Washington State University Tri-Cities

Richland, WA

Washington State University Tri-Cities

Richland, WA

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Washington State University Tri-Cities is located in southeastern Washington along the beautiful Columbia River in the heart of Washington wine country and the Tri-Cities Research District. Because of the campus’s unique proximity to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Hanford Site, and the Nobel Prize–winning Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, students have exceptional opportunities in STEM, wine science, and other technical fields. The University also partners regularly with local companies, agencies, and organizations to provide career-based educational opportunities for students in degree programs that range from education to the liberal arts to wine business management and more.

WSU Tri-Cities’ tight-knit campus community blends hands-on learning with opportunities for research, access to a multitude of internships, personalized instruction, and an active student life. University faculty are also award winners for teaching and research—they’re active in developing solutions for a variety of problems and issues that have an impact both locally and across the globe.

The WSU Tri-Cities Student Affairs and Academic Affairs offices provide a holistic approach to student success. Students have access to a variety of services, including advising, veteran resources, mental health counseling, financial aid, access assistance, career development, tutoring, writing help, and other specialized programs such as TRIO Support Services and AVID for Higher Education.

Students at WSU Tri-Cities receive support throughout their entire college experience. From the time you set foot on campus to when you walk across the stage at graduation, you’ll be part of a campus community where faculty and staff know your name, recognize your potential, and are committed to your success.



Named a “Veteran Friendly School” every year since 2017 | MilitaryFriendly.com


Ranked among the “Best of the Best Colleges and Universities” for LGBTQ+ students | Campus Pride


Ranked #8 among Hospitality programs nationwide | TheBestSchools.org


Ranked #9 in the world for “Hospitality Program Research Productivity” | Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 2011

Academic options at
Washington State University Tri-Cities

Carson College of Business programs
• Accounting (pathway)
• Business Administration
• Hospitality Business Management
• Management
• Wine & Beverage Business Management

School of Engineering & Applied Sciences programs
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Science
• Electrical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering

College of Education programs
• Elementary Education
• Endorsements
- Bilingual Education
- English Language Learners
- Middle Level Mathematics
- Middle Level Science
- Special Education

College of Nursing programs
• Nursing
• Nursing, RN-to-BSN

College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences program
• Wine Science (Viticulture & Enology)

College of Arts & Sciences programs
• Biological Sciences–General Studies
• Biology
• Digital Technology & Culture
• Earth & Environmental Science
• English
• Fine Arts
• History
• Humanities
• Mathematics–General Studies
• Physical Sciences–General Studies
• Pre-health Sciences
• Psychology
• Social Sciences

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The education I’ve received at WSU Tri-Cities has given me an excellent foundation for my future studies. The WSU College of Arts and Sciences delivers top-notch instruction on a wide range of topics, and they always promote an inclusive learning environment.”

    • Robin Kovis ’21
  • “WSU Tri-Cities is a hidden gem that’s located in an area that offers great opportunities without a lot of the competition you might experience at a much larger university. The faculty, administration, and staff are here to make sure we all succeed.”

    • Lian Jaquez ’19
  • “I’m very happy I came here. WSU Tri-Cities has made me realize that optometry is a competitive field and I need to be a competitive applicant. I’ve definitely gotten help every time I’ve asked for it.”

    • Catalina Yepez ’18
  • “Attending WSU Tri-Cities is probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The connections I’ve made here, the mentors I’ve had, and the external family that I’ve now gained as part of the WSU Cougar community is priceless.”

    • Geoff Schramm ’17