Seattle University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$50,328
3.75% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$35,412
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.565%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
85.2%
7,934 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
7,121
77.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
74.3%
727 Graduates

About

Seattle University is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Seattle University were Registered Nursing (232 degrees awarded), General Psychology (90 degrees), and General Finance (89 degrees).

In 2022, 2,496 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Seattle University. 62.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,123 degrees), 2.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (413 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Seattle University is $50,328, which is $26,332 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Seattle University is $50,328, which is $26,332 more 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 $35,412.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending Seattle University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$50,328
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Seattle University was $50,328. The cost of tuition at Seattle University is $26,332 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$35,412
2022 Value
3.43%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Seattle University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,412. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Seattle University grew by 3.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,035
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Seattle University was of $13,035 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Seattle University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.23% with respect to 2021, when 93% 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.
0.565%
2019 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Seattle University was 0.565%, which represents 9 out of the 1592 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

Seattle University received 7,934 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.09% annual growth. Out of those 7,934 applicants, 6,756 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.2% acceptance rate.

There were 7,121 students enrolled at Seattle University in 2022. 24% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Seattle University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
6,756
Accepted Out of 7,934

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Seattle University was 85.2% (6,756 admissions from 7,934 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 82.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.09%, while admissions declined by −3.65%..

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SAT Scores

24%
Submission Percentage (2022)
240
Scores Submitted (2022)

24% of enrolled first-time students at Seattle University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Seattle University had a total enrollment of 7,121 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Seattle University is 5,489 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,632. This means that 77.1% of students enrolled at Seattle University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Seattle University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.6% White, 20.4% Asian, 12.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.14% Two or More Races, 5.58% Black or African American, 0.73% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Seattle University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.6%), followed by Asian Female (15%) and White Male (12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.7%), followed by White Male (13.9%) and Asian Female (10.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Seattle University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,121 students. The full-time enrollment at Seattle University is 5,489 and the part-time enrollment is 1,632. This means that 77.1% of students enrolled at Seattle University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 Seattle University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Seattle University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,750 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    1,450 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    919 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Seattle University is 38.6% White, 20.4% Asian, 12.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.14% Two or More Races, 5.58% Black or African American, 0.73% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.267% 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, 141 students (1.98%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 602 more women than men received degrees from Seattle University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Seattle University is white (1,123 degrees awarded). There were 2.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (413 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Seattle University is Registered Nursing (232 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (90 degrees) and General Finance (89 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Seattle University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (241 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (106 degrees), and Math & Statistics (45 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Seattle University are Social workers, all other (155,537 people), Clergy (110,954 people), Postsecondary teachers (78,313 people), Other managers (77,196 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (67,893 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle University in 2022 are Legal (241 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (106 degrees), Math & Statistics (45 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), and Theology (21 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 Seattle University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Seattle University are Legal (241 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (106 degrees), Math & Statistics (45 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), and Theology (21 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Seattle University are Elementary & secondary schools (211,143 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (143,602 people), Religious organizations (123,932 people), Individual & family services (106,820 people), and Computer Systems Design (94,517 people).

The most specialized majors at Seattle University are Legal (241 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (106 degrees), Math & Statistics (45 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), and Theology (21 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 Seattle University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 232 degrees awarded
  2. 90 degrees awarded
  3. 89 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Seattle University was Registered Nursing with 232 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

947
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,549
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 947 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle University, which is 0.611 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,549).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle University in Computer Science, which is 2.28 times more than the 50 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 196 degrees were awarded to men at Seattle University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.3 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 63% of students graduating from Seattle University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% within 200%.

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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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Seattle University is Male and Black or African American (100% 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, 1.79% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,123 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    413 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    271 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Seattle University is white (1,123 degrees awarded). There were 2.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (413 degrees).

5.29% of degree recipients (132 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    692 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    431 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    265 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Seattle University is white female (692 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (431 degrees).

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Operations

Seattle University has an endowment valued at nearly $285M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−11.9%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Seattle University had a total salary expenditure of 230M. Seattle University employs 199 Associate professors, 158 Assistant professors and 110 Professors. Most academics at Seattle University are Female Associate professor (109), Female Assistant professor (102), and Male Associate professor (90).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seattle University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 170 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 143 employees, and Management with 125 employees.

Endowment

$285M
2022 Endowment
8.56%
decline from 2021

Seattle University has an endowment valued at about $285M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Seattle University declined 8.56% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $238M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $13.7M - Federal
  2. $945k - State
  3. $188k - Local

As of 2022, Seattle University received $13.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $945k from state grants and contracts, and $188k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$122M
2022 Salaries
6.04%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Seattle University paid a median of $122M in salaries, which represents 52.8% of their overall expenditure ($230M) and a 6.04% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$48.7M
Instructional Salaries
522
Number of Employees

In 2022, Seattle University paid a total of $48.7M to 522 employees working as instructors, which represents 40% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
199 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
170 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Seattle University were Associate professor with 199 employees, Assistant professor with 158 employees, and Professor with 110 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seattle University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 170 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 143 employees, and Management with 125 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Seattle University was Female Associate professor with 109 employees, Female Assistant professor with 102 employees, and Male Associate professor with 90 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Seattle University.

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