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


Income profile of 2017-18 Whitworth freshman families who filed the FAFSA 

Income profile of 2017-18 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.

2018 U.S. News Rankings

Best Values: Regional Universities (West)

  • 1. Trinity University
  • 2. Mills College
  • 3. St. Mary's University of San Antonio
  • 4. University of Dallas
  • 5. Whitworth University
  • 6. Pacific Lutheran University
  • 7. Gonzaga University
  • 8. Westminster College
  • 9. Abilene Christian University
  • 9. University of St. Thomas
  • 10. LeTourneau University
  • Best Undergraduate Teaching

  • 1. Evergreen State College
  • 2. Whitworth University
  • 3. Chapman University
  • 4. Gonzaga University
  • 5. Loyola Marymount University
  • All that excellence doesn’t come cheap. What does it cost?

    Cost of Attendance

    (2018-19 costs)

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

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

    99 percent

    Students who receive financial aid of any type


    Average financial aid award for 2018 freshmen
    (from all sources)

    Great! What goes into financial aid?

    Up to $32,000 per year

    Whitworth scholarships based on a student's academic achievement, personal background and experiences. No application required and renewable up to four years.

    $500-$28,000 per year

    Need-based grants awarded from Whitworth and state/federal 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 12 hours per week during school year)


    Talent and participation awards for art, speech/debate, journalism, music, theatre and Young Life based on audition or application.

    Graduating on time saves money. And we guarantee it.


    Cost of Graduation Delays

    Learn more about Whitworth’s four-year graduation guarantee

    Sources: College Board Trends in College Pricing (2016-17), National Association of College & Employers 2017 Spring Salary Survey

    Get 9 semesters for nearly the price of 8 at Whitworth

    Jan Term (included in cost of fall tuition) allows students to take 3-5 additional credits a year, for a $300 fee, 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 (2016)

    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 $2.14 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 Wharton School of Business

    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


    Whitworth is worth it. Take the next step.