Office of the University Registrar


The University of Washington is required by the U.S. Department of Education to ask students about their ethnic identity. The information provided allows the University to report aggregate demographic data to both state and federal agencies as required by law. In order to comply with these laws, we ask students to provide their name and student ID number, and answer the following questions about race and ethnicity.

Where Race & Ethnicity is Used

Race and Ethnicity identifiers, as supplied by students to the University, are consumed by a wide variety of systems and applications. Examples include the Student Database, the Electronic Advising Record Systems, and Enterprise Data Warehouse/BI Portal reports available to University school officials.

How to Report Race & Ethnicity