Whitworth University

Whitworth University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Whitworth University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Whitworth University was awarded 104 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education/teaching of individuals who are developmentally delayed.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Whitworth is ranked #674 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Whitworth also holds the #16 spot on the Best Colleges in Washington ranking.

See all of the rankings for Whitworth University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Whitworth?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Whitworth University is 89%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Whitworth is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Whitworth University  ( 550 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Whitworth University  ( 540 to 650 )
Whitworth received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Whitworth University  ( 23 to 29 )

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Whitworth University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Whitworth it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Whitworth University is 97%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  97 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Whitworth University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 84% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Whitworth University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Whitworth the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 64%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  64 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Whitworth University.

Whitworth University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,417 undergraduates at Whitworth with 2,360 being full-time and 57 being part-time.

How Much Does Whitworth University Cost?

The overall average net price of Whitworth is $25,557. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Whitworth

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,565 $17,561 $21,283 $30,302 $34,694

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Whitworth, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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 2.6%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Whitworth Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Whitworth make about $42,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Whitworth University make the most money.

Location of Whitworth University

Whitworth University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Spokane, Washington. Whitworth is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Whitworth are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509-777-1000
Website: www.whitworth.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitworthuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/whitworth

Whitworth University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 45 majors graduated from Whitworth University. Of these students, 603 received undergraduate degrees and 175 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 53 $25,200
Biological & Physical Science 53 $25,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 47 $39,500
General Biology 32 $24,800
Business Administration & Management 31 $42,700
Computer Science 30 $63,200
Chemistry 29 NA
Music 27 NA
Nursing 25 $70,500
Physics 21 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Whitworth University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Whitworth

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 57 students took at least one online class at Whitworth University. This is a decrease from the 87 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 57 27
2017-2018 87 49
2016-2017 63 28
2015-2016 59 52
2013-2014 62 38

Learn more about online learning at Whitworth University.

Notes and References


*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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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