About WSU

Honors & Impact


Reaching high and reaching out

Individuals and organizations throughout the state—and beyond—benefit from the research and service of Washington State University scholars.

Academics and research

Scholarly achievements and academic programs that have earned recognition

Acclaimed academic programs
Top rankings and/or nationwide recognition for excellence

Economic impact

How WSU research fuels growth throughout Washington and beyond

Wood-plastic composites
About 40 percent of the $1 billion annual North American market for popular wood-plastic composite decking products derives from research conducted at the WSU Composite Materials and Engineering Center.

Service and solutions

People and programs that serve communities in Washington and
around the world

Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources
Leading research and educational efforts in agriculture, food, and natural resources systems that are economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially responsible

Distinguished alumni

Individuals who have made significant contributions to society since graduating from Washington State University

Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award
The highest honor granted to WSU alumni

Technology and facilities

Campus resources recognized for their excellence

Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
State-of-the-art facilities for media production, instruction, and communication research

WSU Online
Honored for technological innovation with the Institution Achievement Award from the National University Telecommunications Network (2009).

Compton Union Building
The first building on the WSU campus to be LEED certified


Impact of WSU research

More videos from the Innovators lecture series

Noteworthy recognition

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies WSU among the nation's 96 leading public and private universities with very high research activity.

U.S. News & World Report
ranks WSU among the top tier of national research universities offering doctoral degrees.

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