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Seattle University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Seattle, Washington. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

589 Master's Degrees
287 Doctor's Degrees

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Seattle University Rankings

According to our 2023 analysis, Seattle U is ranked #186 out of 1,069 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Seattle U has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#102 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Seattle U.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Multilingual Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Clinical & Counseling Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Law Enforcement & Firefighting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#128 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Seattle U has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#24 Best Nursing Schools College Factual
#28 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools College Factual
#40 Best Education Schools College Factual
#48 Best Health Professions Schools College Factual
#94 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual
#122 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Seattle University?

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Contact details for Seattle U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122-4340
Phone: 206-296-6000
Website: www.seattleu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/seattleu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/seattleu

Seattle University Graduate Student Diversity

2,806 Graduate Students
66% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,806 graduate students at Seattle U, 34% are male and 66% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Seattle University graduate students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 349
Black or African American 185
Hispanic or Latino 282
White 1,350
International Students 248
Other Races/Ethnicities 392

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Seattle University. At this time, 36 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 72 countries are represented at Seattle U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Seattle University

4,624 Took All Classes Online
6,192 Took At Least One Class Online
2,218.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 6,192 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Seattle U has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 10th most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Seattle U

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time graduate tuition at Seattle University was $20,105 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Seattle U is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Multilingual Education #34 #34

Online Affordability Rankings of Seattle U

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time graduate tuition at Seattle University was $14,040 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Seattle U is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Multilingual Education #4 #4
Education #74 #44

Online Growth Rankings of Seattle U

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Seattle University was 2,218.8%. This is the #61 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Seattle U regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Seattle U ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Seattle U.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Multilingual Education #1
Education #19

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Seattle University Graduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Law 0 0 198 198
Business Administration & Management 26 117 0 143
Computer Science 70 46 0 116
Nursing 3 0 75 78
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 51 0 51
Student Counseling 0 50 0 50
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 12 37 0 49
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 39 0 39
Public Administration 6 32 0 38
Educational Administration 0 21 8 29
Applied Mathematics 0 29 0 29
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 8 19 0 27
Accounting 6 20 0 26
Social Work 0 20 0 20
Theological & Ministerial Studies 1 13 6 20
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 16 0 16
General Psychology 0 16 0 16
Health & Physical Education 0 15 0 15
Arts & Media Management 0 14 0 14
Entrepreneurial Studies 10 0 0 10
Computer Software & Applications 10 0 0 10
Finance & Financial Management 9 0 0 9
Civil Engineering 0 8 0 8
Legal Research 0 8 0 8
Marketing 7 0 0 7
Mechanical Engineering 0 6 0 6
Multilingual Education 0 5 0 5
International Business 3 1 0 4
Allied Health Professions 4 0 0 4
Special Education 0 3 0 3
Teaching English or French 0 3 0 3
Computer Engineering 1 0 0 1
Health/Medical Prep Programs 1 0 0 1
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 177 589 287 1,053

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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