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This designation recognizes the Master of Science in Information Systems program at CityU as an academic program equipped to meet the rising demands of cybersecurity.

MAY 7, 2019 – Seattle, WA – The National Security Agency (NSA), in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), designated the Master of Science in Information Security program at City University of Seattle (CityU) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) program through 2024.

The NSA and DHS jointly sponsor the CAE-CDE program to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure through promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and to produce professionals with cyber defense expertise. All regionally accredited two-year, four-year, and graduate level institutions in the United States are eligible to apply for this designation.CityU accepting CAE-CDE designation.

In 2018-2019, cybersecurity skills topped the list of Enterprise Strategy Group’s (ESG) annual global survey of IT professionals – 53 percent of survey responses reported a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills at their organization. The cybersecurity skills gap will not be resolved anytime soon. Recent estimates predict as many as 3.5 million unfilled positions in the industry by 2021.

“City University of Seattle is committed to maintaining the highest quality cyber defense education to produce career-ready graduates,” said Scott Carnz, Ed.D., provost of City University of Seattle – which is currently ranked No. 28 in Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs by U.S. News & World Report. “This designation demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our curriculum continues to meet educational standards in an evolving industry.”

CAE-CDE designation assures that academic programs are equipped to meet the increasing demands of cybersecurity. Designation is based on colleges offering robust degree programs and close alignment to specific cyber-security-related knowledge units (KUs), validated by top subject matter experts in the field.

CityU officials, accepted their designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) at the 2019 CAE Executive Leadership Forum, in Pensacola, Florida.

About City University of Seattle

City University of Seattle is a private, nonprofit university that has a rich heritage as one of the first Pacific Northwest universities to participate in distance and online education. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities through the doctoral level and offers more than 60 online, on-site and performance-based academic and certificate programs. CityU has ranked in the national top 50 “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” by U.S. News & World Report from 2013-2019. Annually, CityU serves more than 6,000 students worldwide and has an established tradition and commitment to personalized education. The priority is to treat each student as an individual with the care and service that is the hallmark of CityU. In-country, students can take classes in Seattle, Everett, Renton, Tacoma, at JBLM, or in Vancouver, Washington. Globally, CityU has partnerships with institutions in eight countries. For more information, visit CityU.edu.

About National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program. The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise. For more information, visit https://www.nsa.gov/resources/students-educators/centers-academic-excellence/.

25% Tuition Scholarship for Art Institute Students

We are saddened to hear of the announced closures of Art Institute campuses. Our hearts go out to AI students impacted. To show our support, City University of Seattle is offering a 25% tuition scholarship to students transferring from any AI campus.

As a private, nonprofit university, CityU is working diligently to map out credit alignments, in addition to the tuition scholarship, to provide a seamless transition for students who wish to continue their education immediately. CityU can help students enroll for the Spring term, which starts in April.

The University has been working diligently to map out credit alignments, specifically for the B.S. in Culinary Arts Management and B.S. in Fashion Marketing & Management, which transfer into CityU’s B.A. in Management program.

Representatives from CityU will be participating in information fairs being held Tuesday and Wednesday by WSAC on behalf of the affected students. The information fairs will take place at the Art Institute of Seattle campus, and offer impacted students a chance to learn more about CityU programs, the tuition scholarship and other credit alignment opportunities.

CityU has been part of the Seattle community since 1973 and has ranked in the national top 50 “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” by U.S. News & World Report from 2013-2019. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities through the doctoral level and offers more than 60 online, onsite and performance-based programs.

Impacted students can work with CityU’s admissions and enrollment teams to initiate courses for the Spring term, which begins in early April. To learn more, students can submit an online information request or contact us directly at 1.888.422.4898 or advising@CityU.edu.

