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IPEDS ID: 455406
OPE ID: 04130500
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Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
200 University Parkway, Yakima, Washington 98901
General information:  (509) 452-5100
Website:  www.pnwu.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Midsize
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  573 (0 undergraduate)
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
None
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty2928
Instructional2528
Research and public service40
Total graduate assistants-109
Instructional-108
Research-1
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore price information was not reported.
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2016-2017, therefore financial aid information was not reported.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2016-2017, therefore net price information was not reported.
Fall 2017
Total enrollment (all graduate)573
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 12%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 69%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Institutions that did not offer undergraduate programs were not required to report Outcome Measures.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Health Professions and Related Programs
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy133
Category total133
Grand total133
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
  • A student organization was created.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 6
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $21,479
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation9/10/2007 - 4/22/2012Accredited
4/22/2012 -  Accredited
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities6/21/2016 - 1/31/2018Accredited
1/31/2018 -  Accredited
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary010
Motor vehicle theft001
Arson000
  • 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 Year201520142013
Default rate0.0%0.0%0.0%
Number in default000
Number in repayment698559
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)