Student Enrollment (Headcount)

Average Age 29  Total


Age Range 19–64 Undergraduate




Female 72.8% Professional


Male 27.2%

Nursing (undergrad)


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


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


Tuition & Fees

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


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

Acreage 48

Economic Impact $350 Million
Employment Impact 1,800 jobs


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


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


WSU Spokane is a creative, engaged, world-class learning enterprise for the twenty-first century that helps design healthy lives, institutions, and environments.

Strategic plan (pdf)

Community Vision 2020

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 and 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 600,000 to over 1 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.


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