About City University of Seattle:

City University of Seattle is a private, nonprofit university dedicated to serving working adults and transfer students. CityU has ranked in the national top 50 “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” by U.S. News & World Report from 2013-2019. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities through the doctoral level and offers more than 60 online, onsite and performance-based programs. CityU’s primary campus is located in downtown Seattle, Washington, and the university has multiple sites throughout Western Washington, Canada and abroad.

City University of Seattle is the first higher education institution to partner with the Washington Bankers Association to provide credit alignment opportunities that support professional and leadership development in the banking sector

City University of Seattle is offering a credit alignment program for banking employees that substantially reduces the cost and time to complete a business degree. City University of Seattle is the first and only university in the state to align the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) professional development training, offered nationwide to banking professionals, into industry-relevant degree programs. Through a unique partnership with the ABA’s regional association, City University of Seattle is providing university credit for forms of banking education provided by the Washington Bankers Association (WBA). The credit alignment program aligns with the University’s mission to support workforce development through education.

The banking finance sector consists of 1,741 bank branches, which is 2.5 times the number of Starbucks in Washington state, according to data compiled by the WBA. With 83 WBA-member banks representing 88,000+ direct and indirect employees, the credit alignment opportunity has the potential to contribute significantly to local economies by encouraging ongoing professional and leadership development in the financial sector, while addressing retention and advancement opportunities. In addition to credit alignment that can reduce the time to degree completion by as much as a year, employees from affiliated banking associations will receive a 15 percent tuition scholarship toward a degree at City University of Seattle. To learn more, visit info.CityU.edu/partnerships/wba.

“We are pleased to give banking professionals an opportunity for professional development that can help them complete a business degree or MBA, or even a doctorate in business administration,” said Randy C. Frisch, President of City University of Seattle. “We believe that this program will help recruit and retain leaders in the financial sector. It is a tremendous opportunity for a young professional to grow quickly in the finance field.”

City University of Seattle is an affiliate of the National University System, a network of accredited nonprofit, private universities that is expanding its nationwide effort to assess prior training and education, which includes identifying competency-based and prior-learning approaches. National University System higher education institutions, which include National University, City University of Seattle, John F. Kennedy and Northcentral University, have established credit policies and workforce partnerships, many of which include a scholarship component, with Boeing, YMCA, and numerous public safety agencies.

“The National University System, though each of its affiliated higher education institutions, is dedicated to creating academic pathways that offer our lifelong learners opportunities to advance their professional goals,” said Chris Graham, Vice Chancellor of External Relations for the National University System. “We are very pleased and excited to support this partnership between City University of Seattle and the Washington Bankers Association.”

Currently, the credit alignment through City University of Seattle and the ABA has identified 20 ABA courses that can be applied toward the following business degrees at City University of Seattle: Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Management and an Associate.

“Known for leading the banking industry as a premier provider of advocacy, education and services, WBA is proud to provide this exciting opportunity to our employees,” said Glen Simecek, President & CEO of the Washington Bankers Association. “Through this program, we hope to bring tremendous value not only to our employees, but also to the communities of our financial institutions, family-owned and community-banks.”

City University of Seattle has served the non-traditional student for over 40 years with programs that are uniquely geared to address the needs of working adults by combining the academic rigor of top-tier graduate programs with the convenience of a flexible format.

About City University of Seattle
City University of Seattle is a private, nonprofit university dedicated to serving working adults and transfer students. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities through the doctoral level and offers more than 60 online, onsite and performance-based programs. CityU’s primary campus is located in downtown Seattle, Washington, and the university has multiple sites throughout Western Washington, Canada and abroad. Cityu.edu

About WBA
Washington Bankers Association (WBA) was founded by bankers in 1889 and was incorporated in 1970. WBA represents commercial banks operating in every county of the state, ranging in size from large multi-state financial institutions to smaller, family-owned and community-based banks. More than 97 percent of all commercial bank deposits in the state of Washington are held in WBA-member banks.

