Whitworth University Overview
Whitworth University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Spokane, Washington. Spokane is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
What Is Whitworth University Known For?
- The 2% student loan default rate at Whitworth is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Whitworth.
- In 2017-2018, 97% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Whitworth bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $42,100 a year. That's about 3% more than their peers at other schools.
- The average Whitworth student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Whitworth University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Whitworth.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Whitworth has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Whitworth University?
Contact details for Whitworth are given below.
|Address:||300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, WA 99251|
How Do I Get Into Whitworth?
You can apply to Whitworth online at: https://www.whitworth.edu/cms/administration/admissions/prospective-freshmen/apply/
Admission Requirements for Whitworth
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Whitworth?
Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 88%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.
Average Test Scores
About 71% of students accepted to Whitworth submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 660. Math scores were between 540 and 650.
Can I Afford Whitworth University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Whitworth, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $8,315 a year. That adds up to $33,260 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Whitworth is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Whitworth University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 397 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,360 full-time undergraduates at Whitworth, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Whitworth University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||53|
|Hispanic or Latino||280|
Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Whitworth University. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 46 countries are represented at Whitworth. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, South Korea, and Mongolia.
Online Learning at Whitworth University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Whitworth has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 34th most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Whitworth
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Whitworth University was 15.7%. This is the #1,044 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Whitworth regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Whitworth majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Whitworth University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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