Washington State University Spokane

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Washington State University Spokane
WSU Spokane Primary Logo.svg
Type Public
Established 1989
Chancellor Daryll DeWald
Students 1,576
Location Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Colors Crimson & Gray[1]
Nickname Cougars
Website www.spokane.wsu.edu

Washington State University Spokane (WSU Spokane) is the urban branch campus of Washington State University, a land-grant research university founded in 1890. WSU Spokane is the designated Health Sciences Campus for Washington State University and is located on 48 acres on the edge of downtown Spokane, Washington.

WSU Spokane offers programs in Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nursing, Health Policy and Administration, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Education and Criminal Justice. Research occurs in the areas of sleep and performance, cancer, mental health, molecular biosciences, and substance abuse.

The university employs about 400 people at WSU Spokane and serves nearly 1,400 students, both graduate and undergraduate, as well as professionals seeking a certificate.

WSU Spokane shares the Riverpoint Campus with Eastern Washington University. The campus is a higher education and technology park located in Spokane's University District. The university features advanced studies and research in health sciences and health professions, as well as programs in education and criminal justice.

In recent years WSU Spokane has expanded significantly. Thanks to intense community support, legislative funding to build a new facility for the pharmacy and medical sciences programs was approved, and private funding of second year medical education was secured. These actions prompted the College of Pharmacy to move in its entirety to the Spokane campus in 2013 and the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine to be created in 2014. Another recent effort was the establishment of a consortium of Empire Health Foundation, Providence Health Care and WSU Spokane that successfully applied for federal teaching health center funding for six new medical residency slots, with the possibility of another 12 or more if funding is continued. The effort moved responsibility of nearly all of the medical residences in Eastern Washington to the consortium's Spokane Teaching Health Center. A clinic for the residents and WSU students working in teams to serve low-income community members was finished in early 2016.


  1. ^ "Colors - Guidelines - Web - Graphic Identity Program - Washington State". Identity.wsu.edu. Archived from the original on 2013-06-23. Retrieved 2013-06-16. 

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Coordinates: 47°39′41.68″N 117°24′20.56″W / 47.6615778°N 117.4057111°W / 47.6615778; -117.4057111