About the National University System
National University System was established to meet the emerging challenges and demands of education in the 21st century. The System is uniquely aligned to connect a diverse population of students to a network of innovative educational programs that are relevant to their lives, careers, and the marketplace and are delivered in a format that respects competing life priorities. The affiliates of the System include National University; John F. Kennedy University; City University of Seattle; Northcentral University; and the Division of Pre-College Programs. The System also includes the national Sanford Programs: Sanford Harmony and Sanford Inspire, which provides educators with comprehensive lesson plans and activities to support PreK-12 student development and success; and the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy, which offers educational and training programs for frontline nonprofit fundraisers. For more information, visit nusystem.org.

We are saddened to hear of the announced closures of Education Corp Institutions and Art Institute (Portland). We are also aware that Art Institute (Seattle) may soon close its doors.

As a community of higher education professionals, it is CityU’s desire that all displaced students find their right institution to complete their degrees. We understand that your education is important to you and don’t want your time and money to have gone wasted – and with CityU, you know they won’t.

Continue with CityU this spring. There is still time to apply for spring and begin classes in early April. With your success in mind, CityU has dedicated enrollment advisors ready to help you finish your degree. Request information or contact us directly at 1.888.422.4898 or advising@CityU.edu to continue your educational journey with us.

About City University of Seattle:

City University of Seattle is a private, nonprofit university dedicated to serving working adults and transfer students. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities through the doctoral level and offers more than 60 online, onsite and performance-based programs. CityU’s primary campus is located in downtown Seattle, Washington, and the university has multiple sites throughout Western Washington, Canada and abroad.

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Best Online Bachelors Programs 2019January 15, 2019 – SEATTLE – U.S. News & World Report announced its annual rankings of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and City University of Seattle was ranked among the best in the nation for the seventh consecutive year, placing at 33. In addition, CityU was the only private university in Washington State ranked in the top 50 this year.

The list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs is developed to help prospective students see which schools may be right for them. According to U.S. News & World Report’s ranking methodology, the majority of students in this ranking are working professionals in their 20s to 40s looking to advance in or change their careers. This directly aligns with CityU’s primary focus of serving working adults and transfer students.

“The flexibility of our online programs makes it possible for working adults to return to school for another degree without having to sacrifice their full-time jobs,” said Randy C. Frisch, president of City University of Seattle. “Our students finish their programs in large part because of our faculty who are scholar-practitioners. Our faculty teach. They aren’t mentors or coaches, they practice their discipline during the day and teach at night or on weekends. This ranking recognizes City University’s flexible scheduling and our outstanding faculty.”

City University of Seattle has a history of developing innovative education practices to meet the needs of its students, and is committed to helping them complete their programs. The university offers online bachelor’s degrees in subjects including management, cybersecurity, applied psychology, and project management. CityU’s consistent top 50 ranking among the best online bachelor’s programs affirms the university’s efforts of providing the best student experience possible.

The university was also ranked #28 in the nation for the Best Online Information Technology Programs.

In addition to the online bachelor’s programs, CityU was ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online MBA Programs for the fifth consecutive year. The MBA is one of the most popular degree programs the university offers, and this ranking underscores that success.

You can view the complete list of Best Online Programs and the methodologies on the U.S. News & World Report website.

About City University of Seattle:

City University of Seattle is a private, nonprofit university dedicated to serving working adults and transfer students. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities through the doctoral level and offers more than 60 online, onsite and performance-based programs. CityU’s primary campus is located in downtown Seattle, Washington, and the university has multiple sites throughout Western Washington, Canada and abroad.

City University of Seattle will recognize 1,251 graduates worldwide, including 570 students attending the university’s 43rd annual commencement ceremony June 16 at 1 p.m. in Key Arena.

About the graduates

CityU will confer an estimated one associate degree, 212 bachelor’s degrees, 352 master’s degrees and five doctoral degrees. The university will recognize 14 students with President’s Honors (for eligible master’s degree candidates with GPAs of 3.90 or higher) and 30 with Latin Honors (for eligible bachelor’s degree candidates who attain the following requisite GPAs: a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher – summa cum laude, a cumulative GPA of 3.80 or higher – magna cum laude, a cumulative GPA of 3.70 or higher – cum laude).

