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Fast Facts 2022-2023

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  • Number of programs offered at UW across all three campuses: 474
  • Number of degrees offered at UW across all three campuses: 845
  • 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: 6.3%
  • Percent of entering freshmen are first generation four-year degree seeking students: 27%
  • Percent of undergraduate students that transferred from a Washington State community college: 17%
  • Number of undergraduate students that transferred from a Washington State community college: 7,052


Undergraduate tuition and fees for Washington Residents: $12,242


Annual Budget: $9.49 Billion

General Operating Fund supporting the University’s academic mission: $1.24 Billion


Tuition Revenue & State Funds as % of Total

Fiscal Year State Funding Tuition Funding
2003 66% 34%
2023 38% 62%

Total Enrollment

Enrollment by campus location and degree level

Student Level Seattle Bothell Tacoma Total
Undergrad 33,300 5,213 4,103 42,616
Grad/Prof 16,222 545 711 17,478
Total 49,522 5,758 4,814 60,094

% of Undergraduate students across three campuses: 71%

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


Enrollment by ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity % of all students
White 36%
Asian 24%
International 15%
Hispanic/Latino 9%
Two or More Races 7%
Not Indicated 5%
Black/African American 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native <1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander <1%

% of students that are Underrepresented Minorities: 17%

Undergraduate enrollment by residential status

Residential Status % of Undergraduates
Resident 73%
Non-Resident 15%
International 11%

Number of states represented at the UW: 50

Number of Washington counties represented at the UW: 38 of 39

Degrees Awarded 2021-22

Degrees awarded by campus location and degree level

Student Level Seattle Bothell Tacoma Total
Bachelor 8,648 1,794 1,472 11,914
Master 4,576 240 369 5,185
Doctorate 776 0 1 777
Professional 584 0 0 584
Total 14,584 2,034 1,842 18,460

STEM Students

% of all students in STEM majors: 48%

% of all students in Non-STEM majors: 52%

Degrees earned by academic year

Academic Year % of all degrees earned that were STEM
2012-13 38%
2013-14 40%
2014-15 31%
2015-16 43%
2016-17 45%
2017-18 45%
2018-19 47%
2019-20 48%
2020-21 50%
2021-22 52%

% of all students in STEM majors that are Female: 48%

% of all students in STEM majors that are Male: 52%

Pride Points 2022-23

Affordability and Access

  • In 2020-21, 66% of all UW undergraduates graduate with no known debt, and those who borrowed still graduated with less debt than the national average.
  • In 2021-22, 23% of UW undergraduates were eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding. As of the most recent data (2021–22), more than 10,400 UW undergraduates received Pell Grants.
  • In 2021-22, 26% of UW undergraduates from Washington (approximately 8,100) 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 50,000 students across the UW’s three campuses have received support from the program.
  • In 2021-22, about 60% of UW undergraduates received some form of financial aid, approximately $450 million.
  • In 2021-22, the UW awarded more than $110 million in institutional grants and scholarships to Washington residents.
  • In 2021-22, approximately 14,500 UW students received funds from the Washington College Grant.

Awards and Honors

  • The UW is one of the best universities in the world, ranked No. 6 globally and No.2 among U.S. public institutions by U.S. News &World Report, and No. 17 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 10 subjects placed in the top 10 in subject rankings.
  • The UW has been home to 7 Nobel Prize winners; 19 MacArthur Fellows; 196 members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; and 193 fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • The UW was recognized by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge as one of the most engaged campuses for student voting nationally.

Research and Service

  • The UW receives more federal research dollars than any other U.S .public university; in FY22, the UW received $1.67 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 1991, CoMotion at the UW has helped launch 271 companies. These spinoffs have raised over $8.6 billion in funding, with $5.2 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 No. 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 2022 list.