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EWU: Start something BIG!
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington, with programs also offered in Bellevue, Everett, Kent, Seattle, Shoreline, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver and Yakima. EWU has provided 130 years of educational service to the Cheney/Spokane area and is a driving force for the culture, economy and vitality of the Inland Northwest region.
Our Values: Our mission is focused on career preparation with a strong underpinning in the liberal arts. We stress and value excellence in teaching and learning in an environment which we strive to make inclusive, respectful and supportive of the entire learning community. EWU focuses on providing an exceptional student support services, resources and facilities as well as a wide variety of student activities and campus-wide and local events.
Academics: Eastern Washington University offers nearly 100 fields of study and an exceptional learning environment that provides an opportunity for hands on experience in your area of interest, courses taught by student-centered faculty and numerous academic resources to help our students prepare for their chosen careers. Student research is highlighted each year in the Student Research & Creative Works Symposium. In the spring of 2009, The Governor of Washington signed legislation allowing Eastern to expand its engineering offerings. EWU also offers the following health sciences programs at the Spokane Academic Health Sciences Center: a doctorate in Physical Therapy, a Master's in Occupational Therapy, a BS and Master's in Dental Hygiene and a BA and Master's in Communication Disorders.
Events and Activities: Eastern's main campus offers a variety of programs, events, and entertainment programs creating opportunities for social interaction and the development of communication and leadership skills. EWU sponsors the annual Get Lit! Literary festival, which attracts some of the most renowned poets and writers from around the world. The city of Spokane, the Spokane Convention Center and the Spokane Arena offers events of interest for everyone.
Athletics and Sports: The EWU athletic program is designed to be an integral part of the university community and we are proud to be the 2010 NCAA Division I Football Champion! Epic Adventures offers outdoor recreation events and our new Recreation Center houses an ice arena and a challenging climbing wall. EWU sponsors 14 intercollegiate sports, six for men and eight for women, both as learning opportunities for our most athletically talented students and as recreational opportunities for all of our students and the local community. Eastern is a member of the Big Sky conference and our Team Red fans support men's football, basketball, cross country, tennis and indoor/outdoor track and field and Women's volleyball, soccer, basketball, cross country, tennis, golf and indoor/outdoor track and field.
Size, Location & Recreation: Eastern has a size to suit everyone. We are large on academics and recreation but small and safe on our beautiful Cheney community campus. Spokane, WA, a growing medium size city, is home to our urban Riverpoint campus where our accredited business & health sciences programs are located, providing prime opportunities for internships and career connections. The Spokane metropolitan area is located just 15 miles away from the main campus and Forbes rated the city as the #9 Best Places For Business and Careers in 2008. Spokane Hoopfest is the biggest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament on the planet and the annual Bloomsday Run attracts some of the best runners in the world. Our area offers a myriad of year round sporting activities, including awesome snowboarding and skiing at Mount Spokane and 14 regional ski resorts, water sports on Spokane River and 76 lakes and streams, biking, climbing, golf and much more. Our local nature centers and parks and the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge offer many opportunities for enjoying what we love best about the Inland Northwest. EWU is the perfect place to “Start Something Big"!
|Total Undergraduate Students||10,903|
|Gender Not Reported||4||<1%|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||144||1%|
|African American / Black||422||4%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||38||<1%|
|Two or More Races||358||3%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||1,236||11%|
|Where do EWU undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||6%|
|How old are EWU undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||20%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||18 - 24|
|Math||17 - 24||440 - 540|
|English||15 - 23|
|Critical Reading||420 - 530|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top of graduating class Data Not Available|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.25|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||96%|
2012 - 1013 cost of attendance data will not be available until 3/15/2012
The cost to attend Eastern Washington University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||22 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||60%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||87%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||411|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||45%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||13%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||98%|
63% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
20% of all undergraduates live on campus
Eastern Washington University is located in the city of Cheney and has a site located campus in the city of Spokane. Eastern Washington University and the Cheney community offer the students a safe place to live. Eastern Washington University Police Department has twelve commissioned officers who are on duty 24 hours. They have the same authority as any other police officer and all the officers have graduated from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission’s Basic Academy or its equivalencies. The officers receive specialized training annually. Several have B.A. degrees and others are taking classes. They enforce all federal, state and local laws and ordinances and promote community involvement, both on the campus and in the Cheney community. Eastern takes many common sense precautions for the safety of its constituents and expects the students and staff to do the same. Thefts, assaults and other crimes sometimes occur on the campus and in the surrounding communities. However, our crime rate is significantly lower than at other public universities. Through education and crime prevention programs and by working together, we help students, faculty and staff in taking responsibility for their safety. For your safety and the protection of your property, walk with a friend at night, making sure your room is locked at all times and do not leave your backpack unattended. Some of the safety programs offered by the University Police are personal safety, rape awareness, and Operation I.D. classes. We offer drug and alcohol use/abuse and other crime-related prevention programs within the residence halls and to Greek organizations (fraternities and sororities). To the employees we offer office safety evaluations and training on how to deal with unruly patrons. There is a service available to provide safety escorts after dark for students, faculty and staff. By working with the Student Affairs Office, residence hall staff and Athletic Department in the education of students, most incidents on campus can be avoided.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Eastern Washington University in 2010-11|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2010-11|
|BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES||19%|
|HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS||10%|
First-time students in Fall 2010 that returned for their second year: 75%
The Advisory Committee on Academic Assessment (ACAA) under direction of the Provost leads the assessment effort of the university. The Office of Institutional Research assists in this effort by conducting surveys, maintaining databases and performing analysis to satisfy accreditation, state and federal assessment reporting requirements.
Student outcomes are measured in many ways at EWU including classroom testing, student portfolios, Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs), standardized testing (CAAP) and self-assessment (EWU Graduating Senior Survey). The EWU catalog lists Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), which are statements that specify what students will know or be able to do or demonstrate when they have completed each course. ACAA reviews all SLOs and the faculty assess students' progress in achieving stated outcomes. SLOs by program are provided on the EWU web pages.
Post-graduation success is measured at EWU using alumni survey data.
The Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) measures critical thinking and written communication using two test modules -- critical thinking and a writing essay. The critical thinking and writing scores are reported separately below.
The increase in critical thinking skills is at or near what would be expected at an institution testing students of similar academic abilities.
Freshman Score: 61.0
Senior Score: 66.0
CAAP score range: 40 to 80
Average SAT scores for tested students
Freshman Score: 982
Senior Score: 1054
The increase in written communication skills is at or near what would be expected at an institution testing students of similar academic abilities.
Freshman Score: 3.0
Senior Score: 3.0
CAAP score range: 1 to 6
Average SAT scores for tested students
Freshman Score: 982
Senior Score: 1054