Fast Facts 2020-21

Fast Facts 2020 - 2021

Download the 2020-21 Fast Facts as an accessible PDF file. 

Return on Investment

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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)


6,326 Total

Total FTE*: 5,960

5,664 (5,392 FTE*)

662 (568 FTE*)

*FTE = Full Time Equivalent

pie chart of school size breakdown
  1. 28%
    First Year & Pre-Major Programs
  2. 15%
    School of Business
  3. 4%
    School of Educational Studies
  4. 15%
    School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
  5. 8%
    School of Nursing & Health Studies
  6. 29%
    School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Access and Opportunity

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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.


Circle - 800 incoming first-year students97% 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

County icons - Snohomish 27%25, King County 57%25

Top Five Cities of Residence

  • 14% Seattle ||||||||||||||
  • 8% Bothell ||||||||
  • 7% Everett |||||||
  • 7% Lynnwood |||||||
  • 6% Bellevue ||||||
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  • 78% (18-25)
  • 15% (26-35)
  • 6% (36+)

Student Ethnic Diversity

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1. <1%
American Native or
Alaska Native

2. 32%

3. 7%
Black or African American

4. 10%
Hispanic or Latino

5. 7%
(student visa)

6. <1%
Native Hawaiian or
Pacific Islander

7. 6%
Two or more races

8. 2%
Not indicated

9. 35%

Community Engagement

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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

State Impact

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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.

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$341.8 million

total impact to the state of Washington

Source: University of Washington 2019 Economic Impact Report

Faculty & Staff

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354 Headcount


358 Headcount

Source: Office of Organizational Excellence & Human Resources


Wetlands reeds

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.