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The university has three campuses: the primary and largest in the University District of Seattle and two others in Tacoma and Bothell. Its operating expenses and research budget for fiscal year 2014-15 is expected to be $6.4 billion. The UW occupies over 500 buildings, with over 20 million gross square footage of space, including the University of Washington Plaza, consisting of the 325-foot (99 m) UW Tower and conference center.
Washington is an elected member of the Association of American Universities, and its research budget is among the highest in the United States. In athletics, the university competes in the NCAA Division I Pacific-12 Conference (Pac-12).
The institution offers transfer associate degree programs that cover the first two years of a college education, a multitude of professional-technical degrees and certificates, a large continuing education program, and a variety of pre-college programs. The college also has a variety of distance education and online learning options. Since 2007, BC has offered four-year bachelor's degrees.
BC’s service district includes the public school districts of Bellevue, Mercer Island, Issaquah, Skykomish and Snoqualmie Valley.
Founded in 1966, the college will celebrate its 50th anniversary during the 2015-16 academic year.
Founded in 1970, NSC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and offers extensive academic programs, as well as more than 40 career training, continuing education, and college preparation programs. The Seattle Community Colleges District Board of Trustees voted unanimously in March 2014 to change the name of the District to Seattle Colleges and to change the name of the college to North Seattle College.
Seattle • Business
Seattle • Business • Law
SU is the largest independent university in the Northwest US, with over 7,500 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools, and is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. In its "Best Colleges 2015" edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Seattle University the 5th best school in the West, in a category for institutions that offer a full range of programs up to master's degree and some doctoral programs. Seattle University School of Law has the #1 legal writing program in the nation, a rank held for six consecutive years. In 2014, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Seattle University #1 in the nation for macroeconomics.
Among all colleges nationally, Seattle University graduates, with a degree in either the Liberal Arts or Sciences, are the 10th highest paid in the country.
Seattle • Management
Tacoma • Computer Science, Robotics • Business • Human Resources, Social Work • Urban Studies • Ecology, Evolution, Environment • Nursing
UW Tacoma is one of two branch campuses of the University of Washington. While the main campus is located in the University District of Seattle, the other branch campus is located in Bothell, WA. UW Tacoma opened in leased space in 1990, and opened its permanent campus in 1997.
It is the only public health school located in the Northwest, and is based on the University of Washington main campus in Seattle, WA. The School is accredited through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
Kenmore • Psychology • Medicine, General, Internal
Bastyr also operates a teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, in Seattle's Fremont/ Wallingford neighborhood.
Seattle • Law
The School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Students pursue a Juris Doctor (J.D.). Alumni of Seattle University School of Law practice in all 50 U.S. states and 18 foreign countries.
According to Seattle University School of Law's 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 41.5% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, bar passage-required employment nine months after graduation, excluding solo practitioners.
Seattle • Management
The Evans School emphasizes policy analysis and management through its master’s degree programs, doctoral program, and various non-degree and certificate programs.
The Evans School is ranked 9th out of 266 schools of public affairs and 4th among public universities. The Evans School has also been recognized for its expertise in the areas of Nonprofit Management (ranked 3rd), Environmental Policy and Management (ranked 5th), Public Management Administration (ranked 11th), and Public Policy Analysis (ranked 13th).
Seattle • Dentistry, Oral Surgery
Seattle • Business • Ethnic, Family Studies
Aggressive expansion of the school coincided with accreditation renewal issues and eventually the college closed in 1993.
Copies of unofficial transcripts may be obtained by calling the Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board in Olympia, Washington, at 360-753-5662, or online at www.wtb.wa.gov
In addition to regular enrollment, LWTech offers a Technical Academy, a full-time special purpose high school program giving qualifying students, ages 16 to 20, an opportunity to complete their high school diploma and to earn a two-year college technical degree at the same time.
Tacoma • Theology, Religion
The seminary aims to build a community of teachers and students who seek to strengthen their Christian beliefs by exegeting and interpreting Scripture, and who uphold the form of doctrine expressed in orthodox Christianity. It provides instructors and facilities for undergraduate and graduate Christian education. The seminary grants degrees supporting the ministry.
Seattle • Theology, Religion
The Jackson School manages undergraduate and graduate academic programs in International Studies and regional studies. In addition to International Studies, the undergraduate programs include Asian, Canadian, European, Latin American, and Jewish studies, as well as comparative religion. The graduate programs include China; Japan; Korea; Middle East; Russian, East European and Central Asian; South Asian; and Southeast Asian studies; as well as comparative religion. The school also offers an accelerated 10-month Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) for professionals seeking to advance their careers in foreign affairs.
The Jackson School also hosts eight National Resource Centers, listed below:
Seattle • Communication • Philosophy
Founded in 1971 by the husband-and-wife team of illustrators, %#?! and Cherry Brown, the school's teaching philosophy is based on the premise that working professionals, not career teachers or full-time faculty, can provide the most current, relevant instruction. As such, SVC does not offer degrees, but does provide students with the ability to earn a certificate in their program of study.
In addition to evening courses and daytime workshops in the marketing communications field, SVC also has the largest public letterpress printing teaching shops in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The school offers a variety of letterpress classes, giving students access to three Vandercook flatbed proofing presses, three clamshell platen presses, and a completely restored Reliance iron hand press.
Seattle • Pharmacology, Pharmacy
As of 2015, the school has 381 PharmD students, 59 PhD students, and 40 Masters of Science students and is 64% female.
