Financial Impact and Highlights
The University of Washington is a strong, vibrant and financially healthy organization. A Sustainable Academic Business Plan, continued investments, strong financial support and the use of Lean methodologies to streamline operations to effectively manage our resources, helps ensure that our students receive the highest quality learning experience.
In the face of continually challenging financial times, the UW remains one of the best universities in the world as demonstrated by our Aaa Moody’s bond ratings, while also maintaining need-blind admissions. Our student body continues to reflect excellence in both quality and diversity, with more than 30% of UW undergraduate students paying no tuition and fees through the Husky Promise program, which provides guaranteed coverage for full tuition and standard fees by grant or scholarship for eligible Washington state residents.
Inside UW’s upgraded ‘HUB’
One of the project's overarching goals was connectivity, whether between activities in the building or between the HUB and the campus. Students played a big role in planning, and they're happy to have the HUB back. MORE>
UW honored for quality, efficiency and service by national organization
The University of Washington was one of two universities that received national recognition for "best practices that have broad impact within the higher education community." MORE>
Saving Money & Time with Lean
In January 2010, Finance & Facilities began using Lean as a comprehensive approach in our transition to a new and sustainable academic business model. Lean engages staff to identify and solve problems. Their stories are compelling. MORE>
New Fund has $20M to Spur University Startups
The new W Fund will have $20 million of venture capital to help launch businesses based on innovations at the University of Washington and other local research institutions. MORE>