Eastern Washington University

Cheney, WA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,589
Graduate Enrollment: 2,675
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Fringe (in urban cluster up to 10 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 97.07%

Male/Female: 42% / 58% (2017)

First generation college students: 36.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 8.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Neither required or recommended
2021 Median Admit SAT: 993


2021 Median Admit ACT: 20


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 67.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 43.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 28.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 18.1% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 58.7%
Black: 3.7%
Hispanic: 19.2%
Asian: 2.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 1.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.6%
2+ races: 7.4%
Non-resident alien: 1.0%
Unknown race: 5.4%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $21,565
In-State tuition: $7,922
Out-of-State tuition: $25,748

Estimated books and supplies: $942 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $13,060 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,132 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,500 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,132 (2022)

Average Family Income: $66,098 (2017)
Median Family Income: $38,219 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 32.4%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 61.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $19,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $207 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $8,449
$30k-48k $8,974
$48k-75k $12,256
$75k-110k $16,255
$110k+ $19,571

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 26%
6-year graduation rate: 50%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.1% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $19,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,653 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,285 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 68.7% (2015)
@3 year 74.2% (2017)
@5 year 83.1% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 50.9% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 54.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $38,555 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $50,711 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 18 $35,968 ($2,997)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 1
Bachelor's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 6
Master's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 4
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 86 $23,009 $216 $40,294 ($3,358) $53,164 ($4,430)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 16
Bachelor's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 12
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 47 $29,875 $266 $62,868 ($5,239) $77,350 ($6,446)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 63 $26,038 $231 $59,321 ($4,943) $69,502 ($5,792)
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Technology, General. 18 $25,666 $233
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians. 19 $54,884 ($4,574) $69,819 ($5,818)
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other. 24 $59,256 ($4,938) $76,599 ($6,383)
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 28 $20,518 $199 $43,658 ($3,638)
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 53 $19,936 $190 $30,035 ($2,503) $35,680 ($2,973)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 32 $18,591 $168 $27,614 ($2,301) $32,038 ($2,670)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 11
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 4
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 21 $26,086 ($2,174) $41,163 ($3,430)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 8
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 141 $21,666 $189 $31,629 ($2,636) $45,817 ($3,818)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 9
Bachelor's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 105 $23,041 $217 $25,946 ($2,162) $51,518 ($4,293)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 9
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 109 $24,750 $207 $36,315 ($3,026) $45,524 ($3,794)
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management. 15 $21,384 $213 $32,430 ($2,703)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Philosophy. 1
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 10
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 15 $58,242 ($4,854)
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 9 $49,598 ($4,133)
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 132 $19,628 $175 $33,839 ($2,820) $45,250 ($3,771)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 69 $19,938 $203 $31,598 ($2,633) $47,713 ($3,976)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 44 $616 $60,725 ($5,060) $64,032 ($5,336)
Master's Degree Public Administration. 16 $35,173 ($2,931) $61,315 ($5,110)
Bachelor's Degree Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 46 $25,000 $250 $64,606 ($5,384) $67,077 ($5,590)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 14 $36,456 ($3,038) $50,149 ($4,179)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Medical Administrative Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 10
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 8
Bachelor's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 11 $46,108 ($3,842)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 15 $48,016 ($4,001) $61,617 ($5,135)
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 13
Master's Degree Public Health. 15 $49,106 ($4,092)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Health. 1
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 26 $25,326 $241 $44,641 ($3,720)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 32 $635 $69,579 ($5,798) $72,397 ($6,033)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 36
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 55
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 184 $19,168 $201 $41,148 ($3,429) $58,830 ($4,903)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 37 $233 $49,203 ($4,100) $65,789 ($5,482)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 92 $18,000 $172 $50,143 ($4,179) $57,893 ($4,824)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 17 $233
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 81 $17,074 $162 $48,924 ($4,077) $60,166 ($5,014)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 9
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 39 $19,802 $168 $46,374 ($3,865) $62,063 ($5,172)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 10
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 65 $20,416 $228 $38,686 ($3,224) $48,378 ($4,032)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma History. 2
Bachelor's Degree History. 26 $23,608 $217 $35,353 ($2,946)
Master's Degree History. 7
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Communication and Media Studies. 28 $54,001 ($4,500)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 100 $25,000 $218 $31,986 ($2,666) $43,715 ($3,643)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 11
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 85 $25,868 $228 $63,699 ($5,308) $84,822 ($7,069)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 68 $23,250 $215 $26,942 ($2,245) $36,430 ($3,036)
Master's Degree Education, General. 30 $337 $53,500 ($4,458) $68,455 ($5,705)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational/Instructional Media Design. 1
Bachelor's Degree Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. 1
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 14 $23,000 $244 $42,532 ($3,544) $54,887 ($4,574)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 76 $20,885 $201 $41,867 ($3,489) $44,130 ($3,678)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Social Work. 5 $48,334 ($4,028)
Master's Degree Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 3
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 76 $17,109 $167 $36,113 ($3,009) $46,662 ($3,889)
Master's Degree Social Work. 64 $464 $50,942 ($4,245) $59,145 ($4,929)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Social Work. 2
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 13
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 62 $19,295 $186 $33,564 ($2,797) $48,878 ($4,073)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 30 $21,809 $199 $39,715 ($3,310) $47,122 ($3,927)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Economics. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geography and Cartography. 24 $50,080 ($4,173)
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geography and Cartography. 2
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 20 $26,795 ($2,233) $48,551 ($4,046)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 35 $21,412 $164 $28,117 ($2,343) $45,089 ($3,757)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 25 $16,996 $35,336 ($2,945)
Master's Degree Social Sciences, Other. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Design and Applied Arts. 22
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 10
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 21 $26,261 ($2,188) $30,128 ($2,511)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 17 $19,060 $184 $31,006 ($2,584)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 9
Master's Degree Music. 7
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 29 $48,175 ($4,015)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 24 $466 $62,094 ($5,175) $63,149 ($5,262)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $84,591
Full time faculty: 79%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 20.0

School's endowment start of year: $33,530,654 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $44,545,298 (2022)