WSU Vancouver was founded in 1989 and is one of the four campuses in the WSU system. The main campus in Pullman was founded in 1890 and is Washington's original land-grant university with a mission of improving quality of life. The other two urban campuses are located in Spokane and Tri-Cities.
WSU Vancouver is an engaged research university committed to increasing access to higher education in Southwest Washington. The university is dedicated to offering world-class undergraduate and graduate degrees via student-centered, relevant education; advancing knowledge and creativity; and engaging with the community.
By the numbers
2013/2014 facts and figures
- Enrollment: 3,062 students; 2,410 FTE (full-time equivalent)
- Female: 53.8%, Male: 46.2%
- Students of color represent 19.75% of total enrollment
- Veterans represent 5% of total enrollment
- 14:1 student to faculty ratio
- More than 150 fulltime, Ph.D. faculty
- More than 10,000 WSU Vancouver alumni, 75% of whom remain in the area
- More than 18,000 area WSU alumni
- More than 186,000 alumni worldwide
Location and facilities
- 10 miles north of the Columbia River - campus map, directions and parking
- 351-acre campus
- 13 buildings
- 14 computer labs
- 200-seat lecture hall
- Art sculptures and galleries
- Landmark Firstenburg Family Fountain
- Coffee bar and café
- Comprehensive library
- Firstenburg Student Commons
- Fitness center
- Hillside amphitheater
- More than six miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails
- Multipurpose court and sports fields
- Preschool and kindergarten programs
Visit our majors and programs page for a complete list of academic opportunities.
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