Fast Facts 2020 - 2021
Download the 2020-21 Fast Facts as an accessible PDF file.
Return on Investment
UW Bothell ranks
No. 1 in the nation for public colleges that provide the greatest return on investment.
Source: CNBC Make It (2020)
In 2019-20, 63% of undergraduate students and 68% of graduate students graduated debt-free.
Source: Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
UW Bothell is a Forbes “Best Value College” for 2019 — No. 22 on a list of 300 schools across the nation that are ranked to help students evaluate the return on their investment in higher education.
SmartAsset, a New York-based financial technology company, ranked UW Bothell
No. 2 on its list of Best Value Colleges in the state of Washington.
Source: SmartAsset (2020)
Total FTE*: 5,960
5,664 (5,392 FTE*)
662 (568 FTE*)
*FTE = Full Time Equivalent
First Year & Pre-Major Programs
School of Business
School of Educational Studies
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
School of Nursing & Health Studies
School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Access and Opportunity
In autumn 2020, 41% of incoming first-year students and of incoming transfers would be first in their immediate families to earn a four-year degree.
33% of incoming first-year students and of incoming transfer students are eligible for federal Pell Grants.
More than 400 students at
UW Bothell are eligible for veterans benefits.
97% of incoming first-year students and 88% of incoming transfers in autumn 2020 come from Washington state.
Of the new incoming transfers, 79% come from a Washington state community college.
Top Counties of Residence
Top Five Cities of Residence
- 14% Seattle ||||||||||||||
- 8% Bothell ||||||||
- 7% Everett |||||||
- 7% Lynnwood |||||||
- 6% Bellevue ||||||
- 78% (18-25)
- 15% (26-35)
- 6% (36+)
Student Ethnic Diversity
American Native or
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or
Two or more races
Each year, UW Bothell students work with more than 375 community partners – businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies – on projects that advance their education and support the partners’ goals.
Source: UW Bothell Division of Advancement & External Relations
Nearly 9 out of 10 UW Bothell alumni live and work in the state of Washington, contributing to the dynamic economy and investing in their community.
total impact to the state of Washington
Source: University of Washington 2019 Economic Impact Report
Faculty & Staff
Source: Office of Organizational Excellence & Human Resources
The wetland at UW Bothell is a living laboratory for the study of ecosystems and ecological restoration. The Sarah Simonds Green Conservatory is a greenhouse, classroom and support space for research and public outreach. It houses an herbarium that facilitates studies of conservation, biodiversity and climate change.
All data was provided by the UW Bothell Office of Institutional Research unless otherwise indicated.