City University of Seattle

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Quarter
First year of program 2000-2001

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 29
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 106
Average online teaching experience 7 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 96%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 88%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 76%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 16
Part-time faculty with doctorate 40
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 3
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 2
Average class size 12
Maximum class size 22


Online bachelor's degree programs 12
Online courses 154
Five most popular majors
Business Administration and Management, General 50%
Accounting 19%
Communication, General 11%
Applied Psychology 8%
Information Science/Studies 5%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Project Management
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences
Applied Psychology
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Rolling admissions, students can start any quarter, online courses are identical to onsite courses worldwide, and programs are designed for working adults.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Neutral
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can take classes on campus without notification
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All


Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement No
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 12
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Majority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once Yes
Exams have random question order No-remote
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered Multiple geographically dispersed settings
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Recommend using different exams for each quarter Randomizing questions and/or repsonses on exams

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 180
Credits that must be earned through school 45
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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