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 Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University - Cheney, WA

526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

General information:(509)359-6200
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:Town: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:12,126(10,899 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
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
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,872 $6,605 $7,240 -9%
Out-of-state $14,590 $15,323 $16,919 -9%
Books and supplies $1,035 $1,035 $1,050 -1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,080 $7,476 $7,971 -6%
Other $3,858 $3,708 $3,600 3%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,080 $7,476 $7,971 -7%
Other $3,858 $3,708 $3,600 3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,369 $3,219 $3,300 -2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $17,845 $18,824 $19,861 -5%
Off Campus $17,845 $18,824 $19,861 -5%
Off Campus with Family $10,276 $10,859 $11,590 -9%
On Campus $26,563 $27,542 $29,540 -7%
Off Campus $26,563 $27,542 $29,540 -7%
Off Campus with Family $18,994 $19,577 $21,269 -10%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,689
In-state fees $551
Out-of-state tuition $16,368
Out-of-state fees $551
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,931
In-state fee $551
Out-of-state tuition $20,631
Out-of-state fees $551
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,240 81% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,007 66% $7,481,780 $7,430
Federal grants 604 40% $2,996,767 $4,962
Pell grants 604 40% $2,566,104 $4,249
Other federal grants 455 30% $430,663 $947
State/local government grant or scholarships 395 26% $1,934,324 $4,897
Institutional grants or scholarships 724 48% $2,550,689 $3,523
Student loan aid 848 56% $4,854,828 $5,725
Federal student loans 842 55% $4,640,498 $5,511
Other student loans 26 2% $214,330 $8,243
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,610 55% $44,392,676 $7,913
Pell grants 3,892 38% $16,753,971 $4,305
Federal student loans 5,603 55% $38,781,153 $6,921


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 $9,896 $10,403 $10,587
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 Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,614 $6,706 $7,226
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,856 $7,794 $8,243
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,959 $12,436 $12,959
$75,001 - $110,000 $15,228 $15,578 $16,282
$110,001 and more $15,760 $16,342 $17,189

• 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.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 12,126
Undergraduate enrollment 10,899
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,399
Graduate enrollment 1,227

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,949 1,688 2,261
Percent admitted 82% 79% 84%
Percent admitted who enrolled 79% 39% 40%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1325 86%
ACT 355 23%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 420 540
SAT Math 430 540
SAT Writing 410 520
ACT Composite 18 23
ACT English 16 23
ACT Math 17 24
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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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 2011.


NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 79136
Basketball 1618
Football 93-
Golf -6
Soccer -29
Tennis 1011
Volleyball -18


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities09/01/1919 Accredited


American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

05/08/1987 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

09/01/1990 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/14/1970 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

04/01/2001 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/09/2004 Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

English Language

12/01/1999 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

09/01/1963 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 schools

01/01/1954 - 06/30/2011Accredited


Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations4532 28
Liquor law violations373910
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 412527
Liquor law violations 302710
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 2811
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 121
Aggravated assault 020
Burglary 83516
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 0711
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 42810
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) 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


Default Rate7.2%
Number in default188
Number in repayment2,590

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00377500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - other
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning1610--
Category total1610--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Women's Studies7---
Category total7---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General947--
Category total947--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General15545--
Business/Managerial Economics12---
Finance, General75---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General2---
Management Information Systems, General26---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General50---
Operations Management and Supervision0---
Category total38445--
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Graphic Communications, General34---
Category total34---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric7710--
Category total9010--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General348--
Category total348--
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-8--
Art Teacher Education4---
Biology Teacher Education80--
Business Teacher Education3---
Chemistry Teacher Education1---
Computer Teacher Education-1--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-0--
Curriculum and Instruction-23--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching111--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs1---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-4--
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-0--
Educational/Instructional Technology-2--
Elementary Education and Teaching-10--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education1913-
French Language Teacher Education06--
Health Teacher Education13---
Mathematics Teacher Education21---
Music Teacher Education80--
Physics Teacher Education0---
Reading Teacher Education6711--
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist-0--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education130--
Social Studies Teacher Education180--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-3--
Spanish Language Teacher Education3---
Special Education and Teaching, General4014--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--20-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-9--
Category total2309323-
Engineering Colleges
Electrical and Electronics Engineering26---
Category total26---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician1---
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other53---
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician31---
Category total85---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-23--
English Language and Literature, General378--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing3---
Category total4031--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development45---
Category total45---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature40--
Spanish Language and Literature15---
Category total190--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer8---
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling19---
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist812--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management12-14-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-29--
Physical Therapy/Therapist---35
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse61---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist1321--
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy11---
Category total205521435
History Colleges
History, General312--
Category total312--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies5---
Category total5---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General73--
Category total73--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1552--
Category total1552--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science4---
Category total4---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General60--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science48---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General19---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies12---
Category total850--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total17---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General17---
Geology/Earth Science, General14---
Physics, General3---
Category total34---
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology-20--
Developmental and Child Psychology400--
Psychology, General9811--
School Psychology-111-
Category total138421-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-29--
Social Work60206--
Social Work, Other--2-
Category total602352-
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General17---
International Relations and Affairs31---
Political Science and Government, General33---
Category total170---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies10---
Fine/Studio Arts, General12---
Keyboard Instruments0---
Music Performance, General00--
Music Theory and Composition00--
Music, General126--
Category total446--
Grand total20595464035