FAST FACTS

People

Enrollment and degrees

  • Campuses in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma; 648 degree options across 319 programs
  • Educational and research facilities in Spokane and Friday Harbor, Washington; Rome, Italy; and León, Spain
  • Across all campuses and facilities: 60,400+ students and 4,300+ faculty

ENROLLMENT TRENDS
GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

Honors and awards

Impact

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invested $279 million to help the UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation expand its work over the next decade.
  • The UW launched 77 startups in the last five years — including VICIS, a company developing a safer football helmet.
  • More than 7,000 undergraduates conduct research alongside leading faculty, from engineering labs on campus to remote areas of Alaska and around the world.
  • The UW receives more federal research dollars (.pdf) than any other public university in the nation — in FY20, the UW received $1.63 billion in total research awards
  • According to the 2019 Economic Impact Report, the UW supports or sustains a total of 100,520 jobs — one out of every 37 jobs in the state, with an annual economic impact of $15.7 billion.

Access

  • 74% of UW students are residents of Washington.
  • Approximately 63% of all UW undergraduates graduate with no known debt, and those who borrow still graduate with less debt than the national average.
  • In 2019–20, 31% of UW undergraduates from Washington (approximately 10,100) are eligible for the Husky Promise, which covers the tuition and fees of students with financial need.
  • In 2019–20, 25% of UW undergraduates are eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding. As of the most recent data (2017–18), more than 11,000 UW undergraduates received Pell Grants — more than at all the Ivy League schools combined.

Updated March 2021