Oct. 18, 2004 | Campus
2004 Autumn Quarter enrollments
FROM: Robert Roseth email@example.com 206-543-2580
Seattle Campus Information
The University of Washington's Seattle campus enrollment for autumn quarter 2004 is 39,199, including 1,691 non-matriculated students (those who are not seeking degrees) enrolled in credit courses through University Educational Outreach.
* Undergraduate enrollment is 26,041 and graduate and professional is 11,467.
* Over half of the students are women, numbering 20,319 or 51.8 percent.
* Last year's headcount was 39,136.
New freshmen, those entering the UW directly from high school, went from 4,977 to 4,870, a planned decrease of 107, or 2.1 percent. The grade-point average for the new class is 3.69, which compares to 3.67 in 2003, and the average Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) score is 1183, up from 1180. The average Admission Index for the class, which is derived from a formula that combines grade-point averages and SAT scores, weighting them at 75 percent and 25 percent, respectively, is 78, up from 77 in 2003.
The enrollment of new underrepresented freshmen (African Americans, American Indians, Hispanic/Latinos, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders) increased by 5.6 percent, from 447 to 472.
The changes from 2003 to 2004, by ethnic group, are African American, 142 to 148 (up 4.2 percent); American Indian, 46 to 62 (up 34.8 percent); Hispanic/Latino, 216 to 226 (up 4.6 percent); Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 43 to 36 (down 16.3 percent); Asian American, 1,462 to 1,387 (down 5.1 percent) and Caucasian, 2,688 to 2,625 (down 2.3 percent). The number of international students went from 124 to 117 (down 5.6 percent). Freshmen choosing not to identify with a particular ethnic group increased from 256 to 269 (5.1 percent).
With respect to the proportional representation of underrepresented students within the freshman class, African Americans grew from 2.85 percent (142) to 3.04 percent (148). The proportional representation of American Indians increased from 0.92 percent (46) to 1.27 percent (62). The Hispanic/Latino population climbed from 216 to 226, going from a representation of 4.34 percent to 4.64 percent. However, the Hawaiian/Pacific Islander population declined from 0.86 percent (43) of the class to 0.74 percent (36).
For autumn 2004, students of color total 11,008 and represent 28.1 percent of the overall enrollments (up from 27.2 percent in 2003); 34.3 percent of the undergraduate enrollments (up from 31.7); and 16.1 percent of graduate and professional enrollments (up from 16 percent).
New graduate students total 2,866 (the total in 2003 was 2,806). Enrollments of new underrepresented graduate students increased by 20.3 percent. The changes from 2003 to 2004, by ethnic group, are African American, from 58 to 73 (up 25.9 percent); American Indian, 20 to 34 (up 70.0 percent); Hispanic/Latino, 95 to 96 (up 1.1 percent); Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 4 to 10 (up 150 percent); Asian American, 238 to 255 (up 7.1 percent); and Caucasian, 1,619 to 1,647 (up 1.7 percent). Graduate students choosing not to identify with a particular ethnic group rose from 349 to 352 (0.9 percent).
Regarding the proportional representations of underrepresented enrollees within the new graduate student ranks, African Americans rose from 2.1 percent (58) of the 2003 graduate students to 2.55 percent (73). The proportional representation of American Indians grew, too, from 0.71 percent (20) to 1.2 percent (34). The Hispanic/Latino representation fell, however, going from 3.4 percent (95) to 3.3 percent (96). The Hawaiian/Pacific Islander population increased from 0.14 percent (4) to 0.35 percent (10).
New professional students total 523, down from 552 a year ago. Enrollment of new underrepresented professional students (which includes dentistry, law, medicine and pharmacy) decreased by 21.4 percent, from 56 to 44. The changes, if any, from 2003 to 2004, by ethnic group, are African American, from 13 to 11 (down 15.4 percent); American Indian, unchanged at 10; Hispanic/Latino, from 12 to 13 (up 8.3 percent); and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, from 21 to 10 (down 52.4 percent).
With regard to the proportional representations of underrepresented enrollees within the new professional student ranks, African Americans fell from 2.4 percent (13) of the 2003 professional students to 2.1 percent (11). The proportional representation of American Indians increased, from 1.8 percent (10) to 1.9 percent (10), reflecting the decrease in the overall size of the new class. The Hispanic/Latino representation rose from 2.2 percent (12) to 2.5 percent (13). The Hawaiian/Pacific Islander population fell, however, going from 3.8 percent (21) to 1.9 percent (10).
Bothell and Tacoma Information
Enrollments at the Bothell and Tacoma campuses total 3,708, with 2,100 students enrolled at Tacoma and 1,608 enrolled at Bothell. The campuses enroll upper division undergraduate and graduate students.
Women account for more than half of the students at both campuses, with 63.3 percent, or 1,330, at Tacoma and 56.8 percent, or 914, at Bothell.
Most of the students enrolled at the Bothell campus (60.2 percent) are from King County, and 24.6 percent are from Snohomish County. The remaining students are from other areas.
Pierce County accounts for 50.6 percent of the Tacoma campus students. An additional 21.6 percent come from King County, 5.5 percent from Kitsap County and 7.4 percent from Thurston County. The remaining students are from other areas.
For additional information, contact W. W. (Tim) Washburn, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs-Enrollment Services, at 206-543-3511.