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Record enrollment figures at UWB

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The University of Washington Bothell reports a head-count for the 2011-2012 academic year of 3,759 students, also counted as 3,367 FTE (full-time equivalent students). This number compares to an FTE of 2,880 in the previous 2010-2011 year, corresponding to an increase of 17 percent.

The recent increase in enrollment at UW Bothell now makes it the largest of the five university branch campuses in the state. A total of 93 percent of the currently enrolled students are from Washington.

Of the total student population, the top counties of residence are King (56 percent) and Snohomish (29 percent). A total of 20.9 percent of students are benefitting from UW’s Husky Promise program, and 28.9 percent are Pell-grant eligible. There are 132 students who are U.S. veterans.

Of the incoming freshman class (UW Bothell’s sixth freshman class): 2,075 students applied, and 529 enrolled. Of these, half are female and half are male. Of the local high schools represented, top feeder schools include Inglemoor, Mariner, Kamiak, Juanita and Cascade high schools.

The class is ethnically diverse as well, with students self-reporting as: 35 percent Asian American, 13 percent Hispanic, 7 percent African American, 1 percent American Indian, and 3 percent Hawaiian/Pacific Islander  (1 percent did not indicate).

For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.

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