Washington State University

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Washington State University (Washington State, WSU, or Wazzu)

WSU is a public land-grant research university with its flagship, and oldest, campus in Pullman, Washington. Founded in 1890, WSU is also one of the oldest land-grant universities in the American West.[6] With an undergraduate enrollment of 24,278 and a total enrollment of 28,581,[7] it is the second largest institution for higher education in Washington state behind the University of Washington.[8] It is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”.

Top tier research

One of America’s leading research universities

Washington State University is one of just 131 U.S. colleges and universities—out of 6,500+ public and private institutions—named among doctoral universities with “very high research activity” in the Carnegie Classification (2018). This designation represents the highest level of research activity for doctoral institutions.

Faculty elected to membership in the National Academies

The nation’s highest honor for scientific researchers

Leader in U.S. Department of Agriculture research and development expenditures

USDA is the largest funder of agricultural and natural resource research and development at U.S. academic institutions. Expenditure of USDA funding is the most consistent measure of external research support for a university. Washington State University spent $38.1 million in USDA funding in the 2018 fiscal year, placing it in the top 2 among 391 universities nationwide.

— National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey (2018)

#1 for research in literacy (e.g. media literacy) and substance abuse prevention

conducted by Murrow College of Communication faculty

— Communication Institute for Online Scholarship (CIOS)