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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
Website:  www.ewu.edu
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:  12,791 (11,678 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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty459265
Instructional459265
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-121
Instructional-118
Research-3
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
In-state$6,605$7,240$7,933$7,9610.4%
Out-of-state$15,323$16,919$18,678$19,6125.0%
Books and supplies$1,035$1,050$1,050$1,0500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,476$7,971$8,412$9,0157.2%
Other$3,708$3,600$3,600$3,6000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,476$7,971$8,412$9,0157.2%
Other$3,708$3,600$3,600$3,6000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,219$3,300$3,300$3,3000.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
On Campus$18,824$19,861$20,995$21,6263.0%
Off Campus$18,824$19,861$20,995$21,6263.0%
Off Campus with Family$10,859$11,590$12,283$12,3110.2%
Out-of-state
On Campus$27,542$29,540$31,740$33,2774.8%
Off Campus$27,542$29,540$31,740$33,2774.8%
Off Campus with Family$19,577$21,269$23,028$23,9624.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$10,335
In-state fees$589
Out-of-state tuition$23,981
Out-of-state fees$589
  • Students from the 14 western states (AK,AZ,CA,CO,HI,ID,MT,NV,NM,ND,OR,SD,UT,WY)receive a substantial tuition discount from the non-resident rate.
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid11,36988%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,08670%$7,955,218$7,325
Federal grants66743%$2,938,624$4,406
Pell grants66743%$2,866,906$4,298
Other federal grants564%$71,718$1,281
State/local government grant or scholarships37124%$2,415,573$6,511
Institutional grants or scholarships69445%$2,601,021$3,748
Student loan aid89658%$5,077,346$5,667
Federal student loans88757%$4,712,364$5,313
Other student loans413%$364,982$8,902
  • 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 aid16,27955%$53,262,463$8,483
Pell grants4,39839%$18,387,220$4,181
Federal student loans6,07753%$42,467,704$6,988
  • 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.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$10,587$11,499$12,547
  • Non-resident students from the 14 Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WY, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) pay a reduced WUE rate of 150 percent of resident tuition. Room and board rates are for a double room and a "Gold" meal plan.
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$7,226$7,461$7,605
$30,001 – $48,000$8,243$9,430$10,603
$48,001 – $75,000$12,959$13,141$15,259
$75,001 – $110,000$16,282$16,385$18,024
$110,001 and more$17,189$17,123$19,050
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment12,791
Undergraduate enrollment11,678
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,386
Graduate enrollment1,113
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 83%
Part-time: 17%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: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 12%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 66%
Two or more races: 4%
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: 92%
Out-of-state: 5%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 3%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
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: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 88%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 90%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,2042,2212,983
Percent admitted80%75%83%
Percent admitted who enrolled38%40%37%
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 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,34986%
ACT34922%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Reading420540
SAT Math430550
SAT Writing410520
ACT Composite1823
ACT English1623
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: 75%
Part-time students: 59%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 51 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 45%
(*) 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:
4-year: 21%
6-year: 46%
8-year: 51%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 41%
Female: 49%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 14%
Asian: 34%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 50%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 10%
White: 49%
Two or more races: 38%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 47%
Non-resident alien: 27%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • 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 Planning613--1
Category total613--1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization---1-
Latin American Studies---1-
Women's Studies7--1-
Category total7--3-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General10314---
Category total10314---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting71----
Business Administration and Management, General16444---
Business/Managerial Economics6----
Finance, General65----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General0----
Management Information Systems, General28----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General71----
Operations Management and Supervision0----
Category total40544---
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Graphic Communications, General32----
Category total32----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism19----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric909-11-
Category total1099-11-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General669---
Category total669---
Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-3---
Art Teacher Education6----
Biology Teacher Education5----
Business Teacher Education0----
Chemistry Teacher Education0----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services----6
Curriculum and Instruction-23---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching16----
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs0----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-2---
Educational/Instructional Technology-9--8
Elementary Education and Teaching-10---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education280--3
French Language Teacher Education02---
Health Teacher Education5----
Mathematics Teacher Education203---
Music Teacher Education100---
Physics Teacher Education0----
Reading Teacher Education403---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education130---
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-3---
Social Studies Teacher Education100---
Spanish Language Teacher Education6----
Special Education and Teaching, General275---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-1--0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-13---
Category total18677--17
Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering38----
Mechanical Engineering23----
Category total61----
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other48----
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician14----
Category total62----
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-27---
English Language and Literature, General305---
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing10----
Category total4032---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development52d----
Category total52d----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature50---
Spanish Language and Literature12----
Category total170---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer12----
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling19----
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist743d---
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator3----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management14---16
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-31---
Physical Therapy/Therapist--42--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse72----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist1825---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling----3
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy8----
Category total22059d42-19
History
History, General366---
Category total366---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies6----
Category total6----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General811---
Category total811---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other158d10---
Category total158d10---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science11----
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management---2-
Category total11--2-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-11---
Kinesiology and Exercise Science69----
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General25--5-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies8----
Category total10211-5-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy15----
Category total15----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General15----
Geology/Earth Science, General11----
Physics, General2----
Category total28----
Psychology
Counseling Psychology-24---
Developmental and Child Psychology480---
Psychology, General1529---
School Psychology-10--9
Category total20043--9
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-30---
Social Work6991---
Social Work, Other---8-
Category total69121-8-
Social Sciences
Anthropology17----
Criminology85----
Economics, General22----
Geography8----
International Relations and Affairs25----
Political Science and Government, General39----
Sociology9----
Category total205----
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General8----
Film/Cinema/Video Studies8----
Fine/Studio Arts, General16----
Keyboard Instruments0----
Music Theory and Composition00---
Music, General116---
Category total486---
Grand total2,252465422946
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined79138
Basketball1517
Football92
Golf7
Soccer29
Tennis812
Volleyball17
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 9/1/1919 -  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
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College 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
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations321925
Liquor law violations39742
  • For year 2011, Line b was changed from 28 to 19 because the Office of Students Rights and Responsibilities reporting procedures changed this year (2013) to provide more information. These new procedures allowed for more accurate reporting on crime statistics. For year 2011, Line c was changed from 10 to 7 because the Office of Students Rights and Responsibilities reporting procedures changed this year (2013) to provide more information. These new procedures allowed for more accurate reporting on crime statistics.
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations251619
Liquor law violations27533
  • For year 2011, Line b was changed from 27 to 16 because the Office of Students Rights and Responsibilities reporting procedures changed this year (2013) to provide more information. These new procedures allowed for more accurate reporting on crime statistics. For year 2011, Line c was changed from 10 to 5 because the Office of Students Rights and Responsibilities reporting procedures changed this year (2013) to provide more information. These new procedures allowed for more accurate reporting on crime statistics.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible8113
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery211
Aggravated assault200
Burglary351611
Motor vehicle theft003
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible7112
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery100
Aggravated assault000
Burglary28106
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate7.6%7.2%
Number in default206188
Number in repayment2,6902,590
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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