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City University of Seattle is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Seattle, Washington. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

22 Undergraduate Degrees
176 Graduate Degrees

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City University of Seattle Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

CityU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Teaching Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Teaching Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CityU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Teaching English or French Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Teaching English or French Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Teaching English or French Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards CityU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Highest Paid General Education Graduates College Factual
#45 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual
#214 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Course Advisor

Where Is City University of Seattle?

Location of City University of Seattle

Contact details for CityU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 521 Wall Street, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 888-422-4898
Website: www.cityu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/City-University-of-Seattle/83606903869
Twitter: http://twitter.com/cityu

How Do I Get Into CityU?

You can apply to CityU online at: www.cityu.edu/applications-overview/undergraduate-application/

City University of Seattle has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford City University of Seattle?

50% Take Out Loans
4.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CityU, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $8,000 a year. That adds up to $32,000 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CityU is 4.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

City University of Seattle Undergraduate Student Diversity

175 Full-Time Undergraduates
34% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 807 undergraduate students at CityU, with 175 being full-time and 632 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CityU

There are also 1,153 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 175 full-time undergraduates at CityU, 66% are male and 34% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CityU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of City University of Seattle students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CityU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 57
International Students 54
Other Races/Ethnicities 23

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at City University of Seattle. At this time, 4 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 51 countries are represented at CityU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and Mexico.

Online Learning at City University of Seattle

611 Took All Classes Online
1,490 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 17 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at CityU. In 2017-2018, 1,490 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CityU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of CityU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at City University of Seattle was -0.8%. This is the #1,596 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CityU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CityU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Adult & Continuing Education 43%
Curriculum & Instruction 44%
Curriculum & Instruction 44%
Educational Administration 84%
Elementary Education 33%
General Education 54%
General Education 54%
General Educational Leadership & Administration 84%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 38%
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 38%
Teaching English or French 38%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CityU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at CityU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Adult & Continuing Education Administration #5
Superintendency & Educational System Administration #11
Adult & Continuing Education #27
Other Education #46
Other Education #46
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #47
Student Counseling #53
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor #53
Teaching English or French #54
Reading Teacher Education #68
Elementary Education #94
General Education #105
General Education #105
Curriculum & Instruction #132
Curriculum & Instruction #132
General Educational Leadership & Administration #193
Teacher Education Subject Specific #195
Educational Administration #245
Teacher Education Grade Specific #276

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

City University of Seattle Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 82 0 82
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 30 0 7 37
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 9 0 15 0 0 24
Elementary Education 0 0 0 15 0 15
Adult & Continuing Education 0 0 0 14 0 14
General Education 0 13 0 0 0 13
Superintendency & Educational System Administration 0 0 6 0 0 6
Elementary Special Education 0 0 0 3 0 3
Adult & Continuing Education Administration 0 0 0 1 0 1
Other Education 0 0 0 1 0 1
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 0 1 0 1
Reading Teacher Education 0 0 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 9 13 51 118 7 198

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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