University of Washington - Tacoma Campus

Tacoma, WA 98402
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University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is one of the thirty-five public 4-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in an urban area, in Tacoma.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 5,162 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 588 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 447 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 76%). Every year 58% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

UWT's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $9,909, and fees were $1,137. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $34,473 and $1,137 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students5,162
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 0

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Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT980 to 1190
ACT18 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $60
Graduates $85

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$330/credit
In State Students$330/credit
Out of State Students$1,149/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$724/credit
In State Students$724/credit
Out of State Students$1,298/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $14,850 $14,850 $51,705
ADN 70 $23,100 $23,100 $80,430
BSN 125 $41,250 $41,250 $143,625
FNP 50 $36,200 $36,200 $64,900
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 85% of University of Washington - Tacoma Campus's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 41% $4,456
Other Federal Grant 23% $325
State Grant & Scholarships 38% $7,638
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 70% $5,636
Federal Student Loans 30% $4,680
Private Loans 1% $8,650


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,435
$30,001 to $48,000$4,330
$48,001 to $75,000$5,995
$75,001 to $110,000$14,209
Over $110,000$17,714

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
University of Washington - Tacoma Campus
1900 Commerce St
Tacoma, WA 98402

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