University of Washington Tacoma

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School Overview

The University of Washington Tacoma, also referred to as “UW Tacoma”, is one of three University of Washington campuses. The other UW campuses are located in Seattle and Bothell. UW Tacoma is a four-year university located in downtown Tacoma, Washington. UW Tacoma offers undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate degree programs. The university also offers an extensive selection of undergraduate majors in many subject areas including business, nursing, education, information technology, computer science, criminal justice, environmental science, social work, urban studies and interdisciplinary studies. The university offers both day and evening classes for full- and part-time students.

General Information

Admission Office

Campus Box 358400

1900 Commerce Street

Tacoma, WA 98402-3100

(253) 692-4400

(800) 736-7750

Fax: (253) 692-4414



Contact: Derek Levy

Director of Admission and Enrollment Services
Main Address

Campus Box 358430, 1900 Commerce Street

1900 Commerce St.

Tacoma, WA 98402-3100

(800) 736-7750

www.tacoma.washington.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,444

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 222

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,400

Graduate enrollment: 521

Setting

Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 92%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 68%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $6,301 $6,730 $7,653 $8,689 +13.54%
Books and Supplies $1,008 $1,035 $1,035 $1,035 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $7,309 $7,765 $8,688 $9,724 +11.92%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
In-state Tuition $10,870
In-state Student Fees $567
Out-of-state Tuition $24,210
Out-of-state Student Fees $567

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 124 68%
Grant or scholarship aid 87 48% $608,415 $6,993
• Federal grants 42 23% $191,687 $4,564
• Pell grants 42 23% $156,024 $3,715
• Other federal grants 38 21% $35,663 $939
Local and state government scholarships or grants 40 22% $198,377 $4,959
Institutional grants or scholarships 73 40% $218,351 $2,991
Student loan financial aid 58 32% $258,600 $4,459
• Federal student loans 57 31% $251,600 $4,414
• Other student loans 1 1% $7,000 $7,000

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 869 200
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 216 20
Accounting 71
Business Administration and Management, General 43 20
Finance, General 27
Management Science 44
Marketing/marketing Management, General 31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 64 18
Computer and Information Sciences, General 64 18
Education 85
Education, General 85
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 68 24
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 68 24
Human Services, General 40 43
Social Work 40 43
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 428 10
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 428 10
Natural Resources and Conservation 20
Environmental Science 20
Social Sciences 33
Urban Studies/affairs 33
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Systems Analysis B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Computer/Systems Security B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B

History

Public History/Archives B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Ethnic, gender and labor studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Arts, media and culture B
Intercultural/Multicultural/Diversity Studies B
Self and society B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Politics and value B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(253) 692-4400
Website:www.tacoma.uw.edu/
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.tacoma.uw.edu/uwt/admissions/how-apply
Address:1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3100
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:4,987
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):49%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,529 (91% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$10,831
Out-of-state Tuition:$34,869
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:85%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$13,120

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services53
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services22
Education141
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs21
History5
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities3
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies32
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences31
Grand total38151

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Grand total1

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$10,831
Out-of-state$34,869
Books and supplies$825

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$16,344
Out-of-state$28,392

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid38285%
Grant or scholarship aid35078%$13,120
Student loan aid16938%$4,840

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,73370%$13,043
Federal student loans1,68943%$7,403

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Washington-Tacoma Campus. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Washington-Tacoma Campus students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,8788031,075
Percent admitted100%82%85%
Percent admitted who enrolled28%29%28%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment4,987
Undergraduate enrollment4,285
Graduate enrollment702

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus Accreditation

This institution is accredited by

Specialized institution accreditations:

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