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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.

Statewide
Reach

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)


345 Million Annual research funding, FY 2019
565 Study abroad programs
66,558 Annual student volunteer hours

6 CAMPUSES, 1 MISSION

Pullman

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

Spokane

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

Tri-Cities

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

Vancouver

WSU Vancouver, located in the Portland, Ore./Vancouver, Wash., metropolitan area, enrolls about 3,500 students who can select from a variety of academic programs, including popular majors such as business, computer science, and engineering.

Everett

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.

Global

The Global Campus serves more than 3,000 students worldwide through convenient online academic programs in fields such as accounting, human development, and criminal justice. Several programs have received national recognition.

THE WSU COMMUNITY

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.

24,278 Undergraduate students
5,565 Graduate and professional students
29,843 Total enrollment
9,571 Students of color
9,510 First-generation students
1,701 International students

*2021 fall semester data (cumulative, all campuses)

SERVING THE PUBLIC GOOD

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.

4,105 Faculty
16:1 Student to professor ratio
29,843 Total enrollment
11 National Academy members
4 Top 1% of world’s most-cited researchers
39 Washington counties (all) with a WSU Extension office

A Lifetime WSU CONNECTION

179,758 Alumni worldwide

$125 Million Private giving to WSU, FY 2020
$114,800 Average mid-career salary for a WSU graduate

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.

CATCH THE COUGAR SPIRIT

Fight, Fight for Washington State

WSU Fight Song

Crimson and Gray

WSU colors

Butch T. Cougar

Mascot