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Fast Facts 2023-2024

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  • Number of programs offered at UW across all three campuses: 473
  • Number of degrees offered at UW across all three campuses: 846
  • 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: 19.3%
  • 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: 15%
  • Number of undergraduate students that transferred from a Washington State community college: 6621


Undergraduate tuition and fees for Washington Residents: $12,643


Annual Budget: $10.4 Billion

General Operating Fund supporting the University’s academic mission: $1.3 Billion


Tuition Revenue & State Funds as % of Total

Fiscal Year State Funding Tuition Funding
2004 64% 36%
2024 39% 61%

Total Enrollment

Enrollment by campus location and degree level

Student Level Seattle Bothell Tacoma Total
Undergrad 33,973 5,255 4,027 43,255
Grad/Prof 16,124 561 763 17,448
Total 50,097 5,816 4,790 60,703

% of Undergraduate students across three campuses: 71%

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


Enrollment by ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity % of all students
White 34%
Asian 23%
International 14%
Hispanic/Latino 9%
Two or More Races 7%
Not Indicated 7%
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 74%
Non-Resident 15%
International 10%

Number of states represented at the UW: 50

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

Degrees Awarded 2022-23

Degrees awarded by campus location and degree level

Student Level Seattle Bothell Tacoma Total
Bachelor 8,434 1,651 1,447 11,532
Master 4,765 206 326 5,267
Doctorate 870 0 16 886
Professional 594 0 0 594
Total 14,663 1857 1,789 18,309

STEM Students

% of all students in STEM majors: 49%

% of all students in Non-STEM majors: 51%

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%
2022-23 53%

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

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

Pride Points 2023-24

Affordability and Access

  • In 2022-23, 68% of all UW undergraduates graduate with no known debt, and those who borrowed still graduated with less debt than the national average.
  • In 2022-23, 22% of UW undergraduates were eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding. As of the most recent data (2022–23), more than 9600 UW undergraduates received Pell Grants.
  • In 2022-23, 22% of UW undergraduates from Washington (approximately 6800) 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 60,000 students across the UW’s three campuses have received support from the program.
  • In 2022-23, about 64% of UW undergraduates received some form of financial aid, approximately $450 million.
  • In 2022-23, the UW awarded more than $120 million in institutional grants and scholarships to Washington residents.
  • In 2022-23, approximately 13,700 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. 18 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 2023 Best Graduate School rankings, where 15 programs and over 25 specialities placed in the top 10.
  • The UW has been home to 7 Nobel Prize winners; 19 MacArthur Fellows; 201 members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; and 202 fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • In 2022-23, the UW was recognized as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students and Scholars. Ten UW students received Fulbright awards and 8 faculty members were named Fulbright Scholars.
  • The UW was ranked third in the nation among public universities on the Washington Monthly 2023 National University Rankings, which ranks schools based on their contribution to the public good.

Research and Service

  • The UW receives more federal research dollars than any other U.S .public university; in FY23, the UW received $1.87 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 spinoffs have raised over $8.7 billion in funding, with $4.1 billion secured over the past 5 years alone. As of July 2023, there are 110 active UW spinoffs with over 1,000 employees.
  • The UW is ranked the No. 1 most innovative public university in the world by Reuters, which examines scholarly articles and patent applications.
  • Over 40 UW-affiliated experts are included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list from Clarivate. The annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated signficiant influence in their field through the publication of multiple highly-cited papers during the last decade.