2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$11,877

Net Price

86%

Admitted

26%

Enrolled

60%

Graduation Rate

15/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Washington State University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 29,843. In 2021, there were 534 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #3 in Washington and ranks #258 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

534

Total Enrollment

29,843

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Ranking for Washington State University

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#3

Washington Rank

Combining ranking factors for 22 schools that offer psychology degrees in Washington, Washington State University ranks #3.

#258

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Washington State University ranks #258.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Washington State University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology, Educational Psychology and General Psychology. At the doctorate level Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology and General Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
Counseling and Applied Psychology69
Counseling Psychology6
Educational Psychology63
General Psychology486108
Total Graduates4862226
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs Counseling Services Lighty 280

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 18,197 students applied to the Washington State University. The university admitted 86% and 26% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Washington universities is 8,323. On average, all Washington institutions admit 84% and 25% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Washington State University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 81%. Compared to all Washington four or more years colleges, the percentage is 79%.

The overall graduation rate for Washington State University is 60%, compared to 64% for all Washington universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare WSU to Washington Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Washington State University to the average of all Washington four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

WSU

18,197

Applicants

86%

Percent Admitted

26%

Percent Enrolled

81%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

60%

Graduation Rate

WA Colleges

8,323

Applicants

84%

Percent Admitted

25%

Percent Enrolled

79%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

64%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 1,740 or 80% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 428 or 20% part-time faculty members employed at Washington State University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 1,379 or 64%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

WSU

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

80%

Percent Full-Time

20%

Percent Part-Time

64%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

WA Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

49%

Percent Full-Time

51%

Percent Part-Time

47%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Washington State University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $10,457, and the average cost for books and supplies is $960.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $12,076 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,664.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Washington State University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Washington State University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$11,848
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,542
Total Living Expenses$15,390
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$10,457
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$960
Total Undergraduate Expenses$26,807
In-State, Graduate Tuition$12,076
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,664
Total Graduate Expenses$13,740
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Washington State University is $11,877. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The 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.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Washington State University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$7,689$2,325
$30,001 – $48,000$8,719$3,968
$48,001 – $75,000$14,233$7,762
$75,001 – $110,000$21,163$14,670
$110,001 and more$23,684$18,184
US Department of Education

Compare Washington State University to all Washington universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

WSU

$26,807

Cost to Attend

$10,913

Average Financial Aid

90%

Percent Receiving Aid

$11,877

Net Price

WA Colleges

$36,045

Cost to Attend

$15,226

Average Financial Aid

80%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,576

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 3,649 or 90%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 17,470 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $10,913.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid17,470$10,913
Pell Grants6,986$4,794
Federal Student Loans8,245$6,429
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Washington State University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

WSU

17,470

Grant or Scholarship Aid

53%

Grants or Scholarships

6,986

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

8,245

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

WA Colleges

3,187

Grant or Scholarship Aid

53%

Grants or Scholarships

1,312

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

1,511

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

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