Eastern Washington University

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School Overview

Eastern Washington University (EWU) is located in Cheney, Washington. This public, coeducational university was founded in 1882. As of 2011, EWU had an enrollment of more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students for their fall semester.

EWU is made up of four colleges: Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work, Health and Engineering, Business and Public Administration, and Arts and Letters. Over 100 majors, 10 master’s degrees, 55 graduate programs, seven graduate certificates, and an applied doctoral program for physical therapy are offered at EWU.

Programs like Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts, Communication Studies, Child & Family Outreach Program, Interdisciplinary Studies, Counseling Education & Developmental Psychology, Alcohol & Drug Studies, Journalism, and Social Work Program (part-time Master’s) are offered in Spokane. Kent provides a master’s in education and a master’s in social work is offered in Yakima, Vancouver, and Everett.

In addition to its central campus in Cheney the university also has virtual satellite campuses in Bellevue, Everett, Kent, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver and Yakima, Washington.

General Information

Admission Office

101 Sutton Hall

Cheney, WA 99004-2447

(509) 359-2397

Fax: (509) 359-6692

Contact: Shannon Carr

Director of Admissions
Main Address

526 Fifth Street

Cheney, WA 99004

(509) 359-6200


Total undergrads: 9,485

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,509

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,485

Graduate enrollment: 1,324


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 83%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 72%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,782 $5,223 $5,872 $6,622 +12.77%
Books and Supplies $999 $1,050 $1,035 $1,035 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,459 $6,782 $7,073 $7,476 +5.70%
Other $3,708 $3,897 $3,858 $3,708 -3.89%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,459 $6,782 $7,073 $7,476 +5.70%
Other $3,708 $3,897 $3,858 $3,708 -3.89%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $15,948 $16,952 $17,838 $18,841 +5.62%
In-state Off Campus $15,948 $16,952 $17,838 $18,841 +5.62%
In-state with Family $5,781 $6,273 $6,907 $7,657 +10.86%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
In-state Tuition $8,220
In-state Student Fees $533
Out-of-state Tuition $18,954
Out-of-state Student Fees $533

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,147 77%
Grant or scholarship aid 879 59% $5,638,225 $6,414
• Federal grants 434 29% $1,830,393 $4,217
• Pell grants 430 29% $1,511,735 $3,516
• Other federal grants 344 23% $318,658 $926
Local and state government scholarships or grants 438 29% $1,629,629 $3,721
Institutional grants or scholarships 686 46% $2,178,203 $3,175
Student loan financial aid 753 51% $3,761,296 $4,995
• Federal student loans 748 50% $3,512,235 $4,696
• Other student loans 31 2% $249,061 $8,034

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 2080 481 36
Architecture and Related Services 4 10
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning 4 10
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 4
Women’s Studies 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 93 10
Biology/biological Sciences, General 93 10
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 417 40
Accounting 60
Business Administration and Management, General 158 40
Business/managerial Economics 9
Finance, General 76
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General 17
Management Information Systems, General 15
Marketing/marketing Management, General 80
Operations Management and Supervision 2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 102 3
Journalism 14
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 88 3
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 36
Graphic Communications, General 36
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 38 7
Computer and Information Sciences, General 38 7
Education 228 54
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 4
Art Teacher Education 3
Biology Teacher Education 4
Business Teacher Education 4
Chemistry Teacher Education 1
Computer Teacher Education
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction 15
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 4 1
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 4
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Educational/instructional Technology
Elementary Education and Teaching 3
English/language Arts Teacher Education 24
French Language Teacher Education 2 2
Health Teacher Education 20
Mathematics Teacher Education 28
Music Teacher Education 11
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education 59 7
School Librarian/school Library Media Specialist
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 19
Social and Philosophical Foundations Of Education 3
Social Studies Teacher Education 21 1
Spanish Language Teacher Education 7
Special Education and Teaching, General 21 4
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor 10
Engineering 17
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 17
Engineering Technology, General 73
Computer Engineering Technology/technician 2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields, Other 46
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician 25
English Language and Literature/letters 43 32
Creative Writing 26
English Language and Literature, General 33 6
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 10
Writing, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 35
French Language and Literature 10
German Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature 25
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 171 55 36
Athletic Training/trainer 7
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling 13
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 52
Health/health Care Administration/management 11
Occupational Therapy/therapist 29
Physical Therapy/therapist 36
Public Health Education and Promotion
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 62
Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 20 26
Therapeutic Recreation/recreational Therapy 6
History 19 10
History, General 19 10
Human Services, General 82 204
Public Administration 31
Social Work 82 173
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Humanities/humanistic Studies 1
Mathematics and Statistics 9 3
Mathematics, General 9 3
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 153 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 153 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 13
Environmental Science 13
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 98 7
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 7
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 63
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 22
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 13
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
Physical Sciences 41
Chemistry, General 27
Geology/earth Science, General 11
Physics, General 3
Psychology 135 40
Counseling Psychology 19
Developmental and Child Psychology 42
Experimental Psychology
Psychology, General 93 10
School Psychology 11
Social Sciences 166
Anthropology 8
Criminology 60
Economics, General 26
Geography 7
International Relations and Affairs 20
Political Science and Government, General 32
Sociology 13
Visual and Performing Arts 49 4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 5
Art/art Studies, General
Cinematography and Film/video Production
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 4
Film/cinema/video Studies 12
Fine/studio Arts, General 14
Graphic Design
Keyboard Instruments
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General 14 4
Work and Family Studies 53
Child Development 53
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

City/Community/Regional Planning B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Women’s Studies B
Women’s studies C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Communications Technologies

Graphic Communications B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Early Childhood Special Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Reading Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B


Electrical/Communications Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Computer Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B
Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Community Health Services B
Dental Hygiene B
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) B
Public Health Education B
Recreational Therapy B
Speech-Language Pathology B


History – General B,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B


Mathematics – General B

Military Techonologies

Military Technologies B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B,C
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Developmental/Child Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B,C

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics B
Geography B,C
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B,C
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Eastern Washington University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (509) 359-6200
Website: www.ewu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.ewu.edu/apply
Address: 526 5th Street, Cheney, WA 99004-2496
Setting: Town: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 12,410
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 52%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 8,585 (69% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,526
Out-of-state Tuition: $25,057
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,286

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Eastern Washington University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Eastern Washington University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 111
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 22
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 92
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 121
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21
Education 41911
Engineering 2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 3
English Language and Literature/Letters 22
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 4104
History 111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 121
Philosophy and Religious Studies 12
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 124
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 212
Social Sciences 371
Visual and Performing Arts 151
Grand total 248435

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Eastern Washington University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,526
Out-of-state $25,057
Books and supplies $900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,704
Out-of-state $28,197

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,656 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,510 88% $7,286
Student loan aid 897 52% $6,244

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 6,816 60% $9,199
Federal student loans 7,513 66% $4,180

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Eastern Washington University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Eastern Washington University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,297 2,105 3,192
Percent admitted 100% 95% 96%
Percent admitted who enrolled 34% 35% 34%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Eastern Washington University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 12,410
Undergraduate enrollment 10,756
Graduate enrollment 1,654

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Eastern Washington University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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