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FACTS AND FIGURES

Demographics

Student Enrollment (Headcount)

Average Age 29  Total

1458

Age Range 19–64 Undergraduate

637

Graduate

347

Female 72.8% Professional

474

Male 27.2%

Nursing (undergrad)

516

Part-time 16.2% Nursing (graduate) 70
Full-time 83.8% Pharmacy (professional) 425
Pharmacy (graduate) 21
Minority 21.3% Speech & Hearing Sci 106
International 1.9% Education 115
Nutrition & Exerc Phys 101

Employees

Medical 49
Health Policy & Admin 32
Total 400 FTE Criminal Justice 8
Faculty 200 Other 15
Non-faculty 200  

Research

Tuition & Fees

Grant & Contract Funding 2013-2014 $20 Million Undergraduate $11,570
Graduate $11,920

Campus

Estimated Annual Impact of Campus on Region
(2013, per Tripp Umbach)

Acreage 48



Economic Impact $350 Million
Employment Impact 1,800 jobs

HISTORY

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.

Campus History

MISSION

The urban campus of Washington State University, WSU Spokane serves the metropolitan Spokane area, the Inland Northwest, the state, the region, and the world. It offers the educational, scientific, economic, and cultural benefits that accrue from access to the services and programs of a major public land-grant research institution. WSU Spokane works collaboratively with communities to enhance quality of life through an intentional and sustained effort to create, interpret, apply, and disseminate knowledge, thereby serving as a model for a world-class urban campus in a regional city.

As a destination campus, WSU Spokane offers all students, from those articulating from other campuses to international students, opportunities for advanced studies and research in a variety of targeted program, enriching the fabric of the WSU system. The campus community values diversity and places a high priority on providing all the elements needed for student success. WSU Spokane will continue to take the lead in utilizing flexible and creative approaches to meet needs for lifelong learning with research-based teaching.

The campus's mission is to build the intellectual, creative, and practical abilities of individuals, communities, and institutions. It does so by actively fostering learning, inquiry, and public service, and by engaging with constituents in enhancing quality of life and economic vitality.

Campus development plans

VISION

WSU Spokane is an entrepreneurial, urban, land-grant health sciences campus, where world-class scholars, health care practitioners, students, and community partners collaborate in teams to teach, learn, design, and make discoveries that lead to measurably healthier people and communities.

REALIZING THE VISION BY 2020


Create national and global standing for WSU’s health sciences campus

  • Lead development of new interprofessional models in health professions education, health sciences research, and clinical care delivery to meet both rural and urban needs.
  • Complementary community/public health, behavorial health, health and design, K-12 health science pipeline programs.


Address growing demand for advanced graduate and professional studies

  • Increase WSU Spokane student enrollment to 3,500-plus students—65 percent graduate and professional; 35 percent undergraduate.
  • Partner with EWU, UW, and CCS to increase overall Riverpoint Campus enrollment to 6,000 by 2020.


Enhance WSU’s competitive status as a research university; attract and train

world-class scholars

  • Triple faculty size from 200 to 600, with an emphasis on those active in health science related research.
  • Grow external research funding from $14M to more than $40M per year in expenditures.
  • Expand application and commercialization of research.


Build a world-class health sciences center and campus that anchors and drives
community and economic development

  • Increase the physical plant from 600,000 to more than 1 million square feet of space.
  • Encourage private investments and partnerships that create collaborative opportunities on and near campus and meet student/staff/faculty demand for housing, health and wellness facilities, and other services.

(Revised 5/2/12)

CONTACT US

WSU Spokane
Phone: 509-358-7500

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495

Shipping Address:
412 E Spokane Falls Blvd,
Spokane, WA 99202