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Fast Facts 2021-2022

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  • Number of programs offered at UW across all three campuses: 469
  • Number of degrees offered at UW across all three campuses: 836
  • Average time to degree: 3.8 years
  • Percent of entering freshmen graduating within six years: 83%
  • Percent change in freshmen applications to all three campuses: 11.2%
  • Percent of entering freshmen are first generation four-year degree seeking students: 28%
  • Percent of undergraduate students that transferred from a Washington State community college: 18%
  • Number of undergraduate students that transferred from a Washington State community college: 7,661


Undergraduate tuition and fees for Washington Residents: $12,076


Annual Budget: $8.82 Billion

General Operating Fund supporting the University’s academic mission: $1.17 Billion


Tuition Revenue & State Funds as % of Total

Fiscal Year State Funding Tuition Funding
2002 70% 30%
2022 37% 63%

Total Enrollment

Enrollment by campus location and degree level

Student Level Seattle Bothell Tacoma Total
Undergrad 32,779 5,471 4,339 42,589
Grad/Prof 16,246 598 700 17,544
Total 49,025 6,069 5,039 60,133


% of Graduate/Professional students across three campuses: 29%

% of Undergraduate students across three campuses: 71%

Enrollment by ethnicity

Ethnicity % of all students
White 38%
Asian 23%
International 14%
Hispanic/Latino 9%
Two or More Races 7%
Black/African American 4%
Not Indicated 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native <1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander <1%


% of students that are Underrepresented Minorities: 17%

Enrollment by residential status

Residential Status % of all students
International 12%
Non-Resident 14%
Resident 74%

Number of states represented at the UW: 50

Number of Washington counties represented at the UW: 39 of 39

Degrees Awarded 2020-21

Degrees awarded by campus location and degree level

Student Level Seattle Bothell Tacoma Total
Bachelor 8,385 1,865 1,571 11,821
Doctorate 851 0 19 870
Master 4,293 211 416 4,920
Professional 628 0 0 628
Total 14,157 2,076 2,006 18,239

STEM Students

% of all students in STEM majors: 43%

% of all students in Non-STEM majors: 57%

Degrees earned by academic year

Academic Year % of all degrees earned that were STEM
2010-11 29%
2011-12 31%
2012-13 33%
2013-14 35%
2014-15 36%
2015-16 37%
2016-17 39%
2017-18 39%
2018-19 41%
2019-20 43%
2020-21 43%

% of all students in STEM majors that are Female: 47%

% of all students in STEM majors that are Male: 53%

Pride Points 2020-21 (text only)

Affordability and Access

  • 66% 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, 24% of UW undergraduates were eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding. As of the most recent data (2020–21), more than 10,900 UW undergraduates received Pell Grants—more than at all the Ivy League schools combined.
  • In 2020-21, 28% of UW undergraduates from Washington (approximately 8,900) were eligible for the Husky Promise, which covers the tuition and fees of students with financial need.
  • Since the Husky Promise began in 2007, more than 40,000 students across the UW’s three campuses have received support from the program.
  • In 2020-21, about 54% of UW undergraduates received some form of financial aid, totaling more than $467 million.
  • In 2020–21, the UW is awarding more than $149 million in institutional grants and scholarships to Washington residents.
  • In 2020–21, approximately 14,400 UW students will receive funds from the Washington College Grant.

Awards and Honors

  • The UW is one of the best universities in the world, ranked No. 7 globally and No.2 among U.S. public institutions by U.S. News &World Report, and No.19 globally by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
  • UW’s graduate and professional degree programs were widely recognized as among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate School rankings, and 8 subjects placed in the top 10 in subject rankings.
  • The UW has been home to 7 Nobel Prize winners; 17 MacArthur Fellows; 189 members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; and 193 fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • For the 2020-21 academic year, 4 UW graduate and undergraduate students received Fulbright awards.

Research and Service

  • The UW receives more federal research dollars than any other U.S .public university; in FY21, the UW received $1.77 billion in total research awards (federal and non-federal sources).
  • According to the 2019 UW 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.
  • Since 1990, CoMotion at the UW has helped launch 258 companies. These spinoffs have raised over $7.9 billion in funding, with $4.7 billion secured over the past five years alone.
  • According to TechRepublic, more graduates of the UW than any other U.S. university now work for the world’s largest tech companies.
  • The UW is ranked the 1 most innovative public university in the world by Reuters, which examines scholarly articles and patent applications.
  • Nearly 50 UW-affiliated experts are included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list.