Commencement student speakers

Kim Nguyen, who is earning a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, and Charles Smith, who is earning a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology, will be student speakers at this year’s ceremony.

Additional information

The CityU commencement ceremony will be streamed live. The commencement webpage features ceremony details for graduates and guests. You can also follow the events on social media with #CityUGrad.

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CityU Enactus 2018 National CompetitionA team of City University of Seattle students placed fourth out of 444 schools nationally in the Enactus United States National Exposition on May 22 in Kansas City, Missouri, making them the first team from the Seattle area to ever rank in the national final four.

At the competition, the team of CityU students showcased the social entrepreneurial work they’ve done this academic year on their signature projects:

  • Fertilives: The students partnered with Rainier School, which provides training to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to help the school develop organic compost from recycled food waste so that the school can produce and sell it and use the proceeds to help run the organization. Additional community partners include Operation: Sack Lunch and Orchard Supply Hardware.
  • One Text Away: The students helped provide local homeless individuals a phone number to text to receive information about jobs, shelter, food and clothing from social services via SMS. Community partners include: Chief Seattle Club, FareStart, Mary’s Place, Millionair Club Charity, Tom Douglas Restaurants and ZipWhip.
  • The Green Energy Center: The students designed a smokeless stove that provides a way to cook food while generating electricity through thermal energy to support under-resourced communities in places like Puerto Rico, Guatemala and Gabon, Africa. Partners include: Duwamish Industrial Innovation Center, Enactus University of Puerto Rico Humacao, Global Alliance of Clean Cookstoves Guatemala and Jiko Power.

The students had advanced from the Western Regional competition in San Bruno, California, in April. The national competition was made up of 86 schools, and the team advanced through semifinals into the final four where they competed and placed fourth.

The 10 students on the CityU Enactus competition presentation team represented eight different countries: Australia, China, India, Mongolia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.

“Seeing all the hard work we’ve done recognized was an unbelievable feeling,” said City University of Seattle Enactus President Sophia Haccou.

About City University of Seattle Enactus

CityU Enactus is a student organization that brings together college students, academic professionals and industry leaders to focus on a shared mission of creating a more sustainable world through entrepreneurship. Learn more at www.cityu.edu/discover-cityu/student-services/enactus/

About City University of Seattle

City University of Seattle is a private, nonprofit university dedicated to serving working adults and transfer students. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities through the doctoral level and offers more than 60 online, onsite and performance-based programs. CityU’s primary campus is located in downtown Seattle, Washington, and the university has multiple sites throughout Western Washington, Canada and abroad. Learn more at www.cityu.edu.

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Best Online Bachleor's Programs 2018 U.S. News logoJanuary 9, 2018 – SEATTLE – U.S. News & World Report announced its annual rankings of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and City University of Seattle was ranked among the best in the nation for the sixth consecutive year, placing at 31. In addition, CityU was the only private university in Washington State ranked in the top 50 this year.

The list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs is developed to help prospective students see which schools may be right for them. According to U.S. News & World Report’s ranking methodology, the majority of students in this ranking are working professionals in their 20s to 40s looking to advance in or change their careers. This directly aligns with CityU’s primary focus of serving working adults and transfer students.

“The flexibility of our online programs makes it possible for working adults to return to school for another degree without having to sacrifice their full-time jobs,” said Randy C. Frisch, president of City University of Seattle. “Our students finish their programs in large part because of our faculty who are scholar-practitioners. Our faculty teach. They aren’t mentors or coaches, they practice their discipline during the day and teach at night or on weekends. This ranking recognizes City University’s flexible scheduling and our outstanding faculty.”

