Melbourne, AUS and Seattle, USA, 26 March – Seattle Pacific University (SPU), a premier university in Seattle, partners with EduCo International Group to offer opportunities for international students to complete a degree in a city known for its rapidly growing engineering, technology and business centres.
SPU, a highly-ranked Christian university – whose tradition of academic excellence goes back to 1891 – is EduCo’s 17th international education partner and its 5th in the U.S. It is the only university in the Pacific Northwest to make it to the 2019 National Universities list by the U.S. News & World Report.
EduCo’s partnership with Seattle Pacific University strengthens the company’s strategic alliance with highly-ranked institutions in key cities in the United States, among them: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, Duquesne University (DQU) in Pittsburgh, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in Baltimore and University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) in Lincoln.
Small population, world-class education
Ranked at #169 out of 4,360 colleges and universities in the United States by US News & World Report 2019, SPU has a student population of roughly 3,800 in a dynamic campus in the Queen Anne residential neighbourhood. The university offers 69 undergraduate and 29 graduate degree programs for international students and guarantees that they will receive expert faculty instruction in a wide range of fields with a student-teacher ratio of 13:1. Popular major concentrations include bachelor’s degrees in
- Computer Science (BS/BA)
- Information Systems (BA/BS)
- Psychology (BA/BS)
- Biology (BS/BA)
- Engineering (BS)
- Interior Design (BA)
- Business (BA)
- Food Science (BS)
- Graphic Design (BA)
- Information Systems (MS-ISM)
- Business (MBA)
- Cybersecurity (MA)
- Data Analytics (MS)
- Nursing (MSN)
Strategic location in Seattle
With Seattle Pacific University located within the city of Seattle, students won’t be lacking in opportunities for internships in companies like Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, Google, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, Mariners, KING TV, Empty Space Theatre, Seattle Opera and The Children’s Project, among others.
In 2017, Seattle was named the #1 Best Place to Live by the U.S. News & World Report. Forbes also named the city as the #1 Fastest Growing Tech Hub in the United States as well as the #1 Best City for Best City for Young Professionals. In 2018, Forbes ranked Seattle as #1 overall, including #1 Best City for Business and Careers. Currently 13 fortune 500 countries call the city of Seattle home.
Graduates working in top global companies
As graduates learn the skills needed to thrive in the global workplace, they are able to gain valuable work opportunities in the Seattle area at companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Boeing, Nintendo and Nordstrom.
Among the notable graduates from Seattle Pacific University are celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more – journalist and TV producer Jeff Probst, computer scientist Larry Wall, entrepreneur and businesswoman Esther Synder and Boeing’s Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Operations Jenette Ramos who was also named 2019 SPU Alumna of the Year.
Providing international students with more STEM options
EduCo’s partnership with Seattle Pacific University reinforces the company’s global student recruitment strategy. It is focused on promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degree programs for international students and giving them more options for study abroad. SPU is ranked # 57 in Best Undergraduate Engineering programs in the 2019 Best Colleges List of the U.S. News & World Report.