UW Tacoma 2016-17 Facts

All data is based on Autumn 2016 enrollment.

Enrollment

4,987 total headcount

  • 11% First-year
  • 13% Sophomores
  • 62% Juniors, Seniors, 5th year and nonmatricuated
  • 14% Graduate students

Faculty

  • 341 Faculty headcount
  • 18:1 Faculty-student ratio

Top high schools for entering first-year students

  1. Mt. Tahoma High School
  2. Lincoln High School
  3. Todd Beamer High School
  4. Graham Kapowsin High School
  5. Stadium High School

Top transfer institutions

  1. Tacoma Community College
  2. Pierce College
  3. Highline College
  4. Green River College
  5. Olympic College

Demographics

Gender

  • 54% Female
  • 46% Male

Ethnicity

  • 43% Caucasian
  • 21% Asian American
  • 13% Hispanic/Latino
  • 10% African American
  • 6% International students
  • 2% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • 2% American Indian
  • 2% Not indicated
  • 92% in-state residents
  • 82% of students attend full time
  • 64% first-year students whose parents do not have college degrees
  • 73% of students receive financial aid
  • 10% of student receive veterans benefits

Miscellaneous

  • The University of Washington Tacoma is accredited as a unit of the University of Washington by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • UW Tacoma awarded $60.4 million in financial aid in the 2015-16 academic year.
  • UW Tacoma is designated a "vet-friendly campus" by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. It is also rated a "military-friendly school" by MilitaryFriendlySchools.com.
  • The campus consists of 27 buildings on 46 acres with a total of 936,356 square feet of active campus space.
  • UW Tacoma offers on-campus housing at the Court 17 Apartments.
  • There are 31 retail stores and restaurants that lease almost 70,000 square feet of retail space on campus, generating more than $12 million in annual sales.

Degrees and majors

UNDERGRADUATE

Institute of Technology

School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Milgard School of Business

Nursing & Healthcare Leadership

Social Work

Urban Studies