CTAS cost forecasts for Washington State’s 22/23 academic year and full 4-year program
CTAS recently rolled it out its new projections for 2022/23 academic year costs and will be sharing information on individual colleges here as a recurring feature. Similar information for over 3,000 2- and 4-year schools is available at the corporate CTAS site.
This post projects average net costs for Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, in the easternmost part of the state.
Washington State welcomes 4,500-5,000 new first years each cycle. Approximately 1,000 of them come from out-of-state, some from neighboring states, but also many from California and Hawaii. WSU competes fairly aggressively on price for these nonresidents with tuition discounts on the table. The admissions rate was 76% in 2019 (all students).
These projections represent informational projections that will change over time and are not a commitment either by CTAS or the applicable colleges. Figures are rounded to the $500 avoid false specificity. Final net cost numbers will differ from these estimates for many reasons: changes to economic trends, decisions by the colleges both about their own policy and enrollment, as well as decisions about individual students. Estimates of full program costs assume graduation in 4-years (for Bachelor’s) or 2-years (Associate) without any gaps, delays or added semesters/quarters. We take pride in our numbers so, if you believe any of the figures need correction, please reach out to us at email@example.com and we will work with you to resolve the issue.
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Average Net Cost is a consumer-centric metric which shows costs as they are presented in commercial transactions outside of higher education. It represents a full-time student’s cost of attending college including: tuition, room & board, fees and estimates of supplies less institutional aid of all kinds (including need-based and merit), and less federal and state/local aid. Loans and other repayable amounts. along with work study earnings, are excluded and do not reduce the cost. Room and board charges are on-campus costs for residential colleges; for students attending non-residential institutions, the college’s own estimate of such off-campus costs is mostly used. CTAS’ Net Cost differs from the Net Price figure self-reported by colleges because it is comprehensive and covers all entering students, including the approximately 40% not included in Net Price calculations.
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