Eastern Washington University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,242

2.16% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,393

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.14%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

96.2%

4,446 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

12,607

86% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

52.4%

772 Graduates

About

Eastern Washington University is a higher education institution located in Spokane County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Eastern Washington University were General Business Administration & Management (174 degrees awarded), General Interdisciplinary Studies (145 degrees), and General Psychology (134 degrees).

In 2017, 2,848 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eastern Washington University. 57.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,995 degrees), 5.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (349 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Washington University is $6,242, which is $-14,491 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Washington University is $6,242, which is $-14,491 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,393.

In 2017, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,242

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Eastern Washington University was $6,242. The cost of tuition at Eastern Washington University is $-14,491 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$11,393

2017 Value

8.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Eastern Washington University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,393. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Eastern Washington University grew by 8.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,941

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern Washington University was of $10,941 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 6.59% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 17.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Eastern Washington University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.61% with respect to 2016, when 62% 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.

5.14%

2016 Default Rate

165

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern Washington University was 5.14%, which represents 165 out of the 3209 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Eastern Washington University received 4,446 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.26% annual growth. Out of those 4,446 applicants, 4,277 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.2% acceptance rate.

There were 12,607 students enrolled at Eastern Washington University in 2017, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eastern Washington University has an overall enrollment yield of 38.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,277

Accepted Out of 4,446

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eastern Washington University was 96.2% (4,277 admissions from 4,446 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 95.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.26%, while admissions grew by 6.05%.

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SAT Scores

77%

Submission Percentage

1,253

Scores Submitted

77% of enrolled first-time students at Eastern Washington University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eastern Washington University has a total enrollment of 12,607 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Washington University is 10,845 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,762. This means that 86% of students enrolled at Eastern Washington University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern Washington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.3% White, 14.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.35% Two or More Races, 3.09% Black or African American, 2.75% Asian, 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.278% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eastern Washington University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.3%), followed by White Male (26.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (51.8%), followed by White Male (22.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eastern Washington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,607 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Washington University is 10,845 and the part-time enrollment is 1,762. This means that 86% of students enrolled at Eastern Washington University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

2017 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 Eastern Washington University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Eastern Washington University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,478

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,842

  3. Two or More Races

    801

The enrolled student population at Eastern Washington University is 59.3% White, 14.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.35% Two or More Races, 3.09% Black or African American, 2.75% Asian, 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.278% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 1,069 students (8.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 446 more women than men received degrees from Eastern Washington University. The majority of degree recipients at Eastern Washington University are white (1,995 degrees awarded). There were 5.72 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (349 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eastern Washington University is General Business Administration & Management (174 degrees awarded), followed by General Interdisciplinary Studies (145 degrees) and General Psychology (134 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Eastern Washington University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (225 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (146 degrees), and Biology (218 degrees).

Workforce

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 Eastern Washington University are Physicians (461,823 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (377,161 people), Social workers, all other (269,534 people), Other managers (254,733 people), and Postsecondary teachers (240,595 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Washington University are Public Administration and Social Service (225 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (146 degrees), Biology (218 degrees), English (80 degrees), and Psychology (220 degrees).

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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 Eastern Washington University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Eastern Washington University are Public Administration and Social Service (225 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (146 degrees), Biology (218 degrees), English (80 degrees), and Psychology (220 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Washington University are Elementary & secondary schools (798,829 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (743,718 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (558,339 people), Outpatient care centers (265,888 people), and Offices of physicians (244,817 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Washington University are Public Administration and Social Service (225 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (146 degrees), Biology (218 degrees), English (80 degrees), and Psychology (220 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Eastern Washington University.

Most Common

  1. 174 degrees awarded

  2. 145 degrees awarded

  3. 134 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eastern Washington University was General Business Administration & Management with 174 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,201

  2. 1,647

In 2017, 1,201 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Washington University, which is 0.729 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,647).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 110 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Washington University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.17 times more than the 94 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 145 degrees were awarded to women at Eastern Washington University in Social Work, which is 4.83 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 20% of students graduating from Eastern Washington University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (59.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Eastern Washington University is Female and White (59.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.81% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,995 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    349 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    118 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eastern Washington University is white (1,995 degrees awarded). There were 5.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (349 degrees).

2.6% of degree recipients (74 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,173 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    822 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    226 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Eastern Washington University is white female (1,173 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (822 degrees).

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Operations

Eastern Washington University has an endowment valued at nearly $30M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.73M (12.5%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Eastern Washington University had a total salary expenditure of $228M. Eastern Washington University employs 154 Professors, 102 Assistant professors, and 87 No academic ranks. Most academics at Eastern Washington University are Male Professors (101), Female Assistant professors(55), and Female Professors (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Washington University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 168 employees, Service, with 153 employees, and Management with 150 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30M

2017 Endowment

9.06%

growth from 2016

Eastern Washington University has an endowment valued at about $30M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Eastern Washington University grew 9.06% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.18M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.81M - Federal

  2. $23.5M - State

  3. $396k - Local

As of 2017, Eastern Washington University received $4.81M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $23.5M from state grants and contracts, and $396k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$108M

2017 Salaries

3.62%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Eastern Washington University paid a median of $108M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($228M) and a 3.62% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.55% growth from 2015 and a 8.56% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$34.4M

Instructional Salaries

452

Number of Employees

In 2017, Eastern Washington University paid a total of $34.4M to 452 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

154 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

168 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eastern Washington University were Professor with 154 employees; Assistant professor with 102 employees; and Assistant professor with 87 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Washington University were Office and Administrative Support with 168 employees; Service with 153 employees; and Management with 150 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eastern Washington University was Male Professor with 101 employees, Female Assistant professor with 55 employees, and Female Professor with 53 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Eastern Washington University.

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