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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:  2,113 (774 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
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
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 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty29414
Instructional29414
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average tuition and fees for academic year2019-2020
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$13,120
Fees$0
Graduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$11,430
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1271$1,923,649$7,098
Pell grants171$603,485$3,529
Federal student loans199$1,790,136$8,996
  • 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 2018-2019, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment2,113
Undergraduate enrollment774
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment144
Graduate enrollment1,339
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 21%
Part-time: 79%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 10%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 52%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 15%
25 and over: 85%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 73%
Out-of-state: 27%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 15%
Part-time: 85%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 44%
Enrolled in some distance education: 41%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 15%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 20%
Enrolled in some distance education: 42%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 38%
Undergraduate application fee (2019-2020): $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:
Full-time students: 75%
Part-time students: 22%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
  • Interpret data with caution. City University of Seattle is a degree completion institution serving nontraditional, working adult students. As such, very few first-time, full-time students attend.
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.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 33%
(*) 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:
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 0%
6-year: 0%
8-year: 0%
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 40%
6-year: 40%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2011 or Fall 2013
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: 40%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 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:
Black or African American: 0%
White: 50%
Non-resident alien: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Interpret data with caution. Graduation rates are based on first-time, full-time students. City University of Seattle is a degree completion institution serving nontraditional, working, adult students, and thus had very few first-time, full-time students in this report year.
  • 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 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a certificate: 100%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 21%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 51%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 96%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 39%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 4%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 42%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 51%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 48%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • 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-3d0d--2d
Business Administration and Management, General0d111d164d-0d-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other---4d--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-----2d
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other-----1d
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management--3d---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-----1d
Organizational Leadership--13d---
Project Management-8d17d-6d8d
Category total0d122d197d4d6d14d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General-0d----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-0d----
Category total-0d----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other-0d----
Computer and Information Sciences, General-8d----
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-3d8d---
Computer Science-0d15d---
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications----16d-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other-2d----
Category total-13d23d-16d-
Education
Adult and Continuing Education Administration--1d---
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching--14d---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--1d---
Curriculum and Instruction--82d---
Education, General-13d----
Education, Other--1d---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs--3d---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General---7d-30d
Elementary Education and Teaching--15d---
Reading Teacher Education--1d---
Superintendency and Educational System Administration-----6d
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor----9d15d
Category total-13d118d7d9d51d
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services Administration--4d---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-10d----
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-----8d
Category total-10d4d--8d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science-4d----
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-2d----
Category total-6d----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies15d3d----
Category total15d3d----
Psychology
Applied Psychology-10d----
Counseling Psychology--15---
Category total-10d15---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-9d----
Category total-9d----
Grand total15186357113173
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, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 129
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 109
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 79
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 10
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: $11,316
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,340
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,980
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,431
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
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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 Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • 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 Year201620152014
Default rate4.7%7.0%5.0%
Number in default284333
Number in repayment589613659
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)