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IPEDS ID: 235097
OPE ID: 00377500
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Eastern Washington University
526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496
General information:  (509) 359-6200
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  13,453 (12,411 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty477255
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-109
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,050$1,050$1,050$1,0954.3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,971$8,412$9,015$9,6286.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,971$8,412$9,015$9,6286.8%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$19,861$20,995$21,626$21,9561.5%
Off Campus$19,861$20,995$21,626$21,9561.5%
Off Campus with Family$11,590$12,283$12,311$12,157-1.3%
On Campus$29,540$31,740$33,596$35,0504.3%
Off Campus$29,540$31,740$33,596$35,0504.3%
Off Campus with Family$21,269$23,028$24,281$25,2514.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$10,919
In-state fees$600
Out-of-state tuition$25,385
Out-of-state fees$600
  • The tuition amount does not include variable course fees. The room and board amount does not include prepaid laundry and housing activities fees.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,36793%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,08374%$8,749,100$8,079
Federal grants59841%$2,678,686$4,479
Pell grants59841%$2,574,833$4,306
Other federal grants946%$103,853$1,105
State/local government grant or scholarships44630%$3,146,633$7,055
Institutional grants or scholarships82756%$2,923,781$3,535
Student loan aid84057%$5,058,770$6,022
Federal student loans82556%$4,365,103$5,291
Other student loans584%$693,667$11,960
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid16,69857%$59,981,872$8,955
Pell grants4,47238%$19,019,403$4,253
Federal student loans6,07452%$42,268,355$6,959
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$11,499$12,547$11,954
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$7,461$7,605$7,268
$30,001 – $48,000$9,430$10,603$9,616
$48,001 – $75,000$13,141$15,259$13,370
$75,001 – $110,000$16,385$18,024$17,992
$110,001 and more$17,123$19,050$19,372
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment13,453
Undergraduate enrollment12,411
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,336
Graduate enrollment1,042
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 81%
Part-time: 19%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 79%
25 and over: 21%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 91%
Out-of-state: 7%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 74%
Part-time: 26%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 11%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 7%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 88%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants4,9872,1412,846
Percent admitted74%71%77%
Percent admitted who enrolled44%45%44%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading420530
SAT Math430540
SAT Writing400510
ACT Composite1723
ACT English1522
ACT Math1724
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 77%
Part-time students: 12%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 54 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 46%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 20%
6-year: 46%
8-year: 50%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 20%
6-year: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 44%
Female: 47%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 48%
Asian: 48%
Black or African American: 28%
Hispanic/Latino: 43%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 22%
White: 49%
Two or more races: 38%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 39%
Non-resident alien: 23%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning69--1
Category total69--1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization---0-
Ethnic Studies1----
Latin American Studies---0-
Women's Studies10--2-
Category total11--2-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1008---
Exercise Physiology58----
Category total1588---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General15546---
Business/Managerial Economics10----
Finance, General71----
Management Information Systems, General20----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General55----
Operations Management and Supervision0----
Category total38146---
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Graphic Communications, General48----
Category total48----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric975-18-
Category total1105-18-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General5311---
Category total5311---
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-6---
Art Teacher Education5----
Biology Teacher Education5----
Business Teacher Education1----
Chemistry Teacher Education0----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services----1
Curriculum and Instruction-15---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching10----
Education, General-18---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs1----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-1---
Educational/Instructional Technology-8--7
Elementary Education and Teaching-11---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education300--0
French Language Teacher Education10---
Health Teacher Education16----
Mathematics Teacher Education152---
Music Teacher Education6----
Physics Teacher Education0----
Reading Teacher Education434---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education110---
Social Studies Teacher Education160---
Spanish Language Teacher Education3----
Special Education and Teaching, General29----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-1---
Category total19266--8
Electrical and Electronics Engineering42----
Mechanical Engineering23----
Category total65----
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other44----
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician11----
Category total55----
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-20---
English Language and Literature, General3612---
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing11----
Category total4732---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development60----
Category total60----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature5----
Spanish Language and Literature19----
Category total24----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer13----
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling24----
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist677---
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator6----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management11---6
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-32---
Physical Therapy/Therapist--37--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse61----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist3432---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling---6d9d
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy9----
Category total22571376d15d
History, General218---
Public/Applied History---2-
Category total218-2-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies7----
Category total7----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General83---
Category total83---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General85----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other792---
Category total1642---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science8----
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management---4-
Category total8--4-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-9---
Kinesiology and Exercise Science36----
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General37--12-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies9----
Category total829-12-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total14----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General13----
Geology/Earth Science, General8----
Physics, General3----
Category total24----
Counseling Psychology-14---
Developmental and Child Psychology420---
Psychology, General1308---
School Psychology-13d---
Category total17235d---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-39---
Social Work71148---
Social Work, Other---24-
Category total71187-24-
Social Sciences
Economics, General12----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---21d-
International Relations and Affairs16----
Political Science and Government, General34----
Category total198--21d-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4----
Film/Cinema/Video Studies15----
Fine/Studio Arts, General19----
Music, General137---
Category total557---
Grand total2,259499378924
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 371
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 33
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 24
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 3
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $6,900
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,975
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,961
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,980
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined78150
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities9/1/1919 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)5/14/1970 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs4/1/2001 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/9/2004 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language12/1/1999 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health(!)6/11/2015 -  Accredited
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(!)9/1/1963 -  Accredited
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 schools1/1/1954 - 6/30/2011Resigned
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations192522
Liquor law violations74240
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations161922
Liquor law violations53324
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1131
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault002
Motor vehicle theft030
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1121
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate5.2%6.3%7.6%
Number in default156185206
Number in repayment2,9442,9232,690
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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