PRIORITY #1 REINVEST IN HIGHER EDUCATION,
$198 MILLION ($19 MILLION FOR EWU)
- Washington’s six public universities are committed to continuing a freeze in undergraduate resident tuition with a new investment of $198 million in our sector.
PRIORITY #2 SUPPORT A NEW EWU SCIENCE BUILDING, $72 MILLION
- A new science building will enable Eastern Washington University to expand STEM programs.
- Nearly half of STEM majors are first-generation students; an equivalent number are from low-income families.
- Over the next 10 years, the university’s student population is projected to increase by 20 percent.
- In 2014-15, more than 1,700 EWU students are majoring in STEM-related fields.
PRIORITY #3 STUDENT ADVISING, $2 MILLION
- EWU aspires to be a national leader in providing effective student advising, a significant key to student retention and graduation.
PRIORITY #4 SUPPORT GROWTH IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES, $3.4 MILLION
- Health-related fields represent the fastest-growing jobs in the greater Spokane region.
- $1.5 million will enable growth in health-related, high-demand degree programs in EWU’s College of Health Science and Public Health in Spokane.
- $1.9 million will enable an expansion of the UW RIDE program and expansion of EWU’s dental hygiene program, delivering care to underserved populations.
PRIORITY #5 BUILD ON OUR SUCCESS IN STEM,
- In 2014, Eastern awarded the second-highest number of computer science degrees in the state.
- EWU looks forward to being a part of any proposal that supports growth in computer science, engineering and related fields.
EWU BY THE NUMBERS
• 2014 Enrollment: 13,453
• Tuition cost: $7,972
• Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 75%
• Students from Washington: 90%
• STEM degrees awarded: 20%
• First-generation college students: 44%
• Underrepresented populations: 35%
• Transfer students: 53%
• EWU is the first university to partner with community colleges to offer a reverse transfer.
• EWU is the first university in the state to offer a 3-year bachelor’s degree.
• EWU offers more than 200 courses online in more than 60 programs.
• EWU partners with Bellevue College and Lower Columbia College to offer numerous bachelor’s degrees for place-bound students.
EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.