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

Total undergrads: 2,444

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 222

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,400

Graduate enrollment: 521


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

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


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 – 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
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3100
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,329
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 58%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,644 (87% 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: $11,639
Out-of-state Tuition: $38,340
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 83%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $10,994

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 43
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 24
Education 14
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 21
History 5
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 32
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 31
Grand total 3817

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,639
Out-of-state $38,340
Books and supplies $900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $19,467
Out-of-state $33,708

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 515 83%
Grant or scholarship aid 427 69% $10,994
Student loan aid 214 34% $4,944

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,021 66% $11,906
Federal student loans 1,711 38% $6,467

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,026 886 1,140
Percent admitted 100% 85% 89%
Percent admitted who enrolled 32% 34% 31%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
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 2020

Total Enrollment 5,329
Undergraduate enrollment 4,588
Graduate enrollment 741

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:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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.

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