Fast Facts 2019-20

Fast Facts 2019 - 2020

Download the 2019-20 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 2018-19, 61% of undergraduate students and 54% of graduate students graduated debt-free.

Source: Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships


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.

Source: (2018)


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)


5,936 Total

Total FTE*: 5,583

572 (493 FTE*)

5,364 (5,090 FTE*)

*FTE = Full Time Equivalent

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  1. 29%
    First-Year & Pre-Major Programs
  2. 15%
    School of Business
  3. 4%
    School of Educational Studies
  4. 16%
    School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
  5. 9%
    School of Nursing & Health Studies
  6. 28%
    School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Access and Opportunity

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In fall 2019, 40 percent of incoming first-year students and 43 percent of incoming transfers would be first in their families to earn a four-year degree.

36 percent of incoming first-year students and 34 percent of incoming transfer students are eligible for federal Pell Grants.

More than 350 students at
UW Bothell are eligible for veterans benefits.


Circle - 800 incoming first-year students96% of incoming first-year students and 91% of incoming transfers in autumn 2019 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

  • 14% Seattle ||||||||||||||
  • 8% Bothell ||||||||
  • 7% Bellevue |||||||
  • 6% Lynnwood ||||||
  • 6% Everett ||||||
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  • 79% (18-25)
  • 15% (26-35)
  • 6% (36+)

Student Ethnic Diversity

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1) <1%
American Native or
Alaska Native

2) 30%

3) 7%
Black or African American

4) 10%
Hispanic or Latino

5) 9%
(student visa)

6) 1%
Native Hawaiian or
Pacific Islander

7) 6%
Two or more races

8) 2%
Not indicated

9) 36%

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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353 Headcount


360 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.