University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,629
2.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$10,113
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.19%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
86%
1,985 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
5,364
84.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
60.3%
251 Graduates

About

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is a higher education institution located in Pierce County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus were General Computer & Information Sciences (182 degrees awarded), General Psychology (164 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (137 degrees).

In 2020, 1,939 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus. 55.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (835 degrees), 2.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (335 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is $10,629, which is $−11,901 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is $10,629, which is $−11,901 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,113.

In 2020, 69% of undergraduate students attending University of Washington-Tacoma Campus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,629
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was $10,629. The cost of tuition at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is $−11,901 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$10,113
2020 Value
4.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Washington-Tacoma Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,113. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Washington-Tacoma Campus grew by 4.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,748
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was of $11,748 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 6.53% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
35%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

69% of undergraduate students at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.55% with respect to 2019, when 66% 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.
2.19%
2018 Default Rate
181
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was 2.19%, which represents 181 out of the 8271 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 1,985 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.02% annual decline. Out of those 1,985 applicants, 1,708 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86% acceptance rate.

There were 5,364 students enrolled at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in 2020, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 36.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,708
Accepted Out of 1,985

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was 86% (1,708 admissions from 1,985 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 87.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.02%, while admissions declined by −3.45%.

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SAT Scores

81%
Submission Percentage
503
Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus has a total enrollment of 5,364 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is 4,516 students and the part-time enrollment is 848. This means that 84.2% 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 38.6% White, 19.9% Asian, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.4% Black or African American, 8.5% Two or More Races, 1.34% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.783% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (19%), followed by White Male (17.3%) and Asian Male (11.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.9%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Asian Female (7.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,364 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is 4,516 and the part-time enrollment is 848. This means that 84.2% of students enrolled at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2020 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 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
  1. White
    2,069
  2. Asian
    1,068
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    808

The enrolled student population at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is 38.6% White, 19.9% Asian, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.4% Black or African American, 8.5% Two or More Races, 1.34% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.783% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 115 students (2.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 205 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 (835 degrees awarded). There were 2.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (335 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is General Computer & Information Sciences (182 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (164 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (137 degrees).

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 (447 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (50 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (22 degrees).

Workforce

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 (446,938 people), Social workers, all other (230,040 people), Other managers (213,626 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (156,857 people), and Computer occupations, all other (122,026 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (447 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (50 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (22 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (91 degrees), and Psychology (164 degrees).

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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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (447 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (50 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (22 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (91 degrees), and Psychology (164 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

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 Computer Systems Design (541,558 people), Elementary & secondary schools (453,260 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (272,981 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (270,128 people), and Individual & family services (218,745 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (447 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (50 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (22 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (91 degrees), and Psychology (164 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 182 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 164 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 137 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus was General Computer & Information Sciences with 182 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

867
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,072
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 867 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus, which is 0.809 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,072).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 186 degrees were awarded to men at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 3 times more than the 62 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 130 degrees were awarded to women at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in General Psychology, which is 3.82 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 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, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is Male and Black or African American (80% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.59% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    835 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    335 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    228 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is white (835 degrees awarded). There were 2.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (335 degrees).

2.58% of degree recipients (50 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    453 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    382 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    171 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is white female (453 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (382 degrees).

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