FACTS AND FIGURES - Fall 2015
Student Body Demographics
Student Enrollment (Headcount)
|Minority||41.5%||Speech & Hearing Sci||113|
|Nutrition & Exerc Phys||107|
From pharmacy clerkships to WWII-era night classes, WSU courses offered in Spokane since the 1920s set the stage for bigger things. And then in 1989—when WSU founded WSU Spokane as its urban research campus—those big things started to happen.
Cutting-edge buildings. Research institutes. Endowed professorships. Outreach programs. And thousands of students whose first-class educations prepare them to serve the community and the world.
MISSION & VISION
This statement of mission, vision and objectives was developed by the WSU Spokane Campus Advisory Board in 2009.
Our mission is to transform understanding, improve human health, and advance economic and community well-being through applied and translational research, preparing health professionals to work as teams, community partnerships an campus development.
Our vision for the future is clear. WSU Spokane is an entrepreneurial, urban, land-grant campus, where world-class scholars, practitioners, students and community partners collaborate in teams to explore and comprehend human health, animal health, and the design of the world around us as an interconnected system.
Our objectives for success build upon the cornerstones of our People, Place, Programs, and Partnerships.
- We’ll address growing demand for advanced graduate and professional studies by increasing student enrollment to 3,500+ students, 60% graduate & professional/40% undergraduate.
Partner with other universities to increase overall campus enrollment to 6,000.
- We’ll expand regional research capability by attracting world-class scholars: Triple faculty size from 200 to 600. Continue successful WSU model of targeted recruitment in signature programs.
- We’ll build a world-class health sciences center and campus: Increase the physical plant from 950,000 to over 1.3 million square feet space with research labs, clinical services, classrooms, instructional labs, offices, support facilities, and supercomputing capability.
- We’ll drive growth in the private sector by creating demand for services: Support economic growth and investment that meet student/staff/faculty demand for housing, health and wellness facilities, and other services and amenities on or near campus.
- We’re expanding WSU’s Spokane headquarters for health sciences: Consolidating the College of Pharmacy; establishing a full four-year medical program; expanding the College of Nursing and the Department of Health Policy and Administration; consolidating selected undergraduate and professional programs in Spokane. We’re also meeting community needs and priorities with targeted research, design, executive business, education and policy studies.
- We’re enhancing WSU’s competitive status as a research university. The goal? Grow external research funding from the current $12-15M to more than $40M/year in expenditures.
- We’ll leverage community opportunities and strengths through partnerships: Lead effective collaboration with EWU, UW and CCS and community for academic and capital development of the urban campus.
- We’ll anchor the regional economy of the future through innovation, application and commercialization of research, collaboration with public agencies and the private sector.
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
412 E Spokane Falls Blvd,
Spokane, WA 99202