Seattle is a city synonymous with information technology, known for its global influence on software development, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and data science. Northeastern’s Seattle campus is in the South Lake Union neighborhood, which is also home to global industry titans like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. With over thirty full-time faculty and staff to support our global learner community, the Seattle campus offers graduate degree and certificate programs to prepare learners for careers in the rapidly expanding fields of technology and data analytics, leadership and management, and government and civics.
Growing Seattle Market
Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, attracting high-quality tech talent, young adults starting their careers, and high-quality leaders looking to revolutionize their industries.
At 313,000 tech workers, Seattle now ranks ninth nationally in total net tech employment. Tech employees working in Seattle garner an average wage of $119,170 annually, according to Geek Wire. Additionally, Seattle ranks number 1 in best cities for STEM jobs, considering professional opportunities, “STEM-friendliness,” and quality of life. Northeastern Seattle’s tech programs are designed to prepare students to enter this job force. With the proximity of global tech leaders—Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, and more—and always growing population of start-up companies, the opportunities for Northeastern graduates in the tech industry are numerous.
Data science positions have experienced 37% annual hiring growth nationally, according to LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report, with Seattle as one of the top cities employing these professionals. In Seattle, data scientists earn an average annual wage of $129,636, according to ZipRecruiter. As more industries rely on data analysis for decision-making, the demand for highly trained professionals is skyrocketing. The Northeastern Seattle campus offers a suite of programs to train learners with the skills needed to excel in these positions.
In addition to tech programs, the Seattle campus also offers graduate degrees in leadership, management, and government to enable career changers and those looking to move up in their industry to develop the skills they need to innovate and lead in their fields. According to the Project Management Institute, positions in project management are expected to grow by 33% by 2027, which will translate to almost 22 million jobs across the globe. Seattle has a strong sense of social responsibility, with increasing opportunities for students to get involved in policy change, resilience reform, and education leadership. With growing opportunities and access to industry leaders, Seattle is a great city to make an impact in your career.
Campus Location & Neighborhood
The Seattle Campus inhabits two buildings in South Lake Union that boast technologically integrated classrooms for hybrid coursework, expansive study areas, and great views of the Space Needle. The area is highly walkable and with easy access to mass transit more than 35,000 people work in the neighborhood at Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, as well as numerous biotech firms and research institutes. Campus is a quick walk to downtown and a short drive to numerous hiking trails, biking routes, and scenic locations.
In addition to a dozen full-time faculty with industry and research experience, we have 50+ part-time faculty that pair teaching with their current industry jobs. Our part-time faculty members are recognized as leaders and scholars in their field and are working for employers like Amazon, Salesforce, Microsoft, Facebook, T-Mobile, Redfin, City of Seattle, etc. Students benefit by learning the theory and practice of their domain from skilled practitioners in the classroom. Many faculty members routinely bring employer-provided technical challenges into the classroom so students gain real-world experience prior to entering co-op or post-graduate employment.
Our signature experiential learning model combines academic scholarship and professional practice. Northeastern students receive more than an education—they gain relevant, real-world skills and paid experience. Amazon has been our largest subscriber, but numerous students have also interned with Zillow, Nordstrom, Costco, Planetary Resources, and Providence Healthcare. Students with a research focus have completed internships (and gained employment) at research organizations like Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and Benaroya Research Institute.
The Seattle campus prepares students for careers in their chosen fields by hosting on-campus networking events, career development and career coaching workshops, and speaker series that allow for students to communicate with leaders in their industry. Seattle faculty are also able to connect students to their industry networks, which allows students to make connections important for finding the right co-op and the perfect job. Students on co-op also join networks that can be crucial for furthering their careers and many students leverage their co-ops into permanent positions after graduation.
Local Community, University Support
At a branch campus, Seattle students enjoy ideal student to faculty ratios and tight-knit cohorts with the support and resources of the larger university. Students have access to the university resources—global student services, remote health advising, a large digital library, nationally ranked programs, and the benefits of a smaller community—student interest groups, individualized advising, local network connections, and an integrated urban campus location.
The best way to experience campus is by visiting. Contact Northeastern University–Seattle to arrange an appointment. Directions on how to get to campus are available on the Seattle website.
401 Terry Ave N., Suite 103
225 Terry Ave N., Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone Number: 206.467.5480
Email: [email protected]