and over: 85%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 33%
Out-of-state: 13%
Foreign countries: 49%
Unknown: 6%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2019.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 14%
Part-time: 86%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 50%
Enrolled in some distance education: 37%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 12%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 14%
Enrolled in some distance education: 65%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 21%
Undergraduate application fee (2021-2022): $50
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
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:
Part-time students: 16%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Returned in Fall 2020
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 7%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 7%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 14%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 14%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 9%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 50%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 67%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 10%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 48%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 27%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 18%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 2%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 35%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 3%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 32%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 28%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 39%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 4%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 34%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
AssociateBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-0-00-
Business Administration and Management, General1d-0d81d138d-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-----1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-6d----
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other-0----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management----0d-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-2d----
Organizational Leadership----17d-
Project Management3d3d-3d9d-
Category total4d11d0d84d164d1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General---0--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other---0--
Category total---0--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other0d--1--
Computer and Information Sciences, General---20d--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance---4d7d-
Computer Science---032d-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications0-----
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other---0--
Category total0d--25d39d-
Education
Adult and Continuing Education Administration----0-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching----10d-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services----2-
Curriculum and Instruction----124-
Education, General---11--
Education, Other----0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs----0d-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-17d--024
Elementary Education and Teaching----26d-
Reading Teacher Education----0-
Superintendency and Educational System Administration-2d----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor0d2d----
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education-0--0-
Category total0d21d-11162d24
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services Administration----9d-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management---9d--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-21----
Category total-21-9d9d-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science---0--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies---2d--
Category total---2d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies--3d2d--
Category total--3d2d--
Psychology
Applied Psychology---15d--
Counseling Psychology----30-
Category total---15d30-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General---7d--
Category total---7d--
Grand total453315540425
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2019-2020
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 113
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 99
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 64
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 8
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $9,296
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,553
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,749
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,547
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 75%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution. Data on varsity athletics are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that have an intercollegiate athletics program.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Northwest Commission on Colleges and UniversitiesAccredited since (06/01/1978)04/01/2025
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/148511.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter00
b. Negligent manslaughter00
c. Rape00
d. Fondling00
e. Incest00
f. Statutory Rape00
g. Robbery00
h. Aggravated assault00
i. Burglary00
j. Motor vehicle theft00
k. Arson00
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence00
b. Dating violence00
c. Stalking00
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.00
b. Drug abuse violations00
c. Liquor law violations00
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.00
b. Drug abuse violations00
c. Liquor law violations00
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201820172016
Default rate4.4%6.2%4.7%
Number in default223428
Number in repayment499541589
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)