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WSU at a glance

Top-tier research university

More than a century of excellence
Founded in 1890 as Washington’s original land-grant university
11 colleges that foster scholarly achievement
Graduate and professional programs that attract top minds from 88 countries
10 National Academy members

$341.1 MILLION

IN RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT EXPENDITURES
(National Science Foundation, 2013)

11th

nationally in research and development expenditures, agricultural sciences

12th

nationally in research and development expenditures, social sciences

28 million+ items accessible through a library consortium

4.3 million microforms
2.2 million print volumes
590,000 e-books
565,000+ government documents
95,000 online journal titles
20,000 CDs and DVDs

1.2 million visits made annually to the WSU Pullman libraries—including Holland and Terrell Libraries, Owen Science and Engineering Library, and the Animal Health Library

78¢ of every dollar spent goes toward online databases, digital content collections, or e-books, ensuring easy access anytime, anywhere

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Terrell Library Dome

Extraordinary student experience

Vast selection of academic programs

On campus

95 academic majors for undergraduates
76 master’s degree programs
66 doctoral degree programs
3 disciplines with professional degree programs:

Online

9 undergraduate degree programs
12 graduate degree programs

Accessible faculty

Low student-to-faculty ratio:
Approximately 15 to 1

Small undergraduate classes:
79% have fewer than 50 students

1,554

study abroad programs
in 86 countries around the world

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WSU students in front of the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland.

$280 MILLION

IN FINANCIAL AID and SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WSU STUDENTS (2014)

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Fun and academically supportive on-campus living

85% of new freshmen live on campus
25% of undergraduates live on campus
27 on-campus residence halls and apartment complexes
50+ national fraternity and sorority chapters

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Huge choice of activities—and great friends

300+ registered student organizations
4 student centers that build appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity
6,000+ intramural sports players
9 Pac-12 Conference intercollegiate sports for women, 6 for men

Students committed to positive change

8,719 WSU student volunteers (2013–14)
76,767 hours of community service provided (2013–14)

LGBT-friendly

Among the top 33 universities nationally for policies supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students (Campus Pride Index, 2015)

A diverse community

Students are young men and women*

Average undergraduate age23
Average graduate student age32
Men49%
Women51%

* All campuses

A large share are multicultural

Pullman26%
Spokane21%
Tri-Cities32%
Vancouver21%
Online (Global Campus) 22%

They come from Washington and beyond

In-state83%
Out-of-state10%
International 7%

Domestic students in Pullman come from 48 states

International students come from many different countries

Pullman90 countries
Spokane13 countries
Tri-Cities11 countries
Vancouver14 countries
Online (Global Campus)25 countries

Pullman enjoys a large international student population: 1,751

 

 

Serving citizens statewide and worldwide

Students enroll at locations across Washington and online*

Pullman19,756 students
Spokane1,458
Tri-Cities1,426
Vancouver3,264
Everett78
Online (Global Campus)2,794
Total enrollment 28,686*

*Headcount enrollment reporting is based on the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) definition, which excludes students enrolled exclusively in Education Abroad (E_A 300 class), Cooperative Agreement, and for audit only

WSU reaches out to communities statewide

39 WSU Extension offices, at least one in every county, provide educational opportunities throughout the state, seek solutions to local issues, and improve quality of life.

4 research and extension centers work to sustain crop health and Washington growers’ productivity.

An energy program provides information and expert services to advance energy efficiency for organizations and consumers.

24 Small Business Development Centers statewide help small businesses grow and succeed. Certified business advisors provide expert guidance, training, and market intelligence.

WSU drives economic growth

Top 20 nationally, economic engagement

Designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities for efforts to support economic development (2013)

$3.4 billion impact on the state’s economy

From activities that included university programs, construction and equipment, and spending on athletic events (2014 fiscal year)

Unstoppable school spirit

196,257

WSU ALUMNI WORLDWIDE (2014)
One of the fastest growing alumni associations in the nation

$141.2 MILLION

IN PRIVATE SUPPORT (FY 2014/2015 to date)
A loyal Cougar community

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Get more facts—in print

Grab your copy of the latest WSU Facts & Figures brochure (pdf)—or pick one up at the visitor center the next time you’re in Pullman.