About WSU Vancouver

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

Celebrate 25WSU 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.


Chancellor Emile "Mel" Netzhammer

Mission statement

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

Academic programs

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

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