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Inland Institutions

More than 80,000 college students study within an 80-mile radius of Spokane, according to Greater Spokane Incorporated. Here's a glance at six of the universities serving these students and the region.

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Eastern Washington University

Total enrollment: 12,276

Total undergraduate enrollment: 10,924

Male/female percentage of population:

45% male / 55% female

Average GPA of admitted students: 3.2

Acceptance rate (undergraduate): 95%

Four-year graduation rate: 46.3%

Retention rate: 76%

Number of graduate programs: 35

Recent rankings:

2017 U.S. News and World Report Top Regional Universities (West): #61


Gonzaga University

Total enrollment: 7,567

Total undergraduate enrollment: 5,160

Male/female percentage of population:

41% male / 59% female

Average GPA of admitted students: 3.76

Acceptance rate (undergraduate): 67%

Four-year graduation rate: 73%

Retention rate: 92%

Number of graduate programs: 25

Recent rankings:

2017 Kiplinger's Best Value: #38

• USA Today Top 10 Roman Catholic College or University

2017 U.S. News and World Report best regional university: #4


Lewis-Clark State College, Coeur d'Alene

Total enrollment: 462

Total undergraduate enrollment: 462

Male/female percentage of population: 25% male / 75% female

Average age: 34

Number of graduate programs: 0


Washington State University

Total enrollment: 20,193

Total undergraduate enrollment: 17,527

Male/female percentage of population:

51% male / 49% female

Average GPA of admitted students: 3.73 (75th percentile) 3.17 (25th percentile)

Acceptance rate (undergraduate): 73%

Four-year graduation rate: 36%

Retention rate: 80%

Number of graduate programs: 167

Recent rankings:

2017 U.S. News Top Public Schools #7


Washington State University Spokane

Total enrollment: 1,493

Total undergraduate enrollment: 583

Male/female percentage of population:

28% male / 72% female

Average GPA of admitted students:

3.81 (75th percentile) 3.31 (25th percentile)

Acceptance rate (undergraduate): 85%

Four-year graduation rate: 86%

Retention rate: 95%

Number of graduate programs: 15


Whitworth University

Total enrollment: 2,969

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,630

Male/female percentage of population:

38.1% male / 61.9% female

Average GPA of admitted students: 3.74

Acceptance rate (undergraduate): 87%*

Four-year graduation rate: 85%

Retention rate: 85.4%

Number of graduate programs: 6

Recent rankings:

2016 U.S. News and World Report ranking of best regional university values in the West: #5

2016 U.S. News and World Report ranking of best regional universities in the West: #11

2016 Kiplinger's Top 100 Private University Values in the U.S.

2016 Princeton Review Best in the West

* Percentage reflects students who submitted a complete application with SAT scores, transcript and a letter of recommendation

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