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Students from families just like yours afford Whitworth every year. Why not you?

Income profile of 2016-17 Whitworth freshman families who filed the FAFSA

Income profile of 2016-17 Whitworth freshmen families who filed the FAFSA

How does Whitworth stack up with other schools?

Whitworth is one of the best educational values in the Western U.S. – meaning that students get an excellent education for a relatively low net price. But don't just take our word for it.

2017 U.S. News Rankings

Best Values: Regional Universities (West)

  1. Mills College
  2. Trinity University
  3. St. Mary's University of San Antonio
  4. LeTourneau University
  5. Whitworth University
  6. Pacific Lutheran University
  7. St. Martin's University
  8. University of Dallas
  9. La Sierra University
  10. University of the Incarnate Word
  11. Holy Names University
  12. Abilene Christian University
  13. Gonzaga University
  14. Westminster College
  15. Master's College & Seminary

All that excellence doesn’t come cheap. What does it cost?

Cost of Attendance
(2016-17 costs)

That's a big number. What will I actually pay?

That depends, but probably a lot less than you think.

99 percent

Students receive financial aid of any type


Average financial aid award for 2016 freshmen
(from all sources)

Great! What goes into financial aid?

$14,000-$22,000 per year

academic scholarships


need based grants
(from Whitworth and/or public sources based on the FAFSA)


federal student loans
Some of which don't accrue interest while you're in school and which you don't need to start paying back until six months after you graduate.


student employment
(based on 10 hours per week during school year)


You may qualify for other scholarships based on talent, background or other factors.

Graduating on time saves money. And we guarantee it

Percentage of Grads Who Finish in Four Years

Four Year Graduation Rates

Sources: College Board Trends in College Pricing (2015), National Association of College & Employers Salary Survey (April 2015)

Whitworth will guarantee you can graduate in four years, saving tuition, fees and other costs and accelerating your entry into the workforce.

What is the true cost of graduation delays?

Cost of Graduation Delays

Sources: College Board Trends in College Pricing (2015-16), National Association of College & Employers Salary Survey (2015)

Get 9 semesters for the price of 8 at Whitworth

Jan Term (included in cost of fall tuition) allows students to take 3-5 additional credits a year, making it easier to pursue additional majors, minors and study abroad opportunities while still graduating on time.

Jan Term

How much will I have to borrow?

Average Student-Loan Debt at Graduation for Borrowers (2015)

Average Student Loan Debt

Student loans are an investment in an appreciating asset (unlike a car loan). Workers with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $1.2 million more over their lifetime than workers with only high school degrees. 

Will I be able to pay it back?

Average Three-Year Default Rate

Average Three-Year Default Rate

Sources: The Institute for College Access & Success and The Brookings Institution

How can I estimate and manage the cost?

Use our online calculator to estimate your actual cost.

Take advantage of our no-interest payment plan and spread annual costs over 9-12 monthly payments.

Whitworth reserves most donor-funded scholarships and departmental achievement scholarships for sophomores, juniors and seniors to help cover modest annual cost increases.

Will I be able to get a job when I graduate?

Yes! Whitworth grads are highly marketable because they combine the deep, adaptive intellectual tools of a liberal-arts education with concrete skills from experiential-learning.

Post graduation placement and employment rates

*Based on survey of 2015 graduates

Whitworth is worth it. Take the next step.