2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$10,310

Net Price

83%

Admitted

34%

Enrolled

58%

Graduation Rate

16/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 5,027. In 2021, there were 242 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #4 in Washington and ranks #290 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

242

Total Enrollment

5,027

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Ranking for University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

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#4

Washington Rank

Combining ranking factors for 22 schools that offer psychology degrees in Washington, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus ranks #4.

#290

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of Washington-Tacoma Campus ranks #290.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Social Work.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
General Psychology143
Social Work4752
Total Graduates19052
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 2,233 students applied to the University of Washington-Tacoma Campus. The university admitted 83% and 34% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Washington universities is 8,323. On average, all Washington institutions admit 84% and 25% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of University of Washington-Tacoma Campus students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 75%. Compared to all Washington four or more years colleges, the percentage is 79%.

The overall graduation rate for University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is 58%, compared to 64% for all Washington universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare UW-Tacoma to Washington Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of Washington-Tacoma Campus to the average of all Washington four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

UW-Tacoma

2,233

Applicants

83%

Percent Admitted

34%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

58%

Graduation Rate

WA Colleges

8,323

Applicants

84%

Percent Admitted

25%

Percent Enrolled

79%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

64%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 289 or 80% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 73 or 20% part-time faculty members employed at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 277 or 77%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

UW-Tacoma

16 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

80%

Percent Full-Time

20%

Percent Part-Time

77%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

WA Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

49%

Percent Full-Time

51%

Percent Part-Time

47%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $10,927, and the average cost for books and supplies is $900.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $16,605 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,269.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for University of Washington-Tacoma Campus2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$13,194
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,360
Total Living Expenses$16,554
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$10,927
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$900
Total Undergraduate Expenses$28,381
In-State, Graduate Tuition$16,605
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,269
Total Graduate Expenses$17,874
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is $10,310. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend University of Washington-Tacoma Campus presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$5,854$4,923
$30,001 – $48,000$5,788$5,765
$48,001 – $75,000$8,147$6,325
$75,001 – $110,000$15,007$13,842
$110,001 and more$20,078$18,180
US Department of Education

Compare University of Washington-Tacoma Campus to all Washington universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

UW-Tacoma

$28,381

Cost to Attend

$15,780

Average Financial Aid

87%

Percent Receiving Aid

$10,310

Net Price

WA Colleges

$36,045

Cost to Attend

$15,226

Average Financial Aid

80%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,576

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 516 or 87%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 3,227 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $15,780.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid3,227$15,780
Pell Grants1,907$5,004
Federal Student Loans1,441$6,293
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of Washington-Tacoma Campus to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

UW-Tacoma

3,227

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

1,907

Number of Pell Grants

29%

Pell Grants

1,441

Federal Student Loans

22%

Federal Student Loans

WA Colleges

3,187

Grant or Scholarship Aid

53%

Grants or Scholarships

1,312

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

1,511

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

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