A Top Tier Research University
Washington State University is a top-tier research university and one of America's leading land-grant universities. The University is classified among the 96 public and private institutions with very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Faculty led more than $243 million in research and public service projects in 2005. The excellence of the WSU faculty is reflected in the national and international honors accorded them and in the influence of their research and scholarship.
WSU faculty in the National Academies include seven professors who are members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering or both. An eighth professor, veterinary pathologist Guy Palmer, was recently named to the National Academy's Institute of Medicine.
In addition to the National Academy members are WSU professors who are Fulbright Fellows and recipients of national and international honors in their academic fields.
A statewide institution, WSU's historic main campus is in Pullman in southeast Washington, while its three regional campuses are in Spokane, the Tri-Cities and Vancouver. Research and extension centers are located throughout the state, and award-winning Distance Degree Programs serve students statewide and around the world.
WSU has ten academic colleges, including Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences; Business; Communication; Education; Engineering and Architecture; Liberal Arts; Nursing; Pharmacy; Sciences; and Veterinary Medicine plus a nationally respected Honors College and a Graduate School.
Since its founding in 1890, WSU has prepared students for productive and successful lives and careers, and conducted research that undergirds the state's economy. Innovations in health care, technologies from biosciences to computer chips to plasticized wood, agriculture, business and more make a profound difference for Washington State and its citizens.