Seattle • Human Resources, Social Work
TCC's creation was authorized by voters in 1962, and it opened in fall 1965. As of 2009, nearly 1/2 million students have attended TCC since its opening. TCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and is currently in the process of continued accreditation with NWCCU's current cycle of standards. TCC's average student age is 28 years old with over 15,000 students enrolling each year. TCC offers 46 state-approved vocational and technical programs with the average placement rate of 86% for students in their chosen field as of 2009/2010 data.
Seattle • Art • Chemistry • Mathematics, Statistics, Finance • Physics • Anthropology • Business • Communication • Geography • Law • Political Science • Psychology • Sociology • Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology • History • Languages, Philology, Linguistic Studies • Literature • Philosophy • Theology, Religion
In many non-specialized universities, the College of (Liberal) Arts and Sciences is one of the largest colleges on the campus, and many students even from other colleges or schools take and are even required to take courses offered by the College of (Liberal) Arts and Sciences, such as mathematics and sometimes certain sciences. A College of (Liberal) Arts and Sciences commonly has a core curriculum which all students in the College must take, regardless of their major in the College. Such a core curriculum may specify that certain courses by their students must be taken, or may require elective courses to be taken within certain areas to provide a well-rounded education for each student. Other colleges or schools within a university could have different core curriculum requirements for their students. For each major and minor field of study, certain minimum courses and usually some electives must be taken within that area for a degree.
Such Colleges/Schools of (Liberal) Arts and Sciences include the following, sorted by parent institution:
Seattle • Medicine, General, Internal • Languages, Philology, Linguistic Studies
SIOM operates a teaching clinic and herbal dispensary where graduate students observe experienced practitioners or practice under their supervision. More than 100 patients are treated each week at SIOM's clinic.
Seattle • Theology, Religion • Art
Tukwila • Business
The Seattle location has two in-house design studios: The Agency, a graphic design agency and The Studio, an interior design group. Both groups function as real-world design businesses and complete projects for Seattle area businesses.
For the past two years, IADT – Seattle has put on “La Mode: An Evening of Fashion.” IADT Interior Design students create the set design for the fashion show and student designers create the designs for the models. In 2006, more than 700 guests attended the show including Nick Verreos and Andrae Gonzalo of Bravo TV's PROJECT RUNWAY.
Seattle • Art
Gage Academy of Art is a fine art school located in Seattle, Washington, specializing in drawing, painting and sculpting. The core of its programming is traditional observational training, with an emphasis on the foundational skills of figure drawing and painting. Other classes include perspective, watercolor, still-life drawing and painting, cast drawing, egg tempera, design concepts, color theory and encaustic techniques.
Seattle • Art • Dance • Music
Founded in 1914 as the Cornish School of Music, the name was changed a few years later, in 1920, to The Cornish School. In the 1950s, the name was lengthened to the Cornish School of Allied Arts; in 1977 it became the Cornish Institute of Allied Arts, and in 1986, the Cornish College of the Arts.
Bainbridge Island • Business
Seattle • Health Care Sciences, Services • Nursing
Seattle • Bank, Insurance
In 1919, the main building and campus were sold to the Jesuit Seattle College (the later Seattle University); the campus has since 1930 been used by a related Jesuit institution, the Seattle Preparatory School.
The remaining archives of the college are kept in the Swenson Center at Augustana College (Illinois).
Adelphia Bible College In 2011 the school reopened at Lake Retreat Camp and Conference Center in Maple Valley Washington as Adelphia Bible College. Lake Retreat Camp is part of Converge Northwest Swedish Baptist Church. The Bible school provides intentional, focused time exploring a student’s strengths, identifying gifts and abilities, developing vital life skills, and equipping for faith and mission. Adelphia graduates may pursue further education at a university, some will enter the workforce, and many will devote their time in volunteer or vocational ministry.
Seattle • Art • Management • Tourism, Catering, Hostelry, Restaurant Industry
Tacoma • Physics • Music
Puget Sound offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Occupational Therapy, and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees. The college draws approximately 2,600 students from 44 states and 16 countries. It offers 1,200 courses each year in more than 50 traditional and interdisciplinary areas of study.
In 2012 Puget Sound was named one of 40 schools nationwide in the college guide Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. The guide cites the college's dynamic curriculum, close interaction between students and professors, ideal location, and enduring success of its alumni as qualities that set it apart from other schools.
Ties to The United Methodist Church remain, though the college is no longer officially affiliated with the church and the board of trustees is independently elected.
Bates operates three campuses in Tacoma, occupying a total of approximately 650,000 square feet (60,000 m2) of classrooms, shops, meeting rooms, and offices.
Poulsbo • Art • Communication
The private college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
DigiPen also offers summer programs for students in grades K-12, as well as online courses and year-long high school programs.
Kirkland • Business • Management • Nursing
Northwest was started as a Bible Institute by the Northwest Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God USA and is still operated under the control of the Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Northwest, Southern Idaho, and Wyoming districts of the Assemblies of God.
The mission of the university according to their website, “is to provide, in a distinctly Evangelical Christian environment, quality education to prepare students for service and leadership.”
Shoreline • History
Seattle • Psychology • Business
Argosy University, Seattle, consists of four divisions: the College of Psychology and Behavioral sciences, which offers an MA and an EdD in Counseling Psychology, an MA in Clinical psychology and in Forensic Psychology, and an MS in Human Services; the College of Education, which offers the M.A.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees in Teaching and Learning, and in Higher and Postsecondary Education; the College of Business, which offers the MBA, MSHRM., MSOL. and the DBA.; the College of Undergraduate Studies, which offers associates and bachelor’s degree programs in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Liberal Arts, and Psychology.
The campus is located in an office building on the Seattle waterfront, on the edge of the Belltown neighborhood.