Washington State University Vancouver

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Washington State University Vancouver is dedicated to its land-grant tradition "for openness, accessibility and service to people." The campus mission stands on five pillars:

  • To advance knowledge through research, innovation, and creativity across a wide range of academic disciplines.
  • To extend knowledge through innovative educational programs in which students and emerging scholars are mentored to realize their highest potential and assume roles of leadership, responsibility and service to society.
  • To apply knowledge through local and global engagement that will improve quality of life and enhance the economy of the state, nation and world.
  • To address the need for social justice, equity and a culture of inclusion in our society.
  • To collaborate with partners to build the bonds that unite a healthy community.

Five strategic goals 2016 – 2021

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. We provide baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people, communities and economy of Southwest Washington.


  • Fall enrollment: 3,577
  • Average age of student: 26
  • Female-to-male ratio: 54:46
  • 6% of students are veterans
  • Average new transfer GPA: 3.20
  • Average new freshman GPA: 3.43
  • 43% first generation students
  • 28% students of color


  • 22 bachelor's degrees
  • 8 master's  degrees
  • 3 doctorate degrees
  • 1 Chancellor Netzhammer
  • 8 colleges on campus
  • 1:14 faculty to student ratio
  • 200 doctorate faculty


  • 351 gorgeous acres
  • 3 mountain views
  • 6 miles of trails
  • Founded date: 1989


  • 13,456 WSU Vancouver alumni; 95% remain in the area
  • 35,522 WSU alumni in the region
  • 206,751 WSU alumni worldwide
  • 2018 graduates: 1,014

Human Resources And Hiring Contact

EEO Statement

Washington State University (WSU or the University) is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in education, employment, membership and contracts without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran. WSU has made, and will continue to make, every effort to eliminate barriers to equal opportunity encountered by these protected group members and to improve opportunities available to underrepresented groups, in compliance with state and federal law. 


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