About Washington State University
Washington State University is Washington’s original land-grant university, with a long tradition of service to society. Founded in 1890 in Pullman, the University conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to more than 26,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Many academic programs win national recognition for excellence.
WSU is committed to a three-fold mission that enhances the economy of the state, nation, and world:
- Advance knowledge through research and scholarship across a wide range of academic disciplines
- Extend knowledge through innovative educational programs that lift students toward roles of leadership, productivity, responsibility, and service to society
- Apply knowledge through local and global engagement
A statewide system with worldwide reach
One of the nation’s top public research institutions, WSU stands among 96 U.S. public and private universities in the “very high research activity” classification from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. WSU has campuses in Spokane, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver; degree programs at the Everett University Center; extension offices in every county; and a Global Campus with online degree programs accessible worldwide.