About WSU Vancouver

Panorama of campus with Mt. St. Helens in the distance

As an urban campus of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. We provide access to baccalaureate-level and graduate education to benefit the people, communities and economy of Southwest Washington. The only four-year research university in this part of the state, WSU Vancouver helps drive the region’s economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.


Chancellor Emile "Mel" Netzhammer

By the numbers

2015/2016 facts and figures

  • Enrollment: 3,305 students
  • Female: 54%
  • Male: 46%
  • Students of color represent 23% of total enrollment
  • Veterans represent 6% of total enrollment
  • More than 190 doctorate faculty
  • 14:1 student:faculty ratio
  • 12,713 WSU Vancouver alumni, 92% of whom remain in the area
  • 22,609 WSU alumni
  • 201,663 WSU alumni worldwide

Location and facilities

Degrees, majors and programs

Visit our degrees, majors and programs page for a complete list of academic opportunities.

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