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Volleyball 17th in nation; team plays at home Friday

Head coach Jen Greeny celebrates with the team after Washington win.

By WSU Athletics

PULLMAN, Wash. – Coming off a pair of stunning roads wins at then-No. 4 Washington and then-No. 9 UCLA, the Washington State University volleyball team is ranked No. 17 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 Poll for Week 5 (Sept. 26). » More …

WSU Writing Program ranks among top in nation

Counselors in the WSU Writing Program.

By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Writing Program at Washington State University again has been named among the 21 best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. WSU is the only institution in the Northwest to “typically make the writing process a priority at all levels of instruction and across the curriculum,” according to the rankings criteria. » More …

WSU best public university for ‘adding value’ for graduates

graduatePULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University ranked No. 4 nationally this month on Money magazine’s list of “50 Colleges that Add the Most Value” – the highest ranked public institution. WSU ranked No. 37 on Money’s “Best Colleges” list among roughly 2,000 four-year universities. » More …

International business program recognized in college rankings

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

biz-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Carson College of Business is one of the best 100 business schools in the nation as noted by recent U.S. News & World Report rankings. » More …

WSU online programs rank among top in nation

By Kathy Barnard, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University online graduate programs in business and engineering as well as the online bachelor’s degree program are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings released today. » More …

Online MBA among top 10 for academic excellence

best-online-programs-grad-business-100PULLMAN, Wash. – For the second year in a row, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Washington State University among the top 10 best online graduate business programs for its MBA and Executive MBA degrees. WSU’s College of Business was recognized for continued strides to provide a world-class education that is personalized and convenient to students. » More …

WSU ranks high for LGBT student inclusion, safety

GIESORC anniversary

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University ranks as one of the best universities in the nation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.


Campus Pride, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making colleges and universities safer, more inclusive spaces for LGBT individuals, this week released its annual nationwide list, “Top 25 LGBT Friendly Colleges and Universities.” It is the first time WSU has been included.


“I am proud of the work we have done as a campus and community to address the needs and concerns of our LGBT students,” said Heidi Stanton Schnebly, director of … » More …

Faculty rankings controversial

Faculty in eight disciplines at WSU are among the most productive researchers in the country in their respective fields, earning a top-10 ranking according to a recent survey by Academic Analytics, a for-profit higher education consulting firm owned in part by State University of New York at Stony Brook.

According to Academic Analytics, which began reporting faculty productivity rankings three years ago, WSU researchers in the plant sciences ranked No. 2 in the United States, only behind the University of Wisconsin. WSU faculty conducting work in animal sciences ranked fourth, and those conducting food science research ranked sixth in terms of productivity. Agronomy and crop … » More …