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City University of Seattle Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about City University of Seattle, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is City University of Seattle Ranked?

Value Badge

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, 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

CityU is ranked #1,292 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 23 colleges in Washington, CityU is ranked at #22.

See all of the rankings for City University of Seattle.

Is It Hard to Get Into CityU?

Acceptance Rate

City University of Seattle has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Learn more about City University of Seattle admissions.

City University of Seattle Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at CityU it is much better at 9 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus 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 807 undergraduates at CityU with 175 being full-time and 632 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

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.

Get more details about paying for City University of Seattle.

How Much Money Do CityU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from CityU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $46,500 in their early years. 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 located in Seattle, Washington. The location of CityU is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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 21 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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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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Notes and 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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