City University of Seattle has a history of developing innovative education practices to meet the needs of its students, and is committed to helping them complete their programs. The university offers online bachelor’s degrees in subjects including management, cybersecurity, applied psychology, and project management. CityU’s consistent top 50 ranking among the best online bachelor’s programs affirms the university’s efforts of providing the best student experience possible.

In addition to the online bachelor’s programs, CityU was ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online MBA Programs for the fourth consecutive year. The MBA is one of the most popular degree programs the university offers, and this ranking underscores that success.

The university was also ranked among the Best Online Graduate Business Programs, and Best Online Graduate Information Technology Programs.

You can view the complete list of Best Online Programs and the methodologies on the U.S. News & World Report website.

About City University of Seattle:

City University of Seattle is a private, nonprofit university dedicated to serving working adults and transfer students. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities through the doctoral level and offers more than 60 online, onsite and performance-based programs. CityU’s primary campus is located in downtown Seattle, Washington, and the university has multiple sites throughout Western Washington, Canada and abroad.

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Media contact: Courtney Wendel-Stevenson
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Military Friendly logoSEATTLE, Dec. 6, 2017 – In recognition of City University of Seattle’s recruitment and support of military students, the university was named a 2018 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media.

CityU is committed to serving military members and their families. The university offers reduced military tuition, credit for prior learning experience, and partners with organizations dedicated to aiding service members.

“CityU is proud to serve those who have served, are still serving and their families,” said Lana Lee, CityU’s senior director of military and community college relations. “We love working with service members and veterans as they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our campuses and classrooms.”

The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by Ernst & Young.

This year, more than 1,300 schools nationwide participated with 849 earning the designation. Final ratings were determined by combining schools’ survey scores with the assessment of institutions’ ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students and, specifically for student veterans.

About City University of Seattle

City University of Seattle is a private, nonprofit university dedicated to serving working adults and transfer students. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities through the doctoral level and offers more than 60 online, onsite and performance-based programs. CityU’s primary campus is located in downtown Seattle, Washington, and the university has multiple sites throughout Western Washington, Canada and abroad.

About Victory Media

Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. Victory Media and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or any federal government entity.

City University of Seattle has proudly partnered with universities in Mexico since 2005 to provide unique educational opportunities for students. One such opportunity is the Summer in Seattle integrated study abroad program, and July 14, CityU is welcoming 76 participants through the program.

Summer in Seattle is open to students enrolled in CityU’s management, business administration, applied psychology, English Language Program and doctoral programs through the following institutions:

  • Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior (CETYS) Universidad with campuses in Mexicali, Tijuana, and Ensenada
  • Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) in Monterrey
  • Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (UASLP), in San Luis Potosí
  • Universidad Popular Autónoma de Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) in Puebla
  • Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas (UAT) in Tamaulipas

The program lasts for three and a half weeks and gives students the opportunity to take three face-to-face courses for their degree programs, as well as tour premier companies in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, students have the option to travel to Seattle this summer and to the university’s partner institution in Prague next summer, offering them a truly global education. This summer, more than 45 students from Mexico are in Prague.

During the program, students stay in the university’s residence hall in South Lake Union, and have the chance to participate in fun social events including attending a Seattle Sounders match and a Seattle Mariners game.

One of the participants of the program in summer 2016 had this to say:

“The city is impressive and I am really amazed by Seattle. It is a big city with lots of things to do and see. At first, three weeks seemed like too much, but as time went by, time became so short. To me, learning about the culture is one of the most important things I can do when visiting other places. The people of Seattle are educated and treated us well.” – Andrea González, UANL

To learn more about CityU’s partnerships in Mexico and abroad, please visit the CityU website.

About City University of Seattle:

City University of Seattle is a private, nonprofit university dedicated to serving working adults and transfer students. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities through the doctoral level and offers more than 60 online, onsite and performance-based programs. CityU’s primary campus is located in downtown Seattle, Washington, and the university has multiple sites throughout Western Washington, Canada and abroad.

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