Fast Facts 2018-2019

Fast Facts 2018 - 2019

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 2018-19 Fast Facts as an accessible PDF file. 

Return on Investment


UW Bothell ranks No. 2. in the nation for public colleges that provide the greatest return on investment.

Source: CNBC Make It

#1 for salaries

UW Bothell alumni earned the “best ROI” among all alumni from Washington state colleges, making $609,000 more in 20 years than high school graduates do. The national average is around $225,000.


Debt free

In 2017-18, 59 percent of undergraduate students and 55 percent of graduate students graduated debt-free.

Source: Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships


5,989 Total

Total FTE: 5,606

578 (503 FTE)

5,411 (5,103 FTE)

pie chart of school size breakdown
  1. 29%
    First-Year & Pre-Major Programs
  2. 16%
    School of Business
  3. 4%
    School of Educational Studies
  4. 16%
    School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
  5. 9%
    School of Nursing & Health Studies
  6. 26%
    School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Access and Opportunity

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In fall 2018, 50 percent of incoming first-year students and 39 percent of incoming transfers would be first in their families to earn a four-year degree.

40 percent of incoming first-year students and 33 percent of incoming transfer students are eligible for federal Pell grants.

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

Circle - 800 incoming first-year students99% of incoming first-year students and 99% of incoming transfers in fall 2018 come from Washington state.

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

Almost 9 out of 10 UW Bothell alumni live and work in the state of Washington. Source: UW Alumni Association

Top Counties of Residence

County icons - Snohomish 27%, King County 57%

Top Five Cities of Residence

  • 14% Seattle ||||||||||||||
  • 7% Bothell |||||||
  • 7% Lynnwood |||||||
  • 6% Bellevue ||||||
  • 6% Everett ||||||
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  • 77% (18-25)
  • 17% (26-35)
  • 6% (36+)

Student Ethnic Diversity

pie chart of student ethnic diversity

1) <1%
American Native or
Alaska Native

2) 29%

3) 6%
Black or African American

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) 37%

Community Engagement

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Each year, UW Bothell students work with more than 375 businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government agencies and other community partners and 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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357 Headcount


371 Headcount

Source: Office of Organizational Excellence & Human Resources


Sustainability - fish drawing

The shared UW Bothell/Cascadia College campus was one of the first in the nation to be Salmon-Safe certified in 2008 — and was recently recertified in 2018.

green honor- leafts

For the second year in a row, UW Bothell has been included on the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll.

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As part of Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct Program, UW Bothell will be eligible in 2021 to purchase 100 percent of its energy from dedicated, local, renewable energy resources for the following 15 years.

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