Quick Facts

Campus locations and enrollment

Fall 2013 enrollment by campus*:

  Pullman   19,756  
  Spokane   1,458  
  Tri-Cities   1,426  
  Vancouver   3,264  
  WSU North Puget Sound at Everett   78  
  WSU Online (Global Campus)   2,782  
  Total:   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.
**Students enroll at multiple campuses; the sum of all campuses does not equal the total.

2013 freshman enrollment:

  Pullman   3,974  
  Tri-Cities   183  
  Vancouver   270  
  WSU Online (Global Campus)   30  

Entering 2013 Pullman freshmen:

  Average GPA   3.29  
  GPAs over 3.60   26.5%  
  Average SAT score   1029  

Student profile

Average student age (all campuses):

  Undergraduate   24.3  
  Graduate   30.7  

Gender (all campuses):

  Men   48.7%  
  Women   51.3%  

Multicultural students:

  Pullman   27.6%  
  Spokane   21.3%  
  Tri-Cities   34.8%  
  Vancouver   20.8%  
  WSU Online (Global Campus)   23.9%  

Where students are from (all campuses):

  In-state   82.9%  
  Out-of-state   10.3%  
  International   6.8%  

Countries represented by international students at each campus:

  Pullman   90  
  Spokane   13  
  Tri-Cities   11  
  Vancouver   14  
  WSU Online (Global Campus)   25  
International students at Pullman: 1,751

Academic programs

Academic majors: More than 200 fields of study
Student to faculty ratio:
  • Approximately 16 to 1
WSU Online degrees and certificates (Global Campus)
Study abroad:

1,400+ education abroad programs in nearly all countries around the world

Academic units

Colleges: 11 colleges

Financial facts

Research and development expenditures:

$341.1 million (National Science Foundation, 2013)

Private support (FY 2014):

$118.8 million

Financial aid and scholarships:

$280 million to 16,888 students (FY 2014)

Operating budget:

$1.8 billion, 2013-15 biennium ($344 million from state appropriations, not including tuition and fees)

Capital budget:

$273.2 million, 2013-15 biennium

Endowment (2014):

$868.6 million ($405.0 million WSU Foundation; $463.6 million land-grant funds)

100+ years of history

The University opened its doors in 1892 as the Washington Agricultural College and School of Science with 13 collegiate and 46 preparatory students. It is now a nationally recognized research university enrolling more than 25,000 students worldwide.

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