UW Tacoma 2018-19 Facts

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All data is based on Autumn 2018 enrollment.

Enrollment

5,375 total headcount

Faculty

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

Top high schools for entering first-year students

  1. Mt. Tahoma High School
  2. Todd Beamer High School
  3. Thomas Jefferson High School
  4. Kentwood High School
  5. Mountainview High School

Top transfer institutions

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

Demographics

Gender

  • 53% Female
  • 47% Male

Ethnicity

  • 42% Caucasian
  • 21% Asian American
  • 14% Hispanic/Latino
  • 12% African American
  • 5% International students
  • 2% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • 2% American Indian
  • 2% Not indicated
  • 93% in-state residents
  • 82% of students attend full time
  • 56% students whose parents do not have college degrees
  • 73% of students receive financial aid
  • 50% of students eligible for Pell grants
  • 10% of student receive veterans benefits (18% 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 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 298 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