The Institute of Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma was launched in 2001 through a combination of state and private investments. The Institute was created to rapidly develop high-technology academic programs to serve the state of Washington. The strong support from private citizens, corporations, and the community has contributed to building facilities, classrooms, and labs. These contributions have greatly enhanced what the state funding can provide in support of the Institute’s degree programs.
The Institute serves as the home for computer science, computer engineering, and information technology programs. Through innovative partnerships with area companies, the Institute helps students gain practical experience to meet continually changing industry needs. The Institute also provides services to attract and support students from diverse educational, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
The mission of the Institute of Technology is to provide the highest quality computing, engineering, science, and technology education for a diverse population and engage in research and innovation that benefits the community by fostering social mobility and economic development.
The Institute of Technology is a unique public-private partnership in higher education that serves as a catalyst for generating energy and interest in computing science and engineering disciplines by:
Addressing the need for well-educated bachelor’s and master’s-level computing and engineering professionals in numbers sufficient to support and fuel the growth of Washington’s high-tech industries.
Providing Washington citizens access and opportunity to prepare for, and advance in, outstanding and rewarding technology careers.