After steady enrollment growth each year since 2013, the system‑wide total dipped just 1.4% to 31,159 students for Fall 2020 during the ongoing COVID‑19 pandemic.
Summer Session enrollments across the WSU system have risen nearly 15% compared to the same period of 2019. Summer courses on all campuses are being provided via distance delivery methods.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created recruiting challenges for the upcoming fall semester and while WSU is adjusting deadlines and turning to technology to meet the challenge, it’s also looking for help from faculty and staff.
Nearly one out of every three WSU students are the first in their family to attend college, peaking at WSU Vancouver, where more than 40 percent are first-generation college students.
Preparations are underway for what could be a record-breaking number of first-year students at WSU’s Pullman campus this fall.
Applications from high-ability students have climbed 30 percent since the launch of a specialty recruiting effort, which this year added another component: the Faculty Call-a-Thon.
Eric Scott started as director of student development in Student Affairs and Enrollment on Jan. 2.
By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will serve as a key contributing partner for a new center created to support the success of first-generation college students.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Community Colleges of Spokane in Pullman will conduct classes on the Washington State University campus beginning April 3, the first day of spring quarter.
By Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities
RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities spring enrollment increased by approximately 21 percent from last spring, according to official numbers released Friday. Enrolled students, including undergraduate, transfer and graduate students, total 1,825.