Fast Facts 2017-2018


The University of Washington Bothell is known for providing a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The campus is also distinguished by its focus on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning and community engagement.

Download the 2017-18 Fast Facts as an accessible pdf.


5,995 Total

Total FTE: 5,669

625 (579 FTE)

5,370 (5,090 FTE)

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  1. 30%
    First-Year & Pre-Major Programs
  2. 16%
    School of Business
  3. 5%
    School of Educational Studies
  4. 17%
    School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
  5. 9%
    School of Nursing & Health Studies
  6. 23%
    School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Access and Opportunity

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In fall 2017, 45 percent of incoming first-year students and 41 percent of incoming transfers would be first in their families to earn a four-year degree.

35 percent of incoming first-year students and 32 percent of incoming transfer students are eligible for federal Pell grants.

More than 300 students at
UW Bothell are eligible for veterans benefits.

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94% of incoming first-year students and 92% of incoming transfer students in fall 2017 come from Washington State.



Of the incoming transfers, 86% come from a Washington state community college.

Top Counties of Residence

County icons - Snohomish 27%, King County 57%

Top Five Cities of Residence

  • 15% Seattle |||||||||||||||
  • 8% Bothell ||||||||
  • 7% Lynnwood |||||||
  • 6% Bellevue ||||||
  • 6% Everett ||||||
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  • 76% (18-25)
  • 17% (26-35)
  • 7% (36+)

Student Ethnic Diversity

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1) <1%
American Native or
Alaska Native

2) 26%

3) 6%
Black or African

4) 9%
Hispanic or Latino

5) 10%
(non-resident alien)

6) <1%
Native Hawaiian or
Pacific Islander

7) 6%
Two or more races

8) 2%
Not indicated

9) 40%

Community Engagement

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In 2016-17, UW Bothell students engaged with more than 375 businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government agencies and other community partners where they were able to work on projects that advanced their education and our partners’ goals.

Source: UW Bothell Division of Advancement & External Relations

Economic Impact

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$231.6 million

total impact to the state of Washington

Source: University of Washington 2014 Economic Impact Report

Faculty & Staff

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358 Headcount


359 Headcount

Source: Office of Organizational Excellence & Human Resources

UW Bothell Alumni

#1 for salaries

According to the latest data from the Washington Education Research & Data Center, the median earnings one year post-graduation for undergraduate alumni of all four-year public universities in Washington is $37,900. For UW Bothell alumni, it is $49,474.

Debt free

In 2016-17, 53 percent of undergraduate students and 59 percent of graduate students graduated debt free.

Source: Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

9 out of 10

9 out of 10 UW Bothell alumni live and work in the state of Washington.

All data was provided by the UW Bothell Office of Institutional Research unless otherwise indicated.