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A college degree is one of the single most important ways to invest in yourself. You can expect a Whitworth education to open doors to fulfilling careers with higher pay and to build your network with lifelong friendships and professional connections. What you might not expect? The net price is remarkably affordable. We work hard to keep it that way so students from all socioeconomic backgrounds can access a Whitworth education and pursue their goals.

More value

Whitworth is consistently ranked as one of the best higher education values in the Western United States because of our academic excellence and generous financial aid. 

Facts & Rankings

2023 U.S. News Ranking of Best Regional University Values in the West

  2. University of Dallas
  3. St. Mary's University of San Antonio
  4. Pacific Lutheran University
  5. Westminster College (UT)
  6. St. Edward's University
  7. California Lutheran University
  8. University of Portland
  9. Northwest Nazarene University
  10. Mount Saint Mary's University

Affordability and Value Four Year Guarantee

Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

Graduating on time is one of the best ways to save on college expenses and to avoid delays in entering the workforce and earning an income. Your timely graduation will reduce the total cost of your degree!

We are so confident that our strong faculty advising, dynamic scheduling and individual attention will enable you to graduate in four years at Whitworth that we guarantee it. 

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What is the price of all this excellence?

While some private universities are reducing their tuition and their scholarships, Whitworth is committed to providing the best education possible without cutting corners on facilities and programs. We choose to invest more in our students in the form of scholarships and grants and also in excellent professors, cutting-edge programs and state-of-the-art learning spaces.

$62,090 Whitworth 2022-23 costs

Tuition & Fees


Housing & Meals


100% of incoming students receive financial aid

$36,407 Average scholarships & grants for 2021-22 first-year students

Get 9 semesters for nearly the price of 8

Jan Term allows students to take up to five more credits a year for only $325, making it easier to complete additional majors/minors, internships and study abroad programs and still graduate on time.

120-128 credits

Standard eight semesters

12-20 credits

Whitworth Jan Terms

Will you be able to pay back your loans? Our graduates sure do.

Average Three-Year Default Rate




National average

Source: U.S. Department of Education

Will you be competitive in the job market?

Throughout your time at Whitworth, you'll gain the hands-on experience and professional connections to land your first job, the critical thinking, communication and intercultural skills to succeed in a dynamic environment, and a community that will support you throughout your career. We're with you every step of the way.


of students complete research, internships, study abroad or other résumé-building experiences.

More accessible. More personal.

Students from families just like yours can afford Whitworth. In addition to generous financial aid, we offer direct admission to most degree programs and flexible payment plans. Our financial aid counselors will work with you to make sure Whitworth is the right fit from the start so you can receive the most value from your investment. 

Income profile of 2021-22 Whitworth first-year families who filed the FAFSA

Under $50,000



Over $150,000

"Weighing the cost of higher education is extremely important. Investing in a future of financial mobility and a lifetime of improved outcomes is important, too. Today, I have the privilege of setting aside a predetermined and comfortable amount of my paycheck every month to pay off my loans. I'm grateful to love the job that gives me that paycheck - a job that I'm in because of the skills and connections I built at Whitworth."

- Hannah Sabio Howell '18, communications specialist, Washington State Senate

More support

We are in this with you, and we want you to succeed.

The bottom line: Your education is an investment, one that will only increase in value. Whitworth partners with students and families to help students access all of the resources available to pursue their college dreams, advance in their careers and maximize the return on their investment.

  • 4+ years of career advising and resources from Center for Career & Professional Development
  • 24/7 mentoring, tutoring and counseling at Student Success Center
  • 4 years of individual advising by a professor in your major
  • 1-year small-group seminar to help all incoming students transition successfully to Whitworth

We're here to help.

Your financial aid counselor is ready to answer your questions: 509.777.3215 or

Financial Aid