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Driving the Public Good


March 21, 2019

2019 Peace Corps volunteer ranking

University of Washington

The UW ranked No. 5 among large schools on the Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, with 62 alumni currently serving around the world. Source: Peace Corps  


March 8, 2019

2018 LGBT Healthcare Equality Leaders

University of Washington

All four UW Medicine hospitals were named leaders in LGBT health care equality in the Human Rights Campaign 2018 Healthcare Equality Index. Source: Human Rights Campaign


February 26, 2019

Amount of student public service

University of Washington

During the 2016–2017 academic year, 5,621 unique students engaged in university-sponsored public service for 8,069 student-quarters, contributing to a total of 495,152 hours of public service to local, regional and global communities. Source: Office of Research


February 21, 2019

Husky Promise students to-date

University of Washington

Since the Husky Promise began in 2007, more than 40,000 students across the UW’s three campuses have received support from the program. Source: Office of Planning & Budgeting


Number of 2018–19 Husky Promise students

University of Washington

During the 2018–19 academic year, 32 percent of UW undergraduates from Washington (nearly 10,000 students) are eligible for the Husky Promise, which covers the tuition and fees of students with financial need.* Source: Office of Planning & Budgeting *Through a combination of state, federal and UW local funds.


Percentage of first-generation incoming freshmen

University of Washington

Over 32 percent of incoming freshmen from the U.S. will be the first in their families to attain a bachelor’s degree. Half of UW Bothell students and 59 percent of UW Tacoma students are first generation. Source: Office of Planning & Budgeting


November 29, 2018

2018–2019 Pell Grant recipients

University of Washington

In 2018-2019, 26 percent of undergraduates are eligible for Federal Pell Grant Funding. As of the most recent data (2016–2017), more than 11,000 undergraduates received Pell Grants — more than all of the Ivy League Schools combined. Source: The Office of Planning & Budgeting


November 19, 2018

UW Medicine charitable care 2017

University of Washington

UW Medicine provided more than $417 million in uncompensated care in fiscal year 2017. Source: UW Medicine


October 22, 2018

2017-2018 Amount of student debt and borrowing

University of Washington

60 percent of all UW undergraduates graduate with no known debt, and those who borrow graduate with less debt than the national average. Source: Office of the President


August 28, 2018

Time’s MONEY Magazine 2018 Best Colleges For Your Money

University of Washington

TIME’s MONEY Magazine ranked the UW No. 19 on its 2018 list of Best Colleges for Your Money. Source: UW News



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