In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.
College Factual ranked Wazzu as #175 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Wazzu held the #195 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Wazzu is also ranked #4 out of 51 schools in Washington.
Because it has a high acceptance rate of 86%, some consider Wazzu to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.
With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Washington State University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.
When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at Washington State University is 78%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Washington State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Wazzu have a four-year graduation rate of 37%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 25,470 undergraduates at Wazzu with 22,315 being full-time and 3,155 being part-time.
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Wazzu, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Wazzu, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $6,487 a year. That adds up to $25,948 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Wazzu is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Contact details for Wazzu are given below.
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Public Relations & Advertising||300||$39,530|
|Business Administration & Management||204||$51,507|
|Finance & Financial Management||188||$50,289|
Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.
In 2020-2021, 8,756 students took at least one online class at Washington State University. This is a decrease from the 30,839 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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