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Facts & Rankings

  • 2,534 undergraduate enrollment
  • 374 graduate enrollment
  • 11:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 60+ countries where students can study abroad
  • 78.2% first-to-second year retention rate
  • 83% percentage of graduates who finish in four years

Last Updated: Oct. 7, 2021

Undergraduate Student Information

  • Geographic representation: 33 states, 40 countries
  • Domestic students from Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities: 31 percent
  • International enrollment: 4.7 percent

2021-22 Costs 

  • Tuition and fees (matriculating day students): $47,590
  • Room and meals: $12,500

Financial Aid

  • Average scholarships and grants for 2020-21 first-year students: $35,758
  • Percentage of incoming students receiving financial aid: 100 percent
  • Total financial aid awarded to all students: $74.1 million

Campus

  • Campus Size: 200 acres
  • Whitworth is committed to sustainability for new and existing construction and to pursuing LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). All new construction projects since 2010 are LEED certified.

New Facilities & Expansions Since 2011

  • Robinson Science Hall
    Opened 2011 | $32 million
  • Hardwick House renovation (alumni & parent relations office)
    Completed 2012 | $250,000
  • Hixson Union Building addition
    Opened 2012 | $6.5 million
  • University Recreation Center
    Opened 2013 | $8 million
  • Merkel Field turf
    Renovated 2013 | $350,000
  • Merkel Field press box
    Renovated 2014 | $125,000
  • Cowles Music Center
    Opened 2016 | $13.5 million
  • Beeksma Family Theology Center
    Opened 2018 | $2.8 million
  • Puryear Field Turf
    Replaced 2018 | $1.5 million
  • Megan E. Thompson Aquatic Center
    Renovated 2019 | $1.5 million
  • Cowles Auditorium stage renovation
    Completed 2020 | $3.1 million
  • Whitworth Athletics Leadership Team Center (The WALT)
    Opened 2020 | $13 million
  • Facilities Services shops building and warehouse
    Opened 2020 | $5 million
  • The Pines Cafe & Bookstore
    Opened 2021 | $4.3 million
  • Dana & David Dornsife Health Sciences Building
    Opening 2022 | $20 million

Recent Awards & Honors

  • U.S. News & World Report, in its 2022 Best Colleges Rankings, named Whitworth University the fourth best regional university in the West and the second best value. Whitworth was also ranked No. 6 for best colleges for veterans.
  • The Princeton Review named Whitworth one of the 126 "Best in the West" college universities on the 2022 Best Colleges list.
  • Whitworth was recognized as a Military Friendly School® with bronze distinction for 2020-21 by Viqtory Media.
  • Whitworth was a recipient of the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
  • The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Whitworth as a Tree Campus USA® since 2018.