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IPEDS ID: 377564
OPE ID: 00379801
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University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, Washington 98402-3100
General information:  (253) 692-4400
Website:  www.tacoma.uw.edu/
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  5,354 (4,554 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
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
5%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty28391
Instructional27288
Research and public service113
Total graduate assistants-6
Instructional-1
Research-5
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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state$11,905$10,831$11,046$11,2611.9%
Out-of-state$34,209$34,869$35,610$36,6422.9%
Books and supplies$1,206$825$825$9009.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,833$10,230$10,650$11,0283.5%
Other$3,789$3,789$3,789$3,7890.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,833$10,230$10,650$11,0283.5%
Other$3,789$3,789$3,789$3,7890.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,789$3,789$3,789$3,7890.0%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
On Campus$27,733$25,675$26,310$26,9782.5%
Off Campus$27,733$25,675$26,310$26,9782.5%
Off Campus with Family$16,900$15,445$15,660$15,9501.9%
Out-of-state
On Campus$50,037$49,713$50,874$52,3592.9%
Off Campus$50,037$49,713$50,874$52,3592.9%
Off Campus with Family$39,204$39,483$40,224$41,3312.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
In-state tuition$15,510
In-state fees$1,134
Out-of-state tuition$27,801
Out-of-state fees$1,134
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid147083%————
Grant or scholarship aid41273%$5,048,550$12,254
Federal grants25445%$1,153,020$4,539
Pell grants25445%$1,099,455$4,329
Other federal grants15427%$53,565$348
State/local government grant or scholarships22339%$1,727,854$7,748
Institutional grants or scholarships37165%$2,167,676$5,843
Student loan aid17932%$918,521$5,131
Federal student loans17531%$802,990$4,589
Other student loans71%$115,531$16,504
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,971$36,918,185$12,426
Pell grants2,001$9,351,943$4,674
Federal student loans1,756$12,000,263$6,834
  • 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 paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$8,539$8,674$9,292
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$5,178$4,435$6,582
$30,001 – $48,000$6,302$4,330$6,281
$48,001 – $75,000$7,863$5,995$6,287
$75,001 – $110,000$15,078$14,209$16,000
$110,001 and more$21,289$17,714$19,601
  • 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 (lower of in-district or in-state), 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 2018
Total enrollment5,354
Undergraduate enrollment4,554
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment861
Graduate enrollment800
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 88%
Part-time: 12%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 20%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 40%
Two or more races: 9%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 71%
25 and over: 29%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 96%
Out-of-state: 3%
Foreign countries: 1%
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: 58%
Part-time: 42%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 83%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 (2018-2019): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,0369031,133
Percent admitted86%83%87%
Percent admitted who enrolled37%43%33%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT60392%
ACT8213%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing490600
SAT Math490590
ACT Composite1623
ACT English1524
ACT Math1622
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: 81%
Part-time students: 76%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 41 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 58%
(*) 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 2010]
4-year: 50%
6-year: 60%
8-year: 62%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 46%
6-year: 58%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
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: 53%
Female: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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: 33%
Asian: 61%
Black or African American: 67%
Hispanic/Latino: 64%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 14%
White: 59%
Two or more races: 75%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 55%
Non-resident alien: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • 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 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 62%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 56%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 64%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 60%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 42%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 82%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 83%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 82%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 75%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 79%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 74%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
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.
  • 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.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-9-
Category total-9-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization5--
Asian Studies/Civilization0--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other28--
Category total33--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences, General13--
Category total13--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting6529-
Business Administration and Management, General8819-
Finance, General56--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General44--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-1-
Category total25349-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies92--
Category total92--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General20451-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-26-
Information Technology8924-
Category total293101-
Education
Education, General0201
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-7-
Elementary Education and Teaching-35-
Secondary Education and Teaching-12-
Category total0741
Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0--
Category total0--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Writing, General19--
Category total19--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2--
Category total2--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services Administration40--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse10021-
Category total14021-
History
American History (United States)6--
Asian History0--
European History12--
History, General3--
History, Other7--
Category total28--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science74d--
Category total74d--
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General29--
Category total29--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies2--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies26--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0--
Category total28--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics12--
Category total12--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies9--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General354-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other00-
Category total444-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science41--
Environmental Studies21--
Category total62--
Psychology
Psychology, General141--
Category total141--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work5149-
Category total5149-
Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-16-
Political Economy0--
Social Sciences, Other52--
Urban Studies/Affairs47--
Category total9916-
Grand total1,4133231
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 391
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 59
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 19
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 3
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: $9,465
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $14,095
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,977
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,450
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: 73%
Part-time students: 25%
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.
  • No accreditation data reported for this institution.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling001
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery110
Aggravated assault200
Burglary001
Motor vehicle theft101
Arson001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate2.8%2.5%2.7%
Number in default251221245
Number in repayment8,7468,8328,999
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)