A driving force for the culture, economy, workforce
and vitality of Washington state
About Eastern Washington University
EWU—a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington—is a driving force for the culture, economy and vitality of the Inland Northwest region. A focus on personal attention, faculty excellence and community collaboration allows EWU to accomplish its mission for preparing well-rounded students to hit the ground running in their chosen career fields. EWU is proud to offer the state’s best economic value in public education. This has made EWU an institution of opportunity for many college students seeking an education that will provide them the skills and practical training critical to succeed in today’s changing work environment. As a result of the University’s comprehensive liberal arts curriculum and emphasis on real-world experiences, EWU graduates are uniquely prepared to succeed in a competitive job market and immediately contribute to their career fields. In addition, close faculty relationships and collaborative community projects make EWU graduates strong and active stewards of the communities in which they ultimately reside.
EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning. EWU achieves this mission by:
- fostering excellence in learning through quality academic programs, undergraduate and graduate student research, and individual student-faculty interaction. Students extend their learning beyond the classroom through co-curricular programs, life skills development, internship programs, volunteering and service learning;
- creating environments for personal transformation that enrich the lives of individuals, families, communities and society at large;
- expanding opportunity for all students by providing critical access to first generation students, underserved populations, place-bound students and other students who may not have the opportunity for higher education;
- developing faculty and staff by growing and strengthening an intellectual community and supporting professional development.