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City University of Seattle

Seattle, Washington, United States
City University of Seattle is a private nonprofit university accredited through the doctoral level. CityU is dedicated to serving the working adult and transfer student and is ranked by the U.S. News & World Report among the top for online bachelor’s degree programs, and among the top online programs for veterans in the U.S.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)



CityU has maintained continuous accreditation with the Commission since 1978, earning reaffirmation of accreditation in its last ten-year review in 2010. Members of the accreditation review visited locations in Washington State, Europe, Mexico, and Canada.


We strive to change lives for good by offering high quality and relevant lifelong education to anyone with the desire to learn. At CityU we value:

  • Flexibility – design and deliver programs and services to be convenient to students
  • Accessibility – provide educational opportunities to anyone, anywhere
  • Innovation – continually create new educational opportunities
  • Relevance – what we teach today can be applied tomorrow
  • Global – act local but think global


CityU offers an education that is accessible to the working adult and transfer student. Its curriculum is taught by practicing professionals and is results-oriented, hands-on, and informed by what industry demands now.

The learning model is focused on helping professionals earn a degree that will later earn them a better job, salary, title or life after they graduate.


CityU’s Career Center provides students and alumni assistance with job searches, writing resumes, building interview skills, career planning and counseling. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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Housing services

Counselors at CityU’s Counseling Center provide the support you need to address your concerns. Counselors here can address personal issues from stress, to depression, to grieving and loss. 

Library services

CityU librarians work closely with your instructors to ensure the resources you need are available to you when you need them. Resources and services include:

  • Full-text journal articles in online databases;
  • E-books;
  • A guide on how to use APA style;
  • Learning units in Blackboard designed with faculty, to help locate information needed for assignments.

Medical services

According to the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 101- 690), City University of Seattle provides information and notices to employees of unlawful activities and the actions the school will take against an employee who violates these prohibitions. 

Student Life

Campus life

City University of Seattle is committed to the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff. In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the university is dedicated to the accurate and timely dissemination of all crime statistics and security related information to our constituents.Paper copies are available upon request.

Student clubs

Enactus is a student organization that brings together college students, academic professionals and industry leaders to focus on a shared mission of creating a more sustainable world through entrepreneurship. Team members contribute their time and talent to projects that improve the lives of people around the globe.


CityU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, a regional accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional accreditation serves as the most important means of assuring the quality of higher education through rigorous peer-review and evaluation.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

learning by experience

Great experience studying at CityU of Seattle
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had a great time studying at City University of Seattle. I took the program online combined with studies at my home university in Czech Republic, but we had excellent engaging teachers, fair grading and interesting practical tasks and group projects.

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