Washington State University students move into their residence halls with the assistance of family members and volunteers during Move-in Saturday as part of the Week of Welcome festivities, Saturday, August 10, 2019 in Pullman.
WSU students partake and celebrate during commencement on the campus of Washington State University, Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Washington State University Intermediate Painting (Fine_Art 321) students paint in the final areas of murals on wallball walls at Kamiak Elementary School, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 in Pullman, Wash. KES is a new school in the Pullman School District No. 267. The paint used on these two murals will change colors as temperatures change, and was formulated by the WSU chemistry department.
PhD student on the campus of Washington State University, Monday, June 17, 2019.
Happy fans in the crowd cheering the football team on Game Day, Washington State University, Saturday, September, 11, 2021
Unlock possibilities
Reshape your world at WSU

Washington State University is a public research university dedicated to improving lives by serving the public good. For more than 130 years, we have strived to unlock possibilities by empowering students, faculty, and others to create a world where all people can thrive.

In that spirit, our community welcomes scholars from around the globe and prioritizes equitable opportunities for all.


6 campuses, 11 academic colleges, Extension offices in all 39 Washington counties, 4 research and extension centers

A World of Academic Choices

200+ undergraduate fields of study and nearly 150 graduate and professional degree programs

New Solutions to Vexing Challenges

“Highest research activity” designation (Carnegie Classification, 2021)

368 Million Annual research funding, FY 2022
70 Countries offering study abroad opportunities
7,096 WSU student and WSU Extension volunteers, 2022



The oldest (founded 1890) and largest campus, WSU Pullman is in southeastern Washington. The flagship residential campus features beautiful grounds, state-of-the-art facilities, Pac-12 sports, leading research programs, and a student experience offering nearly unlimited opportunities.


Located in Washington’s second-largest city, WSU Spokane is home to the university’s urban health sciences campus, preparing the state’s future physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals.


Nestled along the banks of the Columbia River in Richland, WSU Tri-Cities enrolls about 1,500 students who can choose from among 50-plus academic programs, many of them in STEM-related disciplines.


WSU Vancouver, located in the Portland, Ore./Vancouver, Wash., metropolitan area, enrolls about 2,800 students who can select from a variety of academic programs, including popular majors such as business, computer science, and engineering.


Located about 30 miles from Seattle, WSU Everett—our newest campus—offers junior- and senior-level courses in high-demand fields including data analytics, engineering, and hospitality business management.


The Global Campus serves more than 3,700 students worldwide through convenient online academic programs in fields such as accounting, human development, and criminal justice. Several programs have received national recognition.


Cougs help Cougs—no matter the challenge—turn dreams into reality.

It’s one of the hallmarks of the WSU student experience. Welcome to a supportive community defined by a can-do mindset that values hard work and dogged determination.

21,923 Undergraduate students
4,567 Graduate and professional students
26,490 Total enrollment
34.1% Students of color
33.1% First-generation students
5.4% International students

*2023 fall semester data (cumulative, all campuses)


WSU faculty are innovative, curious, experts in their field, and most of all—dedicated to the success of our students.

Whether they’re engaged in the classroom, the laboratory, or in communities across Washington, our faculty demonstrate their commitment to creating a brighter future day in and day out.

WSU students join faculty in giving back to people in the state, devoting thousands of volunteer hours to improve communities.

2,332 Faculty
14:1 Student to faculty ratio
26,490 Total enrollment
11 National Academy members
5 Top 1% of world’s most-cited researchers
39 Washington counties (all) with a WSU Extension office


239,309 Alumni worldwide

$154.3 Million Private giving to WSU, FY 2022
$124,000 Average mid-career salary for a WSU graduate with a bachelor's degree and 10+ years of experience (Payscale.com, 2023)

Once a Coug, always a Coug.

It’s a time-honored WSU phrase that conveys the passion and spirit alumni feel toward their alma mater and the support Cougs provide each other wherever they may live and work. Our alumni apply their WSU education, hands-on learning experience, and finely honed critical thinking skills to advance the common good.


Fight, Fight for Washington State

WSU Fight Song

Crimson and Gray

WSU colors

Butch T. Cougar


Student dressed in Butch T. Cougar costume leading a cheer at a football game