Washington State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,708
2.4% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$17,911
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.5%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
83.1%
19,401 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
27,539
84% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
62%
2,759 Graduates

About

Washington State University is a higher education institution located in Whitman County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Washington State University were General Business Administration & Management (521 degrees awarded), Computer Science (43 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (36 degrees).

In 2022, 9,043 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Washington State University. 56.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,528 degrees), 4.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1,201 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Washington State University is $10,708, which is $−19,442 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Washington State University is $10,708, which is $−19,442 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,911.

In 2022, 69% of undergraduate students attending Washington State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 31% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,708
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Washington State University was $10,708. The cost of tuition at Washington State University is $−19,442 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$17,911
2022 Value
50.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Washington State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,911. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Washington State University grew by 50.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,848
Room and Board
$960
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Washington State University was of $11,848 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $960. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
31%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Washington State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.5%
2019 Default Rate
89
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Washington State University was 1.5%, which represents 89 out of the 5937 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Washington State University received 19,401 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.62% annual growth. Out of those 19,401 applicants, 16,123 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.1% acceptance rate.

There were 27,539 students enrolled at Washington State University in 2022.

Washington State University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
16,123
Accepted Out of 19,401

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Washington State University was 83.1% (16,123 admissions from 19,401 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 85.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.62%, while admissions grew by 3.31%..

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Enrollment

Washington State University had a total enrollment of 27,539 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Washington State University is 23,128 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,411. This means that 84% of students enrolled at Washington State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Washington State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.8% White, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, 7.3% Asian, 6.97% Two or More Races, 2.8% Black or African American, 0.603% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.501% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Washington State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.3%), followed by White Male (19.4%) and Asian Female (5.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Washington State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,539 students. The full-time enrollment at Washington State University is 23,128 and the part-time enrollment is 4,411. This means that 84% of students enrolled at Washington State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Washington State University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Washington State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    16,190 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,113 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    2,010 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Washington State University is 58.8% White, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, 7.3% Asian, 6.97% Two or More Races, 2.8% Black or African American, 0.603% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.501% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 709 students (2.57%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,195 more women than men received degrees from Washington State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Washington State University is white (5,528 degrees awarded). There were 4.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1201 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Washington State University is General Business Administration & Management (521 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Science (43 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (36 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Washington State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (264 degrees awarded), Engineering (772 degrees), and Physical Sciences (188 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Washington State University are Other managers (642,463 people), Software developers (530,401 people), Physicians (504,326 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (383,067 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (377,508 people).

The most specialized majors at Washington State University in 2022 are Human Sciences (264 degrees awarded), Engineering (772 degrees), Physical Sciences (188 degrees), Social Sciences (701 degrees), and Biology (604 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Washington State University are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Washington State University are Human Sciences (264 degrees awarded), Engineering (772 degrees), Physical Sciences (188 degrees), Social Sciences (701 degrees), and Biology (604 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Washington State University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (742,096 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (685,901 people), Computer Systems Design (683,613 people), Elementary & secondary schools (578,128 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (517,808 people).

The most specialized majors at Washington State University are Human Sciences (264 degrees awarded), Engineering (772 degrees), Physical Sciences (188 degrees), Social Sciences (701 degrees), and Biology (604 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Washington State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 466 degrees awarded
  2. 370 degrees awarded
  3. 265 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Washington State University was General Psychology with 466 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,924
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
5,119
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 3,924 degrees were awarded to men at Washington State University, which is 0.767 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,119).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 340 degrees were awarded to men at Washington State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.43 times more than the 238 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 399 degrees were awarded to men at Washington State University in General Psychology, which is 4.81 times more than the 83 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 37% of students graduating from Washington State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (69.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Washington State University is Female and Asian (69.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.507% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,528 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,201 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    607 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Washington State University is white (5,528 degrees awarded). There were 4.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1201 degrees).

2.4% of degree recipients (217 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    3,175 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,353 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    758 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Washington State University is white female (3,175 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2353 degrees).

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Operations

Washington State University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.2B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.36%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Washington State University had a total salary expenditure of 1.19B. Washington State University employs 450 Associate professors, 408 Assistant professors and 378 Professors. Most academics at Washington State University are Male Associate professor (269), Male Professor (254), and Female Assistant professor (226).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Washington State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 747 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 724 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 599 employees.

Endowment

$1.2B
2022 Endowment
8.55%
decline from 2021

Washington State University has an endowment valued at about $1.2B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Washington State University declined 8.55% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $824M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $173M - Federal
  2. $98.9M - State
  3. $25.6M - Local

As of 2022, Washington State University received $173M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $98.9M from state grants and contracts, and $25.6M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$550M
2022 Salaries
1.82%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Washington State University paid a median of $550M in salaries, which represents 46.4% of their overall expenditure ($1.19B) and a 1.82% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$137M
Instructional Salaries
1,289
Number of Employees

In 2022, Washington State University paid a total of $137M to 1,289 employees working as instructors, which represents 25% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
450 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
747 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Washington State University were Associate professor with 450 employees, Assistant professor with 408 employees, and Professor with 378 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Washington State University were Business and Financial Operations with 747 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 724 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 599 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Washington State University was Male Associate professor with 269 employees, Male Professor with 254 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 226 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Washington State University.

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