UW Tacoma 2019-20 Facts

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All data is based on Autumn 2019 enrollment.

Enrollment

5,352 total headcount

Faculty

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

Top high schools for entering first-year students

  1. Puyallup High School
  2. Kentridge High School
  3. Curtis High School
  4. Mt. Tahoma High School
  5. Kent Meridian High School

Top transfer institutions

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

Demographics

Gender

  • 53% Female
  • 47% Male

Ethnicity

  • 40% Caucasian
  • 19% Asian American
  • 14% Hispanic/Latino
  • 9% African American
  • 8% Two or more indicated
  • 5% International students
  • 1% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • 1% American Indian
  • 3% Not indicated
  • 93% in-state residents
  • 84% of students attend full time
  • 56% students whose parents do not have college degrees
  • 73% of students receive financial aid
  • 45% of students eligible for Pell grants
  • 10% of student receive veterans benefits (17% 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 $50.1 million in financial aid in the 2017-18 academic year.
  • UW Tacoma's overall economic impact to the state of Washington was $313.5 million. (Parker Philips, April 2019)
  • 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 280 students currently live.
  • 50 retail stores, restaurants and office tenants lease almost 120,000 square feet of campus commercial space, generating more than $17 million in annual revenue.

Degrees and majors

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