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Graduation Statistics

69%

graduate within six years
  • 71% within eight years
  • 34% within four years
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3,520 Graduates
Western Washington University offers bachelors through masters degrees.
Bachelor's Master's

Faculty Overview

1,288 Faculty
Full Time
  • 787 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 501 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Patricia from Brush Prairie, WA
  • 4
  • WWU’s faculty can be characterized as innovative, challenging, and accommodating. Most every classroom is equipped with the technology to allow for multi-media presentations, so you will never have a talking…

  • Jul-29-2009 Read More
  • Stephanie from Spokane, WA
  • 5
  • Aside from some 100 level classes, class sizes are generally small (at most 20-30 students), allowing for more one-on-one time between students and professors. In my experience, all of…

  • Jul-27-2009 Read More

Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor Master
American/United States Studies/Civilization 10 -
Canadian Studies 4 -
East Asian Studies 13 -
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master
Biochemistry 18 -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 35 9
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology 21 -
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 17 -
Ecology - -
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 6 -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master
Accounting 91 11
Business Administration and Management, General 78 41
Finance, General 81 -
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 15 -
International Business/Trade/Commerce 41 -
Management Information Systems, General 35 -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 100 -
Operations Management and Supervision 30 -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Bachelor Master
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric 89 -
Journalism 50 -
Journalism, Other 7 -
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master
Computer and Information Sciences, General 42 7
Education Bachelor Master
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching - 21
Art Teacher Education 4 -
Biology Teacher Education 2 -
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services - 15
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - 6
Curriculum and Instruction - 11
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 9 -
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - 13
Elementary Education and Teaching 27 -
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship - -
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 12 -
History Teacher Education 6 -
Mathematics Teacher Education 9 -
Music Teacher Education 9 -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 10 -
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 6 20
Secondary Education and Teaching - 50
Secondary School Administration/Principalship - -
Social Science Teacher Education 3 -
Social Studies Teacher Education 1 -
Spanish Language Teacher Education 4 -
Special Education and Teaching, General 77 2
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Bachelor Master
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician 11 -
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 14 -
Industrial Technology/Technician 23 -
Manufacturing Technology/Technician 17 -
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician 15 -
English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master
Creative Writing 109 -
English Language and Literature, General 115 21
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Bachelor Master
Child Development - -
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 3 -
French Language and Literature 26 -
German Language and Literature 8 -
Japanese Language and Literature 3 -
Linguistics 40 -
Spanish Language and Literature 69 -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Bachelor Master
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 29 -
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 20 -
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 19 -
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor - 4
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 35 -
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist - 23
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor - 13
History Bachelor Master
History, General 99 5
Public/Applied History and Archival Administration - 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Bachelor Master
General Studies 144 -
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 18 -
Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master
Applied Mathematics 2 -
Mathematics, General 35 8
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master
Accounting and Computer Science 3 -
Biological and Physical Sciences 16 -
Mathematics and Computer Science 3 -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 100 -
Neuroscience 5 -
Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor Master
Environmental Science 59 8
Environmental Studies 65 -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Bachelor Master
Health and Physical Education, General 18 4
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 29 -
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 42 -
Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master
Philosophy 20 -
Physical Sciences Bachelor Master
Chemistry, General 35 4
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 11 -
Geology/Earth Science, General 20 4
Geophysics and Seismology 8 -
Physics, General 19 -
Psychology Bachelor Master
Comparative Psychology - 8
Counseling Psychology - -
Developmental and Child Psychology 6 -
Psychology, General 163 -
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Bachelor Master
Human Services, General 120 -
Social Sciences Bachelor Master
Anthropology 79 4
Anthropology, Other 11 -
Archeology 13 -
Economics, General 62 -
Economics, Other 48 -
Geography 25 3
Political Science and Government, General 102 8
Sociology 99 -
Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 12 -
Art/Art Studies, General 19 -
Dance, General 9 -
Design and Applied Arts, Other 45 -
Design and Visual Communications, General 2 -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 44 -
Drawing 2 -
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts 1 -
Industrial Design 9 -
Intermedia/Multimedia 2 -
Music History, Literature, and Theory - -
Music Performance, General 16 -
Music Theory and Composition 4 -
Music, General 17 5
Painting 5 -
Photography 5 -
Sculpture 1 -
Visual and Performing Arts, General - -