Washington State University

Pullman, WA 99164
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Washington State University is one of the thirty-five public 4-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in Pullman town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 30,614 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 4,612 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 3,736 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 81%). Every year 62% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Washington State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $9,530, and fees were $1,861. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $23,956 and $1,861 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students30,614
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate81%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 56 310
Master's degree 3 16
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 5
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 4
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
04/01/1918 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/09/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/07/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/09/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/09/2004 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1020 to 1220
ACT20 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $75

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$494/credit
In State Students$494/credit
Out of State Students$1,226/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$589/credit
In State Students$589/credit
Out of State Students$1,261/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $22,230 $22,230 $55,170
ADN 70 $34,580 $34,580 $85,820
BSN 125 $61,750 $61,750 $153,250
FNP 50 $29,450 $29,450 $63,050
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of Washington State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 28% $4,498
Other Federal Grant 24% $278
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $8,974
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 76% $5,150
Federal Student Loans 46% $5,363
Private Loans 4% $15,319


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,246
$30,001 to $48,000$11,463
$48,001 to $75,000$16,199
$75,001 to $110,000$22,198
Over $110,000$23,277

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
Washington State University
French Administration Building
Pullman, WA 99164

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