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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,956 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
23,223 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
83.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
2,158 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Washington State University is $9,324, which is $2,333 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $23,956, which is 256% of the cost for in-state students, and is $5,580 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,815.

In 2016, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Washington State University received 23,223 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 17.5% annual growth. Out of those 23,223 applicants, 16,731 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72% acceptance rate.

There were 30,142 students enrolled at Washington State University in 2016, and 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Washington State University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Washington State University has a total enrollment of 30,142 students. The full-time enrollment at Washington State University is 25,209 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,933. This means that 83.6% of students enrolled at Washington State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Washington State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.8% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.35% Two or More Races, 5.66% Asian, 3.05% Black or African American, 0.75% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.35% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Washington State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (22.5%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.98%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.55%), followed by White Male (2.21%) and Asian Female (0.34%).

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In 2016, 935 more women than men graduated from Washington State University. The majority of students graduating from Washington State University are White. These 4,787 graduates mean that there were 6.43 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 744 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Washington State University is General Social Sciences with 412 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 386 graduates and General Psychology with 359 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Washington State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Agriculture, with 258 graduates, followed by Human Sciences with 362 graduates and Engineering with 757 graduates.


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Washington State University has an endowment valued at nearly $885M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $45.3M (5.11%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Washington State University had a total expenditure of $1.07B. Of that $1.07B, they spent $473M on salaries and $136M on benefits.

Washington State University employs 360 Professors, 320 Associate professors, and 274 No academic ranks. Most academics at Washington State University are Male Professors (268), Male Associate professors (192), and Female No academic ranks (139).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Washington State University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 802 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 694 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 501 employees.



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