Money Magazine ranks UW Bothell as best in state

July 29, 2014
CONTACT: Lisa Hall, 425-352-5461, lhall@uwb.edu

University of Washington Bothell ranked best in state by Money magazine


Bothell, Wash. – The University of Washington Bothell has been ranked number one in the state of Washington in terms of value and quality, according to a new study by Money magazine. The magazine studied 665 colleges on 17 measures including education quality, affordability and career earnings.

Money also ranked UW Bothell No. 10 in a category of the “top 25 best public colleges,” and 37th overall in a list of the best 50 colleges in the nation. The University of Washington Seattle was also listed as one of the top 50, with a ranking of 47.

In the same study, UW Bothell was ranked No. 7 in the category of “colleges that add the most value.” In this category, Money noted UW Bothell “dramatically outperforms its peers on graduation rates and alumni financial success factors.”

UW Bothell and UW Tacoma were established 25 years ago to provide expanded access to the affordable and exceptional University of Washington education experience.

“This is great recognition of the exceptional education that UW Bothell is providing our region and the nation, and a testament to the excellence of our faculty and staff,” says Bjong “Wolf” Yeigh, Chancellor of UW Bothell.

The Money findings confirm a study published in February by the Center for Higher Education Reform that identified UW Bothell as one of 19 colleges in the nation that score well on measures of access, affordability and success.


About UW Bothell: With more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, UW Bothell emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and critical thinking. UW Bothell builds regional partnerships, inspires change, creates knowledge, shares discoveries and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond. For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.