City University of Seattle

Nonprofit university offering flexible programs and a global student community

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About City University of Seattle

Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle (CityU) is an accredited, private, nonprofit university providing career-relevant education and industry partnerships to working professionals who want to advance their careers and compete in the global marketplace.

CityU, recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide1, offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs with online, on-site, or mixed-mode courses. CityU is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the Top 50 schools for online degree programs.

Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, CityU has campus locations in Seattle, across Washington state, and around the world through international university partnerships. CityU hosts over 500 international students at its Seattle campus each year.

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City University of Seattle Fast Facts

  • Private, nonprofit university
  • Accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs
  • High quality, relevant education
  • Top 10 educator of adults nationwide1
  • Students finish degrees at twice the national rate2
  • Global student community
  • 50,000 alumni worldwide
  • Alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies
  • 20+ locations in Northwest and worldwide

City University of Seattle Highlights

Explore Our Programs

Learn more about CityU’s programs in business, leadership, psychology, education, technology, and more.

Elevate Your Banking Career

CityU offers an accelerated pathway that reduces cost and time for banking employees to earn a business degree.

Law Enforcement Opportunities

CityU offers prior learning credit and tuition scholarships for law enforcement professionals.

Connect with CityU

Learn more about City University of Seattle’s degree and certificate programs.

Meet Our President

Randy C. Frisch was named President of City University of Seattle in October 2016. Prior to the appointment, President Frisch served for three years as the Vice Chancellor of Business and Administration for the National University System. In this role, President Frisch provided leadership as its Chief Financial Officer and directed business operations for the areas of finance, human resources, facilities, and financial aid.

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