City University of Seattle
Seattle, WA 98121


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 1,874
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 108 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


City University of Seattle has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, City University of Seattle's tuition was $16,748 for all students regardless of residency (37.5% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Student Body

In Fall 2016, City University of Seattle has enrolled a total of 1,874 students (327 students full-time and 1,547 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,874 students, 151 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 46% men and 54% women and 725 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,149 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 838 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Race/ethnicity unknown: 51%

White: 20%

Non-resident alien: 17%

Black/African American: 5%

Hispanic: 3%

Asian: 2%

Two or more races: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 9 largest majors offered at City University of Seattle.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 59% 1,124 372
Education 29% 559 169
Psychology 3% 63 13
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 33 5
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 2% 29 5
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 1% 18 0
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 0% 4 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 0% 2 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 0% 2 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of City University of Seattle full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of City University of Seattle graduates 6 years after enrollment is $23,000. Last year, out of the total 717 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 516 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 812 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 609 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $23,000 $29,000
Employment Rate 72% 75%
Total Graduates 717 812

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of City University of Seattle.

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1.3 mile away
Pinchot University
1.3 mile away
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7.6 mile away
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8.9 mile away