Washington University was founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington. It was called the Washington Agricultural College and School of Science and had 59 students. Today, it is in the top-ten list of universities for clean technology. It is one of the most sought after universities in the United States and ranks among the top 60 public research universities in the country today (US News and World Report 2011). Butch T Cougar, a costumed mascot, is the official mascot of WSU.
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Popular Programs and Degrees Online
WSU online offers the undergraduate degrees in Business Administration- Accounting, Business Administration – Management and Operations, Business Administration – Management Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Humanities, Human Development and Social Sciences. Online graduate degrees are offered in Professional Science and Sports Management (approval pending).
In addition, WSU online also offers online certificate courses in Molecular Biosciences, Gerontology, Organic Agriculture and Professional Writing at the undergraduate level, and Bioethics and Molecular Biosciences at the graduate level. There are also online certificate programs for Nutrition, Fitness and Wellness.
$430 per credit hour for undergraduate programs and $443 per credit hour for graduate programs for Washington residents, and $632 per credit hour for undergraduate programs and $651 per credit hour for graduate programs for non-Washington residents.
Awards and Recognition
- WSU consistently ranks among the nation’s top 60 public research universities (US News and World Report.
- Among 96 public and private universities in America with very high research activity (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)
- Judith A. Bense – American academic
- Helen Elaine Freeman – American conservationist
- Jayceon Terrell Taylor Rapper
- Edward R. Murrow – Father of Television News Broadcasting
- Sherman Alexie – author & film maker
- Rudy Autio – American sculptor
- Dolph Lundgren – Swedish actor
- Scott MacDonald – American television actor
- Patrick F. McManus – American outdoor humor writer
- Paul Allen – co-founder of Microsoft – owner of Vulcan Enterprises – owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers – and philanthropist
- Scott E. Carson – Boeing Commercial Airlines.
- Svend Auken – Danish politician
- Sam Reed – Washington Secretary of State
- Robert A. Roe – Democrat representing New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives for over twenty-three years.
- Rick Austin – former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers.
- Byron Bailey – former NFL running back for the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers.
- Ed Barker – former NFL wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins.
- Norton Barnhill – former National Basketball Association (NBA) guard for the Seattle SuperSonics.
- Kyle Basler – NFL punter for the Cleveland Browns.
- Pat Beach – former NFL tight end.
- Todd Belitz – former MLB pitcher.
- Leon Bender – drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 1998 – but died before playing an NFL game.
- Troy Bienemann – NFL tight end for the Arizona Cardinals.
- Henry Rono – former track & field world record holder in the 10,000m – 5,000m – 3,000m – and 3,000m steeplechase.
Source: Wikipedia; online.wsu.edu,