Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University, established in 1882, is a public state university that offers enrollment to over 10,000 students. The main campus of EWU is situated in Cheney with branch campuses in Washington and Spokane. The university expands over 300 acres of land, and offers masters degrees, graduate certificates and doctoral programs to its students.

EWU's athletic mascot is the Eagle. The college sponsors intercollegiate sports both for men and women. The athletics teams of the university participates in Big Sky Conference. AFL players such as DeNique Ford and Isaiah Trufant, and NFL player Kurt Schulz are few notable alumni of the institution.

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Eastern Washington University
526 5th Street
Cheney , WA 99004-2496
General Phone: (509) 359-6200

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Eastern Washington University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management437business management, operations management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts369women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, English composition, creative writing, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Family and Social Work358child development, public administration, social work
Education and Teaching319curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational supervision, instructional media design, social foundations of education, special ed, early childhood special ed, school counseling, adult education, ...
Therapy and Counseling185psychology, counseling psychology, child psychology, experimental psychology, school psychology, community health services, physical therapy
Science158biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Media144communication studies, journalism, graphic communications
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy142parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer, occupational therapy, recreational therapy
Medical Support and Technology107speech pathology, dental hygienist
Engineering Technician67mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech, engineering technician
Nursing and Emergency Medicine66registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement64criminology
Computer Science and Engineering50computer and info science
Fine Arts23fine arts, art history and criticism
Medical Administration17health care administration, public health education
Architecture and Planning14urban planning
Music10music, music performance, music theory and composition, piano
Engineering9electrical engineering, military technologies
Photography and Commercial Art5cinematography
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Design1graphic design
Art Studies0art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Eastern Washington University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,01581
Master's degree52249
Doctor's degree - other291

Eastern Washington University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Eastern Washington University had a total enrollment of 10,686 students (10,365 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 3%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 24%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 22%
20-21 25%
22-24 22%
25-29 13%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Eastern Washington University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 55 %

Eastern Washington University Room and Board (2007)

Eastern Washington University offers campus housing for 2,350 of its 10,365 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Cheney, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Eastern Washington University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410530
SAT Math420540
SAT Writing410510
ACT Verbal1623
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT88%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT23%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Eastern Washington University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,223
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,890
Room and board $ 6,782
Books and supplies $ 1,050
Other expenses $ 3,897

Financial Aid:
Eastern Washington University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 377500)

Eastern Washington University Faculty

Eastern Washington University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year0*4$52,457
All faculty totalcalendar year0*4$52,457

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year86$76,59240$72,076
Associate professoracademic year54$68,00430$62,004
Assistant professoracademic year52$56,63051$51,810
No academic rankacademic year44$43,31666$43,529
All faculty totalacademic year236$64,025187$54,858

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Eastern Washington University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Sky Conference
Basketball Big Sky Conference
Track Big Sky Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports54550

Eastern Washington University Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Military Technologies

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Graphic Communications, General

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Piano and Organ

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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