City University of Seattle
|Motto||We're All About the Finish|
|President||Randy C. Frisch|
|Location||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Campus||United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, China|
|Affiliations||National University System|
City University of Seattle, also known as CityU, is a private not-for-profit institution of higher learning based in Seattle, Washington. In 2016–17, CityU enrolled 6,755 students worldwide. The university consists of the School of Management, Albright School of Education, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Applied Leadership, the Technology Institute, and Washington Academy of Languages. CityU of Seattle offers campus education around the world and online education. CityU is part of the National University System, a private nonprofit university system.
City University was established in 1973 as City College by Dr. Michael A. Pastore to provide higher education for working adults. Over the years, the school has expanded its locations worldwide and negotiated partnerships with other educational institutions to offer certificate and degree programs. As of 2014, City University of Seattle has graduated more than 50,000 students worldwide.
City University of Seattle holds regional institutional accreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
In November 2013, the School of Management received full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The School of Management was previously accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
In addition to regional accreditation, City U's Project Management degree programs are accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI.org) making City U only a handful of schools worldwide to achieve this accreditation.
City University of Seattle’s Technology Institute has an ABET accredited program – the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems – and is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.
City University is headquartered in the Belltown area of downtown Seattle. CityU has campuses around the world.
Partnerships with Washington State colleges include:
- Bates Technical College
- Bellingham Technical College
- Bellevue College
- Centralia College
- Lake Washington Technical College
- Lower Columbia College
- Peninsula College
- Seattle Central Community College
- Skagit Valley College
International partnerships include:
- College of Computer Engineering, Shenzhen Polytchnic, China
- Business and Hotel Management School, Switzerland
- CETYS Universidad, Baja California, Mexico
- Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico
- City University of Seattle in Slovakia (Vysoká škola manažmentu), Trenčín and Bratislava (European headquarters), Slovakia
- Institutul Bancar Roman, Bucharest, Romania
- Intercollege Institute of Business Studies, Bucharest, Romania and the
- University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
- City Unity College, Athens, Greece
- Vysoká škola finanční a správní, Prague, Czech Republic
- The International School, Sofia and Pravetz, Bulgaria
- Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China
- University of Southern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
- Instituto Profesional DuocUC, Santiago, Chile
- Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, England
- UASLP Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Albright School of Education
The university's School of Education is named after Dr. Gordon Albright, a long serving teacher and principal in the Seattle School District, who spent several years on the Seattle University faculty. He advised the university at its founding, laid the groundwork for its School of Education in 1989, and guided the approval of its teacher preparation by the State of Washington, and is also credited with the initial design of the Master of Education programs. He retired in 2000 and the School of Education was named in his honor.
School of Management
Although based in the Pacific Northwest, the university has established a presence around the globe by annually conferring degrees locally on three continents. Programs are established in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Mexico, Canada, Australia and China. The School of Management launched one of the first MBA programs in Eastern Europe  in 1991 and one of the earliest government approved foreign MBA programs in China in 1996. This has led to partnership with local colleges and universities in eleven countries. In 1999, the university's business school entered a partnership with Institutul Bancar Roman and the Romanian National Bank to offer business education and training to commercial banks and financial institutions. A partnership was also formed with CETYS Universidad and Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León of Mexico to offer business education.
School of Arts & Sciences
The school offers certificates and undergraduate or graduate degrees for individuals in the fields of communications, counseling, human services, or psychology.
School of Applied Leadership
The school offers the Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Leadership, a Master of Arts in Leadership, and a Master of Education in Adult Education programs.
Washington Academy of Languages
The Washington Academy of Languages offers English language instruction, world languages, and TESOL programs.
- In January 2018 U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) ranked City University of Seattle’s bachelor's degree programs among the best online programs in their "Best Online Programs". for the sixth consecutive year.
Notable alumni and faculty
- Calvin Ayre, Canadian billionaire and founder of Bodog Entertainment Group and the Calvin Ayre Foundation
- Larry W. Campbell, former Mayor of Vancouver, Canadian Senator and Chief Coroner.
- Donald P. Dunbar, Adjutant General of Wisconsin U.S. Air Force
- Kelly Jennings, NFL player, City University of Seattle higher education spokesperson
- Maya Morsy, head of Egypt's National Council for Women
- Scott Reske, Indiana House of Representatives
- Mohamed Fahmy, Canadian-Egyptian journalist with CNN and Al Jazeera English
- "Current Accredited Programs and Members". ACBSP. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- Online Extra: The B-School Boom Goes East