Educating Professionals in Seattle and Around the World Our Expertise

Since 1973, City University of Seattle has been relentlessly reimagining higher education in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. As an accredited, private, nonprofit university, our mission is to provide career-relevant education to busy professionals who want to advance their careers and compete in the global marketplace.

Today, CityU is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide1, offering over 60 degree and certificate programs in business, leadership, education, project management, health and human services, and computer and information systems. Whether students study on-site or online, they learn from practitioner faculty and network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies.

CityU is truly a global community. Each year, the institution serves over 500 international students at our Seattle campus who come to CityU to complete their bachelor’s degree or earn a graduate degree. We continue our mission of offering access to a high quality, relevant U.S.-style degree to those in other countries. 

There are now partnerships with institutions in Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Slovakia, and Vietnam. No matter which program students choose, they gain global perspectives from their peers while expanding their professional expertise.




  • Popular programs in Business, Computer Science, and Counseling taught by experienced professionals.
  • Conditional Admissions and language-assisted programs to improve your English ability through our full-time ESL and language-assisted MBA programs.
  • Dedicated international advising staff understand student challenges and knowhow to help students succeed. CityU Students finish at twice the national average.
  • Amazing opportunities to gain real experience and build your resume through internships with top global companies in the Seattle area.
  • Over 50,000 graduates working worldwide.