UW Tacoma 2017-18 Facts

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All data is based on Autumn 2017 enrollment.

Enrollment

5,185 total headcount

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

Faculty

  • 348 Faculty headcount
  • 16:1 Faculty-student ratio

Top high schools for entering first-year students

  1. Todd Beamer High School
  2. Mt. Tahoma High School
  3. Federal Way High School
  4. Thomas Jefferson High School
  5. Stadium High School

Top transfer institutions

  1. Tacoma Community College
  2. Pierce College
  3. Highline College
  4. Green River College
  5. South Puget Sound College

Demographics

Gender

  • 53% Female
  • 47% Male

Ethnicity

  • 42% Caucasian
  • 21% Asian American
  • 14% Hispanic/Latino
  • 11% African American
  • 5% International students
  • 2% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • 2% American Indian
  • 2% Not indicated
  • 93% in-state residents
  • 84% of students attend full time
  • 58% first-year students whose parents do not have college degrees
  • 73% of students receive financial aid
  • 10% of student receive veterans benefits (20% of students are military-affiliated)

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 $49.4 million in financial aid in the 2016-17 academic year.
  • UW Tacoma is designated a "veteran-supportive campus" by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • The campus consists of 22 buildings on 46 acres with a total of 1,001,112 square feet of active campus space.
  • UW Tacoma offers on-campus housing at the Court 17 Apartments where 277 students currently live.
  • 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

See the current list of undergraduate and graduate degrees available at UW Tacoma