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City University of Seattle Overview

City University of Seattle is a private not-for-profit institution located in Seattle, Washington. The city atmosphere of Seattle makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is City University of Seattle Known For?

232 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students at CityU may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
  • Students at CityU have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at CityU.
  • In 2017-2018, 8% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, CityU bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $46,500 a year. That's about 14% more than their peers at other schools.

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City University of Seattle Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

CityU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#214 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CityU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Teaching English or French Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Education Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Teaching English or French Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Best Value Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#119 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards CityU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Teaching Undergraduate Certificate Schools Teaching Degree Search
#3 Highest Paid General Education Graduates College Factual
#45 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual
#69 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#142 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is City University of Seattle?

Location of City University of Seattle

Contact details for CityU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 521 Wall Street, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 888-422-4898
Website: www.cityu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/City-University-of-Seattle/83606903869
Twitter: http://twitter.com/cityu

How Do I Get Into CityU?

You can apply to CityU online at: www.cityu.edu/applications-overview/undergraduate-application/

As long as you submit the requested materials to City University of Seattle when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford City University of Seattle?

50% Take Out Loans
4.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CityU, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $8,000 a year. That adds up to $32,000 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CityU is 4.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

City University of Seattle Undergraduate Student Diversity

175 Full-Time Undergraduates
34% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 807 undergraduate students at CityU, with 175 being full-time and 632 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CityU

There are also 1,153 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 175 full-time undergraduates at CityU, 66% are male and 34% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CityU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of City University of Seattle students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CityU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 57
International Students 54
Other Races/Ethnicities 23

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at City University of Seattle. At this time, 4 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 51 countries are represented at CityU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and Mexico.

Online Learning at City University of Seattle

611 Took All Classes Online
1,490 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 17 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at CityU. In 2017-2018, 1,490 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CityU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 9th most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of CityU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at City University of Seattle was -0.8%. This is the #2,254 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CityU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CityU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 20%
Business Administration & Management 33%
Business, Management & Marketing 33%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 32%
Computer & Information Sciences 54%
Computer Science 93%
Computer Systems Networking 44%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 83%
Curriculum & Instruction 44%
Education 54%
Educational Administration 84%
General Education 54%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 83%
Human Services 89%
Information Technology 77%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 6%
Liberal Arts General Studies 6%
Other Business, Management & Marketing 50%
Psychology 32%
Public Administration & Social Service 89%
Public Health 75%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 38%
Teaching English or French 38%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CityU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at CityU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Communication & Journalism (Other) #8
Other Business, Management & Marketing #34
Other Education #46
Human Services #47
Computer Science #52
Student Counseling #53
Teaching English or French #54
Computer Systems Networking #56
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #70
Public Health #96
Communication & Media Studies #102
General Education #105
Information Technology #125
Curriculum & Instruction #132
Communication & Journalism #154
Computer Information Systems #186
Teacher Education Subject Specific #195
Psychology #207
Public Administration & Social Service #213
Educational Administration #245
Teacher Education Grade Specific #276
Accounting #290
Health & Medical Administrative Services #340
Criminal Justice & Corrections #408
Computer & Information Sciences #414
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #463

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

City University of Seattle Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 6 119 8 197 4 334
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 82 0 82
Educational Administration 0 0 0 36 1 7 44
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 29 0 29
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 10 0 15 0 25
Teaching English or French 0 9 0 15 0 0 24
Liberal Arts General Studies 15 0 3 0 0 0 18
Computer Systems Networking 0 16 0 0 0 0 16
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 15 0 15
Information Technology 0 0 5 0 8 0 13
General Education 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Human Services 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Computer Information Systems 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 8 0 0 8
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Accounting 0 0 3 2 0 0 5
Public Health 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Special Education 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Marketing 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Other Education 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 15 31 186 73 357 11 673

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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