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City University of Seattle Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on City University of Seattle? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors CityU offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is City University of Seattle Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

City University of Seattle was awarded 12 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, CityU is ranked #1,292 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

CityU also holds the #22 spot on the Best Colleges in Washington ranking.

See all of the rankings for City University of Seattle.

Is It Hard to Get Into CityU?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that City University of Seattle has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about City University of Seattle admissions.

City University of Seattle Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at CityU is an impressive 9 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at City University of Seattle is 8%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  8 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at City University of Seattle

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at CityU is 13%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at City University of Seattle.

Excellent Overall Diversity at CityU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 928 undergraduates at CityU with 235 being full-time and 693 being part-time.

CityU Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 93.45 out of 100, CityU is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  93.45 out of 100
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How Much Does City University of Seattle Cost?

The overall average net price of CityU is $23,557. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CityU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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.

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How Much Money Do CityU Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from CityU make around $46,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future CityU graduates since it is 17% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at City University of Seattle make the most money.

Location of City University of Seattle

City University of Seattle is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Seattle, Washington. Seattle is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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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

City University of Seattle Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 27 majors graduated from City University of Seattle. Of these students, 201 received undergraduate degrees and 368 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 119 $47,000
General Education 13 $41,200
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 10 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 10 NA
Human Services 9 NA
Computer Information Systems 8 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6 NA
Information Technology 5 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 3 NA
Accounting 3 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at City University of Seattle along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CityU

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,490 students took at least one online class at City University of Seattle. This is a decrease from the 1,521 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,490 611
2016-2017 1,521 606
2015-2016 958 838
2014-2015 2,347 1,364
2013-2014 1,400 840

Learn more about online learning at City University of Seattle.

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