Washington State University

Pullman, WA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 23,966
Graduate Enrollment: 5,565
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Distant (in urban cluster more than 10 miles and up to 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 85.77%

Male/Female: 43% / 57% (2017)

First generation college students: 34.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 8.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.4% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Neither required or recommended
2021 Median Admit SAT: 1,123


2021 Median Admit ACT: 23


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 67.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 44.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 30.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 20.8% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 60.6%
Black: 2.9%
Hispanic: 16.0%
Asian: 6.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.6%
2+ races: 7.1%
Non-resident alien: 3.5%
Unknown race: 2.1%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $20,182
In-State tuition: $12,417
Out-of-State tuition: $27,733

Estimated books and supplies: $960 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $11,848 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,542 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $11,848 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,542 (2022)

Average Family Income: $77,551 (2017)
Median Family Income: $44,850 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 27.4%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 32.4%

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

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $2,325
$30k-48k $3,968
$48k-75k $7,762
$75k-110k $14,670
$110k+ $18,184

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 37%
6-year graduation rate: 60%

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

Loans

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

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,930 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,380 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 76.8% (2015)
@3 year 82.2% (2017)
@5 year 86.7% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 59.3% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 62.0% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $46,800 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $60,924 (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)
Doctoral Degree Soil Sciences. 2
Master's Degree Soil Sciences. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Agriculture, General. 4
Master's Degree Agriculture, General. 29 $320 $81,005 ($6,750)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 6
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Production Operations. 61 $17,395 $184 $51,221 ($4,268) $50,640 ($4,220)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Agricultural Production Operations. 4
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural and Food Products Processing. 7
Bachelor's Degree Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 12
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 27 $37,942 ($3,162) $52,979 ($4,415)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 56 $304 $58,302 ($4,859) $69,282 ($5,774)
Doctoral Degree Communication and Media Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 56 $22,506 $219 $32,116 ($2,676)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 10
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 12
Doctoral Degree Engineering Science. 9
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 106 $20,700 $205 $33,451 ($2,788) $48,961 ($4,080)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 214 $20,500 $203 $41,801 ($3,483)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 9
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 151 $22,453 $212 $78,903 ($6,575) $93,485 ($7,790)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 26
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 14
Master's Degree Education, General. 2 $70,523 ($5,877)
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 11 $74,032 ($6,169)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 18 $393 $79,694 ($6,641) $113,307 ($9,442)
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 55 $22,500 $239 $59,967 ($4,997) $82,308 ($6,859)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 5
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 6
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 135 $22,450 $220 $69,489 ($5,791) $79,139 ($6,595)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 17
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 7
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 24 $21,750 $211 $86,595 ($7,216) $83,510 ($6,959)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 138 $21,030 $197 $75,325 ($6,277) $87,229 ($7,269)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 30
Master's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Materials Engineering 25 $29,760 $305 $53,389 ($4,449)
Master's Degree Materials Engineering 3
Doctoral Degree Materials Engineering 9
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 270 $21,000 $200 $68,579 ($5,715) $83,875 ($6,990)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 18
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 10
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 22 $126,461 ($10,538) $130,628 ($10,886)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Engineering-Related Fields. 33
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 118 $22,881 $217 $37,973 ($3,164) $44,998 ($3,750)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 1
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 185 $21,500 $198 $30,144 ($2,512) $43,627 ($3,636)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 5
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 36 $22,500 $217 $34,124 ($2,844)
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 8
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 9
Master's Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 3
Doctoral Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 13
Bachelor's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 53 $17,875 $187 $26,999 ($2,250) $38,862 ($3,239)
Master's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 2
Doctoral Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Genetics. 9
Bachelor's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 24 $25,000 $220
Master's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 18 $375 $44,509 ($3,709) $53,122 ($4,427)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 113 $22,905 $217 $28,868 ($2,406) $50,027 ($4,169)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 3
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 15
Master's Degree Physics. 3
Doctoral Degree Physics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 446 $21,500 $207 $32,983 ($2,749) $47,776 ($3,981)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 10
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 4
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 4
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 185 $21,577 $207 $37,923 ($3,160) $55,527 ($4,627)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 9
Doctoral Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Homeland Security. 1
Bachelor's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 18 $34,064 ($2,839) $52,378 ($4,365)
Master's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 6
Master's Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 1
Doctoral Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 5
First Professional Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 147 $1,563 $105,900 ($8,825) $134,792 ($11,233)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Health. 4
