Eastern Washington University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,104
3.02% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$12,827
After Financial Aid
2020 Default Rate
0%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
96.1%
4,666 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
10,910
82.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
49.6%
828 Graduates

About

Eastern Washington University is a higher education institution located in Spokane County, WA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Eastern Washington University were General Education (277 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (256 degrees), and Social Work (137 degrees).

In 2022, 3,463 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eastern Washington University. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,190 degrees), 4.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (513 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Washington University is $7,104, which is $−16,892 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

In 2020 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern Washington University was 0%, corresponding to 0 out of the 2937 total borrowers.

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Eastern Washington University is $7,104, which is $16,892 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,827.

In 2022, 73% of undergraduate students attending Eastern Washington University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,104
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Eastern Washington University was $7,104. The cost of tuition at Eastern Washington University is $−16,892 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$12,827
2022 Value
6.03%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Eastern Washington University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,827. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Eastern Washington University grew by 6.03%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,780
Room and Board
$942
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern Washington University was of $11,780 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.75% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $942. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.29% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Eastern Washington University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 12.3% with respect to 2021, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%
2020 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2020 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern Washington University was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 2937 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Eastern Washington University received 4,666 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 10.3% annual growth. Out of those 4,666 applicants, 4,485 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.1% acceptance rate.

There were 10,910 students enrolled at Eastern Washington University in 2022. 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eastern Washington University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,485
Accepted Out of 4,666

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eastern Washington University was 96.1% (4,485 admissions from 4,666 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 97.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 10.3%, while admissions grew by 9.18%.

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SAT Scores

76%
Submission Percentage (2020)
1,039
Scores Submitted (2020)

76% of enrolled first-time students at Eastern Washington University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eastern Washington University had a total enrollment of 10,910 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Washington University is 9,034 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,876. This means that 82.8% of students enrolled at Eastern Washington University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern Washington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.9% White, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.19% Two or More Races, 4.34% Black or African American, 2.81% Asian, 1.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.614% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eastern Washington University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.8%), followed by White Male (24.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.9%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eastern Washington University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,910 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern Washington University is 9,034 and the part-time enrollment is 1,876. This means that 82.8% of students enrolled at Eastern Washington University are enrolled full-time compared with N/A% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Eastern Washington University was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Eastern Washington University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,648 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,770 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    675 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Eastern Washington University is 60.9% White, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.19% Two or More Races, 4.34% Black or African American, 2.81% Asian, 1.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.614% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 765 students (7.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 801 more women than men received degrees from Eastern Washington University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Eastern Washington University is white (2,190 degrees awarded). There were 4.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (513 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Eastern Washington University is General Education (277 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (256 degrees) and Social Work (137 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Eastern Washington University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (206 degrees awarded), Education (619 degrees), and Psychology (281 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Washington University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,713,158 people), Secondary school teachers (505,925 people), Physicians (438,887 people), Education administrators (327,262 people), and Other managers (281,722 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Washington University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (206 degrees awarded), Education (619 degrees), Psychology (281 degrees), Human Sciences (75 degrees), and Biology (227 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Washington University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Eastern Washington University are Public Administration and Social Service (206 degrees awarded), Education (619 degrees), Psychology (281 degrees), Human Sciences (75 degrees), and Biology (227 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eastern Washington University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,193,083 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (747,677 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (623,537 people), Outpatient care centers (323,335 people), and Individual & family services (283,500 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern Washington University are Public Administration and Social Service (206 degrees awarded), Education (619 degrees), Psychology (281 degrees), Human Sciences (75 degrees), and Biology (227 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Eastern Washington University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 121 degrees awarded
  2. 114 degrees awarded
  3. 101 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eastern Washington University was General Psychology with 121 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,331
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,132
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,331 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Washington University, which is 0.624 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,132).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 191 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Washington University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.18 times more than the 162 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 238 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern Washington University in General Education, which is 4.86 times more than the 49 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 26% of students graduating from Eastern Washington University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (55.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Eastern Washington University is Female and Two or More Races (55.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.725% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,190 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    513 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    235 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eastern Washington University is white (2,190 degrees awarded). There were 4.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (513 degrees).

4.56% of degree recipients (158 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,355 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    835 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    329 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Eastern Washington University is white female (1,355 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (835 degrees).

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Operations

Eastern Washington University has an endowment valued at nearly $38.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 503k (1.31%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Eastern Washington University had a total salary expenditure of 228M. Eastern Washington University employs 142 Lecturers, 141 Professors and 72 Associate professors. Most academics at Eastern Washington University are Female Lecturer (85), Male Professor (84), and Male Lecturer (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Washington University are: Service, with 142 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 126 employees, and Management with 125 employees.

Endowment

$38.4M
2022 Endowment
13.8%
decline from 2021

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $32.1M - Federal
  2. $26.6M - State
  3. $1.27M - Local

As of 2022, Eastern Washington University received $32.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $26.6M from state grants and contracts, and $1.27M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$102M
2022 Salaries
3.5%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Eastern Washington University paid a median of $102M in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($228M) and a 3.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 13.6% decline between 2020 and 2021, and a 0.99% decline between 2019 and 2020.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$35.9M
Instructional Salaries
401
Number of Employees

In 2022, Eastern Washington University paid a total of $35.9M to 401 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
142 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
142 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eastern Washington University were Lecturer with 142 employees, Professor with 141 employees, and Associate professor with 72 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern Washington University were Service with 142 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 126 employees, and Management with 125 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Lecturer

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eastern Washington University was Female Lecturer with 85 employees, Male Professor with 84 employees, and Male Lecturer with 57 employees.

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