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Washington State University Pullman

The main campus, founded in 1890, features world-class facilities for teaching, research, the arts, and Pacific-12 Conference athletics. The campus is located on more than 620 acres among the rolling hills of southeastern Washington in a geographic region known as the Palouse.

Due to significant investments from the state as well as private and federal support, outstanding new campus facilities have been constructed and others upgraded significantly during the past decade. Major new facilities include the PACCAR Environmental Technology Building, the Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health, the Biotechnology Life Sciences Facility, and the Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building.

Recent construction of three residence halls, a championship-level golf course, and a major addition to Martin Stadium, as well as construction of a football operations building, provide important amenities for the university community and contribute to Pullman’s status as a destination campus.

Enrollment at the Pullman campus totaled 20,043 students for fall semester 2015—a record number. About 1,500 faculty, supported by 1,600 graduate assistants and 2,900 administrators and staff, work on the campus.

Pullman is a dynamic center of higher education, research, and culture. Part of the Knowledge Corridor that connects WSU to the University of Idaho eight miles to the east, the city is 75 miles south of Spokane, Washington’s second-largest city. Demographics Daily designated Pullman a “dreamtown,” reflecting the city’s exceptionally high quality of life. The city also boasts one of the highest percentages of graduate degrees among U.S. micropolitan areas, and its public school system has been ranked among the top 100 in the country. World-class outdoor recreation opportunities—including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating—are just a short drive away.

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Washington State University Spokane

Located in the University District along the riverfront in downtown Spokane, WSU Spokane is the University’s health sciences education and research campus.

The campus is home to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, scheduled to welcome its charter class in August 2017. The University has relocated all of its health sciences disciplines and built new facilities on the campus in recent years. Among the new construction: an $80 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building and a $34.6 million Nursing Building.

Nearly 1,500 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students pursue degrees at the 48-acre campus, which also houses programs offered by Eastern Washington University and is located just across the Spokane River from Gonzaga University.



Washington State University Tri-Cities

More than 1,500 students attend WSU at the 201-acre campus, located along the banks of the Columbia River in Richland, the heart of Washington’s wine country. WSU Tri-Cities offers 19 bachelor’s degrees, 10 master’s degrees, and 10 doctoral degrees, with an emphasis on the STEM disciplines. The campus began admitting freshmen in 2007.

In June, the campus dedicated the new Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center. The teaching and research facility is considered one of the most technologically advanced wine science centers in the world. It is expected to become a magnet for collaboration among industry members, students, and researchers from around the globe.

Because of the campus’s location next to world-renowned engineering firms, federal agencies, and a national laboratory, students interact with eminent professors engaged in leading research and with community and industry leaders committed to providing internships and practical career experiences.

Tri-Cities Wine Science Center

Washington State University Vancouver

The only four-year university located in southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver is the second largest campus in the WSU system, enrolling 3,305 students. It provides access to baccalaureate-level and graduate education to benefit the people, communities, and economy of the region.

WSU Vancouver helps drive Southwest Washington’s economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools, and nonprofit organizations.

Students choose WSU Vancouver for its big-school resources offered in a small-school environment. State-of-the-art facilities support 22 bachelor’s, 9 master’s, and 8 doctoral degrees. Notable programs include creative media and digital culture, environmental science, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, psychology, and public affairs.

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Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett

WSU North Puget Sound at Everett is part of the Everett University Center, a WSU-managed consortium of seven universities offering more than 20 degree-completion programs on the Everett Community College campus. WSU NPSE offers upper-division courses leading to four high-demand bachelor’s degrees: electrical and mechanical engineering, hospitality business management, and integrated communication.

In September, ground was broken at the future site of the Everett University Center, a four-story building to be constructed along the waterfront in downtown Everett. The 95,000-square-foot building is scheduled for completion in the spring 2017.

WSU North Puget Sound at Everett was established in 2014. About 150 students are currently enrolled in courses the University offers.

Global Campus

More than 3,200 students across the country and around the world are pursuing a WSU education through the Global Campus, the University’s online degree program. Students can choose from among nine bachelor’s degrees, more than two dozen minors and certificates, and twelve master’s degrees.

The same faculty who teach at WSU campuses statewide use cutting-edge technology to offer online students a rigorous and engaging educational experience. And the Global Campus offers virtual extra-and co-curricular activities such as online career fairs, live-streamed cultural events, and interactive faculty web presentations to build community.