First Professional Degree Veterinary Medicine. 126
Master's Degree Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences. 9
Doctoral Degree Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Bioethics/Medical Ethics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 366 $21,500 $143 $75,222 ($6,269) $76,963 ($6,414)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 13 $123,199 ($10,267)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 48 $737 $111,658 ($9,305) $131,867 ($10,989)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 50
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 187 $21,102 $206 $52,417 ($4,368) $63,343 ($5,279)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 253 $609 $101,409 ($8,451) $135,417 ($11,285)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 132
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 207 $25,000 $228 $53,961 ($4,497) $67,491 ($5,624)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 13 $77,551 ($6,463)
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 16 $73,834 ($6,153)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 172 $19,762 $207 $55,003 ($4,584) $70,504 ($5,875)
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 175 $25,000 $246 $38,446 ($3,204) $53,926 ($4,494)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 51 $16,659 $178 $48,798 ($4,067) $69,214 ($5,768)
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 138 $23,500 $235 $56,762 ($4,730) $71,717 ($5,976)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 144 $19,949 $207 $48,249 ($4,021) $69,991 ($5,833)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations. 23
Bachelor's Degree Construction Management. 49 $78,239 ($6,520) $90,343 ($7,529)
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 69 $19,545 $191 $27,744 ($2,312) $34,686 ($2,891)
Master's Degree Animal Sciences. 6
Doctoral Degree Animal Sciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Food Science and Technology. 9 $14,780 $146 $43,776 ($3,648) $66,745 ($5,562)
Master's Degree Food Science and Technology. 8
Doctoral Degree Food Science and Technology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 24 $17,539 $168 $41,713 ($3,476)
Master's Degree Plant Sciences. 13
Doctoral Degree Plant Sciences. 10
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 23 $58,794 ($4,900)
Doctoral Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 5
Bachelor's Degree Forestry. 6
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 37 $59,040 ($4,920)
Master's Degree Architecture. 25 $66,763 ($5,564)
Bachelor's Degree Landscape Architecture. 9
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 4
Doctoral Degree Area Studies. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 12 $31,744 ($2,645)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 9 $155,236 ($12,936)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 11
Doctoral Degree Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. 4
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 5
Doctoral Degree Special Education and Teaching. 3
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 148 $22,960 $221 $48,479 ($4,040) $55,469 ($4,622)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 68 $371 $61,557 ($5,130) $63,586 ($5,299)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 220
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 15 $54,900 ($4,575) $62,752 ($5,229)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 1
Doctoral Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 10
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 4
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 3
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 3
Master's Degree Agricultural Engineering. 6
Doctoral Degree Agricultural Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 20 $73,096 ($6,091)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 5
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 10
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 20 $50,962 ($4,247)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 104
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 27 $21,250 $225 $38,452 ($3,204) $59,661 ($4,972)
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 186 $24,019 $244 $36,726 ($3,061) $44,320 ($3,693)
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 5
Doctoral Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 66 $19,500 $207 $35,723 ($2,977) $46,542 ($3,879)
Master's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 6
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 66 $21,375 $199 $29,458 ($2,455) $43,636 ($3,636)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 22
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 45 $18,647 $175 $27,271 ($2,273) $44,659 ($3,722)
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Applied Mathematics. 33 $17,675 $171 $37,106 ($3,092) $59,019 ($4,918)
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 9
Doctoral Degree Applied Mathematics. 9
Master's Degree Statistics. 11
Doctoral Degree Statistics. 1
Doctoral Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 32 $19,500 $200 $35,903 ($2,992) $55,611 ($4,634)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Gerontology. 13
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma International/Global Studies. 23
Bachelor's Degree Computational Science. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Sustainability Studies. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 188 $20,981 $217 $31,920 ($2,660) $57,273 ($4,773)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 10 $52,279 ($4,357)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 12
Bachelor's Degree Physical Sciences. 10
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 17
Master's Degree Chemistry. 11
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 11
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 6
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 16
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 372 $25,409 $228 $39,118 ($3,260) $53,186 ($4,432)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 34 $18,500 $180 $21,438 ($1,787) $31,287 ($2,607)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 12
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 59 $25,656 $265 $42,230 ($3,519) $73,907 ($6,159)
Master's Degree Economics. 10
Doctoral Degree Economics. 15
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 83 $23,250 $224 $35,748 ($2,979) $49,295 ($4,108)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 4
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 4
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 43 $21,475 $227 $36,905 ($3,075) $42,242 ($3,520)
Master's Degree Sociology. 6
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 20 $22,802 $261 $41,532 ($3,461) $57,332 ($4,778)
Master's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 5
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 14 $35,321 ($2,943)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 7
Bachelor's Degree Music. 20 $24,503 $260 $37,729 ($3,144)
Master's Degree Music. 7
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 26 $26,000 $265 $24,733 ($2,061) $55,402 ($4,617)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 24 $500 $62,665 ($5,222) $75,245 ($6,270)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 15 $66,557 ($5,546) $77,868 ($6,489)
Bachelor's Degree History. 59 $24,000 $236 $30,154 ($2,513) $49,366 ($4,114)
Master's Degree History. 7
Doctoral Degree History. 2


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $93,609
Full time faculty: 83%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 15.0

School's endowment start of year: $1,083,966,272 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $1,308,387,422 (2022)