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 students.

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 6,367
Full Time 19%
3/4 Time 12%
1/2 Time or Less 69%
Undergraduate 41%
Graduate 40%
Doctorate 4%
Non-degree Seeking 15%
U.S. International Students 495 (8% of student population)
Veterans & Military Students 418 (7% of student population)

United States 62%
Canada 14%
Europe 6%
Mexico 10%
Asia 8%

46 States represented

United States 37
Canada 36
Asia 25
Europe 26
Mexico 22
In Person 24%
Online 29%
Hybrid 20%
Performance Based 1%
Other* 26%

*Internships and practica

Undergraduate year-to-year retention 67%
Graduate year-to-year retention 81%
Bachelor’s degree graduation rate 48%
Master’s degree graduation rate 57%

Rates are calculated from all CityU campuses. For more granular data, please refer to the interactive table below.

Student Program Graduation Rate 2017 Retention Rate 2018 Retention Rate 2019 Retention Rate 2020 Retention Rate
B.A. in Management 47% 63% 57% 63% 76%
B.S in Business Administration 53% 55% 62% 55% 84%
M.S in Project Management 54% 70% 57% 58% 64%
Master of Business Administration 69% 65% 60% 61% 85%

Graduation Rates in USA-Canada by
Academic Year of Entry and First-Term GPA

CityU Historical Success Rates
2.8 or Lower 2.81 – 3.3 3.31 – 3.6 3.61 or Higher No GPA
2016 52% of 92 students 50% of 72 students 48% of 69 students 44% of 102 students 43% of 54 students
2017 39% of 77 students 25% of 73 students 38% of 90 students 32% of 96 students 28% of 68 students
2018 29% of 38 students 24% of 37 students 34% of 35 students 24% of 58 students 31% of 29 students

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