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Fast Facts

Fast Facts

Who is CityU?

City University of Seattle is a private nonprofit university accredited through the doctoral level. It is dedicated to serving the working adult and transfer student and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the Top 50 in the country for its online bachelor’s degree programs and is among the top producers of MBAs and teachers in the state of Washington.

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, CityU’s Completion Rate is more than twice the national average.

CityU offers flexible online, onsite and performance-based programs throughout North America, Asia and Europe and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. CityU’s curriculum is informed and taught by professionals who are leaders in their industries and can prepare students for their big meetings tomorrow or their next big career moves.


Mission and Values

We strive to change lives for good by offering high quality and relevant lifelong education to anyone with the desire to learn. At CityU we value:

  • Flexibility – design and deliver programs and services to be convenient to students
  • Accessibility – provide educational opportunities to anyone, anywhere
  • Innovation – continually create new educational opportunities
  • Relevance – teach what can be applied today and tomorrow
  • Global – act local but think global

Who is the CityU Student?

Student Population
Total Headcount 6,755
Full Time 21%
3/4 Time 13%
1/2 Time or Less 66%
Undergraduate 45%
Graduate 39%
Doctorate 4%
Non-degree Seeking 12%
U.S. International Students 629 (9% of student population)
Veterans & Military Students 468 (7% of student population)

Student Enrollment by Location

United States 64%
Canada 12%
Europe 10%
Mexico 7%
Asia 7%

43 States represented
11 Countries represented

Average Age by Location

United States 35
Canada 36
Europe 25
Mexico 21
Asia 25

Enrollment by Instruction Delivery Mode

In Person 32%
Online 31%
Hybrid 16%
Performance Based 8%
Other* 13%

*Internships and practica

2014 Student Borrowing Trends

% of Undergrads Borrowing 38.3%
Average Undergrad Loan Amount $6,831
3-Year Cohort Default Rates
CityU 5.0%
National Average 11.5%

Student Success Information

Undergraduate year-to-year retention 67%
Graduate year-to-year retention 85%
Bachelor’s degree graduation rate 49%
Master’s degree graduation rate 59%

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