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WSU by the numbers

Classified among the nation’s top 96 leading public and private university for very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

  • Enrollment: 26,198 full time equivalents
  • Graduate student enrollment: 3,752
  • Tuition and fees: $12,300 for resident undergraduate
  • Student debt at graduation (2011): $23,712*
  • 57 percent graduate with loan debt*
  • 88.7 percent of undergraduates are Washington residents
  • 22.6 percent are students of color, including 31.1 percent of freshmen
  • 66.9 percent oftransfer applicantsoffered admission
  • 34.5 percent of students are Pell Grant eligible

Performance and innovation

  • $388,974,000 total research and development expenditures
  • $123,502,000 total in federal research and development expenditures
  • Working closely with industry leaders, including The Boeing Company, Alaska Airline, Spokane International Airport and the Ports of Seattle and Portland, to develop an commercialize sustainable aviation biofuels
  • Partnering with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service to develop sustainable alternative biofuels
  • Tree Fruit research at WSU supports Washington state’s $6 billion tree fruit industry.  Including apples, the states number one export.
  • WSU’s response to the need for innovative research in the wine industry supports
    $8.6 billion a year grape and wine industry in Washington state.
  • Agricultural research
    at WSU supports a
    $46 billion industry that employs 160,000 people across the state.
  • Average time to degree: 4.38 years*
  • WSU Online now offering 14 degrees. Online degrees no longer tied to traditional academic calendar allowing students to access courses on a schedule that best fits their timetable
  • Two three-week-long online sessions created during breaks to help students catch up or get ahead by earning 3 credits in high demand classes
  • Student tuition frozen for summer session to drive more students to earn needed credits toward graduation

* Beats national averages