University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,189
2.4% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,680
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.702%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
88.3%
1,974 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,794
85.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
54.2%
270 Graduates

About

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is a higher education institution located in Pierce County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus were General Psychology (197 degrees awarded), General Computer & Information Sciences (187 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (102 degrees).

In 2022, 1,859 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus. 56% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (763 degrees), 2.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (353 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is $11,189, which is $−12,807 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is $11,189, which is $−12,807 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,680.

In 2022, 67% of undergraduate students attending University of Washington-Tacoma Campus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 31% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,189
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was $11,189. The cost of tuition at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is $−12,807 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$10,680
2022 Value
3.59%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Washington-Tacoma Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,680. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Washington-Tacoma Campus grew by 3.59%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,194
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was of $13,194 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.64% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
31%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 5.63% with respect to 2021, when 71% 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.
0.702%
2019 Default Rate
49
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was 0.702%, which represents 49 out of the 6984 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 1,974 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11.6% annual growth. Out of those 1,974 applicants, 1,744 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.3% acceptance rate.

There were 4,794 students enrolled at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in 2022.

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 35.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,744
Accepted Out of 1,974

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was 88.3% (1,744 admissions from 1,974 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 82.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11.6%, while admissions declined by −5.78%..

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Enrollment

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus had a total enrollment of 4,794 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is 4,096 students and the part-time enrollment is 698. 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 35% White, 22.3% Asian, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Black or African American, 8.89% Two or More Races, 1.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.897% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (17.1%), followed by White Female (15.9%) and Asian Male (14.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (18.9%), followed by White Female (18.3%) and Asian Female (7.36%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,794 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is 4,096 and the part-time enrollment is 698. This means that 85.4% of students enrolled at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2022 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 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    1,680 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    1,071 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    691 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is 35% White, 22.3% Asian, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Black or African American, 8.89% Two or More Races, 1.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.897% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 113 students (2.36%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 223 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 (763 degrees awarded). There were 2.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (353 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is General Psychology (197 degrees awarded), followed by General Computer & Information Sciences (187 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (102 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (403 degrees awarded), Psychology (197 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (94 degrees).

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 (581,892 people), Physicians (432,445 people), Other managers (342,252 people), Social workers, all other (274,478 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (216,768 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in 2022 are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (403 degrees awarded), Psychology (197 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (94 degrees), Protective Services (101 degrees), and Biology (100 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

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 Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (403 degrees awarded), Psychology (197 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (94 degrees), Protective Services (101 degrees), and Biology (100 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

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 General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (723,569 people), Computer Systems Design (677,928 people), Elementary & secondary schools (655,402 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (535,841 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (440,505 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (403 degrees awarded), Psychology (197 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (94 degrees), Protective Services (101 degrees), and Biology (100 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 197 degrees awarded
  2. 187 degrees awarded
  3. 102 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was General Psychology with 197 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

818
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,041
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 818 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus, which is 0.786 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,041).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 184 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 3.35 times more than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 156 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in General Psychology, which is 3.8 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 45% 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, 60% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is Female and Black or African American (72.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.11% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    763 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    353 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    247 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is white (763 degrees awarded). There were 2.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (353 degrees).

2.15% of degree recipients (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    424 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    339 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    181 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is white female (424 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (339 degrees).

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Operations

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus employs 110 Associate professors, 97 Assistant professors and 58 Professors. Most academics at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are Female Associate professor (58), Male Associate professor (52), and Female Assistant professor (50).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are: Business and Financial Operations, with 67 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 59 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 58 employees.

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
110 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
67 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus were Associate professor with 110 employees, Assistant professor with 97 employees, and Professor with 58 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus were Business and Financial Operations with 67 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 59 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was Female Associate professor with 58 employees, Male Associate professor with 52 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 50 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus.

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