Bastyr University

Bastyr University

Bastyr University is a non-profit, private university. The university was established in 1978 as the John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine. It is situated in Kenmore, Washington, United States. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, research, and professional programs in various areas of herbal medicine and nutrition. Naturopathic medicine, oriental medicine, clinical health psychology, exercise science, and nutrition are some of the subjects in which degrees are offered.

Financial aid is provided to students at Bastyr University. Deserving and eligible candidates can avail loans, grants, and scholarships. Bastyr University runs the Bastyr Center for Natural Health which is a natural medicine clinic. The clinic is located in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. Patients with varied types of health conditions are provided naturopathic medicine, nutritional counseling, and acupuncture at the clinic.

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Contacting Bastyr

Bastyr University
14500 Juanita Drive NE
Kenmore , WA 98028
General Phone: (425) 425-3110

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Bastyr Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy243nutrition sciences, acupuncture, traditional Asian medicine, naturopathic medicine, herbalist
Therapy and Counseling90behavioral sciences, psychology, counseling psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine8direct entry midwifery
Mathematics0systems science and theory

Number of programs and degrees for Bastyr in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree1565
Bachelor's degree755
Post-master's certificate92
Doctor's degree31
First-professional degree981
First-professional certificate01

Bastyr Student Body

In 2007-2008, Bastyr had a total enrollment of 1,103 students (649 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 20%
Graduate 35%
First Professional 44%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 65%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 16%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 2%
22-24 13%
25-29 38%
30-34 20%
35-39 9%
40-49 10%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Bastyr Room and Board (2007)

Bastyr offers campus housing for 41 of its 649 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Kenmore, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Bastyr Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Bastyr Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 4,275

Financial Aid:
Bastyr participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2242500)

Bastyr Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1826

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$78,7124$73,463
Associate professorcalendar year3$72,2474$64,810
Assistant professorcalendar year6$57,5597$56,089
No academic rankcalendar year1*10$29,518
All faculty totalcalendar year15$65,44825$49,636

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*2*
Associate professoracademic year2*3$60,572
Assistant professoracademic year0*3$55,946
All faculty totalacademic year4$77,9348$63,676

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Bastyr Degree Programs (2007)

Systems Science and Theory

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Direct Entry Midwifery (LM, CPM)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathy (ND)
Nutrition Sciences
Traditional Chinese/Asian Medicine and Chinese Herbology

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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